Ancestral Healing Sessions

If you’re looking for a deep and true form of spiritual nourishment— look no further than your ancestors:

  • Before you travel to that one far-off place to learn an indigenous ritual that has nothing to do with your blood line.

 

  • Before you take on a spiritual name from another culture or language that your ancestors never spoke.

 

  • Before you study with that guru or adopt that spiritual practice du jour.

 

Connect with your ancestors

In an Ancestral Lineage Healing Session, you will be guided through a process that let’s you do just that: connect with your ancestors. I will set the ritual space and intention, guide you into your ancestral meeting, prompt you with the connection, healing and reception steps and take notes for you along the way.

YOU will learn how to directly access and work with your ancestors and YOU will initiate their healing.

Why Do The Ancestors Need Healing?

Life is hard. And as hard as it is today, it wasn’t any easier for our ancestors. Pain. Trauma. Illness. Slavery. Forced Assimilation. Death in Childbirth. Genocide.

Our ancestors lived through these experiences and these experiences didn’t necessarily disappear when our ancestors died.

With the Western World largely being afraid of death and in preserving/prolonging life at all costs (even at the cost of a good death), with the puritanical legacy of Christianity and the genocide/forced assimilation of indigenous cultures, proper death rites that ensure ancestral trauma is properly “composted” at death are partially effective at best and nonexistent at worst. This means that the “undigested” pain and trauma of our ancestors is still hanging out in the collective un/consciousness and contributing to stubborn societal illness such as racism, misogyny, domestic violence and other harmful behavioral loops. This also means that many of our ancestors are not elevated in death and have hungry ghost patterns or existences.

This is where Ancestral Lineage Healing comes in.

The Ancestral Lineage Healing process not only empowers you to connect and work with your ancestors, but it is designed to be malleable to the specific cultural and spiritual traditions of your ancestors, by your ancestors.

You do not need to know anything about your ancestors to participate in this process. Everything you need to know will be revealed to you by your ancestors.

Through the Ancestral Lineage Healing process, you will be spiritually nourished by the connection, blessings, healing and revelations of your ancestors. You won’t have to culturally appropriate or re-colonize Other traditions in a vain attempt to be nourished. And if you still feel the call to a different culture’s spiritual traditions, there are specific ways your ancestors can lead you through the initiation process— ways that include your ancestors instead of forsaking or ignoring them, and ways that involve your ancestors meeting and working with the ancestors of the Other spiritual tradition.

This work is sacred activism.

And as such, I want to ensure that it is accessible to anyone intersted in taking on the work for their family. Partial scholarships/a sliding scale are available for people of color, LGBTQIA+ and even for heterosexual, cis-gendered, blue-collared white people who have been beaten down by The System. If you’re interested in a partial scholarship please contact me via my contact form and tell me about your situation in 4-5 sentences. I’ll respond with sliding scale payment and scheduling instructions. If you’re ready to book a session at the full price, please proceed to the steps below.

If you are ready to book your first session, please click on the Initial Ancestral Exploration Session button. This session invovles an initial assessment of the health of your four primary lineages (your four grandparents) and then we will initiate healing with one of the lines. 75-90 min.

This session is $125

For any session after your first session, use the Ancestral Healing Session button. These sessions pick up where we left off in the initial Ancestral Exploration Session and continues the work of all subsequent sessions; as such, these sessions only last 60 minutes.

These sessions are $100 each

Who is this for?

My particular expertise and enthusiasm for Ancestral Healing involves working with people who have a multi-racial or multi-cultural background (this includes white folks with several different lines of Eurpoean ancestry or a trans-Atlantic immigration history!). I enjoy untangling the various racial and cultural threads that inform who we are while weaving each piece into the tapestry of our spiritual and cultural identities, however “general” ancestral concerns are also welcomed. If you have a specific need or concern that you would like to work with in your ancestral healing sessions and you feel that that need may be better suited to someone with professional training in that area (sex/gender topics, family therapy, grief counseling, etc.) I’m happy to give you recommendations from among my colleagues. Just email me with a brief description of what you’re looking for and I’ll promptly respond with suggested ancestral lineage healing practitioners. Alternatively, you may find a list of certified practitioners here.

Please note that all ancestral lineage healing practitioners have undergone an intense six-month training session and a vow-taking ceremony followed by a 40-hour certification process; I am still in the certification process. We abide by a code of ethics which can be found here.

Darla Antoine is a spiritual worker, ancestral activist and healer, practitioner of the sacred domestic arts, mother and accidental homesteader in the high mountains of Costa Rica. Darla helps mixed-race and mixed-culture seekers discover the medicine, blessings and power in their ancestral spiritual lineages. She does this by combining her spiritual work with her experiences as a mixed-race woman and expat with her master’s degree in Intercultural communication.

Darla has completed a six month training in Ancestral Lineage Healing with Dr. Daniel Foor and is currently working toward certification. You can learn more about Ancestral Lineage Healing, including a book, online course and training programs at www.ancestralmedicine.org

Learn more about Darla’s lineage here.