LOBAMBA — Traditional Healers have strongly warned religious people, especially Christians, to desist from standing in the way of the ancestors as this was provoking death. This was heard from traditional healers who opened up to the Swazi News about their calling, the initiation process and divine powers. They say they are called to become traditional healers against their own will by persistent sickness, bad omen or misfortunes, something which they can only be delivered from once having heeded to the calling.
Also, the person possessed by lidloti ancestors is also haunted by strange dreams. This week, 23 year-old Mzwandile Dlamini lost his battle with the ancestors and told how he relapsed from his newly found Christian faith to pursue his calling to be a traditional healer. The young man of Mbeke-lweni had denunciated the ancestors and openly burnt his initiation articles as he had fallen for his newly found Christian faith.
He became an active church member and was also one of the God is Able Ministries praise team members.
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However, among the many reasons for falling back to a student of divinity kwetfwasaDlamini told our sister daily publication despite of all the prayers and support, his life continued to be dodged by bad omen and a terrible illness. Not even prayers from church leaders as well as Reverend Grace Masilela from the Nazarene Church could help him stand strong against the calling from ancestors. Reverend Masilela is a self-confessed former traditional healer until she repented to the Christian faith.
Interviewed traditional healers strongly condemned the use of human body parts by those who pose as healers.
They say this seriously damaged their reputation. No such medication involving a human body part can ever be used by a traditional healer loshaye-lwe tigubhu who has been initiated at divinity school.
Poor as I am what luck can my body part bring for someone to kill me or use my body parts? The water spirit is called Inzuzu. However, his face was not visible enough. She said anyone can see it. Gogo Zulu said the authorities there even fenced the area to keep people out as it was highly dangerous grounds. She said the area was restricted because many people have lost their lives as they would be overcome by spirits, especially traditional healers.
He said he did not wish to be drawn into this matter as it was beyond human understanding. He quoted Job 41 where a legendary creature in the sea is described by God as the king of beats. About Contact. Search Advanced search. Font size:. Post your comment Your name:.
Your e-mail address:. Add your comments:. Most Popular Most E-mailed. Most Commented Latest comments. If only we had a listening government ngabe akunje.It is not everybody who has a calling, it takes a special person to receive the calling. It is believed that those who have a calling usually receive signs through dreams and then encounter problems that will lead them to go consult with sangomas who will then, diagnose them, for lack of a better word.
You must seek advice about your journey. It is believed that a calling from the ancestors come in a form of a dream at night during your sleep. Black people believe that ancestors are our forefathers who have long passed this earth. Everything they want from you will be communicated to you through dreams.
When you receive a calling you are either summoned to work for the nation as a traditional healer sangoma or prophet. Confusing right? It is difficult to understand what they really want from you so seeking somebody who works with spirits or ancestors can help you understand the guides.
Once all this process has been accepted the ancestor will then come forth with the messages as to whether you have to carry on with the thwasa process or not. Your spiritual master will help you with the information. Some are so fortunate that the guides themselves train them in the comfort of their homes.
If you receive such training, they come in dreams and visions and communicate what to do. In this case you can carry on with life under the guidance of your ancestors and once you are done they will instruct you on how to carry the ceremony.
You and the person they appoint will share the same vision. It is believed that ancestors are very proud and possessive of their own. They want you to seek permission for every traditional event you want to host, and consult with them if you wish to consult other healers. Remember it is not the sangoma who has the power to heal but the ancestors work through the chosen one.
It is not everybody who does the ukuthwasa training and becomes a sangoma. Do ancestors exist? Or do they exist only when you believe in them? You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. By Mapula Matswalela. Share this: Twitter Facebook.We all have ancestors, both of blood and of spirit, and each of our lives rests firmly on the foundation of their sacrifice.
They are as near to us as our breath and bones, and when related with in conscious ways, they can be a tremendous source of healing, guidance, and companionship. The ancestors we choose to honor may include not only recent and more distant family but also beloved friends and community, cultural and religious leaders, and even other-than-human kin such as companion animals.
Our ancestors bring vital support to fulfill our potential here on Earth, and, through involvement in our lives, also further their own growth and maturation in the spirit realms. Like the living, spirits of the deceased run the full spectrum from wise and loving to self-absorbed and harmful.
Physical death is a major event for the soul, a rite of passage we will all face, and the living can provide critical momentum for the recently deceased to make the initiatory leap to become a helpful ancestor. Once the dead have become ancestors, part of their post-death journey may include making repairs for wrongs committed while here on Earth. The five suggestions below, none of which require belief in any specific tradition or dogma, are safe and effective ways to assist our beloved dead and to welcome the ongoing support and blessings of the ancestors in our everyday lives.
