Good day everyone, Here is the part two of yesterdays post. Please read as this topic is very important to our awakening, and to the better understanding of the role our ancestors plays in our lives and for our generations to come. We must remember where we are from, and without those who have gone on ahead how can we move further, how do we learn of things unknown to us, how do we live? They ought to be honored, we must never forget them!
Ancestors with Issues
Most people think too much in terms of black and white. In their limited world view a person is either evil or good with nothing in between. But that is not how nature operates. Our ancestors are seldom evil, but they can be negative, just like living people. Another erroneous notion is that family members who pass over to the world of spirit automatically become “angels” and all their character flaws, negative thinking and spitefulness are instantly erased just by them becoming spirits. Others assume that ancestors automatically become wise, just by passing over to the realm of spirit. Nothing could be further from the truth. As I mentioned in my Middle World article which deals with the astral realm, a spiteful person will be a spiteful spirit and a goodhearted person will be a goodhearted spirit. A human being with lots of issues will be a spirit with lots of issues. It is as simple as that!Basically we can divide our ancestry in two groups: the negative and positive ancestors. Let’s discuss the negative ancestors first. They are unlikely to be evil, in fact they might have been wonderful people, but they are negative for you, meaning that they are obstructing you in some way, hindering you from moving forward in your life and sabotaging your plans for the future you want to create. This is often due to the ancestors imposing their world view, ambitions and religious conditioning on you! For example, if you have decided to take up the study ofmagick or Wicca, and among your ancestors were some very devout and probably narrow-minded Christians, they may now put all kinds of stumbling blocks in your way. For instance, after your ritual to get a job you may find that you have a lot of bad luck, and you start wondering whether or not this whole “magick business” may be evil and “God” is punishing you for it etc. Even if you don’t believe that magick is evil, if the problem persists you are likely to give it up because it doesn’t work for you. Well, it doesn’t work for you simply because your ancestors won’t let you do it, not because the magick isn’t working!Or you may be an artist and want to earn your living by painting but your ancestors think that artists are lazy louts and obstruct you, so you never have any success. To sum it up: negative ancestors are those who are hindering and obstructing you, even if those were the spirits of your beloved grandmother or grandfather. As a rule, negative ancestors have to be dealt with before we can actually work with our positive ancestors. For all practical purposes even ancestors who were good people, and may have your welfare in mind, but are imposing their views and ideas on you, are considered to be negative ancestors. Always keep in mind, they are not evil, they are not out to get you, but they have an agenda and you have free will, which includes permanently dismissing them, which you can learn in my Wisdom of the Ancestors Workshop or by online tuition via voice chat, which makes it possible for your to learn the method, no matter where you live.Now to the positive ancestors. These are the ones that are willing to help you according to how you wish to live your life. They can protect you spiritually and physically from harm. They can open many doors for you, whether you need to get a new job, improve your financial situation or find the perfect partner. Some of your spiritual ancestors can even become your guides and take your spirituality to a higher level. Ancestors can accomplish many things you could not, simply because they are in the Otherworld which gives them access to knowledge that you might not have access to and because they are free from the limitations of the physical body, of time and space.
You will find that your ancestors are usually perfectly willing to help — if you acknowledge them and give them what they need. To help you they need regular feeding. There are lots of rules and regulations on how and what to feed the ancestors. Generally they like alcoholic beverages. As to food, they may have certain preferences but you don’t have to give them anything you don’t feel good about. As a vegetarian I won’t serve meat to my ancestors, even though some of them would like that. I found other foods that please them. You can “train” your ancestors to accept food which is okay with your lifestyle and affordable for you. In the end is better to give them a little food even if it is not their favourite than to leave them hungry. And remember, leaving your ancestors hungry means they cannot act on your behalf, which is likely to result in problems for you, such as poverty and other troubles.
