Re-Presenting Our Ancestors, Re-Presenting Our Stories is a unique series intended for persons of African Ancestry and Descent (Black People).
Ade Anifowose, Spiritual Healer & Certified Interplay Leader, is joined by two powerhouses (Michelle Jordan & Masankho Banda) over the course of three events to take you on a journey to connect with and Re-Present Your Ancestors, Re-Present Your Stories.
This divinely-timed series offers us the opportunity to change the narrative of the stories of our Ancestors where we not only acknowledge their pain and suffering, but also honor their joy, laughter, creativity, visions, dreams...their love. We honor what made them come alive, which was then passed on to us.
Here, in Part 1 of this power-full event, we exalt the memory of our Ancestors and bring life to that which we have repressed out of fear, shame, and suffering. We look at the hurt, we embrace it, we feel it in full...which then allows the space for light to return and heal the (w)hole with love.
We must re-member that there is victory in our veins. Let us honor the past for what it was - all inclusively. By releasing the narrative that has been dictated to us, we get to take ownership for ourselves by changing the narrative to tell a new story, of who we truly are and for the future generations. You are not weak. You are not broken. Let us join together to grieve the parts of us that believed that we were so we can live from the solid foundations of true power and belonging in order to BE fully self-expressed.
If you have been hearing the call of your Ancestors then say, "Yes!" and join the journey as we assist you in the reclamation of your Self!
Here's what previous attendees of Grief Ritual had to say about what they learned from this event and their main takeaways -
“The encouragement, over and over, to be me, to use the space, to not hold back.”
“So many things about myself, about my healing, about my grief…about who I believe myself to be and who I feel I am allowed to be, and actually who I want to be.”
“I could feel safe in a container with loving, caring, nurturing people and they look like me.”
“I can belong in a loving tribe of beautiful African American people and be safe in knowing that what I am feeling and experiencing, they understand because they are going through the same thing that I am going through. OOOH God, I sure needed this!”
“A sense of community, a feeling of being protected and loved by my Elders and a reconnection with my ancestry, both near, known, and far and unknown.”
“I AM LOVED”
(This session was recorded live on April 24, 2021)