Our ancestors are more connected to us then we may think, and they play an important role in that we are often handed down patterns from family member to family member. Often these patterns can be wonderful such as a delicious family recipe, or family stories of heroism and bravery that saved many lives. However for most of us, many of our ancestors also encountered hardships and emotional trauma that never got resolved before they died and as a result were passed down from generation to generation, and these patterns can often feel like a curse.
From a shamanic standpoint any unresolved trauma in our ancestral family line creates energetic patterns that in turn can create roadblocks and patterns in our lives today, often times stopping our connection to joy, abundance, our own authentic power, and understanding of why we are here. Many of us already have a feeling, may suspect, or can even can pinpoint certain patterns, issues and concerns that have been handed down through their family line, often for generations, imagine healing these patterns!
When we have an ancestor from our past that needs healing they hang on energetically to our family line causing us to have a harder time letting go of things that no longer serve us, and leaving us with feelings like we are stuck, or we may notice that we repeat the same patterns over and over, knowing that this is causing us pain, but feeling like there is no way out.
I have come to understand that ancestral healing is extremely beneficial for most people because when we release and heal these ancestral patterns and collapse them, any blockages we have in our lives clear and heal, and this in turn clears the way for our children and future descendants. When we do an ancestral healing, I journey with the aid of my guides and seek to discover where these ancestral patterns are occurring in your family line and where healing is needed. Working with my guides we track to find the cause of the original pattern that has become pervasive in your family line, and together we then work together to collapse this pattern, taking it down through all generations, backwards and forward to yourself and your descendants, creating healing, and stopping the negative pattern. Sometimes this involves an ancestor that did not move on, in which case Soul ushering or Psycopomp is needed to aid in the crossing over of the ancestor that has become stuck.
Living and working on theunceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.