Reclaiming ancestral connections through reverence and repair

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Welcome to the inspirational and motivation blog of ancestral healing practitioner Tamira Cousett. This blog is captures ancestrally inspired wisdom’s from ancestors, the earth and loving beings that support Tamira’s life. These postings are linked to Get Your Chit Together podcast episodes. If you find this content inspiring please share it with others.


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Reclaiming Prayer

Although I’ve prayed throughout most my life and grew up with some sort of loose framework around prayer, I had no idea how to engage with prayer in ways that felt connective and nourishing for my spirit. My early framework did not include a clear understanding of what prayer is, nor was it helpful with navigating why I felt so much disconnection when I prayed.  My recent study of prayer, has illuminated vital aspects of my existing framework that were missing and pieces that were in need of repair. Throughout my study, I have been in the process of reclaiming my prayer practice, while becoming more aware of what prayer means for me, how to pray in ways that are connective and how to rest in the mystery of prayer.

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Can you meet me in Joy? Lessons on Joy with the Ancestors

In the presence of my wise and loving ancestors, I’ve felt my capacity to hold more expand as I dig deep and illuminate the painful personal and ancestral narratives that I once held as truths. These narratives that told me I must hide my joy in order to protect it, that the presence of another’s joy diminishes my own, that there is simply not enough joy to go around, that through the lens of racism I am not afforded the luxury of joy and though a host of other -isms, another’s joy must proceed and or have priority over my own.

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Recovering from Perfectionism with the help of the Ancestors

My well ancestors have been balm for my wounding around perfectionism. They have both helped and challenged me to remove the pieces of this armor that I carry with un-ending love and firmness. They continue to give me many reality checks about the true price tag of this luxury and lovingly reinforce over and over again that the pursuit of perfection devours time and thrives on the isolation of one from the greater web of life.

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Reflections on New Zealand & growing up Muslim

As we are witnessing the wide range of illnesses and “-isms” in the world like racism, sexism, impacts of colonialism, xenophobia, violence towards women, exploitative capitalism and misogyny, I invite use to all keep in mind the wisdom of Ruby Sales who says, “We are not born any of these things, by the contrary we are ritualized into perpetuating and upholding these “isms” in the world.”

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Celebrating the Gift of Another Year

Welcoming this new year has been a celebration filled with ease and goodness this year. Generally, birthdays are ungrounding and grief-filled reminders of the temporal nature of this body here on earth and a deep longing for home. Somehow, this year feels different and was met with a steadiness that I’ve never felt before- a feeling that my feet are firmly on the ground.

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Ancestral Healing: Returning Home to the Village

Each of us belongs to our own village and part of the sacred work in life is reclaiming relationships and access to the support of those in the village that we do not see. Neither time nor circumstance removes us from the village because the village is woven into our blood and bones. This life continues to be an invitation to return home to the village over and over again for nourishment, resourcing and growth.

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