The old healer to the soul:
It’s not your back that hurts, but the burden. (of your ancestor’s pain)
It’s not your eyes that hurt, but injustice. (of our people)
It’s not your head that hurts, it’s your thoughts. (passed down through the wounded stories of your parent’s parents)
Not the throat, but what you don’t express. (because our bitter silence lingers on in you)
Not the stomach that hurts, but what the soul does not digest. (soured and rancid cycles from ages passed)
It’s not the liver that hurts, it’s the anger. (because smoldering rage was all we had left to give)
It’s not your heart that hurts, but love. (for you are the descendant of a thousand loves and the ancestor of thousands more)
And it is love itself that carries the most powerful medicine. (our medicine – in you)
(UnknownAuthor – with annotations by Kristin Smith)
Your ancestors understand what needs to be known. They’ve already learned how to heal, how to use the gifts of your people to better your life and your world. Your ancestors learned the deep, simple truths, ancient pearls of wisdom, and sacred medicines of this life. And they passed that onto you in your blood, your bones, your body, your eyes, your smile, your heart. In every cell of your body, you carry the medicine of a thousand generations worth of healing. Isn’t it high time you awoke to its truest potential?
That ringing in your ears… that’s the voice of a thousand ancestors calling out from within you… crying out through the beat of your heart, the sigh of your breath, and the rushing of THEIR blood through YOUR veins. You are being called to heal. Will you answer the call?
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