August 18, 2014 Obara Meji 119Comment
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Good day to all and every one, today I meant to write about our ancestors, stemming from Saturdays post where I touched on the subject. On Saturday, my spirit was annoyed and I felt like ranting a little so I did and I know the post went all over the place even though I managed to make it make sense however I needed to focus on the point at hand, but what the hell, this is a blog, and as you can see I speak whatever I feel and I know that you all can appreciate that, at least I hope you can.

I found this article on the Internet, I have have not read it all, but I glance through and though it worthy to share, I hope I am not wrong, I will read it when I have the time and we will go through it, however if you have questions or disagreements let us talk them through

How Ancestors Affect Us

Life is what we make of it, so it is said. It is very much so with ancestors as well. Your ancestors can be a source of inspiration, help and protection or a source of trouble, chaos and obstruction in your life — it’s all up to you! Most people have no idea how powerful the hidden influence of their ancestors is on the life they are living. Many of the problems you are having today might be caused by your ancestors or by you not handling them properly. Many persistent and “unsolvable” problems in your life — though not necessarily caused by your ancestors — could easily be overcome with your ancestors’ help — if only you knew how to contact them and harness their power.

It has been said that not feeding one’s ancestors is the root cause of poverty! Could it be that we are having global poverty because — among other things — we have lost the sacred traditions of communing with and feeding our ancestors?

Have we perhaps been intentionally cut off from our spiritual benefactors, the protectors of our clans?

I fear this is so, not just by coincidence but by design. Otherwise, if ancestors are so important to us, as many ancient traditions from cultures all over the world are telling us, why have we never been told about this? In my opinion this is part of the ongoing intentional discrediting of sacred knowledge with the goal of disempowering humanity through false religions, fear mongering, ridicule and obscuring of all true spiritual knowledge which could lead to empowerment and self-governance.

Ask yourself honestly, how do you feel when you read my words? How do you feel about my suggestion to work with the dead, with spirits? Are you afraid? Do you think it is evil? Does it freak you out because it brings to mind certain trashy Hollywood movies which totally distort the truth about the spiritual realm? Most people are so conditioned by religion and by the brainwash media that anything to do with spirits either is taboo or really scares them. Both death and spirits have been declared “the enemy” by the media and the medical egregore. People whose organs have long given up are artificially kept alive instead of allowing them the mercy of death by switching the machines off. Countless horror movies show evil spirits going after people, even killing them. As a result people have a very distorted view and unreasonable fears of anything to do with death, spirits and the realm of the dead.

The fear mongering by the media and prosecution by the Church has led to people forgetting all the traditional ancestral passing-over rites of their cultures which in turn has created a huge problem in the astral realm. More and more souls are becoming earthbound, due to this gross negligence and ignorance about death, the dead, and the truth about our ancestors. I feel that it is time now for all of us who love freedom and life to reconnect with the power of our ancestors so they can protect us in these difficult and troublesome times, and so that they can get healed, and through healing them we also heal ourselves, our families and ultimately our society. For this reason I am now also conducting workshops to teach people how to establish a good relationship with their ancestors and turn them into their friends, helpers and allies. The workshop is titled Wisdom of the Ancestors and you can find the course dates and information on the Workshops page. Alternatively you can learn with me one on one by online tuition via UNSEEN voice chat at your own pace and convenience, irrespective of where you live.

Destruction of Western Ancestral Traditions

The European peoples also had their own ancestral traditions, but those were ended with sword and bloodshed and fiery death by the Church of Yahweh, in the so-called witch hunts, which killed off all those who were in higher consciousness, had psychic or healing abilities or who  were devoted to the Gods of their fathers and their own people. For those who are interested to learn more, it maybe fruitful to research the war the Church waged against the Cathars, who were peaceful, pious vegetarian people, said to have found the secret of the Grail, and who were mercilessly wiped out and burned alive, including women and small children by the agents of evil in sheep’s clothing. Suffice to say, nowhere has there been a bloodier war of extermination, than the witch hunt in Europe with the epicenter of the evil in Central Europe. A war of extermination, which resulted in the brutal murder of tens of millions of Europeans, and yet we hardly ever hear about it, or the facts get severely downplayed and grossly distorted.

After the monotheistic religions had conquered Europe with violence and bloodshed and burned all ancient scriptures of the local people, some of them in ancient runic scripts, they had free reign in brainwashing and re-educating the intimidated populace. Anything to do with spirits, ancestral or not, was said to be of the devil, and dealing with the devil of course brought down the wrath of Yahweh and promise of torture and death on the pyre. No wonder that Europeans refrained from contacting their ancestors or dealing with them in any way at all. And so we lost most of our European ancestral tradition, together with so many other valuable things, our lore of sacred herbs and true spiritual heritage, our European shamanic tradition and so much more than we could ever imagine. But now it is time to take it all back. The ancestors are calling out to us to return to them, to reforge our bond with them. We live in dark and dangerous times and the ancestors are getting restless as they can clearly perceive the danger coming towards us, threatening to destroy their descendants and spiritual traditions forever if we don’t act soon. Can you hear your ancestors’ call?

