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Ancestral Healing Summit, a free online event, April 8-12

My blog subscribers may not know that I work with The Shift Network, as a program host, because I don’t write about work very often. That’s about to change because I want to tell you about our first ever Ancestral Healing Summit, a free online event from April 8th through the 12th. The topic of ancestral healing is so expansive and diverse that it takes a whole five days with over three dozen expert speakers to even begin the discussion and, even then, we’re only scratching the surface.


As many of you do know, I’m obsessed with genealogy and TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots. I’ve found that both programs show patterns in the chaos that is our family trees, when they demonstrate how their guests’ families frequently display story-lines that repeat over the generations.

While I pondered this phenomenon, and applied this knowledge to assist in figuring out my own family patterns, I was working with Shift Network faculty who would occasionally drop references into conversations about something they were calling ancestral healing. My ears perked up and, eventually, I heard enough of them mention it to bring the topic to the attention of our Summits team and asked if I could put together a summit and interview the experts.

Fortunately for all of us, they said yes! So I got to work and booked as many experts as I could squeeze into a week’s worth of interviews and discovered, as I said above, that we’re only scratching the surface.

In my interviews with the experts, we talk about the hard science of epigenetics which tells how our DNA is actually affected by our ancestors’ experiences, which then got passed down to us in the form of illnesses, phobias, unhealthy social behavior patterns, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I interviewed some of the top experts in the field, like Drs. Dan Siegel and Sue Morter, Dawson Church and Gregg Braden.

I also looked at the psychological aspects of how our ancestors affect us with Mark Wolynn, head of the Family Constellations Institute and Director of The Inherited Trauma Institute. I also talked with Sangoma healer Gogo Ekhaya Esima, who specializes in exploring the connection between what may appear as mental or physical illness but is actually unaddressed ancestral calling.

In addition, I explored Ancestral Healing from a shamanic perspective, with shamanists like Sandra Ingerman, Hank Wesselman, don Oscar Miro-Quesada and, of course, Daniel Foor – a renowned expert in Ancestral Healing work. They, and many others, offer powerful insights into how you can explore communication with your ancestors and work with them to create more satisfying and healthy lives for you, your family and your descendants.

And, because ancestral history is something we all have in common, I looked for a global perspective, and made the effort to connect with experts with backgrounds in some of humankind’s most destructive historical events like the African diaspora, the Holocaust, the displacement of indigenous peoples, Japanese internment camps, and the oppression of the LGBTQ community.

I had a fascinating conversation about how past lives enter into the equation, with Dr. Linda Backman and how karma plays a role, with Raja Choudhury. I talked to Heather Dane about her work with ‘generational pattern shifters’, and Dr. David Kowalewski and his work as a psychopomp, assisting deceased souls to a peaceful state in the afterlife.

I also interviewed Natalia O’Sullivan, a psychic medium who specializes in ancestral healing work, and Desda Zuckerman, an expert in working with the energy field in clearing up stuck ancestral patterns. In numerous conversations, we even addressed how adoptees, who may have no idea who their ancestors are, can absolutely participate in this work.

Each and every expert I talked with offers incredible insights and wisdom and there are far too many to name here. Please take a look at the lineup and make a point of listening in to as many as you can. These conversations will change the way you look at your life, the lives of those who came before you and those who are yet to come.

It’s free to watch them online for 48 hours after they air, and the only cost is if you choose to buy the upgrade package, with all of the bonuses and lifetime access to the recordings. Check it out. It’s fascinating stuff!

Also, here’s you a dog, wearing a family tree-shirt:


Lisa Bonnice is an award-winning, best-selling author. Her current passion-project is a series of metaphysical comedy novels. The first is entitled The Poppet Master (previously published as Be Careful What You Witch For!, now revamped and with a new ending). The Poppet Master is a modern-day fairy tale about Lola Garnett, a bored housewife and office drone who wakes up with unexpected psychic abilities, and no instruction manual, and Twink, the reluctant, sarcastic faery assigned to assist and educate her. The Poppet Master will be available in summer 2019. Its sequel is in the works.

Lisa is also writing The Maxwell Curse, a fictionalized version of a story she found in her own ancestral lineage about a witch trial, a generational curse, and massive mine explosion, all of which left ripples of destruction in their wake, devastating one family’s tree.

http://www.lisabonnice.com