Ritual for Connecting with Your Ancestors

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“When we have passed a certain age, the soul of the child that we were and the souls of the dead from whom we sprang come and shower upon us their riches and their spells, asking to be allowed to contribute to the new emotions which we feel and in which, erasing their former image, we recast them in an original creation.”
~ Marcel Proust, The Captive & The Fugitive

“You are the fairy tale told by your ancestors.”
~Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut


2015 is almost upon us.

It’s going to be a big year for many. A positive year. A year where everything changes.

Years ago, when I lived in the Kimberley, my Aboriginal Aunties taught me how to call on and connect with my Ancestors. Doing that changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. There is so much love, wisdom, support and guidance for us beyond what we can see here in our own reality.

Our Ancestors are our loved ones who have crossed over, back to the beginning of our family line. Some of these Ancestors you may know. They will have been your father or your grandmother, an aunt or some other family elder from your living memory. Some of these Ancestors will go so much further back than that.

Tomorrow I’m going to give you a guided meditation to help you connect in with the energy of your own Ancestors, so that you may draw on that help and love in the days ahead.

To be ready for that meditation you need just a few simple things:

  • a crystal or stone you can hold comfortably in your hands
  • a list of any personality characteristics you would like strengthened in you
  • a list of any personal values you would like strengthened in you
  • a list of skills you would like strengthened in you
  • a project that is dear to your heart where you would like to enlist help for its success next year

Your lists don’t need to be exhaustive. Their purpose is simply that you have given these issues proper thought before the meditation begins so that you can make the most of your time in that space.

See you tomorrow!

Lots of love, Nicole xx

PS – Here’s the stone I’m called to use tomorrow. It’s a Shaligram (the traditional name for it) – an ammonite fossil. My dear friend Sally found it in Nepal and brought it home for me. It has the most amazing ancient energy. And it fits so snugly into my hand!

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Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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11 thoughts on “Ritual for Connecting with Your Ancestors

  1. I absolutely love your meditation on asking and receiving support for our ancestors. I would love a written copy, so I can share. I will gladly pay for it. I would love to share it with my Bodhisattva sisters. Love from a light being,

  2. Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you for posting this. It is so beautifully written that it brought tears to my eyes while reading. Bringing up the deep awareness of this sacred connection we all have, but which is too often lost or forgotten amidst the rush and bustle of modern electronic dominated life. I’m looking forward to your post tomorrow!

  3. I shall look so forward to tomorrow . I have a stone that I know I shall have clutched in my hands’ I bought it here in West Wales ,where I now live . Written on is the welsh word ‘CWTCH’ which means ‘hug’ or ‘safe place’ …see you tomorrow.

  4. Hi Nicole. I was just wondering. What if you’re adopted and you have no ‘ancestors’ to speak of or don’t know who they are? How does that work?

    1. Hi Kerry, of course you have ancestors! Rollo, my wonderful Guide, is from my family tree, and he was born 1200 years ago. So it’s not like anyone in my recent family remembers him, or even were aware of his link to us. This meditation will help to connect you to those who love you – they have always loved you, and they watch over you still. You are never alone, and those energetic bonds cross space and time. Sending much love to you, Nicole xx

  5. I love the shaligram. It reminds me of the first trimester ultrasound one can have around 12-13 weeks of pregnancy. Looking forward to tomorrow’s meditation. Nx

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