Who Counts as an Ancestor?

You may think of ancestors as only those members of your family that you knew and who have passed on, but this is not so. Anybody of your family line going back countless generations, is an ancestor and a potential ally. You also need to know that an ancestor has the task of helping you. It is in fact the duty of your ancestors to help and protect you. So why are they not doing their job? We will get to that later.

When I was younger the concept of the ancestors baffled me. I have always believed in reincarnation (and in fact I remember some of my past lives) so I couldn’t at first understand why ancestors would stay behind to help their descendants. Why were they not reincarnating in new bodies, I wondered. But as we get more advanced spiritually we begin to understand and embrace the paradox. The greatest truths are always hard to grasp and often paradoxical. And so I learned that while the individual soul reincarnates a small part of it stays on to protect the descendants of its line thus becoming an ancestor. Consciousness has the ability to split itself and be in several different places, dimensions or time lines at the same time. One example of this phenomenon is bilocation, another is astral projection. Advanced Yogis too can be in different places at the same time and have been seen helping people in locations hundreds of miles apart virtually at the same time. Consciousness is one, yet many at the same time. Here’s the paradox again!

Basically, a part of all your forebears has remained behind to give assistance to their descendents, that is to you and your children! They still exist in soul form, ready to shower their blessings upon you, if only you let them into your life and make an effort to honour them. We have an unbreakable bond with our physical ancestors, the ancestors of flesh and blood, who have passed their DNA on to us. With them we have a special relationship, that is always accessible, even if we are not aware of it. This relationship can be strengthened or weakened depending on our actions and attitudes.

It becomes weakened when we ignore our ancestors, if we believe they are dead and gone, or if we even deny them and our own heritage. When individuals or peoples lose their ancestral language, give up their spiritual traditions, their sacred dances, betray their ancestral gods or spurn them, then their connection to their ancestry, to their gods and divinity gets attenuated to the point where it is almost non-existent. As the connection works through the DNA it also gets attenuated when the ancestral blood becomes so diluted by mixing with other lineages that little of the original ancestral bloodline remains. Think of your ancestral lineage as a frequency. There is a frequency of the Chinese people, a frequency of the Japanese, of the Indian people, Africans, Europeans etc. Your DNA is like a receiver. The ancestors broadcast on their specific frequency. You cannot listen to several channels simultaneously and if you could you wouldn’t understand a word and be simply bewildered. Also, your receiver is built to only receive a particular frequency range. So if that deviates too far from your ancestral frequency, then you are incapable of reconnecting with them. You are lost, like a ship at sea with neither anchor nor compass.

That is why it is so important to keep our ancestral connection alive and strong. Because through our ancestors we can connect to the highest spiritual knowledge and higher consciousness. We can even rediscover much of our spiritual heritage that was lost in the Burning Times, through connecting with our ancestors. We can reconnect to the glory of our ancestral heritage at the time of the last Golden Age. The ancestors are here to help and guide us, to move obstacles out of our way, to protect us and watch over us, to teach us the ancient ways, once again! They love us and care for us! Only an utter fool would spurn the wisdom of the ancestors, but fools there are many on this earth, in this Age of Evil, the Kali Yuga described in the Vedas!

Strengthening the Bond

Besides avoiding anything that weakens the ancestral bond, there are things we can actively do to strengthen our connection to our ancestors and to our ancestral group soul. The ancestral group soul is the oversoul of all people of a particular heritage. The ancestral oversoul is a spirit that is very real. You can even visit it by shamanic journeying or meet it in meditation, if you are skillful and lucky enough. For example, there exists a racial oversoul of all African people, of all Native Americans, all Europeans etc. That is the clan of your ancestors. Within the clan there are subgroups, each of which also have their own group spirit. For example, the African clan has a tribal soul of the Massai people, the Kikuyu, the bushmen etc. The Native American tribes such as the Apache or Cheyenne have their own group souls, and with them their ancestral heritage and tradition. And generally these tribes had their own language, which is a frequency again. Everything is energy and frequency. We are part of a beautiful symphony of life, each one singing their own individual beautiful tone in this great orchestra!

Language
So, one the first things to do to reconnect to your ancestors and your heritage is to learn the language of your ancestors, if you are not speaking it already, that is. There is a reason why the conquerors who subjugated the proud Native Americans forced them to give up their own language and learn English, a language alien to them. Language expresses the group soul, the way of thinking, the traditions and values of a people. Taking that away from them, is a crime and destroys the soul of a people. So make an effort to relearn the language of your ancestors. It will please them and open up new areas of your brain, allowing you a wider range of frequency so you can receive messages from your ancestors more easily.