According to voodoo tradition (the healing tradition of voodoo, not sorcery!) it is very important to feed your ancestors, because if you don’t, you will remain in poverty! So if money is always a problem, maybe you should consider attending to your ancestors! Obviously you cannot begin feeding your positive ancestors until you have got rid of your negative ancestors or you would be feeding the negatives too which could make things worse for you. Performing ancestral rituals is actually quite easy but you should be taught by somebody who is experienced with ancestral rituals and has learned this within a proper tradition, such as voodoo. Once the negative ancestors have been dealt with, and you have made contact with your positive ancestors it makes sense to construct an ancestral shrine in your house, so that your ancestors will have a place in your home where they can reside, and a doorway to your life.
Ancestral Patterns and Healing
The Problem of Earthbound Spirits
Due to all the misinformation about what happens prior to and during death many souls become earthbound. This is getting so bad that we can almost talk about an “overpopulation problem” on the astral! Of course there is no space problem on the astral, which after all is a realm of energy, not matter, but we are having a build up of negativity due to so many earthbound spirits most of whom are not happy in this temporary realm. All earthbound spirits need to draw energy from living beings (mostly humans, but they can draw it from your pets also) to avoid the breaking up of their astral bodies and the so called second death. In effect earthbound spirits are vampires. Therefore it is definitely not healthy to live in a house where earthbound spirits constantly hang around!A true shaman knows how to deal with earthbound spirits and can help them to pass over to where they belong. This kind of work is calledpsychopomp work and requires advanced skills, as well as sensitivity. When working with our own ancestry we can help those who wish to move on permanently to do so. The remaining good ancestors will not drain you. They will come at feeding time and then go about their business of helping you sort your life out. Those that are truly earthbound souls need help though. This happened in my family as well. In fact I had to help two earthbound family members after death. One of them was my grandmother who died in 1993.When my grandmother died I was devastated. I comforted myself with the thought that her suffering was over and that she would be going to heaven or some wonderful region in the afterlife because she had been a very good human being, always helping others selflessly to the point where she gave herself up completely. Looking back I think that was part of her problem. For over a year I did not dream of her at all, which surprised me. I had been sure that she would appear to me in dreaming, after all we had been close and I always have magickaldreams. I didn’t know then that ancestors usually spend one year and a day in the Underworld, before they can freely travel around on the astral. After about a year I had several disturbing dreams of her.In the most horrible one of those dreams she stood with me beside a big cornfield. All the corn in the field, though fully grown was twisted, black and dried out. She looked at me beseechingly and said, “this is my life. Can you make it right?” I just looked at her in total shock and said, “grandma, nobody can make this right any more!” I woke up feeling very disturbed. For weeks afterwards I was going over the dream in my mind unable to come up with a solution or any plan to help my grandmother. I knew how to journey then, but this was something new that I had never come across before and so I was at a loss what to do. Good day everyone, here is part two of yesterdays post. Please read, as this topic is very important to our awakening to Our awakening and to the better understanding of the roles our ancestors plays in our life and for our future generations. We must remember where we are from, to who we are connected to and honor them. Have no fear of what they did while they lived, or who they were while on earth if indeed some were bad and wicked, they may have come to play a role which society needed in which to learn or grow from, the line between good and bad, is very thin. Hitler while he live was a terror to the Jew, but his actions and why is left between he and his creator.
As usual, solutions and ideas come to me once I have referred the problem to my subconscious mind. And so it was that by “coincidence” when working on a time travel project whilst searching for answers about what happened to my grandpa in World War II, I stumbled over the answer. I finally managed to locate and visit my grandmother in the spirit realm. She was in the Underworld, in a place which was actually very beautiful and serene (I would have loved it) but my grandmother felt lonely and unhappy there. It was not easy getting her out of there, I had to try various things until I found a way to move her on to a place she liked. After that I didn’t hear or dream of her for several years and I felt she was at peace. I think it was in 2009 that I had one glorious dream of her, in which she appeared to me, surrounded by a golden light. We talked in that dream and I felt a wonderful feeling of love between us. Now I know for sure that my grandmother is happy in the afterlife!
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Conditioning to Keep You Down
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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!
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.