Slaver blood runs through my veins. Part of my task as a witch, is to heal my bloodline. To reach at-one-ment, I must make atonement for my ancestral inhumanities.
I will be thinking about this over time. And pondering how to further healing.
This might confuse people, they might think I am feeling “white guilt”, but that is not the case, I don’t feel guilty, I feel inequity. I want to heal because its in my heart and soul to do so.
It is a part of my ancestor venerating faery and witchcraft tradition to work through these shadows in my family history. For a good example of an enchanted world view and how these things affect people throughout time and generations, I actually suggest the movie and book Holes. last I checked it was on netflix. Please try to understand, that my spiritual beliefs include acknowledgement and addressing these things. My ancestors are a part of me—it would be like spiritually cutting off my roots and being a dead tree to ignore that. Beyond the spiritual, there are real economic and social inheritances that to me are undeniable.
In addition to learning one of my ancestors enslaved a person, I also learned that one of my ancestors was accused of witchcraft. There are also many farmers, soldiers and working folk in my heritage.