You’d be surprised at the things you inherit from your ancestors. You don’t just share their physical characteristics. You share their emotions, their drive, their intellect, their passions and yes, their illnesses too. Genetics is powerful. Which is why it’s so important to understand and acknowledge the role of your ancestors in your physical, mental and emotional existence. In the words of the ancients, we are the sum and parts of all who have gone before, the ones who surround us now, and the ones who are yet to be born. Our souls are linked from across time and space in very real and palpable ways.
It’s important to really look at our family structure dispassionately and objectively to see for ourselves whether we can trace the origins or roots of our difficulties to our family tree. Closely examine the male and female ancestral lines in your family. Do you see a pattern in your disharmony?
Our beliefs and emotions are ingrained in us from our childhood as a result of the interactions with our family and significant others, and our own direct experiences. Our parents in turn, are the products of the feelings and emotions of their parents and significant others, as well as their own direct experiences. These emotions and feelings get passed down through the family line from one generation to the next along with the physical makeup and structures unique to the induvidual lineage.
If your great-grandfather suffered greatly during a time of great war and persecution, you may have inturn inherited the several inexplicable fears and anxieties with which you’ve been struggling your entire life to resolve. Perhaps your family history is littered with accounts of sudden traumatic deaths , miscarriages, or various types of addictions, as a result of which you indirectly struggle with issues of fear, guilt , infertility and disease.
If your family history is fractured with negativity, it does not mean that it is irreparable damage and that all is lost! There are ways and means of healing yourself and moving forward with your life. All that is required from your side is a willingness to make peace with the past. Whilst a skilled healer can help you uncover the roots of discordancy in your life, it is still OK if you do not have access to one. Each one of us is capable of healing ourselves, and doing a darn good job of it :-).Patience and persistence is the key. There are many ways to release yourself from the inherited pains of your ancestors , and a very simple way to do this is by honouring your ancestors and allowing them , quite simply, to heal you.
Create an altar with pictures of your ancestors or atleast visual representations of them( if you have no pictures or prefer not to use them). Line the altar additionally with spiritual objects that bring you happiness and peace. Light candles, burn incense and feel the air of the room start to clear. Once you’ve done this, genuinely reach out to all your ancestors. Appreciate and honour their beautiful and continued presence in your life. Thank them for sharing their thoughts and feelings with you. Ask that they heal and take away all the illnesses and pain that do not belong to you so that you may be free to live your life with peace. And finally thank them for their release and seek their blessings.
This ceremony looks rudimentary on the outside but don’t allow it’s simplicity to dissuade you from it’s efficacy and power. If performed with a true heart and pure intentions, honouring and acknowledging your ancestors and having them heal you can change your entire life for the better.
When our past is a fundamental aspect of the reason for our existence , it makes sense to make peace with it, if only to make a better present for ourselves and an even happier future for our children.
© Irene Lopez and An Urban Mystic’s Blog, 2013
I was talking to my baby sister the other day, and at some point in the conversation we “ascended” into the topic of the Law of Attraction. Now, here’s the deal. My “baby” sister is 27 years old and lives in another country, far far away on the distant horizons of the Arabian Sea. She was really interested in the subject, and the challenge now is to coach her on the basics of the Law of Attraction from across the miles. It’s a bit like distant learning. And whilst I’m coaching her, I may as well pass on the golden nuggets of wisdom to my fellow bloggers….. killing 2 birds with 1 stone 🙂
So here goes…
If I were to tell you that everything in your life right now, is a direct result of all of your previous thoughts and emotions would that surprise you? And, knowing that, if i were to tell you, simply by shifting your thoughts and emotions in even the smallest of ways you can achieve the life of your dreams, would you be willing to lend a ear and listen further?
The Law of Attraction will work whether you choose to believe it or not. Indeed, it works even if you have no knowlegde of it at all. It’s one of the many incredible Laws of the Universe, that’s as old as time itself, used by Kings and foot soldiers, monks and yogis, dancers and preachers, indeed, every type of person imaginable. A lot of the principles of the Law of Attraction were lost with the passage of time, but the Law is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity with the increasing interest that people have in living more authentic and happier lives.
One of the key things to remember with the Law of Attraction, is that the Universe functions on the premise of Like Attracts Like. What and how you are, is what you will attract into your life. If you are constantly unhappy and miserable, negative and ungrateful, you will continue to attract events which resonate and support your negative thought processes and emotions. Conversely, by constantly keeping yourself positive and joyous , you will attract situations that create happiness and positivity. Like attracts Like.
Next , there needs to be willingness to unlearn everything you’ve learnt before to make positive and vibrant changes in your life. When we say “unlearn”, it simply means a willingness to let go of outdated thoughts , beliefs and processes that no longer serve you. It’s similar to drinking from a cup of old coffee. Would you add new coffee to the left over coffee? No way! You would clean out the contents of the cup and then pour in new fresh coffee. You wouldn’t drink it otherwise. It’s important to clean out your existing thought processes, before you can work from a brand new and fresh perspective.
Believe that you have the power to recreate your life and live the best life that you can live. It does not matter what has gone before and what goes on now. Your life from this moment on, is yours to change and you have within you incredible power to make your life the best you can be. All the opportunities are staring at you right in the face, only you are not aware of them. A willingness and desire to change is what drives and fuels the creation of a life of your dreams.
Stay tuned, and we will explore more of the Law of Attraction in my upcoming blog posts. 🙂 .
© Irene Lopez and An Urban Mystic’s Blog, 2013