Sometimes people asked me “What can I do, because I am of mixed heritage? What is my ancestral language then and which ancestors best to connect to? First of all, the ancestors you knew personally, no matter what their heritage, are always connected to you by bonds of love. As to which ancestral heritage is your true one, you can go by the one that has the highest share in the mix. For instance If you are three quarters Native American, one quarter European, try connect to your Native American ancestry. If you have a tie, like a 50/50 go by what you feel you truly are. Sometimes you have a strong feeling of belonging to a side of your heritage that may have less than half. For instance if you have more European than African blood but identify more with the African part of you, then try to connect to your African ancestry. Go by your heart if in doubt!

Sacred Dance
Never underestimate the power of the sacred dances! Dance is a way of communicating with All-that-Is. It is a form of communication with Mother Earth and also our ancestors. Native Americans have their tribal dances, Africans have theirs and we Europeans had ours also. We just got to dig deep to find them again. Bees communicate with each other by dancing patterns on the ground. That way they can tell other bees where nectar is to be found! Our reality is based on sacred geometry and sacred sound. When you chant a particular sound over a tightened membrane covered with sand, the particles will arrange themselves in beautiful geometrical patterns. Likewise the patterns of our dances express our frequency of light that we radiate in this universe of myriads of forms. Each one is unique and each one is beautiful. Let us preserve and celebrate the beauty of our diverse heritages in our sacred dances and songs!

Songs of the Ancestors
If at all possible, try to find some old songs, as old as possible, of your ancestral lineage and learn them by heart and sing them. Pass these songs on to your children as well, so they are connected to their ancestors right from the start. Pop culture songs don’t count! As a European you may want to also listen to classical music, such as Bethoven, Bach or Wagner, as an African maybe to traditional African drums and instruments, etc. Music changes something within us, puts us in touch with the sacred, if it is true music, not discordant electronic pop trash. Music is a force much greater than most would believe. Sound is energy. Energy has frequency. Through frequency and vibration sound affects reality. In India mantras are used to cure snake bite or scorpion sting, just by chanting a word, a sound. So the words and sound in the songs of your ancestors are a direct expression of their ancestral soul. Learning them enables you to tune in to their frequency and to unlock the true potential slumbering in you.

Poetry
Reading old poetry of the greatest of your clan ancestors can also tune you in with your ancestral group soul and open your mind to a greater understanding of the values and virtues of your ancestors. It is food for the soul, yours and the group soul. Find one or two poems you like, written by great men of your people, and learn them by heart to anchor them into your being. Through the words of those poets shines the nobility of their souls, their lofty spirits, their brilliant minds. Reading their works you begin to resonate at the same frequency, you become greater! Endeavour to become like them, not necessarily a poet, but a man or woman of virtue and nobility of spirit.

Make them Proud!

And finally, work very hard to embody the values and virtues of your ancestors. Were your ancestors a proud people, a race of warriors? Are you living the warrior spirit or being a cowardly liar? Is it time to stand and up and live life fully, as a proud descendent of proud people or would you wear the slave yoke to your grave? Are you living in truth or living a lie? Did your ancestors value chastity and you are partying and sleeping around? Try to see yourself and your life through their eyes. What would your grandfather say if he saw you now? What do you think your ancestors five or six generations back would say to your lifestyle and the way you conduct yourself?

One day you will stand before them. And wouldn’t it be better if they looked at you with fond pride rather than turn their heads in shame? Or even worse, if you have to hang your head in shame when you realise what you have done, or not done. Therefore, try to be the greatest you can be, to make your ancestors proud, and to give a good example to your children or the children of others of your clan and tribe. Do something for your people, something good, that lasts beyond your own physical life. That will make your ancestors proud and fill your heart with joy and pride in yourself. By embodying the virtues of your ancestors you will become great and uplift your soul, and theirs!

Spiritual Ancestry

Those that work within a true spiritual tradition may also have spiritual ancestors. Let us first define what is a true spiritual tradition. In a true spiritual tradition there has to be an unbroken lineage of self-realised teacher to disciple who reaches self-realisation and passes the knowledge on to his own disciple in turn. In the Vedic tradition the unbroken spiritual succession is called Guru Param Para. The spiritual knowledge has to be passed on without break or interruption, a bit like the Olympic torch. If it goes out and gets rekindled, it is no longer the same, no longer valid.

Should you have the great good fortune of being initiated into a true spiritual tradition then you will also have the protection of all the gurus that went before you in the lineage. The word guru really means disspeller of darkness, and the darkness is our ignorance. A true Guru brings you enlightenment, lights up the light of wisdom, your spiritual fire and is not to be confused with New Age frauds bearing that term. Of course with the benefits of help and protection from your spiritual ancestry also comes responsibility, just as you have a responsibility to your physical ancestry. You have to be a true member of that spiritual tradition and not go against its rules such as eating meat when the traditions demands a vegetarian diet. Provided you please the spiritual preceptors they will shower their blessings on to you and protect you from spiritual and even physical harm.