Many cultures maintain that we each have a unique destiny or karma to fulfill and that we ideally make it a high priority to remember these original instructions and do what is necessary to express our gifts, our true will, and our most authentic selves.Answer the calling!!! (amadlozi)
The ancestors are seen as allies in this process of remembering and a reservoir of power and backing to help us embody our potential in this lifetime. This gradual and ongoing work of being a conscious person may include things like learning how to express emotions in healthy ways, committing to tell the truth in relationships, reaching out for necessary support to get sober, seeking education to better ourselves, taking better care of our bodies, and generally accepting greater responsibility for becoming a loving and reliable human being.
Whatever helps us to become more ethical, balanced, and open-hearted people is one of the most powerful and sincere offerings we can make to our ancestors. Ironically, the very things that would drag us down are often part of our inheritance from family ancestors. Alcoholism, patterns of physical and sexual abuse, emotional cruelty and dysfunction, religious extremism, racism, sexism, wounds related to money and poverty, predisposition to physical and mental illness, and a thousand and one other poisons can all be passed down along the bloodlines where they lay, seeds in our karmic profile that, if watered with the right conditions, may grow into full-blown dysfunction.
If properly understood these challenges may implicitly point us in the direction of the antidote, often an internal resource that we also carry as a dormant ancestral inheritance. For example physical violence can be a distortion of the gift of healthy warriorship, fear of scarcity may mask an unhealed wound in a lineage of strong providers, or addiction could be a way of numbing the sensitivity required of healers, artists, and lovers.
In this way, the ancestors can be both the source of the hardship and the remedy, yet every time we make the right choices when faced with these inherited patterns, we elevate both ourselves and their spirits.
Nearly all traditions have some way of recognizing the spiritual benefit of good deeds and generosity. Charity in Christianity traditions, sadaqah in Islam, tzedakah in Judaism, and dana in Buddhism and Hinduism are but a few religious expressions of a nearly universal theme of practicing generosity and affirming our inter-relatedness with and care for others. Traditional, indigenous ways of life also tend to emphasize the need for sharing wealth and the blessings that flow from living a helpful, service-oriented life.Thokoza Gogo I feel like you have written this entry just for me.
I came across it on the very same day it was posted and I keep coming back to it. My life has turned upside down in a space of 11 months,lost my job,I was having dreams and hearing drums that has stopped ,I was told I have a calling and have umndau causing mayhem in my life.
My problem is ngiyaphahla and I don't get any recourse it's just quiet,I'm so broke I can't even go and consult. I'm so exhausted mentally. Please can we chat via email if possible nobuhlenkhoma gmail.
I am sorry to hear about all the havoc your awakening is causing in your life.
Its never easy being reborn into your truest self. If you are not having any luck reaching them on your own Apologies for not responding earlier but I have emailed you a response to your comments. Sanibona nginenkinga lapha ngikhulelwe futhi nginabantu abadala mangiyohlola umntwana Ku scan odoctor bafike bathi ababoni Mntwana kodwa mangiyohlola ngesintu bathi abantu abadala abacashisa ingane kabe kuyenzek yini lokho.
Thokoza Gogo This is insightful. Thank you. Now that I know I am not crazy - ngiyacabanga konke loku engikufunde kule article, ngizokusebenzisa to open my eyes and ears to the direction yabo Gogo. Thokoza Gogo May i get your email address please? Thokoza Gogo This blog doesn't give justice to what your articles are about. You just spoke a language and terminology that most us understand and are already practicing but never understood that everything spiritual is interconnected and intwaso shouldn't be feared nor looked down upon.
Mina just found out about this entire world two weeks ago because my life is at a stand still. Gernerational curses have lead me here to this humble place. But I've known that my chakras were very much blocked and not having a spiritual guide hasn't helped me much with my meditation and unblocking it all.
But you have touched on a feared subject from the black community in a very modernised manner. We truly need literature on intwaso I wish I could just be your student and record alles. We honestly deserve people like you Gogo who not afraid, irritated or closed minded to link the spiritual world as one.
Thank you so much. Thokoza Gogo. Yes one of the things that one learns once you have fully awakened is that we are all connected, we are all energy To connect to amadlozi, spirit guides we need to vibrate in tandem with them. That is the key. Thank you for your comments sthandwa.
Five Ways to Honor Your Ancestors
This is so inciteful. Much better than the frowned upon comments we get from older brownies who may not understand. I hve managed to ,understand this in refreshing manner. Ill try vibrate better energies from now on. Thokoza Gogo I have just read this as I was searching for information based on what I am currently experiencing, i have been hearing this drum in my ears likhale ngathi likhala on my skull.If the ancestors gift you with powers you will recieve a ancestral calling in the form of unexplained problems, sickness or dreams.
