Working With Ancestors


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I mentioned in last week’s class that within my personal practice, I often start by honoring the ancestors of the place I live {the Muscogee/Creek Nation} as well as my own familial ancestors. Afterwards, a student mentioned that she struggles with inviting her ancestors into her meditation practice because she doesn’t think her ancestors were particularly good people.

Another friend mentioned that she struggles with inviting her ancestors into her meditations because she doesn’t know much about her family stories.

These questions and struggles are so common so I thought it worthwhile to explore.

I've spent the last week writing and reflecting on these questions along with my own experiences of ancestral-relating. Today’s meditation class will be devoted to the how/what/why of ancestry within meditation.⁠

We don’t need to sugarcoat, to lie, or to pretend. We don’t need to work with our ancestral lineages for some pseudo-spiritual depth. We can, however, choose to work with our ancestors in an honest, clear way for support, for wisdom and for lessons learned.

Join me for today’s discussion and a guided meditation to help you explore your ancestral connections.

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