We engage with our lineages in a big way when we become parents.
All of the ancestral patterns and resources are shuffled and negotiated in order to bring a new generation into incarnation, and we are given a chance to close up the burdens we’ve inherited, while making the path wide open for blessings to reach our little ones. The ancestors, and their health, are truly central to the process of parenthood, and how it is for us.
This program offers an in-depth method of inquiry for bringing experiences and choices around conception, fertility, and seeking parenthood to the old ones. This is not for the faint of heart—engaging with the ancestors to get to important, honest truths about this stuff takes guts.
In this self-timed program, you will be invited to:
This course is welcoming to all people who want to be parents, including queer and trans folks, men, couples, and individuals. If you have a strong calling to be a parent, it is my hope that you will find useful tools here to engage with your ancestors around doing it in a good way.
To be clear about it: the segments of this three-part series (Conception, Pregnancy, After Birth) are designed and explicitly focused on biological conception, gestation, and birth happening in your family. They're warmly welcoming to any family members or partners living alongside those processes, also.
How it Works
This program is self-paced. You begin when the time is right, and though the lessons are dispersed over a season, you are invited to spend as much time with each layer of things that feels right for you before moving on.
Each lesson includes a video talk, as well as an audio guided practice. Additional readings and resources are available if you want to engage more deeply. Homework suggestions are included, but your real homework comes from your guides—they are your teachers, and it is to them that you are accountable.
Included in the purchase of the program is also one session with me. You may use it at any time that feels right for you, and you may always book extra sessions if you’d like to supplement the program that way—but doing so is not necessary. I am also in full support of your working with another Ancestral Healing Practitioner while you engage this program.
I encourage you to find what is most beneficial and effective for you.
Because of the nature of this work, this program is designed for folks who have at least one deeply well lineage. As the “Advanced Practice” name suggests, healing and working with deeper layers requires a base-line wellness of at least one group of your people.
Wellness of lineage is determined based on the ancestral healing work of Daniel Foor. A deeply well lineage can be achieved through session work, through self-led work with Daniel’s book or online courses, or intensives.
If you are new to the Ancestral Healing work, and you’d like to take this course, it is totally possible to get a lineage well before beginning this process, through sessions with me or with another of the wonderful Ancestral Healing Practitioners.
This program can also happily co-exist with continuing the lineage repair work if you'd like to get more of your lines well while engaging with this deeper level of parenthood. Lastly, if you’ve done another kind of ancestral healing work, please contact me and we’ll sort out if it will serve you well as a pre-requisite for this program.
Lessons will be released throughout the season of your working this program.
You're encouraged to move through them at your own pace, and consult guides about how long to spend in each layer of terrain.
Lesson One: Offering Our Longing
+ Deepen into lineage framework around becoming a parent
+ Ritually offer up grief, longing, and feelings about parenthood to guides
+ Be with the legacies around parenthood in your family system
Lesson Two: Body as Living Lineage
+ Explore what it might mean to bring a part of the lineage into incarnation with your body
+ Consider sources of imbalance your body holds from ancestral experience
+ Consult with guides about how to support your system and restore wellness
Lesson Three: Mending the Spirit
+ Discern yet-unmended fractures or invasions of your soul’s space
+ Restore sovereignty to your body and bring consciousness to your pleasure
+ Get solid support from your guides to integrate your new integrity
Lesson Four: Reviving Fertile Culture
+ Inquire about bringing the ancient ways of your people into your life
+ Recognize and work with energies who have helped your people with having babies
+ Learn from ancestral guides about how to bring this remembrance into your home
Lesson Five: Revisiting the Threshold
+ Ritually revisit your own conception with the support of your guides
+ Mend anything that was not safe, equal, or consensual about the way you got here
+ Restore continuous connection with the old ones as you came into this life
Lesson Six: We Were Born into a Time of Trouble
+ Examine what collective wounds of oppression, inequality, and suffering were present at the time of your conception
+ Work with ancestral guides to bring particular healing to those injuries
+ Face the reality that our children are also coming into a time of great collective trouble—and how we can parent within that context
Lesson Seven: Keeping Clean House
+ Consult your guides about your household and material life
+ Get clear on your living relationships, with family, partners, and friends, and see what needs working in order for a child to be well-met
+ Gain ancestral ritual tools for keeping your space protected enough for a little one
Lesson Eight: The Big Question
+ Explore the best way for you to become a parent, and what is needed to pursue that path
+ Create ritual to commit to becoming a parent in the way most aligned with your destiny and your child’s needs
Included are practices and framework for the following issues, which can be engaged at any point in the program that is helpful.
+ Previous Traumatic Birth
+ Fertility and Conception Procedures
+ Working with Sperm and Egg Donors
+ Adopting Your Descendants
This course is the first offering of three parts.These programs all stand alone as practical, functional ritual to support you during any phase of this process. They are also created to weave together nicely as a complete journey through the initiation into parenthood.
I: ANCESTRAL WISDOM FOR CONCEPTION
Coming Summer Solstice 2019
I'm happy to offer a discount for folks who enroll in multiple classes within the Advanced Lineage Practice for Parenthood series. When enrolled in your first course, you will be given a coupon to use for future courses to reduce your cost.
Also, it's important to me to keep this work accessible. Priority for folks whose recent generations have been burdened by processes of colonization, slavery, capitalism, and state/military violence. Please reach out to me directly to speak about cost flexibility.
I offer practical ritual work to bring the ancestors as a source of support in everyday life and health. I especially love working with the ancestors around children and babies. This is deeply sourced from my own experience as a mother and what my people have taught me about how it all works.
My background is in systems of bodywork and herbal medicine and I've worked especially with people living with illness, the dying, and those healing from trauma. I do love the plants, and weave in herbal consultation as is appropriate for the ancestor work.
My people are from Germany, Ireland, England, Scandinavia, and Portugal, and I draw inspiration from the Earth-centered wisdoms of ancient Europe. I live with my family on rightfully Pomo lands in Northern California and take seriously the need to safely engage with collective harms so the tides can turn toward health in all of our families and communities.