Ukuvuma Idlozi accepting the ancestral calling is the begining of healers journey to becoming a healer. Negative energy can attach to you from unresolved spiritual, mental, emotional conflicts from the past or spells, hexes or curses cast against you. Problems with your ancestors can manifest themselves as Marital problems Addiction Miscarriage Infertility Financial problems Lost love Inability to get married Untreatable health problems. Dream interpretation is the process of understanding the meaning of dreams.
Understand the meaning of your dreams with the help of our African traditional healers who will get guidance from the ancestors to intepret your dream. Symbols are the language of dreams. In analyzing your dreams, you can learn about your deep secrets and hidden feelings. Every detail, even the most minute element in your dream is important and must be considered when analyzing your dreams.
Ancestral spirits are the spirits of relatives who have passed away. When a person dies their physical body remains on earth but their spirit joins the universal spirit realm. Your ancestral lineage is a very important focal point in your overall success in this life as they are a channel of your requests to the spiritual world.
I have the power to invoke the ancestral spirits to help you with a specific problem in your life. Invoke the acestral spirits to heal relationship problems. Invoke the ancestral spirits to heal financial problems. Impepho ancestral invocation will summon the ancestral spirits and a healer will facilitate communication. Every human being whether black or white has ancestors.
As long as you have blood you have ancestral spirits. The ancestral spirits are a source of healing, guidance, and companionship in our lives, fighting our spiritual battles. The ancestors can communicate with you using dreams that will need to be intepreted by a traditional healer.
Ancestor worship is based on the belief that our ancestors become spirits when they die. Ancestor worship and belief is an extension of a belief in and respect for elders. The ancestors maintain a spiritual connection with their living relatives.
When the ancestral spirits are angry they send a warning using a minor illnesses to warn people that they have gotten onto the wrong path. The ancestors are the connection between the supreme being and the people. Ancestral Divination is a traditional healing technique used to communicate with the ancestral spirits to understand the spiritual root causes of a problem.
Find the root cause of your money problems using ancestral divination. Find the spiritual root cause of your love problems using ancestral divination. Ancestral Divination to help you know your love future, money future, career future or health future.
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Heal love problems using ancestral divination. Heal money problems using ancestral divination. Heal health problems using ancestral divination. Copyright Spiritual Healer. Ancestral spirits Ancestral spirits are the spirits of relatives who have passed away. When a person dies their physical body remains on earth but their spirit joins the universal spirit realm Ancestral spirits are the spirits of relatives who have passed away.
Ancestral appeasement. Invoke the Ancestors. Communicate with the Ancestors. The role of ancestral spirits.I just read about the ancestral signs and I have 5 of those, whats the next step? What d I need to do? Please help. Hello Gogo, I have these symptoms, the first time, I woke in the night and saw a huge spirit spider floating in the air, coming towards me, as soon as it saw i was seeing it turned back and went out of my room, I physically see things of light, especially sea creatures, floating in my room, I dream dreams of bieng attacked and I fly away and sometimes I'm bieng pulled down by some force.
I believe that a member of my family tried to steal my spirit thwebula;i was reciting davids paslm 23 from the bible, for no apparent reason, my body vibrating, and something felt like it was coming out of my forehead, but everytime it was coming out something was blocking itbut a week before this happened, i felt my brain literally expand,i was thinking and reading faster, i hardly slept, i was full of joy and love and in tune with nature, my whole body became flexible.
My mother sent me to ixhwele, when I arrived the initiates there where staring at me like they where sensing something from me and they washed me with mutis that where suppose to be painful, but i didn't feel a thing. I have a lot of intuition, at one point I felt like covering mirrors in my house, and held in my hands my iminqayi sticks, from when I was initiated to become a man, I drank some water and felt a lot of energy this was happening in the middle of the night all of a sudden I had a speaker in the streets saying theres a misssing child and his name is Zululiyazongoma so peole must come out, after a while when that speaker stopped i ran out of the house in the middle of the night, and my family mother and sisters was chasing after me, and as i was running south, the where a group of men holding sticks similar to mine and women, blocking me.
They chased me and held me down dragged me home. The story goes on about these strange events even after I was admitted to a mental institution, where some patients where reffering to me as uZulu and uManzini of the water.
Can you explain to me the meaning of these events, am I suppose to answer a calling. Thank you gogo for your reply, I also never accepted that I'm mentally ill, even now I'm not on any medication and I feel fine. I dreamed once of impepho, and i use in now, to rid of negetive ernegy, i often dream of traditional herbs, I think myabe I have to cleanse myself some how.
I no longer attend church or any religious gathering, for when I hear the songs or preaching, I get these vibrations that go through my body, plus I have a lot of questions about the judeo-christian faith, although I believe in a creator. If you may, I would like you to differentiate for me between an Ighira or Sangoma and Isanuse which I think is an eclectic deviner. Camagu Gogo. Thokoza Gogo What does it mean if one dreams of snakes, with different colors?
