HOW I WORK
I offer ancestrally-oriented ritual support, by phone or skype, that can span any issues that you wish were gentler in your life, working with your health, having babies, and if it’s your time to do so, dying. We work with your ancestors in a down-to-earth, direct, stable way, and bring their wisdom to your current moment. You are invited to be human, have a sense of humor, and open your heart to more love and acceptance for yourself. The goal is support of your personal destiny through facing the ancestral arena of life.
My place is to bring the safe container to help you reconnect with your old, bright, wise ancestors and let repair come to your particular watershed of family inheritance. We all–absolutely all–have well ancestors who are rooting for us, and it’s really helpful to consciously relate with them.
As you may have noticed, many of our families are not very well, and have not been for some time. The ancient ones are strong enough to deal with any kind of abuse, addiction, violence, and wrong-doing that you may have known in your recent family. I know because I was one of those who was secretly sure and afraid that I didn’t have any good ones.
Though history can’t be re-written, the collective traumas and accumulated funk can be mended, closed, and resolved in spirit in a way that maybe they don’t have to be (re)lived over and over in the same way by you, your living kin, and your descendants.
If you’ve been haunted by a relative, had troubled or traumatic relations with living family, are cut off in consciousness from your family, adopted, or just can’t deal with your folks because they’re so unwell, then this healing process is still totally accessible–spirit is always available, even when incarnated form isn’t.
I see lineage repair as especially beneficial in situations when family has been rough for us. It cleans out the collective nature of it and supports us to do whatever other necessary healing we need in order to live a good life.
There is no particular spiritual tradition upon which I base my ritual work, though it is based on some core beliefs: that the world is alive, that spirit exists in present tense, and that we are full participants in the dance between heaven and earth. What I do, and how I pray, is very practical and simple. The ritual is the sacred container for goodness to happen.
My formal training in ancestral lineage repair is with Daniel Foor, who has recently published a great book, bringing practical tools to sorting through the tricky terrain of family inheritance.
Ancestors and Plant Medicine
Often, once relationships with your elder ancestors are established, they have ways they want to help you remedy and balance, or at least cope with, whatever it is in your life that needs it.
Because all humans have been relating with plants as medicine since time began, the ancestors may point toward some herbal support that your people know well and have relied upon–my training in herbalism and traditional medicines can help us tease out what’s needed so you can benefit from this resource.
Working with plant medicines while doing ancestor work can be really effective. The plants that have lived with our peoples in the lands that we are from have seen us through many seasons (sometimes even the ice age) and they can help us remember who we are and how it is when our people are well.