Here is an Ancestral Clearing prayer to heal personal and family trauma.

Oh Higher Power, Great Creator, Divine Mother, Holy Father, Great Spirit, Yahweh, Oneness – You are known by many names and You are One. Thank you for so many bountiful blessings and for knowing the gift of darkness and the eternal Divine light that springs forth from it. Please – for me and all my ancestors and all their relations through all time, space, dimensions, realms, lifetimes, and incarnations:

For any time we were abandoned or abandoned others – in thought, word, or deed, whether physically or emotionally; and for the times we didn’t feel nurtured, supported, or loved the way we needed, for the times we weren’t able to nurture, support, or love others the way they needed, and for the times we weren’t able to nurture, support, or love ourselves — and all that arose in the lineage because of this – please help us all to forgive each other and to forgive ourselves. Please and thank You.

For all suicide, murder, rape, incest, abortion, miscarriage – whether in thought, word, or deed – please help us all to forgive one another and to forgive ourselves. Please and thank You.

For the times we weren’t able keep ourselves from or chose to pillage and plunder each other and the land and all the darkness and karma that arose in the lineage because of that – please help us all to forgive one another and ourselves. Please and thank You.

For any and all experiences of war, through holocaust, genocide, slavery and all events related to it, and for all the trauma visited upon any family member or relation and any of these hurts passed on to others, and for the times others passed these hurts onto us – please help us all to forgive one another and to forgive ourselves. Please and thank You.

For all  the times we experienced traumatic circumstances around being evicted from our homeland through environmental or human force, and for all that was passed down in our lineage because of these events – please help us all to forgive one another and to forgive ourselves. Please help us forgive You for any part we thought You played in any of these, and please forgive us for turning our backs to you at any time. Please and thank You.

For any time we felt truly alone, disconnected from each other, the land and the animals, from life itself, and from You, Creator, and all the disharmony and suffering that arose because of it, including all forms of addiction and all their consequences – please help us all to forgive one another and ourselves. Please and thank You.

For any time we experienced sibling discord, rivalry, needing to be right, brother pitted against brother, war of any kind, sister against sister, for whatever reason, anything that led to blocking love – help us all to forgive one another and ourselves. Please and thank You.

For any betrayals in thought, word, or deed, whether us to others, others to us, or us to ourselves – please help us all to forgive one another and to forgive ourselves – please and thank You.

For all marriage vows broken, for whatever reason, and for all the hurt experienced by all those involved. Help us all to forgive one another and to forgive ourselves. Please and thank You.

Please forgive all lovers, lover’s lovers, spouses, spouse’s lovers, and parent’s lovers. Help them all to forgive one another. Please help us all to forgive ourselves. Please and thank You.

Help us to forgive our all our relations – cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws, including step in-laws, hidden, secret, adopted, and all other significant family members – for all that happened, no matter what it was. Help us all to forgive one another and to forgive ourselves. Please and thank You.

For any and all trauma done to us, us done to others, whether in thought, word, or deed, and for traumas experienced or passed on in the family or any of their relations – please help us to forgive one another  and to forgive ourselves – for all of it – now and forever. Please and thank You.

Help us to find the eternal light within us, no matter how thick and deep we find ourselves in the darkness. Please and thank You.

Help us find peaceful stillness and clarity, no matter what the storm may bring in our lives, so that we may find our way through. Please and thank You.

Help us see each other and ourselves through Your eyes, always experiencing Your love and expressing it throughout our every action. Please and thank You.

Help us to shed the burdens of the past, bathed in forgiveness. Help us to release our hurts, our resentments, our worries, and may the space they occupied in us be replaced with forgiveness, acceptance, love, and deep peace. Now and forever.

Please and thank You.

Please and thank You.

Please and thank You.

Amen.

Read more about Ancestral Clearing and how it can help you here.

Inspired by and in gratitude for the forgiveness work of Howard Wills and John Newton.

 

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