The Dream of your Ancestors is You

David Price
3 min readSep 7, 2020
Image by Tomas Sanchez


Wisdom from Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the author of White Buffalo Teachings:

“Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger?

Know that you yourself are essential to this world. Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this world. Did you think you were put here for something less? In a Sacred Hoop of Life, there is no beginning and no ending.”


A family’s black sheep are actually liberators of their family tree.
Family members who don’t adapt to family rules or traditions, those who constantly try to revolutionize beliefs.
Those who choose roads contrary to the well-beaten paths of family lines, those who are criticized, judged and even rejected.
These are called to free the family from repetitive patterns that frustrate entire generations.
These so-called ′′ black sheep “, the ones that don’t fit, the ones that howl with rebellion, actually repair, detox and create new thriving branches in their family tree.
Countless unreal desires, broken dreams or frustrated talents of our ancestors manifest themselves through this revolt.
For inertia, the family tree will do anything to maintain the neutral and toxic course of its trunk, which will make the rebel’s task difficult and conflicting.
Stop doubting and take care of your rarity ′′ like the most precious flower in your tree “.
You are the dream of all your ancestors.

— Bert Hellinger

My sister once told me that my father had pronounced me “a strange one.” Her reply was that I was their strange one. My family was full of black sheep and breakaway eccentrics, but I wasn’t rebelling, I was just following my introverted literary and artistic interests. Those interests carried me away from my family of origin until we hardly recognized each other. I was criticised for always having my nose in a book, for being impractical and dreamy.



David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.