Ancestral Resources Rituals
In this ritual I invite you to reflect on the stories you know about your ancestors, and the stories you can imagine where there is no information available. I bet some of you immediately thought of some difficult fate your ancestors experienced. For most of us this is true, every generation before us have had times of struggle, pain and conflict. However, what we often forget is that they also had times of joy, love, strength, creativity, resilience, empowerment, prosperity and abundance. Lets call in those stories today. And as you do, also start tuning in to yourself. What quality, what story of success are you in need of now?
Some steps to prepare for your ritual:
- choose time and place where you are not going to be disturbed and you can feel safe and quiet
- bring some objects to help you feel it is a special time for you, for example a candle, crystals, a favourite blanket, maybe some ancestral objects or photos
- do some deep breathing and grounding before you do a ritual, to settle your mind and tune in to your heart and body sensations, especially if are you doing this in the middle of a busy day
What you will find is that it is impossible to do one ritual in the same way again. Every time you use the same 'map' of a ritual, it will come out differently. Other angles open up, other issues surface and resolve, other ancestors show up to support to resource you. The more you do it the more creative you learn to be about your rituals, developing them in new ways, creating new layers and new meaning. It is fascinating work of personal insight and development.
Resources Ritual Process:
Create an intention to receive support from a loving and compassionate ancestor wherever they are in your ancestral field timeline.
Represent/Imagine the line of generations of your ancestors. One stone for one generation, for example. You choose how many generations, it could be five, or twenty five or more. Greet your ancestors as you stand in front of them. Tell them your name, and where you are now. Tell them what is it that you need right now, what support do you need and ask them to smile at you kindly as journey in time to receive it. Walk the 'timeline' of the ancestral field sensing into your body where is that place, that ancestor that has the support for you today. When you know it, stop there. Greet that ancestor and ask them (or maybe it is a group of ancestors) to share this quality with you, that this is something that would really support you right now. Represent it and stand in it. Imagine standing in that quality and breathing it in, allowing your body to remember it.
If you are not sure what is a quality you are seeking right now, allow it to be 'Something good from the past' or 'Exactly what I need right now'. Represent it and stand in it. Receive it fully.
Be in that place for as long as feels right, until you feel for today it is enough. Feel free to come back to it later. Thank ancestors for their support and walk back the line to your own place in this lineage. Fully come back to the present. Then step out of the ritual and close it.
In the video below I take you through this ritual in a form of visualised meditation. You are welcome to do both - one with me and one on your own embodied, as you walk the timeline and feel into it.
I am alway happy to receive your feedback, sharing, stories of your ancestral practice. If you have something to share please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern Ancestral Practice Step 1 - 7 Rituals
Turn your family tree into a supportive life resource. Sign up to 7 guided rituals to begin your 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!
1 - Introductions Ritual
2 - Receiving Resources Ritual - connecting with those who are willing and able to support you in what you need right now
3 - Gratitude Ritual - offering gratitude for all those life stories that meant life could continue to flow
4 - Intention Ritual - sharing your intention for your life with your ancestors
5 - Offering Ritual - tuning in to create your own offering ritual
6 - Creativity Ritual - creatively bringing in harmony into ancestral field and your place in it
7 - Gifts Ritual - celebrating your own gifts with your ancestors
Modern Ancestral Practice Rituals - Step 2
I created an online resource for anyone to be able to access the gifts and resources of their ancestral lines. With this offer you receive access to three guided rituals, two meditations and handouts - taking you step by step through creating your own ancestral ritual for healing, for balance, for harmony and just to start connecting 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.
- Three videos will tell you about three rituals - connecting with ancestral field; bringing balance to it; and good endings.
- Two audio meditations will help you prepare for each ritual and to end it.
- Step by step handouts list everything you need to set it up and do it.
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.