Healing Our Relationships with the Ancestors opens a powerful channel in support of “Coming back to Life” for European Americans. This course addresses people’s desires to forge vibrant ties with their Ancestors along both personal and cultural lines. An underlying theme is the exploration of ways we can spiritually reclaim the understandings our indigenous forebears had about the essential linkage between generations throughout time and many related states of consciousness, lost to European Americans since the birth of industrialization, that are our birthright. Learning to live into these states of consciousness once more makes us available to connect profoundly with other peoples.
Each participant explores the wounds and gifts that are transmitted through their family with an eye to historical and cultural factors that may have played a role. Together we journey through the disappointment many carry about the actions our forebears took in regard to other cultural groups, crafting tools from truth-telling, compassion, awareness of driving historical and cultural factors and inner reflection to bring forward a grounded response.
The course design is inspired by the vision of the WTR and other healing systems we’ve explored. We channel the learning and insights through many modalities like song, gesture, movement, guided imagery, and drawing. We’re excited about the impassioned feedback we are getting from participants and look forward to offering the course again soon. Help yourself to the ideas or material from the links below. For examples of session agendas, home practices, etc., contact either Kaia at [email protected] or Niky at [email protected].