just finished teaching a two week long training for a group of radiant souls (many of you included!) on working with Ancestors and Descendants in order to create a future that we love.
One of the things that I knew going into this teaching but that I really found to be the case was that the concept of Descendants is still so fuzzy for many of us.
That makes total sense because, as my students can tell you, working with our Descendants is intense – even more so than working with our Ancestors.
Descendant is a term that applies to anything or anyone that comes after you and whose life has been touched by and influenced by you in some way.
If you have children then they are your Descendants. If you have children in your family that you are Auntie/UncleFriend/Godmother/father to then they are also your Descendants.
For all of us, the concept of Descendant goes beyond children.
The secret book locked in your desk drawer, the socks you knitted last Friday, the meal that you are going to make tonight – these are ALL Descendants.
I discovered long ago that working with our Ancestors was only part of the equation. In order to live a fully enchanted life, we need to honor our lineage AND our legacy, our Ancestors, AND our Descendants.
There are a bunch of reasons for this but one of the best is that while our Ancestors help us understand our past and history, our Descendants prepare us to create and hold a particular vision of the future and what is possible.
If the concept of Descendant is new to you that is totally OK!
Start by making a list of who/what your Descendants might be – that’s a very good first step in building a relationship with them.
And if the idea of Descendants has you intrigued and you want to learn more, enroll in the Story Threads Autumn 2020 class – there are two weeks – 10 days of live teaching recordings, over 20 lessons including two original stories and lots of magic ceremonies and rituals to support you in your work, and a wonderful community of brilliant students.
If it sounds like something you might be interested in you can enroll directly right here or feel free to email me and I’m happy to chat about it with you!