Tap into your spiritual and cultural roots with a Mexican celebratory tradition.
As the world continues to feel uncertain, do you find yourself searching for your spiritual and cultural roots?
You’re not alone. Many seekers are longing to feel closer to their ancestors, hoping to uncover and understand new parts of themselves as they experience their original spirituality.
Yet it’s easy to feel even more disconnected and adrift when you’re unsure of how to honor your ancestors with cultural humility and respect.
For example, Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is increasingly celebrated by non-Indigenous, non-Mexican people without knowledge of Mexican Indigenous history, notes Grace Alvarez Sesma, a traditional native healer (curandera) from Mexico.
Thankfully, with the right tools and wisdom, you can respectfully participate in time-honored rituals that you can then pass down for generations. Families are grounded, generation to generation, in their unique cultural traditions. You have these traditions too, affirms Grace.
On Saturday, August 20, Grace will guide you through a practice to connect to a beloved ancestor — then discover when, why, and how to honor your ancestor’s life and memory as part of a Día de Muertos observance.
In this 75-minute free online event, you’ll explore:
- The spiritual and cultural significance of creating an ofrenda — an altar with items that are deeply meaningful to you and future generations
- Why your altar doesn’t have to be elaborate — as Grace shares examples of an altar’s elements, including flowers, photographs, food, icons, and other offerings
- Why you don’t have to be a part of any specific tradition to create a respectful altar that celebrates your ancestors and aligns with your cultural identity
- The key differences between appreciating and celebrating a culture vs. appropriating it
- An experiential practice to help you connect to a beloved ancestor in a gentle, safe, and grounded way — Grace will then share when, why, and how to honor your ancestor’s life and memory as part of a Día de Muertos observance
It may seem like customs that honor the memory of your ancestors have been lost. Yet, as Grace will explain, you can reconnect with the customs of your ancestors through tools like storytelling, music, prayer, photographs… and creating an altar in your own traditions to honor them.
In Honor Your Ancestors & Heritage With a Día de Muertos Altar: Tap Into Your Spiritual & Cultural Roots With a Mexican Celebratory Tradition with Grace Alvarez Sesma …
… you’ll explore how to connect with the original spirituality of your ancestors — with rituals and celebrations that align with your personal memories, family history, and cultural identity so you can honor your ancestors and heal generational wounds.