Here is an ancestral clearing prayer for self-compassion, relieving fear, and realizing the Divine within.
Oh Higher Power, Creator, Source of All That Is, God, Divine Spirit, Mother Mary, Great Father – You are known by many names and all of them point directly to You – The One – with all that You are, all that You encompass, we love You. We thank You for Your unending and unconditional love, light, and guidance.
For us and all of our ancestors, throughout all time, space, and all realms:
For those times when we felt we weren’t enough for each other, for ourselves, didn’t feel up to the tasks of life itself, and felt we weren’t enough for You, Higher Power, and for the times we affected this in others, knowingly or unknowingly – please help us all to forgive each other and forgive ourselves. Please and thank You.
For all the times we made mistakes, errors in calculation and judgment, got lost altogether, and for times when we were responsible for leading others and we got lost and led them astray, and for all that resulted from these actions – please help us all to forgive each other and ourselves. Please and thank You.
For any time we endured hurts or wrongs from another, and any time we did this to others, whether knowingly or unknowingly, for the times we were trespassed against and times we trespassed against others. Please help us all to forgive each other and forgive ourselves. Please and thank You.
For when we heard our heart beckon to us to go a certain way and we turned a deaf ear, a blind eye, and turned away from this inner knowing, and all that arose because of it, in our lives and in the lives of others – please help us all forgive each other and forgive ourselves, no matter what. Please and thank You.
For the times when we felt trapped living in past memories and for the times when we were caught up in worry and projection about the future and so were unable to be present in the moment, and for all that we missed or caused as a result – please help us all to forgive each other and ourselves. Please and thank You.
For the times we went to others for help, or tried to help others, only to find that help just wasn’t there, for whatever reason, and all that we felt because of it, around it, and about it, and for the times we felt You let us down as well – please help us all forgive each other, forgive ourselves, and forgive You, Higher Power, and please forgive us for any time we turned our back on You. Please and thank You.
For those times when we felt we were at the mercy of the incessant negative thoughts that sprung forth from the mind, for the times these thoughts overrode what we knew to be true in our hearts; for the times we couldn’t see or hear clearly what our heart was revealing to us as truth; for the times we tried to see or hear what was in our heart, but somehow felt disconnected to what it was trying to impart to us – please help us all forgive ourselves, and forgive You, Higher Power, for any part we felt You played in this. Please and thank You.
Please help us to find our way, with Your guidance, to forgive all that happened to us, through us, or because of us, and help others forgive us the same. Help us all feel Your loving embrace, pass Your love onto others through us, and help us all to love ourselves as You love us, always and forever. May we feel Your grace fill us, and may we always and forever feel filled with Your grace. Help us find peace, ease, and contentment with each other, ourselves and You, Higher Power. Now and Forever.
Please and thank You.