Ancestral Ritual for Support:
Prepare your space and mind for the ritual and set your intention to connect with gratitude with those ancestors who are able and willing to support you. There are so many ancestors behind us, in our lineages all the way back. There are those of them who know exactly how you feel right now, what you are going through, what you are carrying. They know it and they know how to get through and get better, how to support and hold you. Call them in, use stones to represent them all around you in a circle, as many as you wish, as feels right. Those Who Know. And then add a second wider circle of Ancient Ancestors. They are those who have a completely different perspective on the world and its workings. Those who were here before anyone else, those who are closest to the Earth. Represent them with stones too. Sit or stand in the middle of these two circles. Sit with your ancestors, with those who know your place and support you in it, with those who know the world since the beginning. Offer them your gratitude for your life and share with them where you are and what is happening with you. Ask for their blessing, wisdom, strength, insights. Sing with them, meditate with them. Then experiment with joining their circles, first of Those Who Know, and then the Ancient Ones. Notice how it feels to be among them. Maybe represent one of them and look at yourself with their eyes. Come back to the middle and receive, breathe in their support for you. When it feels complete, end the ritual and put stones away.
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.