You are free to choose your spiritual tradition but wisdom dictates not to choose a religion or tradition that has done harm to your ancestors. If you for instance join a religious group whose followers in the ancient times slaughtered your ancestors of blood, tribe or clan, you would be betraying them with that act. It is akin to going out for dinner with the murderers of your parents. Some spiritual or religious traditions are in direct opposition to the heritage of our ancestors, to their values and way of life. Your ancestors, feeling dishonoured and betrayed may then very well place obstacles in your path. These may in time make you wake up and see the truth for yourself, a blessing in disguise!

Spiritual ancestry through a valid spiritual tradition, one that leads to enlightenment and freedom, can work very well and in harmony with your ancestors if you pick your tradition wisely. You will then get double protection and double blessings! You may also recover spiritual knowledge and powers from past lives by being initiated in such a spiritual tradition. Before you make such a step don’t forget to ask your ancestors for their advice and approval! It should never be fear that drives you but love and respect! Though the majority of our ancestors were good people, there were the occasional black sheep among them. And some of them had serious issues! Read this

Ìwà kì í fi oníwà sílẹ̀ /
A person’s character sticks to him…..Yoruba Proverb![Character cannot be counterfeited; one cannot feign to be who one is not for very long]

All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…..Obara Meji!

There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned…..Obara Meji!

The source of this post is sacredserpent.net

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shawnyrob1
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Modupe Obara, Ogbo Ato

shawnyrob1
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TW/YW sorry for the delayed answer, In reference to your question my suggestion would be to acknowledge your paternal ancestors by paying homage to those that are unknown and unbeknownst to you, and petition them to reveal themselves in some way ,shape or form as you venerate them at your ancestor altar, If your father is deceased and you have a picture of him ,if not you can write his name on a white piece of paper and seek his guidance on the matter by placing these items on your altar and providing light(white candle).
from which the ancestors draw energy, strength, and elevation. I might also add that through divination such info can possibly be gleaned.

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw

Sorry for the belated thank you but I thank you so much for this advise. I did not realise that you had answered. Thank you again.

Obara Meji
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Thank you Shawnyrob , very good advice, ose!

Cami
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Cami

Yeah Yazzy, I see your point and there were a few spots regarding the authors view points, for which Yw broke it down. Are you seeking the correlations because the author broad brush it as such? Nuff people write things and broad brush it, but hopefully he just threw it out there as a ‘what if’.

No feel nu way me de yah a pull you on that question. It stood out to me and me just had to approach it.

Me soon come back.

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Not at all Cami! Never that. Yuh mad?? I’m here to learn eenuh. I need as much insight as possible. So thanks for that. Appreciate it Cami Cam.

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Hey my sweeties. I appreciate you all! Unuh don’t even know just how much….

Cami
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Cami

(((HUGS))) yu mek NuNu ice cream duppy drain yu? lol

I SWEAR I need to hear that story in full. NUNU! when you going to write about it?!

Yazzy
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Yazzy

((((Hugs)))) a guda Nunu man mash mi up yes!! Lolol

Ty
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Hey Cami..

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Yailings CAmi TY Yazzy Yaz 🙂 Happy Tuesday ladies!!

Cami
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Cami

Hailing to you too Kia, Ty, Yazzy and all.

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Big up bad man Blande!!! On the phone with mommy an shi reiminsincing and giving me the ancestoral history. Who n who was bad man an who was skettel looooool yu tink shi easy Mommy all a tell mi bout drinking fresh cool water from the river. Mi proud a dem deh memories! 🙂

Hey family Obara Yazzy YW Shawnyrob weh yu did deh?! MTH Toy

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Blessings Kia Boo!!

Ty
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Hey Kia…

Hey all…hoping that everyone is doing well…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Blessings Darling Ty!!

Ty
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Big up Yazzy…

toy7318
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Morning everyone! Busy day! I will come back later on in the night, in the meantime sending everyone positive vibes

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Blessings Toy!

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Blessings Obara! Blessings all my sweeties! Pleasant Morning!

I wanted to be here last night but was overly exhausted (mi mussi a breed fi Nunu ice cream duppy lol)

Like Cami Cam said in a post over the weekend… she nah guh dash out nu mo’ ratingz fi di post dem caz they ALL just bad like yawz!

This was very interesting. I reread quite a few times (some days mi head tuffa dan some so this helps). From just reading the first few lines I had to agree that our ancestors can be a source of trouble chaos in our lives. I believe this is so if they are left ignored.

Obara, “mixing with other lineage” this was basically done involuntarily during slavery and was something we had no control over but I don’t necessarily believe that our relationship with our lineage makes ours automatically weakened.

I would love to participate in Shamanic Journeying. Not feeding our ancestors may be a cause of poverty? I find African nations to be the most spiritual and also the most plagued with poverty so I’m not sure if there is much truth to this.

Obara, are the Roman Catholics communion considered a form of ancestral honoring?

