Ancestral Opening Ritual
Because we need our people
Ancestral veneration is one of the corner stones of my spirituality, especially since I practice Hoodoo/Conjure.
People often ask me how to open their connection to their ancestors. From what I have seen from other practitioners it can be as simple as a prayer or it can be a ritual. I chose to go the ritual route because it was what I needed to feel connected.
I’ve spoken to one of my Ancestors for over a decade after she revealed herself to me during a reading. I was in the midst of a crisis in my life some years ago and I wanted to do more than speak to her, I needed her to operate on my behalf. I also needed access to my other elevated ancestral folks who where willing to help me.
So I found an opening ritual and I tweaked it. I do not remember where I found this ritual and I can no longer find it. So the original and my own spin on it have become fully intertwined.
You will notice that I call out to my “high minded and spiritually advanced ancestors who only want my greatest good” at the end. I do this because I only want to work with my elevated ancestors because all of the people in our families aren’t meant to be worked with.
After I did this ritual, within a few hours my need was meet and then it was met again about a week later. Only Divine intervention could have done this and I’m forever grateful.
Now, they’re not only a huge part of my everyday life but I co-create with them as well. I co created my Flyy Girl Healings with them and my work is more potent because of them.
Here is the simple ritual for you to do below.
Ancestor Opening Ritual
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: A glass of water. A compass if you don’t know your directions (I use a compass app on my phone). Goddesses Green earth (A.K.A you’re doing this ritual outside)
If you can find a crossroads GREAT! This is simply a place where the ground goes is all 4 directions. I have a place like this in my backyard. If you do not have a space like this, it’s okay.
Go outside, breathe and ground yourself. Face the East while holding your glass of water and begin the ritual below… speaking the portions that are in quotations and the directions are in italics.
East: “I show honor and respect to the ancestors which are known to me.” Speak each name going back as far as you know. Pour out a small amount of water onto the ground
South: “I show honor and respect to the ancestors that walk with me.” Pour out a small amount of water onto the ground.
West:” I show honor and respect to the ancestors that can be reincarnated or ascended.” Pour out a small amount of water onto the ground.
North: “I show honor and respect to the spirits which are unknown to me.” Pour out a small amount of water onto the ground.
“I open the connection to receive communication to my high minded and spiritually advanced ancestors who only want my greatest good. I ask that you walk with me on this path. Guide me and protect me as one of your descendants. I vow to treat you with reverence.”
This is now your time to make a request and or to speak from the heart.
Pour the rest of the water out onto the ground
“I give Divine thanks”