Here is an Ancestral Clearing prayer for our transgressions and imperfections.
Higher Power, Creator, Great Spirit, Holy Mother, Infinite – You are known by many names and You are One. We ask humbly for all our ancestors throughout all time and all dimension:
For all the mistakes, missteps, errors in judgment, for the difficult or dire consequences of our actions or inactions, for all that emanated out into the lineage and all repercussions thereof – all – for all the guilt, shame, and regret we felt because of what happened – please help us all to forgive each other and forgive ourselves – completely, for everything. Please and thank You.
For all the times of anger, rage, when our fears overtook us and all the actions that followed from that place, for all and any addictions we suffered that fed and drove our actions, for the times others did this to us and all we suffered as a result, for the times when we forgot our Divine nature and You, Higher Power – please help us all to forgive each other and forgive ourselves. Please and thank You.
For all the wars caused by, incited, or perpetuated by us, for the times we got caught up in the wars of others, for the times others declared war on us, for any and all transgressions we did against others and times others transgressed against us, for the times we turned away anyone in need and times others did this to us — please help us all to forgive each other and forgive ourselves, for all that happened, whatever it was. Please and thank You. Help us release each other and ourselves. Please and thank You.
For the times others doubted us because of our actions or our failure to act, when we doubted ourselves, when we felt we’d never be able to do enough or offer enough to make up for all that had happened as a result of our actions or inactions. Please help us detach, forgive, and release ourselves from our familial karma and live in the now and in our own destiny and Divine purpose. Please help us all to forgive each other and forgive ourselves. Please and thank You.
Please help us all to rise above our fears, our doubts, our feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness, no matter what happened. Help us to release the bonds of guilt, fear, and shame binding us. Help us see and live through Your light that lives within us. Please help us to see ourselves and each other as You see us, filled with a vast store of unlimited love – always and forever. Help us to always act from this place of love. Please and thank You. Help us find the seed of love within each of us, nurture that, and live only from its fruits. Please and thank You.