Meditation for Connecting with Ancestor Guidance
So drink a toast
now to the trees
and celebrate the
the sun’s nadir
ushers a sleep
while thinning veils
do rush in deep
And all the while
minds slow and creep
as lineage love
does waft and seep.
So drink a toast
now to passed kin
with love begin.
You can do this meditation at any time of the year, but I created it for Samhain, a time when ancestor magic is at its peak.
The season of Samhain is the perfect time of year to connect with your roots. The veil is thin, and we are also at a time during the wheel of the year when we naturally slow down, go within, and look back on the year we have lived. Looking to the past means looking at relationships, community, and family.
This meditation is a short guided visualization to connect you with ancestral wisdom by making a short pilgrimage to the ancestral cave.
To get started you may want to set sacred space. It’s handy if you have an heirloom or something that represents your lineage with you. If you don’t have an item like this you can imagine what it may be, and hold that image in your mind’s eye as an intention, or you can even just write down a few characteristics of the type of ancestor that you would like to connect with as a way to focus.
When you connect with your ancestors you may feel a tingling sensation, a sense of all-encompassing love, a mutual admiration and curiosity, and you will often have a sense of uncomplicated familiarity.
They may show up as people, or even just ideas or feelings. We all connect differently, using different skills and different ways of sensing to make sense of the information we are being given.
Giant love to you, creator soul! May you find the wisdom you seek,