My Ancestors

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For The Love Of Elegba/Eleggua

To the Universe, my Ancestors, and the Orishas who walk with me.

Thank you so much for everything you’ve done, everything you do, and everything you continue to do.

I love you, you always come through. -miss latoya

Praise To My Ancestors And Orishas

I do come from a very good, strong, loving, tight/close knit and successful large family, however, growing up I wasn’t around most of them since they were all spread out living within different vicinities, and some of my earlier relatives had already passed away.

My grandmother (Catherine Lawrence) wouldn’t keep in contact with many of them when they use to call her all of the time.

It wasn’t until she had a stroke when she tried to reach back out to a lot of them decades ago far before she died. I still have a lot of family in which I personally don’t know and have never met because my grandmother didn’t maintain those relationships.

Nevertheless, I’m very lucky and blessed and I feel very fortunate to have my ancestors and orishas around me to watch over and protect me.

It’s very heartwarming and honorable as they knew upon my childhood that many of the people around me and that I’d eventually come into contact with growing up (including other specific family members) during and through out the years up into my adulthood weren’t shit, and would turn out to be nothing and no good, and also the outrageous shit in which I would have to go through and endure with unsavory and unsavvy people as well as all of the undesirables.

They knew how I would need and deserve the proper assistance and positivity within my corner along with truth and sincerity by my side to successfully lead, guide, and see me through to a better quality of life.

My ancestors and orishas have always known that I was a worthy and valuable individual with backbone, knowledge, and depth of character. I was one of them, one of their very own, and loyal beings as us within family and nature constantly have each others backs.

If I wasn’t a good person aligned within the balance of my own right and unconventionality I wouldn’t have always been so deeply connected and respected within spirit.

Automatically and inevitably, I deeply respect and connect to the extraordinary circumstances in which I am surrounded by.

There is so much love and appreciation that I hold dear and close to my heart in response to all of the solicitous and favorable treatment and regard in receipt from my ancestors and orishas. Not to mention the extra advantages within dimension by the momentous generosity of the universe.

My Altar

I’ve set up quite a few altars within my lifetime with the aid and essence of “spirit” carefully guiding and motioning my steps.

 I’d actually feel and sense the energy of my ancestors and deities, and, if my deities weren’t pleased with something they’d let me know as to confirmation to the things I may have suspected beforehand as well as to what they were content with in regards to our own simultaneous commonality.

I had learned that my orishas and I shared the same features and attributes of particular behavior and attitude.

It is a wonderful and lovely fashion in which to connect, communicate, and acquire, personally and supernaturally.

 Set aside a certain area most suitable and preferable to your liking and accord. The location of the altar can be established and situated anywhere one feels comfortable to prepare their spiritual vessel of dedication.

Upon the altar may be placed anything necessary in reference and into relation to who and what is being venerated and communicated with.

In addition, inner voice of spirit as well as spirit guides will further direct and navigate within accordance to other requirements and development.

Reunited With The Family

I’ve connected with the occurrences on the other side through dreams and observed relatives as a passerby after they’d made their transitions.

When my great-grand mother Amanda Byars (my mother’s father’s mother) and uncle Willie Jr (my mother’s brother) passed away years ago they went straight to hell which was where they both had deserved to be and forever reside.

My grandmother Catherine Lawrence (my mother’s mother) on the other hand was fortunately taken upon a different route as she was captured by the unearthly presence of her loved ones upon her sudden death.

She was at one time within the sphere as to where my dog Brandie was when they happened to come across one another during their arcane travel the only thing was that my dog was able to walk, run, and camouflage herself whereas my grandmother’s legs were still immobile as they were before she had died.

“Spirit” let me know and witness how my good ancestors came for their own, ensuring my grandmother’s path and voyage back to them.

There is a reason why they took her into their bosom and I trust within their reasons for doing so. My ancestors got us.

 

 

 

How Do We know Our Ancestors And/Or Orishas Are Working Within Our Lives?

We know when things start to run consistently smooth within our lives. The process is one that doesn’t happen for us overnight. Our steps and behavior are observed, tested, and measured yet along the way our venerated ones still do look out for us.

They protect and cater to our needs as they know, see, and understand our daily routines, interactions, and temporary setbacks or hassles. We don’t get penalized for things we’re not sure about or not clear on it’s about our dedication, loyalty, and mode of life within accordance to our own relevant and appropriate paths.

From my own personal encounters my ancestors and orishas gave me the chance in between to evaluate the fashions in which they operated as I developed a trust that became mutual as they already had the trust in me before they approached, guided, and revealed themselves to me in the beginning.

As we further learn and discover and heed to our inner voices of spirit we experience, evolve, and elevate. The more we do for our ancestors and/or orishas the more they will continue to do for us by providing unto them consideration/appreciation and the energy sources of preference and appeasement it must always come purely from the heart, mind, and soul. The priceless and valuable exchange is based on a love and respect that concurrently goes both ways.

Since we correspond with our ancestors and orishas between worlds/realms there are special courses of action that we have to undertake in order to collaborate effectively at higher levels of succession. And, whatever is required they will benevolently let us know.

Long Distance Calls From Voices Not So Far Away From Home

I have always been in extreme sincere connection and within deep communication with my good and true relatives over on the other side.

