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We are connected to each other all over the world. Our mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts, nieces, friends and sisters would be proud of what women today have been able to accomplish over the many years. We honor all that they have contributed to the sisterhood.
It is very rewarding to acknowledge our ancestors who came before us. They lived, they thrived, they loved, they suffered, and they are relevant to our lives today. If it were not for them, we would not be. It’s that simple:
1. Remember Them
Recall fond memories you have of them. If they came before you and you never met them, ask your parents and grandparents to tell you stories about them. This keeps them in the present.
2. Build an Altar
This is not the big deal it might seem. Having a picture of your deceased relatives is the essence of altar-building. Add candles, water, flowers, and items that speak to you.
3. Call on Them for Support
You are inexplicably linked to your ancestors through blood and spirit. In your greatest time of need you can call out to those who paved the way before you. This is their gift to you.
4. Give Them Gifts
We can put presents on our altars such as flowers, money, food and candies. Wishing our ancestors light, love and peace is also a blessing (gift).
5. Write Their Names & Tell Others
Don't let their legacies die through neglect. Write their names, share their stories, and live by their words of wisdom. Trace your family tree and share it with all others.