The ancients recognized that Spirit was alive in everything. Spirit is alive in stones. Spirit is alive in trees. Spirit is alive in the water. They also knew that we alone, as humans, are limited in our capacity.
We need to call upon our allies on the other side, that walk amongst us. Walking forward towards the future, I believe modern culture needs to call upon this ancient wisdom in order to feel whole again.
It is about recognizing our interdependence with all of life as well as acknowledging the Otherworld's presence amongst us. Ancestor Bridge will remind you of what is already inside of you.
I came out from the ceremony with full of love and hope in my heart. It took so long to turn my eyes back to the country that I was born and raised. At one point, I was pretty hopeless at the future of Japan and shamed being Japanese. And then I connected with my soul family, who truly willing to honor Japan and the Earth, through the ceremony. I can see the beauty of the country and its culture again. Is there anything more precious than this?
- KYOKO KATO, CHINESE MEDICINE STUDENT
“Lately, I’ve been appreciating the majesty that unfolds from a community of souls uniting in response to a call from the Otherworld. It is clearly such a dynamic process. I’ve noticed that Spirit gives me a message, a vision, an assignment, a place that they want me to gather people for healing. Oftentimes, that’s a place I haven’t even been before but nonetheless I trust in the unknown, I trust in Spirit. And the people who are meant to be there feel the call and they respond. Courage is clearly required, as is trust. And they demonstrate courage to the Otherworld by showing that they can make it through the threshold of fear. Once we arrive in person, it seems that the real assignments get revealed. Oftentimes these assignments aren’t easy and they require us working! They require us to actually genuinely effort for what matters most... life. And so, we become united with the spirits of place and we begin working with the spirits of place; they show me that this is ultimately is for the earth.” - Liv Mokai Wheeler