Many Pagans of many persuasions honor or worship “the Ancestors”. And many feel no connection at all to the ancestors of their families, their blood. While I absolutely respect their feelings on this as it applies to them, I feel a very strong connection not only to “the Ancestors” but to my own blood ancestors.
The Ancestors of our Greater Earth, the Spiritual Ancestors, the Fae and the Animal Spirits, the Gods, are Ancestors to all of us on this Earth. And I honor them and even “worship” them in offering them my love and my service and in asking for their guidance, blessings and protection.
But I am not only spirit. I am all parts of me. In this incarnation I am a physical being and as a result I have a mind, heart, soul, shadows and a body. All of these are a part of who I am in this life. My body is made of cells and each one of those carries within it the DNA of my blood ancestors, of my family. I believe that blood, that DNA, has as much to do with the way my heart and mind work as with the color of my hair and the color of my eyes. I believe that my soul is as affected by that blood as my body is.
I also believe that my purpose in this life, in my past and future lives, is not only to evolve as a spiritual being and a part of the “Greater Earth’, but to evolve my family’s fate. I am here to continue the work to resolve the shadows my family, my blood, has carried forward through generations. I am here to help guide my children and their children to improve our family’s Wyrd as well as their own spiritual beings.
I am all parts of me and my blood and my soul are not on separate paths. I walk into the future carrying (or dragging if necessary) my entire bloodline with me.
May the blessings of the Ancestors and of my ancestors be upon me as I do so.