Ancestral Connections

While hosting a recent Land Listening Walk, there was a point where I spoke about my ancestors. The challenge I have when I speak about my ancestors, however, is that I tend to get emotional. It also happens during private sessions with clients (coaching, shamanic healing, Reiki...) when the client's ancestors have something to say, so I've been prompted to ask myself why I get so emotional.

The answer that I've come up with is that when I bring the ancestors into my awareness (by thinking/speaking about them, or the client's intention prompts it), I'm inviting a higher frequency of unconditional love into my presence, and while I have practices to return to this state, I'm human, and can carry a fair amount of dense emotions and thought forms. As a result of being in the presence of their higher frequency, it then prompts me to feel the emotions—the denser frequencies that I've been holding—release from my field.

With these kinds of experiences, it makes sense why so many people around the world not only honor their ancestors in annual ceremonies (i.e., All Saints Day, Day of the Dead...), but also have ancestral alters in their homes, and speak about their ancestors (including to their children whom may not have met them) throughout their days. 

So what if you connected with your ancestors more regularly? What if a stronger relationship helped you feel the unconditionally loving support that is available to you? What actions might you take when you can viscerally feel that support? 

Our ancestors are always available to offer loving energetic support, and helpful messages, but for a variety of reasons, we tend to be disconnected from this support. Whether it's a resistance to connecting with those who were challenging to be around in life, or you aren't aware of your genealogy, or you live in a culture (including religions) that does not acknowledge/support the relationship with your ancestors, or you think connecting with those who have passed is only available to mediums, or you're just too busy to think about them, we're missing out on learning about ourselves (our dreams, gifts, passions...) through this relationship!

So how can you connect with your ancestors?

Here's a brief list of ways that can help enhance your connection. See what resonates and give it a try!

  1. Gratitude: Even if you've had some challenging experiences with your ancestors, thanking your ancestors for the gift of life can be a great start to healing yourself so you can free up your energy and express your divine self—and when you heal yourself, you heal the lineage (both sides of the veil).  
  2. Gifts: You can ask living relatives, or free-write, to reveal some of the gifts that your ancestors have handed down to you. 
  3. Honor the Journeys: In learning about the challenges your ancestors experienced, you can glean some of the strengths they expressed, as well as the patterns that may have been used to survive, and cope with, the density of the times in which they lived. These perspectives can enhance your compassion for what they experienced—increasing your frequency, so you can choose an even more empowered journey.
  4. Ask for support: If you have a question, or could use some support, you can take a moment to set an intention to connect with an ancestor that can best help you, in the greatest and highest good. You can then write down the question with your dominant hand, and respond to the questions with your non-dominant hand. Next, as with any guidance you receive, see what resonates and take action. 

Would you like some support in connecting with your ancestors? 

If you'd like to learn more about how you can apply some of these connection strategies, and will be in the Boulder, CO area on October 30th, please join me for an opportunity to partner with Nature to communicate with your ancestors (see below for link to register) at my upcoming Land Listening Hike on Fowler Trail. As this is the time of year when the veil between the seen and unseen worlds is thin, we'll gather together on the hiking trail to honor our ancestors and appreciate the ways in which we are an extension of their creativity. Through our intentions, we'll also have an opportunity to release, out of love, any burdens that we may have taken on from our lineage and are ready to be released, and out of love, take back our life-force energy, if needed.

If you're not in the Boulder, CO area, or can't make this hike, and would like some support in making this connection, please feel free to reach out for a free discovery call where we can clarify your intention, what may be getting in the way and how I can support you in strengthening the connection with your ancestors and live your most expansive dreams. 

Upcoming Events:
October 11, 2022 at 5:15-7:00pm MDT: Land Listening Walk at Coot Lake, Boulder, CO - The theme for this one is navigating a hero's journey.

October 17, 2022 at 8:30-9:45am MDT: Write to Connect (via Zoom)

October 19, 2022 at 5:15-7:00pm MDT: Land Listening Walk at Wonderland Lake, Boulder, CO - The theme for this one is around revealing your gifts and medicine.

October 30, 2022 at 9:00-12:00pm MDT: Land Listening Walk at Fowler Trail, Boulder, CO - The theme for this one is connecting with our ancestors.

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