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Wise Words Your Ancestors Want You to Know Today

Communicate Effectively With The Ancestors Listen - Envision - Receive

Communicate Effectively With The Ancestors

Africans have long been speaking to the dead through spiritual communications.

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Africans have long been speaking to the dead through spiritual communications

Hearing your Ancestors voices means not listening to the noise of the world, their words are a distinctive tool of communication to you. Wise words your ancestors want you to know today can only be heard with an open heart and a tuned-in attentive mind.

Questions to ask your ancestors today:


What seems easy at first is sometimes difficult to accomplish.


Whoever isolates himself from the community selfishly enjoys his meals but suffers in case of a problem.

Self Love

Despite his blackness, the chimpanzee does not loathe his youth.


There is no such thing as a worthless trade.


When a clever person gets lost, it is another clever person who brings him back.


Do not do harm to somebody for fear of suffering the worst one day.

Company You Keep

Two hyenas meet to either steal bananas or steal maize.

Count Your Blessings

Never despair in life but continuously exercise patience.


The most dangerous enemy of a person is the one he lives with.


Those who do not agree cannot cook from the same pot.

Being able to communicate effectively with the Ancestors is a necessary and vital part of every person’s life.

Africans have long been speaking to the dead through spiritual communications
Africans have long been speaking to the dead through spiritual communications

As your communication walk with the ancestors begins, you must become a skilled communicator in order to speak with them and achieve your purposes. In life, people depend on commination from the ancestors for physical and emotional comfort. To be effective, communications must be clearly understood.

How much thought have you given to communication with your ancestors? Strong communication skills with the ancestors promote self-awareness and community responsibility. You may think it is easy to communicate because you do it every day but communication skills are taken for granted in daily life.

Communication is complex and cannot be broken down into a simplified process. However, there are things you can do to make you more receptive to communication with the ancestors. So how do you listen? When you only focus on your on yourself, you forgot how to listen and as a result, the chances for successful communication with the ancestors is poor. Listening is the basis for effective communication. Another strategy for effective communication with your ancestors is to make yourself feel at ease with talking to them. Speaking with your ancestors is not weird speaking with your ancestors is a connection with this world and the other world and letting your ancestors know you have not forgotten about them.

Try not to think about other things when you are speaking to the ancestors let the word naturally flow off your tongue separating your own ideas and thoughts from what the ancestors are telling you. Do not insert your own thoughts even if you disagree with your ancestor's messages. Listen to what your ancestors are saying not what you assumed they are going to say.

Concentrate on their message. You must decide to listen and concentrate on your ancestor while they are speaking. Concentrate on their point of view as there are essential components to their message and as you may not be face-to-face with the ancestor paying attention to facial expressions and other non-verbal clues for more insight into the message is impossible therefore you must actively listen to your ancestor's words. Listen without interruption. Like all other skills, listening skills with your ancestors will improve with practice.

The ancestors you are attempting to communicate with may have a different communication style other than your own. The ancestor may have been shy in life and has little words to offer but what they do say is powerful. Their primary language may not have been the language you speak. Different communication styles are more of a challenge because the greater the difference in the ancestor's communication style versus your style, the less likely the communication will be successful.

Habits are ingrained and second nature they can be either good or bad your communication habits will either enhance or detract from effective communication with the ancestors. Negative harmful ancestors who were negative and harmful and life my after passing has learned life lessons they could not grasp here on Earth, however, those lessons may not have been learned therefore this may be an ancestor you do not want to call upon for advice.

Information from the ancestors is critical to your life and just as important as food and water. Not only can their words mean the difference between life and death it can provide reassurance that they are on your side emotionally and will never leave you. While it is true during times of trouble, you may have more difficulty hearing your ancestor’s communication. Stress talk can be a hurdle to overcome creating poor communication with your ancestors during times of emergencies. You can overcome these hurdles by making sure your message to the ancestors is clear present your message to them in a clear concise manner and not panicking pipe style of speaking. You may also want to take a few moments to write down the words you want to say to your ancestors so accurate two-way communication can occur.

How can you tell your message is not being communicated with your ancestors? Take time to learn and do research on the recently passed away ancestor you would like to communicate with to help you with the process. Many places in real life such as the library, elderly relatives and friends of the ancestor you are attempting to communicate with can possibly relate the attributes of the person you want to communicate with. Online registries such as and other companies can also help you trace your ancestry roots as far back as written records will allow. These records can provide good insight into the people that you are attempting to communicate with.

Making yourself aware is something you will need to address during your communication walk with the ancestors to make sure your message is being communicated properly. Do not assume sameness when communicating with the ancestors. It is important that you do not assume that everyone thinks and reacts and the same way as you do. When confronted by a response that you do not expect to ask yourself could this be mean or does this person not know what they are talking about? Watch for clues that would indicate that your words or behaviors advertently threatened or were insensitive to the ancestors. There could possibly be a misunderstanding and that misunderstanding could lead to a closed-door that you did not expect.

We live in a technology-driven world but when it comes down to communication texting your ancestor or sending them an email will not achieve your communication goals. The internet can help you do research on the ancestor but not communicate. No technology is your only avenue to communicating with your ancestor, getting back to basics, opening channels of spiritual communication and coaxing open those positive channels with the ancestors is the only way effective communication will happen. Old school listening and speaking may be skills that are underdeveloped in a technology-driven world such as we live in however old school communication is what it will take to open the channel of communication to your ancestors.

Many people view speaking with the ancestors with a mixture of oddness and vulnerability. However, speaking with your ancestor is a gold mine communication opportunity. No matter what topic you want to convey a message about you have a deceased ancestor who knows. At all opportune times speak to your ancestors aloud so you will become more comfortable establishing good communication lines. Except that you may misspeak during your talk with them because of course, you are only human, just plan to correct yourself immediately.

Having speech anxiety when speaking with your ancestors coupled with society's view of speaking to dead people may make you pause at the idea of beginning communication with your ancestors. Nevertheless, one of the most important aspects in life is communication in your role a relative standing on the back of your ancestor. Ubuntu.

Ubuntu meaning and philosophy is I am what I am because of who we all are. A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole. Your passed way ancestors are a part of you and you are a part of them, speak to them every day.

Those who are far from the place where a drum is being played are the ones who catch its harmonious echo.
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