Wisdom #73 – Honor Your Ancestors
Remember you are an expression of your mothers love.
I helped my friend write a condolence note this week. We finished the message with the quote above. I felt those words in my heart as I spoke them and I feel them now as I rewrite them.
Did you feel that in your heart too?
Today is the last day of Allhallowtide, which is a three day celebration that remembers those who have passed. The celebration begins on October 31st with Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos, November 1st is All Saints Day and November 2nd is All Souls Day.
Regardless if you celebrate any of these cultural / religious holidays / traditions, it is important to both remember and honor those who have come before you.
As years pass, we may forget the way we were loved or shaped by those who are no longer with us.
Just the other day, I recalled a folk tale my nana told me as a young girl. I have not heard the folk tale nor have I thought about it since I was 7 years old. I recently used the tale to help a friend work through a gray area in his life. As I retold the story to him, I was surprised that I had not thought about it, but at the same time I was able to recall the tale like it was just yesterday.
Yesterday, I came across todays wisdom. It’s a beautiful piece of writing that really got me to think deeper about my ancestors.
As I’ve gotten older, I find myself going back to my roots, beyond the roots of my childhood, but the roots of my ancestors. I am honoring the wisdom of my culture, the strength of those who have come before and the interconnection I have with both my ancestors and my culture, (which has often been denied to me from others.)
Today’s wisdom comes from a monthly newsletter from the House of Intuition, a spiritual store in Los Angeles.
Love, Stephanie – XO