You know I’m always asking this question O, what if you have enemies and they are calling or invoking the assistance of their ancestors to conquer an innocent?? Are they granted/allowed permission and protection if they have already wronged an innocent and then seek covenance? Can/should an evil person be allowed to even call upon their sacred ancestors for strength??

“Sound is energy. Energy has frequency. Thru frequency and vibration sound affect reality”… I’ve always noticed that most cultural artist/musician that embrace their frequency often are able to tap in and unlock their potential in them and increase their vibration. Likewise most Poets and Dancers.
Sound. Word. Power!!

The author says of Our Ancestral soul group that their is a specific language and went on to say that we should “relearn” it… which to me indicates that it’s already within us. I would so love to tap into that.

I love the questions the author asked that forced us to self reflect and to be introspective.. and be brutally honest with self.

Of everything mentioned in the post.. I mostly loved the spiritual ancestry bit. I like his advise on choosing a spiritual tradition group. That they can’t be associated with those that have drawn our ancestors blood. It is clear, therefore, that I can ONLY initiate into an African Spiritual Tradition to preserve our ancestors dignity.

This is TRUTH!.. “spiritual ancestry thru a valid spiritual tradition leads to enlightenment and freedom and works well in harmony” … since I have begun on this journey to tear down my ignorant wall (lack of knowledge) and have begun embracing my ancestors… it’s very much been like a SPIRITUALLY ORGASMIC SYMPHONY!!! a me fi tell unuh!!

Shout out to Obara Meji and all my sweeties here..

Cami
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Cami

Good day Obara and ALL spiritual students, lol.

Yazzy, your interpretation of the “feeding of our ancestors” I find off. Don’t forget that poverty is rampant on a global scale. Media shows poverty in Africa on an extreme level BUT have you seen the level of poverty in Asia? India for starters.

The level of poverty in Africa doesn’t correlate with the “feeding of our ancestors” and poverty…it’s because of capitalism, greed and the evils incarnated because of colonialism.

Remember that the continent of Africa have majority (can’t state it in Stats) of all the planents resources, but the Europeans have monopolized these resources in order to enrich their nations, thus leaving the ‘natives’ with little or none at all.

Yu see whey me ago?

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Hey Cami, I see where you are going with this. I understand what you mean. However, I still don’t seen the co-relation to not feeding your ancestors and poverty as the author suggested… even on a small scale and while I should not have used Africa to compare poverty… I did wanna use them and even asia in a bright light to say that they, even now, are finding their ancestral roots again and are highly spiritual places and yet are still plagued with poverty but tho plagued with poverty… are more spiritual beings. Those that have too much.. ask or even take more but those that have very little are humbled and satisfied and it teaches humility and breeds better character of people who essentially become rich spiritually.

MTH
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Love and light to you all.

Ty
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Morning my spiritual family…

May the love and light of The Lord be with you always…

Today, I prayed, gathered my strength and called my grandmother who was not the sweetest to me as a child…she was surprisingly sweet…she was excited to hear my voice and very kind to me…I called her to get more of my ancestors names and history…she was open with the information…I so far have gone back 4 generations…still working on getting to the 7 generations back as a previous author had mentioned…

I learned today of a wonderful, kind, generous and sweet man who was my great grandfather who was loved by all…I am so lucky to have his DNA, love, and protection…he was a cigar smoking man, who never cursed, and is buried by a crossroads…on one of my next trips to ja, I will visit his grave and thank him…

shawnyrob1
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Greetings all,the ancestors or egungun in the Ifa tradition are an essential part of our being for without them none of us nor our parents would be here. The ancestors are the foundation of our lineages, and it is their shoulders upon which we stand. Our talents and gifts are handed down to us through DNA, which holds the ancestral memory and messages from our paternal and maternal ancestry,making us the sum of thecollective ancestral experiences of parents and their forefathers .There is a Yoruba proverb that says the river that forgets it origins will soon go dry.That being said I would only make sense to honor and venerate our ancestors.Let us keep in mind that the founders of our respective lineages were given a mission by ‘The Creator'(God,Olodumare….etc). This mission can be referred to as The Ancestral Promise, which is to be fulfilled by ones lineage. Subsequently, those of us that are conscious of our ancestors and interact with them thru ritual, as well as other means of communication(dreams, astral travel etc) are responsible for finding out what the Ancestral Promise/promises of our lineage/lineages are. I pluralized promises /lineages because we may have paternal and maternal promises to fulfill.
The question now becomes how do we determine what mission our founding fathers and mothers were given? It starts with setting up a simple ancestral altar(glass of water and a white candle set up on a white cloth, pictures and favorite items of deceased only*) and learning as much as possible about the bloodlines from which you were born. If finding info about ones family is limited or nearly impossible for some, petition the deceased represented on the altar for information.The altar is a focal point for communication with the ancestors,some of which you may have a connection or rapport with from previous intercations in the physical realm , others which you will have to cultivate a relationship with. By consistently tending to your ancestors thru prayer,petition, propitiation, and conversation one can establish communication with our ancestors in the invisible realm. They may come to us in dreams,visions,sounds ,or give us signs and symbols to let us know that they are present and acknowledge our efforts to reach them. This may take time but it is necessary to be able to figure out the ancestral promise and purpose that the founders of our lineages agreed to.Once we determine what the promise is, we are charged with disseminating this info to our known as well as un known family members in order to insure a favorable life for all.
This obviously can take generations but no one said it would be easy and we must start somewhere.