The head is green and the body is yellow. Fewer months back i had a dream and bengi phakathi emanzini. I have terrible headache too and it never stops. Im short tempered and dont like who i have become.
Ntshaveleni this two gifts differ, u need to have a gift of being a prophet in order to be one, if u have a gift of being a sangoma or spiritual healer u cant swap.
My friend whos also a sangoma told me that I should accept the gift that my ancestor gave me or else I will loose everything i have and they have protected me through maany car accident happened to me and she told me about the beads I shld be wearing. At st john was told was going locked in jail for good because of iyelekenqe. Thokoza Gogo I have more then 10 signs on your blog plus I have had many dreams from a young age of me fighting spiritually in my dreams, during that I would get rapid heart beating, body temperature etc, then late last I dream of my deceased grandma giving me ihiya ibayi the one with red, blue, yellow and white written "swati" then later when my parents were doing imbeleko for me i was told in my dreams that they my mother and my father my put on injita the red on me on that day when the goat was about to be slaughtered- when my goat got home It was fighting with every1 but only listened to me in my head I was told that its name is Dabulidlozithen after imbeleko tigers 3 and a lion 1 appeared in my dreams while I was near a waterfall with my mother,then this other time I was looking for something to where in my wallcouped I kept on seeing ihiya red with a tiger on I tried touching it but it wasn't there like a vision alot happened.
I need some knowledge and explain for these stuff what can i do.Sickness is a Spiritual Awakening — a wake up call, a call for change. The process of Healing takes many forms. Among the Earth honoring peoples of the world, it is generally understood that traumatic life experiences, when they are serious enough, can result in the fragmentation of our inner, vital essence or soul. Soul loss may occur in response to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; a molestation experience during childhood or being ruthlessly teased and bullied; a bitter divorce, a shocking betrayal, a sexual assault, a serious surgery, or a terrible car accident, to name just a few.
The post-traumatic stress syndrome experienced by military veterans is a classic example of soul loss. Or, when a child is born into this world and the first thing they perceive is that they are not wanted, or that everyone was expecting a boy and they came in as a girl, this can create a form of perinatal soul loss that can affect that person throughout their life.
Soul loss can also be the result of an experience that is so personal at the perceptual level that no one else would know that a trauma had occurred. This is often the case with early childhood soul loss in which there has not been an overt trauma, and so nobody picks up that the child has been severely traumatized.
Soul loss is first and foremost an adaptive mechanism that usually serves by allowing us to cope, and in some situations survive a terrible experience, in which the dissociated soul parts depart, carrying the pain, the shock, the extreme emotion, or the memory of the trauma which may be simply unbearable to the sufferer at the time it occurs.
The loss of these parts of the self is often expressed as despair, as suicidal tendencies, as addictions, or most often-as depression. It is important to understand that soul loss is a good thing that happens to us. It is how we survive pain. If I was going to be in a head on car collision the last place that I would want to be at the point of impact is in my body.
My psyche could not endure that kind of pain. So our psyches have this brilliant self protect mechanism where a part of our essence or soul leaves the body so that we do not feel the full impact of the pain. In psychology we call this disassociation.
In shamanism we understand that a piece of the soul leaves the body and goes to a territory in what shamans call non ordinary reality where it waits until someone intervenes in the spiritual realms and facilitates its return. Although soul loss is a survival mechanism the problem from a shamanic point of view is that the soul part that left usually does not come back on its own. It has always been the role of the shaman to go into an altered state of consciousness and track down where the soul fled to in the alternate realities and return it to the body of the client.
Soul loss was so understood in shamanic cultures people who suffered traumas were often given a soul retrieval within three days after a trauma occurred. Today as we have not been practicing soul retrieval, modern day practitioners are going back ten, twenty, thirty, or forty years or even more looking for lost soul parts. Also in a shamanic culture the individuals knew what was out of balance in their lives that might have caused an illness or issue to occur.
In our culture we are unaware of what is out of spiritual harmony that is creating illness. And because often our soul loss happened so young we are unaware of the unconscious patterns we are living out due to our first experience of soul loss. We are always trying to retrieve our soul. And how we do this is by repeating the same trauma over and over again. The names might change of the people involved in our life story, but the story is often the same.
The wounded healer is an archetype for a shamanic trail and journey. The one who is called undergoes a type of sickness that pushes her or him to the brink of death. This happens for two reasons:. Shamans are chosen by the spirits at birth, but it is not until later in life that the shaman is struck down.
The striking down of a shaman is to dismember them as a person and to have them reborn into something else. There are two ways of being struck. The would-be shaman suffers both mentally and physically.