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THE CALL OF OUR ANCESTORS

I recently received my results from a DNA ancestry test. I’ve spent the last week reflecting on its results and acknowledging the inevitable pull of all those who exist within my DNA. With so many questions, I have been going within to receive the answers in meditation. This experience has prompted to write on this topic, as it may not be at the forefront of our minds. So, let’s explore what we metaphysically call, Ancestral Healing.

Whether we know it or not, our ancestors speak to us from where they are through intuition, dreams and synchronicities. They walk within other realms and have wisdom to pass on to us spiritually. They created the path that enabled us to be here now and also who prayed for our future. We stand on what they built. If we tune in, we can sense them in our blood and bones.

This sacred connection also carries their memories, pains and traumas along with their strength and wisdom. Many of us go through life patterns, sadness, imbalances and issues that we can’t always explain in the day to day. Some of us are sensing “out of the ordinary” occurrences that we can’t piece together either. Please know that they see our struggles and are gently guiding us back to our higher-selves because they see what we can’t. They have mastered what we haven’t. When one of us heals a condition, the entire tribe is uplifted. It is for the benefit of all humanity!

My many experiences on this journey along with my clients have showed me the wonders of what is possible. I urge you not to be afraid, to explore and honor this calling within you. If you need support, I offer my assistance along with the loving wisdom of my ancestors.

WHAT DOES HAPPINESS EVEN MEAN?

The older I get, the more that I realize that the little every day things is what leads to a happier life. One single step at a time towards the choices that express our truth debunks the myth of change being hard work. If we think of happiness as this "larger than life", super-charged, constant emotional state of bliss that is created by the presence of other things and people, than yes that is a ton of pressure. No wonder we all fail our way to change. 

I found that part of the problem is the term itself, happiness. Its kind of vague. We set off on our search for it but we don't understand what it is or how to achieve it. We tend to want to eliminate all of the negative aspects of our lives, identify our one true passion, live our life’s purpose and set out to achieve our life’s dreams…all before lunch time. Whew  All the while wondering why it isn't working.

Joy, satisfaction, love, curiosity are some of the positive emotions that lead us to feeling happy. The more we experience these positive emotions, the happier we’ll be. Easy so far, right? But how do we cultivate positive emotions? That’s easy too, if you’re willing to let it be. When we engage in activities or spend time with people (or animals) that we like, we tend to feel positive emotions. Simply put, the more time you spend engaged in activities that induce positive emotion, the more positive emotion you will feel and the more likely you will be to achieve an overall sense of happiness.

Have lunch with a friend, take a walk in the park, play with a dog, see a funny movie. Every time you engage in an activity that peaks your interest, makes you smile or gets your endorphins flowing, it’s like money in the bank. A little laugh here, a loving hug there and before you know it you’ve become the happy person you’ve always wanted to be without hardly trying.

So how will you practice happiness today?