Are you interested in exploring your Celtic roots and learning from the past?
Have you ever wondered about the wisdom passed down through the generations from our ancestors?
Does this title capture your imagination: 'Growing your potential from the wisdom of your roots?'
If so, then today's guest post may be of interest to you.
Sinéad Patricia Quinn is an Irish woman, living in Spain, who has spent years studying our unique Celtic cultural inheritance.
You can read her story here and learn about a new course she is offering which explores our Ancient Celtic Wisdom.
Let me hand you over to Sinéad (pronounced shin-ade)....
Celtic Roots Calling
I was away from home, in an unknown city, trying to get to grips with a culture that was foreign to me, looking for new opportunities.
There was a tree lined cobble stoned street I loved with a small brightly painted church. Every time I passed by it felt like there was a magnet pulling me in.
I was curious to know what was there that had such a strong attraction for me. Over drinks with friends someone mentioned the Battle of Saint Patrick and the plaques honoring the Irish who fought there over 250 years ago.
The moment Celtic Cross in a church yard was mentioned I instantly had a strong knowing that that was what had been calling me so insistently.
The next time I passed the church I walked through the open gates. As I stood before something that is so inherently Celtic and I know so well I could feel a tingling below the soles of my feet, a sense of roots as I stood on the same soil as those who shared my Celtic heritage.
It didn’t matter that they were not from my bloodline and over a quarter of a century had passed since they had stood in the same place I now did, the connection was still there.
I was touched to feel such a deep sense of belonging away from home. It settled me, gave me a sense of security and a knowing of new beginnings.
From that moment so many precious gifts came into my life and every time I passed the church I went to greet those who had been there before me and to feel my roots enliven more and more.
Embedded Dreams and Wisdom
Around that time I had also been doing work on connecting deeper to our ancestors and the competencies they had.
I learned about their unfulfilled dreams that could now be realized through us, and the ancient beat of mysteries long ago known that are embedded in us and how that directly supports our sense of purpose and our place in the world.
I feel proud to be Irish, to be linked to the ancient wisdom of the Celts and I come alive when I remember the fantastical tales that we were taught as children, where anything was possible, women were warriors and nature played a vital role in how we moved through life.
Conscious Connection With Our Ancestors
I have discovered in my 30 years of working with people and their potential, just how important the landscape of our forefathers is, and how it not only shapes our present but also our future.
There is something very powerful in consciously connecting to your ancestors, who have something to awaken in you.
An incredible support comes through bringing your awareness to their presence in your life.
It adds direction, clarity and courage to make changes so you can lead a purposeful life.
It has been my experience in working with individuals and groups that it heals relationships, as well as opening up new possibilities for your best life.
The Irish American Quest for Roots
When I was a child I was fascinated by how many Americans came to Ireland looking for their roots, how important it was for them, and how much of a yearning there was for the belonging that their ancestors could fill.
Feeling how powerful it had been to connect to my own roots while on foreign soil, and how important that inherent belonging is to all of us, it felt like the right time to put together an online course.
The time is right to share practices I have been working with over the last decade, that I know can deepen your connection to your ancestors on multiple levels, and help you to access their ancient wisdom and knowing, that lives on through you.
It is a programme close to my heart, where I will teach you practices that you can use for years to come, that allow you explore new vistas of possibility in your own life.
Practices that open new beginnings that honor your past and your future, and marry the best of where your ancestors came from and where you were born.
That is why I have created this unique 7 week online programme especially for Americans of Irish descent who wish to transcend and transform so that extraordinary life can arise.
If you are longing to live your best life, feel meaningful connection to the ancient wisdom of the land your family came from, looking to feel a deep sense of belonging, or knowing your place in the world, or just want to invite some more magic into your life, then please join me for this course starting 1st February 2022.
You can find more information and register on my website through this link...
And please feel free to share this with other friends and family, whom you know are looking for new, better beginnings too!
Thank You To Sinéad
Thank you to Sinéad for sharing her story with us today. I admire her vision for the future, her knowledge of our past, and her insight about how to use this widom to transform our present.
Wishing her every success with this new Celtic Roots Learning Program.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
This was lovely, Mairead, and thank you for sharing Sinead. As Colin Farrell said, "Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me."
I love the photos also.
Irish American Mom
Hi Bernadette - Thanks so much for reading Sinéad's guest post. Her story is so interesting and I too believe there is deep wisdom to be found in the ancients ways of the Celts. I love that quotation from Colin Farrell. It's so true. Our Irishness is always with us, even if it has been handed down through the generations.
Peg (Cleere) Ugolick
I love, love, love all your postings. I am the youngest of the youngest in my mom's family. All are gone on to their eternal rest. So many questions were left unanswered, Mom - Kilkenny, Daddy - Tipperary (Home of the Hurling games). Thank you again!