Q&A | Ancestor Worship and Indigenous or African Traditional Religions

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What Happens if You Choose to Worship the Ancestors, But They Have Already Reincarnated?

Ancestral worship is the veneration, feeding and/or adoration of ancestors who have come before you and resulted in the creation of you — it is a form of spirituality. Some of us believe certain aspects of the energetic biobot systems we call ‘human’ are eternal. Some call it the spirit, soul or essence of the individual.  It is the physically invisible, yet ethereally visible aspect of a person. Ancestral worship hinges on the belief that humans, outside of a physical body, come into a more powerful, more grand, more deified version of themselves, handy for assisting other family members who remain in the 3D or carnal world. They can feed of the essence of food and drink left for them and spend money in their plane, that is burned for them in this one.

Once an ancestor passes to the ancestral plane, they remain alive and accessible for a time. Even if they reincarnate, their Higher Self form can still interact with your spirit in the dream state. When you reincarnate, your entire energetic body is not in the body, but there is an attachment that remains to the universal plane. The part of the universe that gives you life is sometimes called your Ori.

Who Are My Ancestors?

Your ancestors are your creator. They are the universal-manifested physical presence in your particular bloodline. You are the reincarnated them. A fire that lights a match does not cease to be a fire, even if it lights 12 other candles. Each flame is a flame in and of itself, made from the original flame. Such is the ancestors.
So who made you? You have water ancestors, mineral ancestors, metal ancestors, animal ancestors, human ancestors, energy/light ancestors, etc.. Typically the older an ancestor is, the more likely they are to have become righteous or deified, which many religions call God. Whoever or whatever made you is your ancestor and you are more oxygen than anything else so your ancestors come in various forms, mostly invisible to the naked eye. What stones do you gravitate to? Do you feel at home swimming in the ocean? Is there a past ancestor who you resemble to a tee? Do you have an affinity to a certain bird? Have you ever been told that you resemble a certain animal? Have you ever been in trouble and been visited in the dream world by a speaking person or animal who seemed familiar, but that you did not know, who offered you assistance or advice? It is likely you have encountered an ancestor, whether in the dream world or in waking reality.

Who are the Righteous Ancestors?

The righteous ancestors are a higher level type of deified Christos. Those who have lived for many years and who have reincarnated to a Buddha-like state of clear morality, who no longer manifest as humans on the physical plane, but who still have dealings with them, especially in times of crisis. Sometimes they appear as very old people, who are telepathic, wise, and possessing powers to heal, fly or disappear/teleport. Sometimes they come as angels of light. If you come from a family of many righteous ancestors, you can find yourself leading others on the earth plane through your work or teachings. 

I Detest My Family and Don’t Want to Worship My Ancestors. They Did Not Do Good in Life so Why Would They Bless Me in Death?

Perhaps you were abused by a mother, father or grandparent, and quite honestly, you are glad they died. Once they leave the physical body, their understanding and awareness changes from the wild nature of the chemicals and physical memories that plagued their earthly existence. They can still be venerated, especially if they come to you and you clearly sense they are of a different nature, and only acted that way on earth to fulfill destinies.
Other times, you may encounter a tormented spirit that you do NOT wish to deal with, so then don’t. Be led by your own mind.

If We Turn to Ancestral Worship and Veneration of the Dead as the Main Spirituality on Mother Earth, What Happens to Everything Else?

Isn’t it past time that we all stop lying to ourselves and wake up? Even in Judeo or Abrahamic religions, God is the Creator/Father who is the many breasted one that is neither male nor female who claims paternity of the Jews. This makes him their father and Judaism a form of ancestral worship.Most of the current religions are based on the definition of ancestral worship.

I Don’t Like Tribal Religion and All Those Idols and Pots. Just Give Me My Bible!

It is true that many ancestral religions venerate their rock, mineral, water, wood and human ancestors using dolls, statues, pots filled with certain items, etc. Keep in mind that one of the first pots or icons was the Ark of the Covenant in which the great Ancestor commanded his children to have according to the following verses in Exodus 25:

The Ark

10 “Have them make an arkb]”>[b] of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.c]”>[c] 11 Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it. 12 Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 13 Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14 Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it. 15 The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed. 16 Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you.

