…these include patterns that have been passed down generations…
repeating themselves through the family line
these ties may be well meaning,
..but they are also limiting…
and can sometimes have the opposite effect of the ancestors meaning…
…as they can often attract the very thing that the ancestor would want to try to interfere so much so to avoid this thing happening to future generations….
it is similar to how a parent can be over a child,
…directing them to live a certain way, attracting certain things into their lives..
so that they don’t make the same mistakes as they did….
…so they don’t have to learn the same harsh lessons as they did
except that this can span (well meaning) generations….
however, if we take time to listen, hear their story, hear what gifts they would actually like future generations to have, if they could give us any gift, and if we choose to accept them, then they can give us their wishes and release their hold on us… freeing us to be ourselves and live our own lives….and freeing them to live their own lives in the ‘place of the ancestors’ or beyond more fully.
this can be done at other times too, as well as in the west training. there is a specific way we learn it through training/workshop….and it is valuable to learn this through the training first, and be held by another while doing so in training/workshop/session, but here is a way to do so working with yourself, especially after the workshop/training (and held in sacred space).
beginning with opening sacred space….
opening the virracocha over self, and over the space in front of you.
(opening up the virracocha is basically dipping into the 8th chakra about a foot above your head, and opening up the energy field around yourself…and then you can also open it over someone else you are working with, holding them in a sacred space and over a space in front of you to invite in someone to work with)
then you can ask for an ancestor to come in to this space in front of you…it can be a specific ancestor, or , like i often do these days, requesting an ancestor coming in that is particularly affecting me/has something to say to me/is to do with an issue i’m working with…
then, if feel that one comes in, we can dialogue with this ancestor…
..this can be done in a few ways, whichever feels comfortable for you.
~you might just get an awareness of this ancestor and be able to talk and perceive the ancestor reply in some way. this may sound strange at first to some and is probably easier with the full training which can assist awareness in this way, but even at my first workshop with alberto villoldo when i was so new to this work, i still picked up this awareness and answers in this way (to my surprise 😉 ).
~another way is to use ‘automatic writing’, where we write the questions we wish to ask, and then let our unconscious write the answers….letting the pen do the writing, and see what comes.
~also, if working in pairs, similar to the training, rather than a space in front f you, you can put down a piece of paper say, to represent the ancestor…and there can be one person that asks the questions, while another person steps on the piece of paper, and steps into the ancestor, putting themselves to the side for a bit, and allowing that embodiment…allowing the words of the ancestor to respond through them. again, sounds strange and probably best done in sacred space and held by someone trained in this, but still….its quite amazing to experience…. you can follow your heart on this.
~you could also try closing your eyes, allow yourself to journey in your mind to a garden, and invite in and dialogue with an ancestor there.
so, the kinds of questions that you’d be looking to ask are:
..who are you?
what is your story?
..what did you learn from this?
what is your gift that you would like to give to future generations such as myself/your relative here…
.and again, you can follow your heart and intuition with this dialogue…to find the true gift here…
..and then if you choose you/the person working with this, can choose whether to accept this gift… you can do so with agreement…and or by ‘image-ining’ it and bringing it in to self.
..and then you can choose to release this ancestor and the ancestor choose to release….allowing the ancestor to transition to the ‘place of the ancestors’ and beyond…. so while they are free… likely able to move in this world if they really choose to and others…they are not bound to you….freeing them…and freeing you…
..being able to give that gift, have their voice heard, feel that their lesson of their lives has been shared i find tends to be enough for them to be able to release this….
.and often, when an ancestric tie has been particularly strong, i have physically tangibly felt this letting go and freedom falling into place…which was a bit of an eye opener for me to say the least…
..you can also then receive an illumination to clear energy surrounding this, and clear the affinity that attracted you experiencing that situation in the first place…. if working on own, you can blow into a stone to with the intention to do this and/or give this energy and clearing to earth.
..you can then honour the gifts in some way, if you choose…and honour the ancestor perhaps too… maybe by creating a space in your garden where you can connect with the ancestors and appreciate the gifts, maybe a fire to give thanks, or a haywarikuy like the ancestor haywarikuy…. see how you feel… (you can also do this without the main exercise too for honouring the ancestors and their gifts)
any questions on this feel free to contact me… it’s one thing to share this work in a workshop or held in the full body of the training, and another to share it here….while training would be the ideal learning place to do this, i understand that not everyone can get to the training easily, and so if the work can assist those outside training as well as after training, then that is surely beneficial….to free our ancestors…and ourselves… we don’t have to carry them all behind us to learn from them…
i understand that for some all of this will be a strange concept, it works with the concept of death as we perceive it here to not really exist, that we are living in infinity and there are infinite realities (or at least a lot )….and that’s big enough in itself. and then, to be able to dialogue with our ancestors ourselves well….
but, that’s ok, you can, like i did, choose whether or not to experience this and see for yourself (and again, particularly for those like this so new to all of this, i’d suggest doing so in training/workshop/a session where we gradually build ourselves up to this work). and i’m not saying that this couldn’t all be an illusion, just as our reality could all be an illusion, but i do know, that, when i’ve worked with this, even coming from a place of non-belief but happy to experiment, i’ve experienced great release and great self-healing pieces from this. whatever the explanation…whether it’s the parts of the ancestors and ancestor patterns that live in us that we dialogue with, or the ancestors themselves, or a combination of both, or ???? if we gain something from it…then beautiful…
for many others, of course, this work won’t seem strange at all, but makes perfect sense and resonates and relates to their experiences lucky yous i came to this the hard way and though i still come from the place of non-firm-belief, but open to experience, the amount of beneficial effects i’ve received through this work…the tangible physical feelings and changes within my health, my wellbeing and my life suggests that there is more to us and the world that meets the eye, and i’m just happy to have come to this and work with this at all…
feel free to contact me for training/holding workshops in this/sharing this with you in a session…
and to let me know how you find the exercise in general….and if you have your own way of working to free our ancestors, then would be lovely to hear them… (firstname.lastname@example.org)
another way to honour the gifts that we are aware of and release ancestors is with this haywarikuy here: ancestor haywarikuy
pob lwc ~ good luck ~ and enjoy 🙂