Join us on this four week dive into your roots and ancestral heritage. Begin to awaken the ancestral wisdom held within and to heal your lineage.
Why work with your ancestors?
Whether you like it or not, your ancestors gave you life. They are the basis of your being. Their heritage flows through your blood and affects you on a daily basis whether consciously or unconsciously.
Science is now backing this up with the study of epigenetics. We carry both the ‘sins’ and gifts of our forefathers/foremothers within us, until they are healed.
Our ancestral roots inform us on a very basic level, so becoming conscious of this can help us shift, heal, activate and grow in a myriad of ways.
- Cultivating relationships with your ancestors can bring healing and personal power. They connect us back to the Source.
- Ancestral contact awakens and activates the sleeping wisdom carried in your blood and bones.
- Our ancestors (healed ancestors – more on this below) can be our greatest helpers and allies in life. They really care on a personal human level for you. You are their blood and they want the best for you. Awakening contact with them will often lead to feeling more supported in your life, or realising how much you’ve always been supported by them.
- Ancestors are also our greatest protectors when working in other realms. They are loving allies that can act as a safe go between.
- Like any tree, watering and feeding the roots (our ancestors) will help the tree (us) grow healthy and strong.
The ancient practice of honouring deceased ancestors was traditionally held in late Autumn – the time of Samhain or Halloween. Trick or treating evolved from the idea that honouring the dead would ensure your ancestors ‘treated’ you; if you didn’t honour them, they would play tricks on you. In Australia, Samhain astrologically falls on May 4th this year. The Celts would celebrate Samhain at the dark moon nearest to this cross quarter time. This circle is held to coincide around this time – when the worlds are said to be thinner and access to our ancestors more potent.
You do not need to know your ancestors to do this work. The beauty of shamanic work is that we bypass the mind and go deeper. In some ways it can even be easier without too much knowledge of your ancestors.
Week 1: Meet your Ancestor. We will differentiate between healed and unhealed ancestors and begin a conscious relationship with a healed ancestor. It will be up to you to cultivate this relationship. (There will be a bit of homework!)
Week 2: Healing our lineage. We are the culmination of all our ancestors. Unhealed wounds, traumas, blockages and patterns of our ancestors may be playing out in our lives without our awareness. Extending our perspective on healing to include our ancestors can shed light on patterns within us that are hard to shift. Working with this we can heal our ancestral line in all directions of time – both past and future.
Week 3: Your unique ancestral heritage. We will take a deeper look at the gifts and wisdom that you are carrying through your lineages.
Week 4: The Weaving and Awakening of the Seed that is You. Weaving the threads, integration.
Note: As we will be using shamanic drum journeys as part of our exploration, participants will need to have basic experience in this or participate in:
Introduction to shamanic drum journeying: Meet your Power animal and guardian spirits. ($25) This will be offered before for anyone who needs to participate. Please mention on registration.
Next circle will start Wed May 1st, 2019 to coincide with lunar Samhain (May 4th)
Four Wednesdays 6.30-8.45pm
May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2019
This will be a small, intimate circle. Bookings essential.
In order to participate you must be able to commit to all four sessions.
This will lead into the Earth Medicine course for those that want to continue on (the Ancestral Circle forms the Roots part of the Earth Medicine course).
$120 for all four weeks, paid upfront.
Earlybird price $100 (April 1st, 2019)
Held in Mullumbimby area. Address given on registration.
To book in contact Heidi:
“I had recently become aware of a need to connect with my ancestors when this course came up and having already participated in a course with Heidi, I felt really safe to go on this journey with her. Through her gentle, informative guidance I feel like I have opened up a gateway that I have always wanted but felt blocked from. Sharing our stories within the intimate group was beautiful, and the journeys we took so safely and gently guided. Heidi is a wonderful facilitator with such an openness and wealth of knowledge. Thank you. Would love to continue this work beyond the four weeks!” Jody B. Ancestor Circle 2019
“You are amazing at holding the space for journeying. Thank you so so much. This journey was very clear and informative and a loved all the little extras also.” M.M. Ancestor circle 2019.