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Tw/Yw

Thank you for your post, Shawnyrob1. I had a concern that I was hoping I could get some help with: My paternal Grandparents disowned my father when he married my mother. The subject was always touchy and I have never met them (and they are dead now), have any pictures, or any idea who they were. When I was about 5, I went to one of his kin’s nine night and there was an old woman there that could not talk but I knew was a relative and felt a kindred nature within her. Unfortunately, I am the only one who even remembers this and can get no info as to who that was. While I am not particularly interested in my paternal Grandparents, I am a bit more curious as to the ancestors prior to them on that side of the family. Is there anything that I can do?

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Good night all love n light. May u sleep comfy.

NuNu
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NuNu

Good night folks! I’ve been reading the assigned book, but mi buss yah now, see y’all in the morn

Ty
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I am headed to bed, sweet dreams…

Ty
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The author also talks about meditation briefly… A gentle reminder to us all to incorporate in our day…

Obara Meji
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Yup!

Obara Meji
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Nught

Ty
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I will be researching the cathars, never heard of the before this…

Ty
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I strive to make my ancestors proud, to be the best I can be, and increase my frequency…

Obara Meji
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Yuh know mi nuh copy n paste but when mi glance choo dis mi sey yes

Ty
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This was a good one…great choice…it touches on so much and offers good arguments to each claim…

Ty
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I hate to hear the ” I am part xyz..”

Obara Meji
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Aseeee ooooo!

Ty
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Here is some real truths:
” Also, your receiver is built to only receive a particular frequency range. So if that deviates too far from your ancestral frequency, then you are incapable of reconnecting with them. You are lost, like a ship at sea with neither anchor nor compass.”

We have to wake up and find our bearings…

Obara Meji
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Thank god dat mi receiver hear de African, don’t you just hear de I am Jew, creole, Spanish black British and black kotch on Pon de end when de black like abila custard claat

Obara Meji
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Lawd ah hate it

Ty
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Lol…the only one I will claim is African…none of the ” other mixtures” will claim me…

Most who leave the African part a di back, no know dem history…

Ty
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I am learning a few of the songs…dance steps will be next on the list…

Obara Meji
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Lol

Ty
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I look fwd to reading the second part…

Here is the line above that I kept re reading….
“Consciousness has the ability to split itself and be in several different places, dimensions or time lines at the same time. One example of this phenomenon is bilocation, another is astral projection. Advanced Yogis too can be in different places at the same time and have been seen helping people in locations hundreds of miles apart virtually at the same time. Consciousness is one, yet many at the same time. ”

I am taking baby steps in this spiritual journey and as Yw told me, you have to back before you can go forward…

Ty
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No tie fling can Gwaan…

I love the line where the author states….” Consciousness has the ability to split itself…” I had to read that one over and over…what truth…

Obara Meji
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Yes it does I have experienced this any times

Ty
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Word, sound, power …. The lesson you taught earlier Obara goes with the frequency and energy that the above author alludes to…

Ty
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Obara Meji
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It long so I will post the part two tomorrow

Ty
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Been a crazy day but love unno same way…better late than never…

I missed you all today, but had to deal wid a crazy day, mommy duties with school starting back, and squeezing in time to work out …

Obara, I loved this topic…

The single most defining step in my spiritual journey was putting up my ancestral altar…I honor my ancestors daily and feel comforted…my altar faces my front door so as u come in, a it dat, brap…my ancestors greet you….I have noticed so many positive changes since doing this that it is too much to list… I feed, ring my bell, honor, thank and light candles for them… I feel loved and protected…

I am black and love being so…I am slowly learning a few Yoruba words and embracing the culture of my ancestors…

I was robbed thru slavery and forced Christianity ….I know I have a lot to catch up on but embrace that task and know that my kids will have an easier go…

Obara Meji
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Thank you Ty

Obara Meji
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Tyyyyy, mi deh yah ah sey a hope dem naw teef yuh from mi, forced Christianity is a tragedy!

Obara Meji
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Find it and link it deh Ty

MTH
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Spiritual Seeker..Enjoy…

Spiritual Seeker
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Thanks everyone! I have a lot to read up on. I’m about to go to take my son to dinner for his birthday (he is 19 years old today!!!). I will catch up on everything later on this evening when I get back. Thanks again.

