Ancestors | a Daily Observance
~Reality in Consciousness
If you’re like me and have been residing inside of the U.S for some time, then I’m sure by now you’ve probably caught-on to a ditz culture functioning around the endless and sporadic holiday-rituals, followed by fanatical “sacred” schemes, and social programming. Holidays that no one takes the time out to research the foundational fullness of. The programming is so real that if you pay enough attention to the constant and bi-weekly replays of sales and events, I guarantee you, it will distract you away from what makes you a spiritual being, living out a physical experience. Next, you’ll become a controlled, modern day robot, congratulations.
An alternative concept to follow, rather than being morphed into an android by society is to experience a gradual daily, monthly, and even yearly inner-growth approach from what could’ve been an astounding principal at its origins, like Xmas. BUT. In the meantime, U.S holidays are celebrated with gifts of all things material by only focusing in on objects.
For instance, during Xmas season, all over the states there’s advertisement based on whatever antic the new marketing team has pitched this time around to begin the ritual. They portray a season to give back to the “less fortunate” with fancy toy drives on TV, structuring more space for beds in shelter homes, and promoting all to donate a collection of socks to some random bin at the Goodwill store. It is absolutely ridiculous to have toy drives for a child who desperately needs a stable environment instead. Beds in shelters need to be plentiful, and not just when it’s a convenient season for the county. Overall, there are people who need food and holistic stability today, not just once a year!
Half of the individuals that I know look forward to holiday distractions, so while at the dinner table or in the company of one another, there will be more “colorful” topics to discuss besides inner-growth or the lessons learned from experiencing a challenge in their life. On the other hand, the remaining half of individuals have been indoctrinated into social frenzies, excusing symptomatic holiday stress so that they can pretend to be happy.
The endless extravaganza of streaming holidays is a hoax to the original people! The Afrikan-Indigenous peoples living in Northern America has forgotten the remembrance of those who came before us passed down with divine wisdom by our Elders.
~Ancestor. This is a blood-or extended-family member who has died and made the transition into the Spiritual world. This person is now in a position to render service to those who call out his or her name for Spiritual guidance in the material world. (Sacred Woman p126)
~Elder. Is an older member of your blood or extended family who carries the wisdom of the family. They may be someone you go to for advice, direction, and knowledge. The greater the respect you show toward your Elders, the greater your blessings will be. (Sacred Woman p126)
A rich body of work that has taken me to another level of consciousness is the daily observances in honoring my ancestors. All indigenous cultures honor the ancestors, it is a part of our culture and tradition. The ancient Afrikan cosmology of God was to honor the ancestors first. All religion is based on ancestor worship; it cannot function without it. If you believe in Jesus, Buddha, Abraham, Jehovah, or Muhammad, and etc. a man that lived and died, this is ancestor worship.
Honoring our ancestors helps us to be sure of our role and purposes of being here at this time. In our bloodline and sometimes not, we have one relative who is a Spirit Guide for us.
Working, communicating, and knowing who they are is empowering. Start with the oldest Elder in the family, and begin to listen to his/her unique stories and the names of other family members. Make a list of those you do want to honor who lived in alignment with Maat’. Build an ancestor altar. Say their names and pour out a libation. At your Ancestor’s altar, you want to have the elements that represent fire, water, air, and earth. Now, begin to listen, for they will guide and help you to avoid things that don’t serve you.
“Our Ancestors believed that the heart is the Gateway to our Higher Self. They recommended that we check our hearts daily to be sure that we maintain this high spiritual state of Maat consciousness, for it is through Maat that every yoke that oppresses will be broken. Remain in an active state of meditation so that Spirit may continue to reveal to us the divine plan of all circumstances.” (Sacred Woman p316)
Comment Below; Who do you consider to be an Ancestor? Is there an Elder in the family who has many stories to be told?
~Written by: S.j
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About the Author
S.J is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Health & Wellness Consultant, Author of “The Traditional Modalities for Healing”, Blogger & owner of www.realitynconsciousness.com. In her Blogs she enjoys writing Inspirational Tips about the utilization of Holistic Tools, such as Mindfulness, Awareness of the inner-self & its environment, weekly Affirmations for Sexual Abuse Survivors, & Afrikan Spirituality. She also loves reading, travel, fitness, & creating new vegan recipes.
Floyd T Williams
3/5/2018 03:05:40 am
Great article. It's all about the ancestors and as Afrakans we believed that in between heaven and earth lies the ancestral realm.
10/28/2018 06:07:43 am
Thank you for the reply ! If the ancestors dwell between heaven and earth, then symbolically, they live through us. Heaven above, and earth below.
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