Whenever I talk they hear me and listen. Whenever I call they hear me and answer.

Whenever they talk to me I hear them and listen. Whenever they call out to me I hear them and I answer back.

I can feel their presence when they all motion to gather and surround me.

Just last night while I sat up in bed they came around with the mellow flow of my Orishas just to impart that they love me. As they visited then passed on by to bestow their approval and endearment I was forever enamoured in the beauty of their precious love and generous grace.

My Beloved Ones:(https://misslatoya.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/my-beloved-ones/)

Homage To Me My Ancestors And Loas:(https://misslatoya.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/homage-to-me-my-ancestors-and-loas/)

My Loas/Orishas, My Life And My Sources:(https://misslatoya.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/my-loasorishas-my-life-and-my-sources/)

 

My Spiritual Clan And Our Family Tree

I have great love, protection, guidance and loyalty from my beloved ancestors and orishas. We are a complete spiritual team.

I call them “my spiritual clan (the orishas/loas and elemental universal forces) and our family tree (my ancestors/spirit guide energies)”.

They were always there for me. Leading me in my way and escorting me throughout my journey of exploration and discovery.

Things that I knew and perceived about life when I was a child were revealed, defined, and confirmed to me during the stages of my development.

By nature, there is an unwavering consistency of character and affect between my spiritual connection and I.

I am a person of my word. One who is able to be relied upon. And a person who does not fail to come through if I am genuine and/or knowledgeable about the situation.

These responses are automatic and intense. And not only toward one another but within ourselves as “dependability” and “productivity” are our own natural inherited traits and ability.

My spiritual clan and our family tree are completely aware of every an all of the inside and outside things that are associated with the happenings of this life and can concurrently manage through any type of barrier.

I have confidence in them and their wisdom. They have proved so much to me time and again, upholding everything together and sharing with me a lot of hidden knowledge.

The loas are powerful supernatural beings, greatly differing in force yet not so foreign from us in attitude and reaction. They have dispositions that are very similar to humans.

My departed loved ones who lived as strong authentic Yoruba priestesses in their day an age work harmoniously in accordance with the loas.

Other noble relatives of mine who weren’t involved in the priesthood serve their purpose through various means of devotion.

And all of them are highly venerated. I am just as devoted to them as they are to me. All of my good ancestors, and the specific loas that are attached to me, are the loves of my life.

My ancestors and orishas have always had my back in what seemed like the most chaotic of times. Nothing was ever too big or too small for them all to handle. And I was always important enough to gain their solicitous and undivided attention.

That is what is so fabulous about the universe. It has the ultimate power to simultaneously preserve any situation at any time with anyone and anything.

My spiritual clan and our family tree know more about what I am capable of-than I do myself. And the overwhelming love and faith that they have in me is priceless/ irreplaceable.

The spiritual connections that cling around me and the energies that surround us are my greatest motivators and inspires.

 

The Family Circle

It irritates me when a relative does not get acknowledgement because they are dead. Does their being deceased make them any less of your family, no way, certainly not!

(I am mostly unlike any of the family-but if someone were to mention oh she favors so an so in some form or another-that is because they’ve never exactly seen or came into contact with family that I actually do share similarity with)

I have relatives that are still alive here on the earth (and some distant relatives as well) whom I absolutely do not care a thing for or, about! And I do not take after anyone of them at all either-thank my lucky stars.

My dear family members that I truly love and respect have for a long time been in their graves, but they definitely are not forgotten. I see a lot of them in myself. We were all genuinely of one another. And we still are in spirit. And that fact is so sentimentally beautiful to me.

We can pick our friends; however, we cannot pick the families that we are born into. Yet those as humans should continue to be very selective when they hold a particular standard in regards to mating.

I am asexual, so would not definitely make the mistake of mixing with an individual of a lesser value. I still intend on going to a sperm bank if I ever considered having a child.

I deeply wish that I weren’t genetically related to certain members of my “so-called” family (especially my father and one of my dead great grandmothers-which was my mother’s father’s mother. They were the two biggest mistakes that were made during the mating process). I can’t even bare to call them relatives.

What hugely makes up for the misfortunes though-is that aside from whatever else was created through the “runts” of the family-there is a solid foundation. Overall, my original family tree is a class of strong, authentic, intelligent, dignified and gifted people, individuals of pure integrity folks who are just like me who I love, and am proud of.

My ancestors and I have a very powerful bond that connects us together through my mediumship. Our strong relationship is built on genuine love and trust. They serve as my spirit guides along with other elements of the universe.

Our family circle is important to us as we are particular in which we surround. We hold each other near and dear forever and for always. We are tight knit and legit. And we never cease to quit.

I love who and where I come from because it is a part of what defines me. My lineage explains a lot of my spirituality, the gifts that I was born with, and the particular things that I am inclined to.

I am still my own unique individual with my own mind and beliefs. My family circle and I are all one in the same, with us all sprouting out from our very own distinct branches.

Even in their deaths they (my beloved ancestors) never left me. They remained around me as shields and resources, passing on to me the valuable assets of my birthrights.

Nothing and no one can ever violate our “family circle”.

 

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