Question 1 July 2020

How are your ancestors connecting with you the last month? Do they appear as symbols? Flowers, feathers, coins, songs, books? Do they appear visually to you?

What wisdom are they passing to you during this incredible transformative energy period since end of May?

 

Please comment below to share with others if you feel comfortable.

I also invite you to journal on this question on your own.

This class will change how you research and write!

Journey with Jennifer as your travel guide, through your family’s history, their military stories, and your own story. On this journey you will read a life-changing book.

Together with a core group of people, we will discuss issues and emotions around the themes of war, religion, women’s themes, spirituality, family, stories, trauma, inherited trauma, racism, LGBTQ, caregiver issues, secrets, shame, guilt, PTSD, and many other topics that come from the book, my questions, and your experiences.

You will explore your family’s history and dive into who you are with this knowledge. You will even begin to write your own stories.

Watch the video to learn more then scroll down to explore more details. To learn more about this seven-week course, visit the registration page to find full details and testimonials from past participants. If you have questions about this course, please contact Jennifer at info@wwiirwc.com. I can’t wait to work with you and guide you on your transformative journey! © 2020 Ancestral Souls

Today I start a new chapter in my life’s story. Today I start a year-long journey in Wendy DeRosa’s Intuitive Healer Training Program and Certification.

The program starts with a 5-day retreat online which begins this evening. I’m ready and excited and know massive transformation will come from this experience both personally and professionally.

How did this opportunity show up? About 9 months ago I told the universe, If you want me to follow this new path you better send the teachers, education, and money!

You know what happened? Within about 24 hours the first teacher showed up. Within a week I had three. Since then I have taken several Ancestral Lineage Healing, Grief & Loss, Embodiment, Inherited Trauma, PTSD, connecting with the ancestors, ritual, and other courses with several different teachers. I’ve also done a tremendous amount of reading on these topics and more. Yet I still didn’t have the right teacher for whatever my path I needed to be on.

Then in February the Evolved Empath Summit happened online and I purchased the video recordings and received several bonuses with them, including a full course by Wendy DeRosa, Energy Training for Empaths.  That class changed everything.

A few weeks ago I signed up for her Intuitive Heart Program and am almost through that. It too has opened me up in ways I didn’t expect.

Wendy has a year-long certification program and I had briefly looked at it when I first visited her website a few months ago. Not being sure of my next step and not being sure I was ready to invest the amount she was asking, I waited. I also signed up for the Foundations of Embodiment Certification with Mark Walsh, a Brit, which starts next week, so I wondered if I could handle two intense programs at once. Mark’s program ends by early August so it is not as long a commitment, but there is still a lot of work and reading for it.

Last week on the last day in the last moments, I applied for Wendy’s Intuitive Healer program. The universe shouted NOW! I listened. Had I not, I would have had to wait a year and I knew that wasn’t possible.

So, we are in week 8 of lockdown from the invisible enemy and I’ve had no new clients coming in because the world is shut down. The universe came through though with the money for this class and I know all will be well.

I look forward to this journey. Already the bonuses that came with the program and her meditations are shifting things for me.  I can’t wait to find out what else shows up and shifts.

my invitation to you is to tell the universe what you want and watch for it to show up.  it may not show up how you think but it will show up in the highest and best way for you!

 

© 2020 Ancestral Souls

Are you ready to shift into a higher vibration with your client work?

Questions

Are you a genealogy or military research professional who needs support assisting clients in the processing of research results?

Are your clients asking for help to understand the emotional issues that may arise with DNA research results, results that indicate a family story or person is not who we thought they were? Results that show us a family member was a criminal, abusive, destructive, or damaged people or things in other ways?

Do you need help processing all the results you encounter as a professional? Especially if you work with a lot of death?

If so, I have two offers for you!

In January 2020 I taught a webinar on helping research professionals learn tools to help both themselves process research results and not go into depression or compassion fatigue AND to also help clients process information.

To assist you as a professional or hobby researcher to stay more mentally fit, I have two offers for you.

1. A free webinar.

While holding space and providing a safe, open environment, I will explore topics related to genealogy and military research results which may dramatically affect our clients and ourselves. These include: grief, loss, trauma, family secrets, family patterns, family parallels, caregiving, spirituality and religion, PTSD, racialized trauma, LGBTQI, genealogical topics, inherited trauma, and the effects of the war on families in addition to the veteran.

During the exploration you may become aware of how your research clients may need additional support and resources to help them process the information you provide to them. Additionally, you may become aware that you also need help to process the sometimes heavier, more emotional work we do, which takes a toll on us mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

You will leave this webinar with a basic understanding of many topics which you can then explore to help you add a support component to your business.

Includes a workbook to help get you started on your new journey!

Register on the Finding the Answers Journey website.

2. Discount on 3 1-hour facilitation sessions.

Facilitation sessions are available to help you learn how to assist yourself or your clients in healthier ways. In these 1-1 sessions, we will discuss what you deal with in your business. What your needs are. What your clients’ needs are. Where you need help. I will provide tools to help you explore what works best for you.

Learn more about facilitation sessions on the Finding the Answers Journey website.

Use discount code: 3HRFACILITATIONAPR20 to secure your discount. This is a $75 off the 3 1-hour package only. Discount expires 30 April 2020.

© 2020 Ancestral Souls

In this ever changing reality we are living in during the times of COVID-19 or coronavirus, we are being called to go inside and do our inner work. To become embodied, ground our energy, respond rather than react. Promote these things rather than fear and panic.

In this video I share what is happening in my world this week and give you a grounding exercise to do which I hope will help you feel more calm. Try it out, change it up, and see how this one thing can bring more peace to your life in this moment.

