How to Start Ancestral Healing — In Just 5 Simple Steps

Ancestral healing is a beneficial process of connecting with one's ancestors, culture, and heritage in order to understand and heal from the ways in which historical trauma has affected individuals and communities.

Although this isn't really a “step,” it is where you need to start first: Be open to change. This is because ancestral healing can require a lot of introspection and self-discovery, and it's important to be open to change and to be patient with yourself and the process.

Since you're reading this article, it's safe to assume that you're already open to change. Therefore, here are the five steps you can start taking to begin ancestral healing:

  1. Learn about your family history: One of the first steps in starting the ancestral healing process is to learn about your family history. This may involve researching your genealogy, talking to family members about their experiences, and learning about your cultural heritage.
  2. Connect with your ancestors: Another important step is to connect with your ancestors. This may involve practices such as ancestor veneration, creating a family altar, or participating in traditional ceremonies or rituals.
  3. Seek out community resources: Ancestral healing can also involve connecting with community resources such as cultural centers, healing circles, or traditional healers.
  4. Work with a therapist or healer: It can be beneficial to work with a therapist or healer who is trained in working with ancestral trauma. They can help to provide guidance and support in the healing process.
  5. Practice self-care: Ancestral healing can be a challenging process, and it's important to practice self-care to support your emotional and physical well-being throughout the process.

It's important to note that ancestral healing is a personal and often a long-term process and that it's important to find the practices that resonate with you and that you feel comfortable with. It's also important to seek professional help if needed.

If you'd like to learn more, be sure to attend the Ancestral Healing Summit.