Whether you connect with your Ancestors on a consistent basis or not, you are interacting with and being impacted by the energy they created in their embodied experience. How can this be? According to the law of conservation of energy, energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but it can be transformed from one form to another. This law is true for every category of thing that exists: object or living. So, the energy of those who we have directly descended from, or those who we look to as Collective Ancestors, is still available to us in pure potential form.
This is exciting news! This means that we have the opportunity to harness the energy of the Ancestors and integrate it into our lived experience in ways that we need it the most. In fact, there are many benefits to incorporating the energy of the Ancestors on the individual and collective level.
- Connection to the past and a sense of belonging: Honoring ancestors can help individuals feel a connection to their heritage, culture, and history. The idea that everything is energy suggests that this connection is not just physical or emotional, but also spiritual and energetic. This can create a sense of shared history and shared responsibility to carry forward the traditions and values of previous generations.
- Preservation of cultural heritage: Honoring ancestors can help preserve cultural heritage by passing down stories, traditions, and values from one generation to the next. The idea that everything is energy suggests that these cultural traditions are not just physical or intellectual, but also energetic and connected to the spiritual realm. This helps ensure that the cultural heritage of a community is not lost or forgotten.
- A source of inspiration and guidance: Collective ancestors can serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for individuals and communities. The idea that everything is energy suggests that ancestors are not just remembered through physical artifacts and stories, but also through the energetic connections that exist between generations. Their examples can be used to help individuals overcome challenges and make difficult decisions.
- Strengthening community bonds: Honoring collective ancestors can help build and strengthen bonds within a community by fostering a shared sense of history and shared responsibility to maintain cultural traditions and values. The idea that everything is energy suggests that these bonds are not just physical or emotional, but also energetic and interconnected.
- Balancing and harmonizing energy fields: The idea that everything is energy suggests that honoring ancestors can help balance and harmonize the energy fields that exist between generations, fostering a greater sense of unity and connectedness within families and communities.
Overall, honoring ancestors and incorporating the idea that everything is energy can provide individuals and communities with a deeper sense of belonging, connection, and identity, while also serving as a source of inspiration and guidance in their lives.
For the remainder of this month, I want to encourage you to try intentionally working with the energy of your collective and personal Ancestors. Here are some suggestions on how to do just that.
- Set up an altar in your personal space. It can be as simple as a clean surface with a glass of water and a candle. You don’t have to have photos of Ancestors on your altar. A simple list of names could suffice.
- Join a group of like-minded people who have the intention to honor Collective Ancestors.
- Work with an Ancestral Lineage Healer to heal a consistent issue in your Personal Ancestral Lineage.
- Make a list of all the goals you want to achieve in your life, and read the list in front of your Ancestor altar while inviting them to support you.
- Make a list of the positive qualities that the Collective Ancestors exhibited and call those qualities into your own life.
This Ancestral energy is yours, and the Ancestors want us to have it. How will you tap into their energy today?