How do you connect the land of your ancestors with the land you are in now?
Invite nature elements to help you. Everything is connected, and we all walk one Earth, breathe the same air and have the same rain that journeys from land to land. All rivers and oceans are connected.
When you stand on the Earth where you are, breathe into it and imagine your breath traveling all the way to the land of your ancestors, let them know where you are on the Earth, introduce them to the ancestors of this land you in now, invite them to join you here.
Bring some milk to your river neighbour and invite her to take it to the river ancestor of the land of your origin.
Imagine your roots growing deep into Earth and meeting the roots of your ancestors somewhere deep in her belly, nourishing each other, sharing wisdom and learning. The same you could do to connect with ancestors of the land you are going to.
Why do it? When we feel connected to our ancestors, recent or from hundreds of years ago, we feel part of something bigger, more ancient, wiser and stronger. We feel more supported and stable. We know that somewhere in the depth of our lineage all possible resources exist for us, most experiences are present and processed and the wisdom is available. We also feel continuity of existence, permission to be fully present in the foreign land, embodied memory of historical movements of our ancestors.
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I am fascinated by the Systemic Family Constellations work and everything shamanic. I study it, practice it, research it. Here, I am sharing what I learn and hope it can be of use to somebody interested in healing their families, communities and lives.
In 2019 I published some of my poetry inspired by systemic work in this journal. It is available as PDF, Kindle or printed at the link above.