MTH
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Nunu and Bubblez, unno read walking on the left? The introduction to my beloved Peanut…

NuNu
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NuNu

Yes M mi read bout Peanut couple time well

Courtney
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Courtney

I’m back great questions and definitely a great post with tons of subject matter. I want to piggy back off of a question asked prior. How would one know if there is a family member that recently died that is following them,

Also is there any correlation to when you get goosebumps could that be an ancestor making their presence known.

MTH
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Bubblez, move fram yah suh!!! Yu neva simi ask fi Cas to? Only 2 numo (means only) man mi have: PEANUT (mi husband) and Trevor mi side man…Loow mi…

Spiritual Seeker:

Here are some very useful blogs:-

1. Your daily affirmation & The power of words, both on June 13, 2014…
2. There are quite a few post re Guardians Angles/Orishas/Guides

Interestingly, I just came on the post, “My Journey To Osun’ gane read…

MTH
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BUbblez & AMH you unno duh…Lion Paw!!!

(Teach, unno nuh badda sey mi love man, but wey 19 dey)…Wey Cas dey?

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Big dutty laff looooool yes u love man! Cho me too

NuNu
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NuNu

The man dem usually scarce M

AMH
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Good day to you darling M.

MTH
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Nunu mi bawn prepared, lol!!! Mi a guh ready man…

Spiritual Seeker, I found some other posts Teach and done and Ifind them very insightful…

1. Candle Burning Revisited May 23, 2014 (PLEASE READ THIS)
2. Respect The Elders July 19, 2011 & May 26, 2011

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Evening All. Obara you feeling better I see, Yw you out and begin with excellent points of references.

I read it but skipped through it because the author’s making statements that I’ve always held dare. Yw, on point with the true meaning of the power of the blood. There are times that i will sing or phrase in a language unknown to me and it makes me tear up, but i’ve never resisted it-cause I feel lighter afterwards.

Of all the Europeans that has lost their ancestral path that I feel sorry for is the Irish people. I find that their Gallic/Celtic ways are similar to that of African mystics but they too were robbed of knowledge.

If blacks (especially the ones in the Americas) would embrace the ways of old I strongly believe unity, health, wealth and prosperity would be more prominent, but on said note I think we’re being punished for our slave ancestors abandoning the ancients up till today.

Tw/Yw
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Boom bam, Cam. That is a tremendous connection to have with your heritage. The singing bad because it carry power. Very nice…

NuNu
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NuNu

Howdy Cam and Kia

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Hey pumpkin 🙂

MTH
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Lawks as mi come wid the link, Teach post it…

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Lawks as mi read seeker comment n seh weh di hell MTH lol si u deh ansa. Yes u are loved mi sista. waa si mi a day time a luk fi u, yazzy, Obara…anybody lol

NuNu
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NuNu

Parry M! Wat a galang? Yuh start prepare fi Thursday class yet

MTH
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Spiritual Seeker, you can look at this post, ‘Honouring Your Ancestors’- June 7, 2014…There are a few more, just hang on..

Spiritual Seeker
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Spiritual Seeker

Thanks MTH and Obara!

MTH
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Teach, mi sey YW bright is a shame…Mi love when him pass thru. Always puts a deep spin on things wey wi know and sey, but him articulate it dif-frantly…Kia respect, mi love your contribution…Big up everybody…

MTH
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Teach, reporting for my prefect duty…Spiritual Seeker, hang on. I got you on this…

MTH
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Teach, you know that while, I have not dreamt about my ancestors or seen them, when I started calling out their names, ones who I had forgotten, I started remembering them….

MTH
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Teach, mi dey yah man. Mi sey mi 2 phone dem down…Di tablet drop and screen mash up. Boss a send on the work..Aww bwoy, such is life…(Teach, mi naah lie, mi feel good when you ask fi mi..It feels good to be loved…Mi feel di love (especially from mi big fren Nunu)…

I read everything and enjoyed the article. It cemented a lot of things I knew/believed. I dont know why we as a race (especially christians have a difficulty in honouring our ancestors….In Jamaica we hail up the heroes, isnt that honouring a set a people that have gone on before us. So why is it any different is you honour someone in your own family, who transported your dna to you?

In the USA there is the Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving etc…All honouring people who have gone on? My question, why not localise it to your home…

One day, before I found ES, I was thinking howfar I have come and I said aloud, thanks to my forefathers, who I am now standing on their backs to achieve my dreams and goals…

Tw/Yw
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Large up MTH!! Mi like how yu seh wi honour heroes. Through our remembrance they live on but I think it is important for us to choose our own heroes and not be told who to pay homage to. I believe that you will “feel” what is right and what works as you embrace that path and live up to the direction you are “feeling”.

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Hi Obara and ES family!

This post gives me lots to think about as I am just in the beginning stages of learning to connect with my ancestors. After reading this a few questions come to mind, so bear with me.

1) How do I know if one of my ancestors is “earth-bound” and how can I safely help to elevate that spirit into “the light” and help them get healing?

