Healing Ancestral Wounds? What Does This Mean?
Today we discuss the significance of understanding our ancestral connections, “reweaving” our ancestral stories and healing ancestral wounds.
Discover how disowning ancestral shame and trauma can have a negative impact on your own life and block you from experiencing the life you had hoped for.
Knowing, and reweaving, our ancestral story is at the heart of a well-lived life because we are witnessing the truth of our lineage, the difficulties that have been surmounted, and the wisdom that has been earned.
Instead of being a solo seeker adrift in life and seeking a home, we carry our home within us — the flesh and bone and memories of thousands of lives, all culminating with us. If we access this vast field of experience, we become more empowered, wiser, and authentic. We better understand who we are and where we are headed.
About Gemma Benton
Gemma B. Benton is a traditional Native American singer, spiritual activist, mixed media artist, storyteller, and the coordinator for the Healing Story Alliance. Through her transformational art workshops, Gemma shares stories and wisdom gathered during her 27 years of working in Native American and Indigenous communities. Gemma is the creator of the Ancestors Journey online creative course that uses storytelling, sacred song, art, and ritual to empower people to heal the wounds passed down through the generations by our ancestors.
She and her husband live in the Sacramento, California area where they spend their free time participating in cultural projects, restorative justice and interfaith community programs, and spiritual activism. Together they enjoy art and music and being in nature.
You can connect with Gemma on her website at GemmBBenton.com.
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