AfriGeneas Canada Research Forum
Re: Fortune Richard and Clarissa Richard
In Response To: Re: Fortune Richard and Clarissa Richard ()
I am not a person of African descent. However I feel the ancestors very very much. There was a lady who lived back home named Martha Wandell...She was listed in the 1881 census Rideau Ward C-13235 as a fortune teller...To me that meant a healer. I went to find her in the Cataraqui Cemetery. I prayed and asked The Spirit to show me...there she was within 4 feet..It had been raining and windy then suddenly got calm and sunny...there her stone was.. I wanted to give her something to take on her journey... in keeping with tradition. So I did...When I left to come to BC, I went to see her again with my girlfriends... one who is a medicine woman, Another who is my second mom-she is Jamaican, another girlfriend who is a musician and myself. We made her spirit food...callaloo, rice and peas and curried chicken...all without salt..We prayed to God and thanked God for her life... we poured libation, smudged...
Spirituality to me is very important in my research..honouring, respecting people...I ask the Holy Spirit for help all the time.
I pray to God and seek his guidance always. Things come to me...Through people such as yourself, or stumbling across a formerly hidden piece of information..
This is a responsibility...we need to safeguard...the stories flow through us.
I appreciated your inspiring words of wisdom.