You may have noticed that pronouns, how we refer to ourselves and to others, have become more fluid. It used to be male or female, his or hers, he or she. People I know have asked me to refer to them not as “she” or “he” but as “them,” because they identify as both male… Continue reading We, Ours Them, They
In my work, I refer quite often to my “ancestors.” But what does this term “ancestors” actually refer to? I know when I hear the word, “ancestors,” the image that comes to mind is of Sunday school illustrations of Old Testament stories. As a Jewish kid I learned about the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob… Continue reading Who are the “Ancestors”?
In Western culture, there isn’t much guidance on how to connect with and spend time with healthy ancestors. I, myself, looked at Ancestral Reverence practices as something people did who didn’t know better. It was fine for indigenous cultures and “New Agey” people. It wasn’t something I did. Over the last three years however, I’ve… Continue reading What Does Time with Ancestors Look Like?
Most of us know that the gifts we have didn’t spring forth out of nowhere. When we’re little, we’re bound to hear “you draw beautifully just like your mother did at your age,” or “you have your dad’s ability for working with numbers.” You don’t need any advanced knowledge in genetics to know that our… Continue reading Gifts from Our Ancestors