Knowing the powers of four directions could be of very practical purpose - depending on your need you might just take a step towards a direction to stand in it, receiving what you need right now. So for example, South is energy, power, action, heat, summer, so when you feel overwhelmed and needing support and energy, you look around to know where South is and with an intention and request for support take a step into that direction. Similar to being a representative in a constellation, you stand in that place of South, being that direction and receiving its power and energy. Or the other way around, if you feel overwhelmed and just needing a pause, you step into the North, the place of rest, silence, stillness, Spirit. And you get nurtured in that place. A tiny movement, could bring instantaneous relief. Try it. Of course it helps if you build a strong relationships with directions, flowing in their interconnectedness, experience their presence at any point in time. Doing rituals on the wheel of four directions is a way to take this understanding deeper and to see various ways how directions can support you. I have a recording of a workshop available to introduce you to the four directions and their power.
Wheel of Four Directions - Introduction Ritual
First of the series of systemic rituals on the Wheel of Four Directions. Meeting and get to know the Four Directions. A video recording of the workshop, including the introduction to the theme, explanation of the ritual, meditation and drumming accompaniment to do the ritual. You will be sent a link and a password to the page with the video and short description of the ritual.
Modern Ancestral Practice Rituals 1 & 2 - Special Offer
Step 1: Turn your family tree into a supportive life resource. 7 guided rituals (about 20 min each, where I explain to you the ritual and we do it together) to begin the journey with your ancestors, introducing yourself to them, connecting with their support, gifts and wisdom. You will receive a link to a page with 7 videos that will explain and take you through these seven rituals with your ancestors. Life changing practice and life long journey!
Step 2: The next step to access the gifts and resources of your ancestral lines. With this offer you receive access to three rituals where I explain the layout and complexity and you do it at your on time and pace, two audio meditations and downloadable handouts - taking you step by step through creating your own ancestral ritual for healing, for balance, for harmony and to continue your connection to all the resources in your wider family systems. In our lives we often focus on the trauma that we received through generations and that we now have to deal with; but we also received a foundation for becoming who we are, for our strength and resilience; and if we begin to pay attention we are able to continue to receive their support. Everything that we experience today, everything we feel, has already had a place at some point for our ancestors, they've been through it and developed ways to cope, process, transform it for the better, and we can access this wisdom through ritual, intention, and prayer.
The important thing is to be creative. To take guidance, create structure and then fill it up with your own content, relevant for your situation, for your intention, for your life. Enjoy!
On receipt of payment log in details will be sent to you to access the practice page.
Movement and Ritual - Homecoming
A recording of a workshop that combines movement and dance with ritual with ancestors. In this ritual we work with four types of ancestors - of the land we come from, the land we are in, future land and ancestors of the soul. We meet them on the medicine wheel and get to know them to fully arrive home to own selves. Before the ritual a guided movement meditation takes you deeper into your body awareness to prepare for the ritual.
Movement and Ritual - Inner Community
A recording of a workshop that combines movement and dance with ritual with ancestors. In this ritual we work with the concept of community ancestors - who are they and how do they influence our behaviour and connection to our community today. Before the ritual a guided movement meditation takes you deeper into your body awareness to prepare for the ritual.
Movement and Ritual Series
3 recordings of workshops that combine movement and dance with ancestral ritual.
Stepping into a new story ritual - we create a journey to transition from what is to the next step. We work with ancestors that support the movement and those that can help us stay where we are. We take ourselves to the place of the New Story, whether it is specific and known or not. Before the ritual a guided movement meditation takes you deeper into your body awareness to prepare for the ritual.
Inner community ritual - we work with the concept of community ancestors - who are they and how do they influence our behaviour and connection to our community today. Before the ritual a guided movement meditation takes you deeper into your body awareness to prepare for the ritual.
Homecomming ritual - we work with four types of ancestors - of the land we come from, the land we are in, future land and ancestors of the soul. We meet them on the medicine wheel and get to know them to fully arrive home to own selves. Before the ritual a guided movement meditation takes you deeper into your body awareness to prepare for the ritual.