“Heidi, Thank you for leading me through this journey to discover my ancestral lines both forward and back! I loved how you created a space where I felt safe to share and explore, and I loved the easy going atmosphere with minimum bells and whistles that made me feel instantly in the company of friends.” Alicia C. 2019 Ancestor circle
“I experienced over this course a palpable difference in my attitude and experience of my roots, my family of origin. I connected with a positive, empowered feminine role model and guide, I connected more deeply with the strength of the oak and the granite, the landscape of my Swiss ancestry. My bones and viscera feel deeply nourished by this connection, my back bone got stronger. I love how Heidi embodies the depth of knowing for herself, how transformative and grounding her work is; and, how she has the lightness of a feather in her way of guiding, allowing for participants to have their unique journeys and ways to enter this transpersonal field. She encourages to drop any judgment or expectations and just be with whatever arises or doesn’t arise. Through this trusting way, each participant got their connection in their own personal way. It was a very rich field to be in, hearing each other’s sharing, the depth of the human soul, historical events, different landscapes and cultures from around the globe. Thank You Beautiful, so much gratitude for your potent, lighthearted and loving guidance.” Claudine Gertrude, Ancestor circle 2018.
How did I come to this work?
After years working with plant spirits and personal journey work, I was gently guided to ancestral work in my journeys. It gradually became clear to me that I needed to learn more about ancestors. Synchronistically, a friend told me about an ancestor course with Mary Shutan, which I enrolled in. This really opened me up to my own ancestral connections and the importance of ancestral guardians. Some of this will be shared within the first week of this course. The ancestral healing part has come from my own direct experience and journey with my ancestors when I cracked a tooth. This path continues to unfold….
Developing and nourishing a relationship with my ancestors has gradually changed my life. As a white person born in Australia, there is much within me that I have been cut off from. This work is uncovering and teaching me about myself. The more I learn about my roots, the more I learn about myself. The more I know who I am and where I come from, the more I know where I’m going. Things become clearer.
In Australia, almost everyone has undergone an uprooting from their cultural heritage in one way or another. This affects some people more than others. Some retain their culture that has been passed on and integrated into Australian life. But many have forgotten that they ever had roots somewhere else, and wander with less grounding or the foundations that many overseas cultures take for granted.
My calling is to reconnect people with nature, as then we can only improve the situation on our planet. However, I have come to realise, that part of connecting deeply with nature requires knowledge of our own deep roots. Hence this work.
To know more about Heidi, see the About page
TESTIMONIALS from Connecting with Nature courses run by Heidi
“This is a transformational course, self empowering, I feel as though I met myself and understand more. I felt held and safe throughout. The women we shared parts of ourselves with are truly inspirational and special. Thank you Heidi for unlocking a side of life and nature to all of us.” Earth Medicine
“I feel very happy and joyful to have given myself this time to enter a magical world under the benevolent and clear guidance of the beautiful Heidi.” Earth Medicine
“This course has been such a gift to me. It opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at nature and the gifts it offers us. A mind enhancing, nurturing and supportive course. Benefits your own wellbeing and you ability to take this knowledge and help others. Thank you so much Heidi, the knowledge you have imparted will stay with me forever.” R.R. Sacred Medicine Plant Wisdom
“Heidi’s communing with plants course is amazing!! and so much fun. Learning how to divine or intuit the healing nature of plants is a gift that everyone can learn and is such powerful knowledge to have. Skills for life. Amazing shamanic journeys, communing with nature realm and medicine making, so nurturing and supportive” L.H. Sacred Medicine Plant Wisdom
“I so appreciated participation in this course. Each week gifted me with inspiration and appreciation of a plant, spirit world and journey to form a deeper connection. Heidi’s facilitation was loving, clear and supportive. I enjoyed the harmony and alchemy between the metaphysicial and experiential processes. It was a beautiful reminder of deep listening and the healing that occurs in this space. Thank you Heidi.” R.B. Sacred Medicine Plant Wisdom
“The journey work I’ve done with Heidi has taken my connection to nature to another level, enabling me to recognize the spirit in all things, not just in the trees, but in the complex inner workings of all creation.” J.C. Earthwork
“The Earthworks workshop was beautifully and gently held, and brought ancient wisdoms of connecting with nature into a reality that could be felt. It brought me insightful realizations that I can use in my everyday world. Thankyou.” Jani G. Earthwork
“I have had the absolute pleasure, and incredibly sacred opportunity, to observe, be touched by, and absolute immerse myself in the wonder and power of Heidi’s practices. What a powerful, wonderful experience! With the most amount of grace I have ever witnessed, truth and beauty, she carries us, each week, to a place beyond my wildest dreams, and to a long-lasting space of strength and connection to Spirit. An unforgettable experience. So, so grateful!” K.C. Earthwork