2) The article mentions different frequencies for ancestral lineages and not to confuse the lineages too much. Can you elaborate on that? My ancestry is predominantly African, but I also have European and East Indian ancestry which I know very little about those traditions and lineages. Is this supposed to cause some type of confusion because I am more focused on connecting with my African ancestry or am I going to be “lost like a ship at sea with no anchor or compass” because of too many frequencies? Not sure I fully understand this.

3) The part about spirit being able to bilocate is fascinating. So it’s possible that while I am living this life right now, part of my own spirit could be out there assisting my future descendants as well? That could explain some dreams I sometimes have. I’ve gotten spiritual readings in the past (not through Ifa) and my maternal grandparents never seemed to show up in those readings. I always thought that maybe they were reincarnated. Now this makes me wonder? Any thoughts?

AMH
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Happy Monday everyone!
I really enjoyed this article.

NuNu
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NuNu

Howdy Amh!

AMH
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Big up Nunu <3

NuNu
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NuNu

Yailings Yw!
Mi nuh done read yet but mi love this sentence,”The greatest truths are always hard to grasp and often paradoxical” so true, and that’s why there is so much fear.

Courtney
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Courtney

Good Day Everyone

just popping in will be back later.

NuNu
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NuNu

Hey Courtney

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Ekaso Obara Yw everyone I don’t get the chance to fully read will have to come back an read in full cause this post cant miss mi….anyhoo mek i sure sum ancestor n altar information.

Recently my Cambodian nail tech stop go a shop an do nails a har yaad. First thing I see when entering the space she sat aside to work is ancestoral altar. Yu waa si mi a fass pon di lady altar an start nod my head Ooook. Thinking to myself that mine altar is similar. Her altar was the first thing that caught my eye. It was in plain ssight with flowers, picture of deceased father, incense, fruits, sweeties, water glass, and small dish of food. She also had foil under all her items instead of mirror. (ask Obara if this is ok) It is time for people to not be ashamed to honor our ancestors. Other cultures do it with no shame or apology. She said it is an altar, to which I laughed and said I know. Then I proceeded to tell her about my altar. Vee smiled and asked me if I was Asian. lol How do i know to honor my ancestors with an altar to which I just smiled back at her then explained why it is important to me. Please people erect an altar to honor your ancestors we need their protection more today than ever before.

Thank you my ancestors and Obara Meji <3

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Hi Kia,

I agree it seems all over the world people were honoring ancestors before Christianity, Judaism, and Islam came about. Can you explain the foil and mirror thing? I guess I need to learn how to set up a proper altar.

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Hi seeker, the answers pour in from wi family lol

NuNu
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NuNu

Yes Kia, dem not only ashamed but afraid

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw

On a personal note, I was denied my blood right from both parents as they did not honour their foreparents. Neither of them give much details on their heritage and when they do it is dubious at best. Maybe dem shame ah weh dem come fram. Mi nuh know. As I was growing up I never had a desire to know about my history because I believed it in the past and was therefore not relevant to me. However, as I got older I came across some people who knew my paternal Grandfather and they all commented that my look, mannerisms, and demeanor was much akin to that of the above. I got a picture of him from one of my relatives and cleaned it up, framed it, and displayed it. Now it becomes curious… as these things happened I became more aware of a presence that was always with me but I could not definitively identify. I started to put rum or coffee by his picture and thank him for his guidance. Interestingly, the connection grew. I got dreams of things to place by the pic and would do my best to facilitate the request. In no time I realized that an altar was made – unnu nuh laugh, much of Genesis deals with building and use of altars (yes it inna di bible to) – I end this post by saying, I thank you my treasured Grandfather for your guidance, strength, and protection. And I honour you through my actions and way that I live my life. Tambien, to all the good and positive spirits and ancestors that I know not the names of, who have provided guidance and assistance over my time on this Earth, I offer you humble gratitude.

Tw/Yw
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Sorry, huge mistake – I meant and mean maternal Grandfather.

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw

Real talk Nuns. Shame ah wah, mi blood, mi history, mi past. That is all a part of me and if I am ashamed then I am incomplete.

NuNu
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NuNu

My maternal grandfather came to me too Yw in a dream and told me he’s going to help me. Why should I be ashamed/afraid of him? Mi more than grateful for his assistance

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw

Greetings ES fambo, fans, and freelancers. Teach, this is a must comment post that warrants personal commentary from the class as a whole. I apologize if this is a bit fragmented but there is so much involved in this topic. So, I think numbered thoughts might work best:
1. In my opinion, our blood is powerful because is carries our ancestry.
2. Many older European families have portraits of their ancestors or burial sites on the premises of their estate.
3. In the bible they use terms like “shall not perish but have everlasting life”. To me, this is reference to our blood remaining in this plane via our descendants and the need to honour our ancestors through remembrance. Again, to me, this is the only way that life eternal is possible.

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