Wheel of Life and Four Directions Ritual
A 40 minutes recording of a session to do a ritual on the Medicine Wheel, to walk the various stages of your life and bring healing, resources and support to each stage including transition points. Connecting with the power and gifts of Four Directions to support this movement and bring harmony and balance where needed. An introduction and explanation of a ritual, a meditation to connect with directions and a 20 min drumming to do your ritual. Upon payment you receive a link to a page with the recording.
Becoming a Good Ancestor Programme
£300.00 - £497.00
Becoming a Good Ancestor is a programme of ritual, meditation, ancestral healing, inner work, nature medicine and more. Weaving ritual and ancestral practice into every week of the year with enough space to integrate and process.
The year is structured around the wheel of four directions and four seasons, introducing theme clusters that follow the energy of each season. Each of the four themes contains monthly topics.
You are going to work on four types of primary relationships:
with our inner child (East, Spring)
with the world - with humans, more than humans and all the various communities (South, Summer)
with ourselves - our body, health and intuition (West, Autumn)
and with ancestors (North, Winter)
Each topic will include various prompts for you to do in your own time and in the way that works best for you.
This year of ritual is designed to support you on your journey with your family tree, with those ancestors who have kind eyes for your life; and to strengthen your connection with the world through working with four directions, elements, sacred space, and nature beings. The focus is on stepping into your wise powerful intuitive self to become a good ancestor.
Is this for me?
This journey is for you:
if you are looking to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life
if you would like to feel more connected to life, to feel like you belong
if you are curious about your ancestors and how they could support you
if you would like to feel more creative, abundant and empowered
if you would like to work with your family dynamics and release what is no longer serving you
if you would like to have better relationships with people and beyond
if you would like to become a resource for the future and clear some of the burden from the future generations
if you would like to tap into your intuition
if you would like to feel more aligned with your purpose
if you would like to feel like you are not alone
if you are interested in shamanism and ritual
if you are interested in creative ways to connect with nature
if you would like to do something special for yourself
This path can’t be a marathon, it is a walk, a gentle process of incremental shifts and insights into our own essence, our own being and our interconnectedness with everything around us. We are building a relationship with life and ancestors and that doesn’t happen overnight. Step by step we look inside ourselves, outside ourselves and beyond what is visible, to connect with our ancestors in many different supportive and healing ways, to discover and become friends with our inner child, to empower our relationships and begin trusting ourselves fully.
What is included?
- an introduction to each theme (12)
- a recorded meditation to do as many times as you wish at your own pace (12)
- a nature medicine invitation (12)
- a recorded ritual guidance on each theme (12)
- a reflection invitation to connect with your ancestors and the theme of the month (12)
-bonus 12 ancestral rituals (worth £277)
-bonus 7 introductory guided ancestral meditations (worth £59)
-lifelong access (except for live rituals)
As you walk this journey you will encounter beautiful insights about
- your lineage
- your ancestors capacity to support your healing and life path
- the importance of connecting with your inner child and becoming a good parent to yourself
- learning to trust the world and yourself
- the support nature could offer you
- your capacity to be able to receive support and guidance
and so much more.
What is the investment?
Full 12 modules programme - £497 only until January 2024 (instead of £933)
6 modules only - £300 (excludes bonus material)
The themes are:
North/Winter/Place of the Soul
January – Wheel of Four Directions/Four Seasons/Four Stages of Life
Creating a foundation for the work this year on the Wheel, connecting to various aspects of four directions and their relationship to our life at different stages. Honouring our journey, where we are on it, setting the intention and calling in the ancestors to support it.
February – Am I a Good Ancestor?
Exploring what does it mean to be a good ancestor on various levels. Who do we learn from? How does it look like? What does it feel like? Honouring ourselves in this process, our story, past, present, and future.
The energy of the new beginning, of sun rise, re-birth and new potential.
