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  • Writer's pictureAmy Duffy-Barnes

Strength in Your Ancestors / Family Mediation

Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Feel the weight of the world slip away as you enter a state of calm and tranquility. As you begin this meditation, imagine yourself in a serene, beautiful location surrounded by nature; a peaceful oasis that represents the deep connection you share with your ancestors and extended family.

Visualize a large, majestic tree standing tall in the center of this serene space. This tree symbolizes your family's strength, resilience, and love that has been passed down through generations. Notice the vast network of roots firmly anchored in the earth, drawing nourishment and stability from the ground. As you observe these roots, recognize that each one represents a unique individual in your extended family and the ancestors who have come before you.

With each breath you take, imagine a vibrant, golden light flowing down from the sky above and gently descending upon the tree. This radiant light represents the love, wisdom, and guidance that your ancestors and extended family have bestowed upon you. Allow this light to envelop you, creating a warm and comforting embrace.

As you continue to breathe, begin to visualize the branches of the tree extending outwards and upwards, reaching for the sky. Each branch represents a member of your extended family, a cherished connection in your life. Picture their faces, one by one, appearing on the branches. See their smiles, feel their love, and hear their laughter as they surround you with their presence.

Take a moment to reflect on the unique strengths and qualities that each family member possesses. Notice how their individual strengths intertwine with your own, creating a tapestry of support and resilience. Embrace the diversity and the beauty of these connections, understanding that it is through this collective strength that you find your own inner power.

Now, imagine a gentle breeze rustling through the leaves of the tree, carrying whispers from your ancestors. These whispers are filled with words of encouragement, wisdom, and love. Listen closely to their messages, allowing their guidance to fill your heart and mind. Each ancestor and each family member is your teacher, your supporter, and your safe haven in this world.

Feel a surge of energy and confidence as you realize that you are never alone. You are part of a vast, interconnected web of love, support, and strength that extends beyond time and space. Draw upon this energy, knowing that the love and resilience of your ancestors and extended family flow through your veins.

Take a moment to express your gratitude to your ancestors and extended family for their unwavering love and support. Feel your heart expand with love and appreciation for the bonds that connect you to each and every one of them.

When you are ready, gently open your eyes, carrying with you the strength, love, and guidance of your large extended loving family and ancestors. Know that you can tap into this wellspring of support whenever you need it, empowering you to overcome any obstacle and embrace the fullness of your potential.

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