Grounding is something I do multiple times a day, especially when I feel stressed, I start futuring (worrying about the future) or the monkey mind starts going. Grounding takes me out of fight or flight and into what is actually happening. It has kept me sane for the last week as things have changed daily, including my return from my Dutch husband in the Netherlands, whom I may not see for six months. Grounding has helped me sleep, prepare in a calm way, and explore what is possible in this moment and the next few weeks.

We are being given an opportunity to change a lot in our world. Are you ready to take that next step? If you would like to work with me to create a new reality with you, please check out my FACILITATION and COACHING packages on my online course website, Finding the Answers Journey.

 

 

If you would like to know more about me, the work I do on both the energy/ancestral lineage healing side or military research side, please visit all my social sites via LinkTree.

© 2020 Ancestral Souls

That is a loaded, triggering question isn’t it? Isn’t it time these communities start the conversation about the effects of research on us mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally as researchers and professionals?

I have been a genealogical researcher for more than 20 years. For a decade, I’ve studied every military branch and it’s paperwork for WWII, which resulted in the creation of numerous research guides, speaking programs, and more clients than I can count. I took ProGen and several other professional genealogy prep classes back in the day. I self-taught the 20th century military research because no one else was teaching this – no other books existed. Then in 2012 when I moved out and got divorced, I started down a spiritual path alongside the military research. Then I began to travel in Europe. I also wrote some gut wrenching, sad, life changing books about my family’s military members. Those broke me open. Helping clients write books and share their deeper stories has also broken me open.

Do you know none of the genealogy business groups, classes, webinars, or anything talk about these issues? None provide support on how we as professionals or researchers deal with this? Only recently through the DNA surprises people are getting are these topics I speak of below being even whispered. Yet no one is stepping forward to address the therapeutic side of what we do.

The combination of years of genealogy research for both myself and clients plus the military research plus explaining to clients the heavy stuff, the family secrets they didn’t know about (pregnancy during war time that was never disclosed), helping unravel family trauma, PTSD, inherited trauma, multiple issues that we all grow up with, broken homes, and on and on PLUS being a caregiver to my husband and dealing with loss, grief, anticipated grief, PTSD, etc., – as a result of the genealogy and/or military research I was doing for clients……resulted in both myself as a professional and my clients or anyone else who worked with me to have unresolved grief, triggers for PTSD and other issues, and many other things show up because we chose this work.

 

How Do I Know We Need Help?

In the last two years, the clients who hire me have changed. They require and sometimes demand the deeper healing – the deeper answers. Most are not satisfied with the facts, documents, answers to their questions. They require facilitation to process what we discover, especially when it turns their world upside down and makes them question who their father or mother was and who they are now that they know this information.

Many clients deal with caregiving issues, grief, loss, PTSD, inherited trauma, compassion fatigue, discovering their WWII mom had a baby out of wedlock the family didn’t know about, discovering a father wasn’t who they thought he was, talking about LGBTQI issues, rape, assault, they ask about ancestral lineage healing, they are adopted or through DNA discover things they weren’t prepared for…..it goes on and on. All of this comes up in the military and family history work I do with clients.

I have had to find resources in books, online classes, professionals, and articles, to name a few things I’ve used, to help both myself move through the issues of caregiving, the issues of professional compassion fatigue and PTSD from the work I do, and help my clients through these issues.

Am I a therapist? No. But I do not believe we need to be therapists to help guide clients and provide resources. I do believe we need to recognize when we should refer someone to a professional therapist/spiritual teacher/religious guide, etc. That is part of our responsibility as professional researchers and human beings. To help support and love each other.

 

What’s the Next Step?

 

In January 2020, I gave a free webinar for genealogy and military research professionals, with a workbook, on incorporating resources into our genealogy and military research businesses to help clients.

 

 

Work WITH ME

Register for a facilitation session and let’s discuss how I can help you create more in your business.

 

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© 2020 Ancestral Souls

Penny Walters has written an amazing book every genealogy and military research should read. It’s called Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy by Penny Walters.

Why is this book important?

Penny outlines many potential ethical dilemmas faced by genealogy and military researchers. A few include: How do we handle things like secrets uncovered? Knowledge of a DNA match to someone the family didn’t know existed? How does a professional provide potentially emotionally damaging information to a client – or do they? Do you celebrate when you find a criminal in your family? These are only the tip of the iceberg.

How do we handle these things? Penny’s book shows us how through numerous examples and case studies. Her book covers:

  • What are ethical dilemmas?
  • Ethical dilemmas in genealogy.
  • DNA Testing
  • Adoption
  • Ethnicity and Identity
  • Potted History & Potential Future of Genealogy

Why did I want to read this book?

As a 20+ year genealogist and 10+ year military research professional, I purchased Penny’s book to explore the deeper layers of this work I do, that most of us do, that people are not as willing to discuss. As I move more into energy healing, ancestral lineage healing and helping families explore family patterns and go deeper than names, dates, places, battles, etc., Penny’s book shed light on areas in which I have not worked or needed to consider, like Adoption.

Now working with adoptees through private facilitation sessions, I have more tools in my toolbox to help them navigate their journey. I have more questions to ask as they write their stories and explore their personal truths. The remainder of Penny’s book also provides a lot of questions we can ask ourselves or our clients. Broader questions I think that should be discussed in the larger genealogy community also – something many are afraid to do because of taboo subjects and worries about offending someone. I think if we set those things aside and open up to these important questions, we can change and heal so much in our families and histories and the world.

Penny’s book is one I will be recommending to my clients and using further in my many projects, classes, webinars, and research work.

Disclosure: The book link is an affiliate link. It does not affect the price you pay.

© 2020 Ancestral Souls