Oh, dear seeker of truth, have you ever paused to ponder the power and wisdom of your ancestors? Those who have walked the earth before us, their footsteps still echoing in the sacred paths we tread today. What gifts have they left us through their trials and tribulations? What lessons can we learn from their journey?
The wisdom of our ancestors is vast and infinite, passed down through stories, songs, myths, and traditions. It is a wisdom born of the land, woven into the very fabric of nature herself. It is a wisdom that teaches us to love, to honor, and to respect all living beings, both seen and unseen.
Our ancestors knew the land and the cycles of the seasons, the animals, and the plants. They were masters of the medicine wheel and the elements, observing the stars and the celestial spirits that surrounded them.
“Our ancestors remind us that we are not separate from nature, but a part of it, and that to harm the earth is to harm ourselves.” Sandra Ingerman
The power and wisdom of our ancestors are present in every moment of our lives. It is in the air we breathe, the stones we touch, and the wind that blows through the trees. It is in the dance of the flames, the voices of the birds, and the rivers that flow to the sea. It is in the silence of the night, the whisper of the earth, and the shimmering stars above.
The teachings of our ancestors are eternal, providing us with a map to journey through the unknown territories of the soul. They guide us to the places within us that we have forgotten, those hidden memories, dreams, and visions that connect us to a deep sense of purpose and belonging.
"We will be known as a culture that feared death and adored power, that tried to vanquish insecurity for the few and cared little for the penury of the many. But we will also be known as a time that began with a thousand seedlings, gave root to saplings, and survived to bear fruit." Joy Harjo
The power and wisdom of our ancestors are alive within us, a seed waiting to be nourished by the waters of our own journey. Let us honor them and their legacy by embracing the beauty of the natural world, by listening to the stories of our elders, and by holding space for our own visions and dreams.
Let us take a deep breath and remember that we are not alone. We are part of a web of life that spans time and space, carrying the brilliance of our ancestors within us and propelling us forward into the unknown.
In this moment, let us close our eyes and offer deep prayers to the wind, the roots of the trees, the great ancestral beings that surround us, and to the Divine. Let us listen to the music of the soul, the rhythm of the earth, and the song of the ancestors. Let us remember the sacredness of life, the power of love, and the magic of the Universe.
Let us awaken to the power and wisdom of our ancestors, who are present in every moment, inspiring and guiding us to live fully, love deeply, and walk with reverence on this earth. May we honor their legacy by becoming the prisms they knew we could be, casting light and beauty onto the world with each step we take.
"We have been raised to fear the sun, but now we must follow it. We have been raised to fear the ancestors, but now we must call to them. We have been raised to fear the land, but now we must fall to our knees and embrace it." Martin Prechte
Let’s pray with them, Angell Deer