March – Becoming your Own Best Adult – re-membering yourself
Beginning in the beginning. Getting to know our inner child and how we can stop betraying ourselves and step into being a reliable adult. This allows us to stop giving away our power to everyone else and start meeting our own needs, creating our own amazing reality, supported by our ancestors and the natural world.
April – Inner Child and Abundance
As we become a reliable adult for our inner child, we start to see the world as a kinder place and begin to be more open to all the abundance this world has to offer. When we feel safe as children the world is rich, wide, incredibly supportive. We will do a ritual to reconnect the inner child to the sense of abundance, to restore this channel and keep it open.
May – Releasing Inner Child Entanglements
We come to this world with a great capacity to love, and out of our love we unconsciously take on the pain of others in our family. We grow up to have our own path but the little child within us is still carrying the pain of others, still trying to rescue and help. This month we'll focus on releasing this entanglements and freeing ourselves to be more available to our own reality and future generations.
The energy of aliveness, action, community and being full grounded in the present.
June – Family Ties
As we move into summer we'll focus on our relationship with the world as adults, being mindful of our inner child. What is our place in our lineage and our family? Who do we exclude, creating more entanglements? A ritual to restore harmony and balance in the family system to have enough freedom to be in your power.
July – Romantic Relationships
How do our inner child and ancestors support our romantic relationships? What would it be like to step into a relationship without losing yourself or projecting your parents onto the other? This month we will focus on bringing more clarity, freedom and power into your romantic relationships existing, past and future.
August – Relationship with Community (including other than human)
Every month we will be invited to connect to nature in some way in our own time. This month the whole focus will be on how do we relate to the world around us, continuing the work we started in Spring on trusting the world as children, we will look at our integration into the wider other-than-human community as adults.
The energy of slowing down, introspection, inner wisdom and letting go.
September – Intuition and Guidance
As we move into the energy of the Autumn we are beginning to focus on our inner world - how well do we know ourselves, how much do we trust our inner knowing? This month we will zoom in to our intuition, the guidance we receive from our own wisdom, from ancestors, from the nature world.
October – Body and Health
Our intuition brings us within, and puts us face to face with our body and health. This month we are bringing together all we have done this year with the inner child, nature world, and ancestors to look at re-balancing our relationship with our own bodies - the temples of our spirit, and how this connects to our health and wellbeing. What are your ancestral beliefs about the meaning of body and health? What is ready to be released?
November – Letting go of unfinished business
This month we call in the support of our ancestors to help us let go of what is still draining our power. Releasing our own unfinished business and that which we still carry for the ancestors and other people in our life. Calling back all our essence and power that is so thinly spread between all these contracts that do not serve us any more. Let go, let go, let go. The more we let go now, the less future ones will have to carry for us.
North/Winter/Place of the Soul
The energy of stillness, silence, spirit, ancestors and soul.
December – Trusting Yourself to Be a Good Ancestor, Integration
As we finish the year we gather all the work we have done in these twelve month to integrate it and to empower our path forward. We focus on calling in all our power, all pieces of our soul, and building trust to continue the journey with our inner child, loving ancestors and nature beings. We continue to live our life as a good ancestor.
You will have 14 days to change your mind and get a refund minus admin fees. After 14 days no refunds will be offered.
All work in this programme is copyright of Aleksandra Shymina and is not to be copied and distributed for any purposes without prior written agreement with Aleksandra.
Systemic, shamanic and ritual work are not to be used to replace any conventional medical or psychotherapeutic diagnosis or treatment. By signing up to this programme you take full responsibility for your own mental and physical health.
Guided meditations are not recommended to individuals suffering from psychosis, please consult with your doctor if you have any doubts about doing the meditations and rituals.
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All Ritual Recordings Bundle
An option to get all recordings below and save.
Modern Ancestral Practice Step 1 - 7 Rituals
Modern Ancestral Practice Step 2 - Advanced Rituals
Wheel of Four Directions Introduction
Wheel of Life
Movement and Ritual series - 3 recordings
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.