“I have had ample exposure to and involvement with the process, to know that Family Constellations is one of the faces of ritual.”
Malidoma Some – Dagara Elder
Ancestral Voices – Systemic Constellations
African Roots can be found in the systemic constellations method and the process can be a source of strength and support for many struggling to find a sense of belonging and identity in their family or community.
In many cultures around the world, indigenous traditions connect the ancestral past to the present through ritual and storytelling. Ancestors are honoured, remembered and included in celebrations and ceremonies. Family elders provide support through difficult times.
From this perspective Ancestral Constellations can be viewed as a inter-generational healing-ritual and a way of ‘restoring the flow of love’ down the ancestral line.
The ‘flow of love’ may be disturbed because of broken relationships, separated family, historical injustices or past family exclusions. Systemic constellations can reveal hidden or forgotten family members, or unspoken taboo subjects. When unresolved family stories are carried from the past into the present, patterns can repeat over generations. When you can find a place in your heart for everyone in the family system, even the excluded, you honour your ancestral heritage and help future generations to be freed from the sorrows of the past.
What to Expect from a Workshop
During a workshop or circle, we come together in sacred space as a community to support each other in a ‘Healing Ritual’. Exploration of the past and how it impacts on the present can be viewed as a form of detective work. And a personal constellation can provide you with insight into the current situation and offer you a different perspective from which to seek a solution. It can also be a foundation to start or continue ancestral research by…….
- Reconnecting you to your ancestral lineage as a resource and source of strength
- Identifying the impact of migration, separations and splitting on your family
- Extending your perception of family as part of a wider community
- Reflecting on your ideas about identity, belonging and order in the family
- Exploring the role of elders in the family and the rightful place of the dead
If you would like further information on workshops and events, or have questions please contact Sonya