gifts from, and to, above
"Can't live with them" is a common utterance when thinking about our families. Though, when it comes to our Ancestors, of course, we would not be alive without them.
Consider how much comes forward in our biologic and genetic imprints, and then, there's the karma within our families. Yet in these times, there is so much to be said for standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before us, for truly calling in ancestral wisdom to guide us forward.
It's increasingly popular in our collective thinking to search for answers to the complex problems of a technical society from an indigenous perspective. We are drawn to the native peoples who have kept intact their deep relationship to Mother Earth and fill their daily life with the simple connection to the rhythms of the elements, the flora, and fauna. As we yearn for this perspective, we often feel that is somehow outside us, to be drunk-up on a trip to the Southwest, Peru, or the land of the Bards.
Unfortunately, in doing so, we may overlook the wisdom downloaded to us from our heritage . . . Read More