17 “Make an atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 18 And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 19 Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. 20 The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover. 21 Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law that I will give you. 22 There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.

The Table

23 “Make a table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.d]”>[d] 24 Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it. 25 Also make around it a rim a handbreadthe]”>[e] wide and put a gold molding on the rim. 26 Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are. 27 The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table. 28 Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them. 29 And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings. 30 Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times.

The Lampstand

31 “Make a lampstand of pure gold. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. 32 Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. 34 And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 35 One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all. 36 The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.

37 “Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it. 38 Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold. 39 A talentf]”>[f] of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories. 40 See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.

So you see ancestral worship was the same for the Jews as it is in African Traditional Religions.The Jews also kept inside the ark Aaron’s budding rod and a sample of manna inside a golden jar — these items were considered sacred and holy.

What You Say Makes Sense, But I am A Christian. How Am I Suppose to Process This? Jesus Was the Final Sacrifice in the ‘NEW’ Testament!

If you eat meat or plants, which are killed, bled out and sacrificed to keep you alive 3+ times a day, I don’t want to hear anything about Jesus being the final sacrifice. 

Also, many religions say their prophet was the final prophet — not just Christianity. The Hindus were intelligent enough to keep their sacred canon open.

Catholic priests penned the new testament and excluded certain books from the closed canon under the watchful eye of their new emperor Constantine. The Bible you know today was compiled by St. Jerome and yes, it is a perpetual tale of triune gods, seasonal feasts, virgin births and messiahs sent to save the world. As in Astrology, these archetypes typically come about in the flesh from time to time so it does not necessarily mean the story of Jesus was stolen from ancient Kemet, just repeated.

Jesus definitely did not seem to like the ancient Father of the Jews. He told the Jews that their god was a liar and a murderer and that they were like him, their father.  Jesus was more of a worshipper of the All, the personified Most High Righteousness of the Universe and the Heavenly Host of Angels/Messengers. Jesus represented and worshipped the Christos ancestors and realized that we were their reincarnation, which is why he told you to expect to do greater works even than him — your body is the temple, the ark. Catholic bishops later met together and claimed Jesus was God. Jesus never said he was God — no more than you are.

It is okay for you to focus on the Christos and Highest Level Realms of Ancestors, however, sometimes when you have trouble in your home or in everyday life, mopping your floor with a solution of simple water that has been steeped with white flowers can change the vibration of your surroundings. Leaving a cup of coffee in front of your grandfather’s photo can help influence the boss to give you that promotion. Honoring your spouse’s dead ancestors can stop him from being so mean and hateful. Everything does not require connection with the Highest Realms.

Now if you are a country about to go into a major war with another country, you want to rally the ancestors and the High Warriors of Righteousness. Don’t forget your lesser ancestors because they can change your everyday existence for the better and help with your prosperity and health.

What About the Devil?

What devil? To your enemy, you are the devil. To you, your enemy is the devil. Perception is relative so who gets to be considered right? There are spectrums, there is polarity, there is the perception of benefits or not, there are untamed spirits, there are wild rabid animals, there are poisonous plants and spiders, there are mistakes that people make, there is hurt that turns into bad behavior, there are donuts, but I heard a wise medium say that those people who came to him to get rid of the devils in their lives only enriched his spiritual quadrant as he developed these spirits who are now a part of his spiritual team. Doesn’t the idea of soul evolution for all spirits seem better than utter damnation?

I had a dream once where a woman who had reincarnated many times, had never improved her behavior, but continued with each lifetime to seduce men and entice them to do evil for her. A meeting was called in the ancestral chambers because it had been determined that after many lifetimes, she had learned to enjoy her ways and had become contagious with no intention of improving. She stood before the council and defended herself, before a dominant entity, with a skeletal face, dressed in a cloak. However, she had been watched for many lifetimes and a decision had been made so he banished her soul to the lake of souls to be spread out amongst the universal soul soup from which all spirits come.

Nobody wants a world of Disney princess goody two shoes, but we don’t want a world of deceitful thieves either, but every now and again, we all need to incorporate a bit of this woman to get done what we need to do, so she had to be spread out amongst us. If the soup is too salty, add water, but the idea of evil incarnate is too easy an explanation to explain away the complexities of beingness.

Until next time…



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