A Note From Dr. Beverly Nelson, Director
Day of The Dead calls for meditation and reflection.
Our ancestors are always with us. Their influence, positive or negative, cannot be denied. We carry them with us at all times: whether it’s a physical resemblance, a habit, a name or the ideals they had which they may have passed onto us; this inheritance is as much cultural as it is spiritual. We ought to remember them and honor them not just once a year, but at all times. Each action we perform, every word we utter, is a testimony of the good they did, and a candle that burns forever, in their memory.
Sometimes what we inherited from them is a characteristic that we dislike, or an illness. I always try to focus on how much I have learned from everything that has been passed onto me – the good and the not-so-good. We are handed a certain set of cards, but we are the only ones responsible for how we play them. We may have to take care of our bodies a bit more than the average person, but doesn’t that give us discipline, and a stronger sense of empathy?
Each one of us is, in many ways, the very reason why our ancestors existed. Think about what this means – what role do you play in your life, in the lives of others, and in the universe’s plan? Are you making the most of your spiritual inheritance – or are you gambling it away? If you are burdened by it – what can you do to turn the course into a blessing?
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