How much do you actually know about your ancestors? We are connected to our forebears through epigenetic markers in our DNA yes, but could these imprints also be a reflection of Spirit?
Heredity can indicate a predisposition for health or illness, but it can also be a great source of healing and wisdom. What can you uncover about your lineage that holds wisdom about situations transpiring in your life?
The Druids believe that the wisdom of the Oak is in the Seed. That all the medicine necessary exists in its most distilled form no matter what expression is manifest. The same can be said for us.
Real talk: I love it when Doctors ask about my family, parents, grandparents; our shared medical history. Maybe it’s pedantic, maybe it’s just something to tick off a checklist, but the consciousness that inquires about the lineage and its collective expression is an indication of wisdom.
Everyone we meet is more than who is standing in front of us. We are all elaborate tapestries woven through lifetimes and timelines and salt. The tears of our ancestors, their rapture, their hardships, each and every one of their dreams, exists within the very marrow of our bones.
In my healing work, I never look at family illness as an irrevocable destiny. Destiny is not destiny if it is in denial of the will and through the will we have the choice to meet any situation with conscious awareness. We are the architects of our experience. As a student of Karma, I see our lineage as an entry point.
Spiritual Law dictates that we are only ever met with challenges we have the capacity and wisdom to overcome. So if three generations suffer from the same illness, then we’re invited to time travel backward even further.
Someone in our family, somewhere in time, was carrying the medicine to cure the dis-ease we face today. We must not be afraid to dig deeper.
With the rise of ancient wisdom in our collective experience, how can we connect with our ancestors, our Selves, our cells, to garner insight about some of the challenges we face as a people…
What was sacred to our forebears? Who were their Gods? What were their songs? What nourished them? What did they abide by?
Time is not linear. It’s happening all at once. It’s all within.
We are the grandparents of our future selves. Remember.
Headshot: Ashly Glynn