Tsholofelo from Ga-Rankuwa reached out to the popular medium Thembi because she was having problems that no one could explain to her.
“I am confused as there’s a problem between my tradition and spirituality. I’ve been having dreams about my mother that I don’t understand because I believe in Christianity, so I’m confused and need Thembi to help me,” she explained, adding that she had been dreaming about her late mother and grandmother.
Bring me back home
The first thing Tsholofelo’s mother said when she showed up is that while she knows her children are going in the right direction, it doesn’t mean those who have passed away no longer exist. The deceased mother, speaking through Thembi, mentioned: “I’m complaining. I feel cold. All I ask is to come home. You just buried and left me there. Why didn’t you fetch me and bring me back home?”
Thembi asked Tsholofelo, her sister and aunt when they’d be fetching her soul. Although this was a hard concept for the family to grasp, Thembi made things a bit clearer for them as she explained that there was nothing wrong with having different beliefs. “But when it comes to ancestors, there are standards and things that we need to maintain at all times.”
Even the Bible has ancestors
Tsholofelo’s late mother is in a place where she’s restricted when it comes to not only protecting her children, but also providing for them. “As a mother, I make sure that you guys are safe, working, living your lives, getting married and moving out, and having your own families. I need to come home and make sure that happens. So that it doesn’t seem as if I abandoned you as a mother,” she said through Thembi.
It was also explained that the fact that the siblings have different beliefs didn’t concern their mother much. Thembi told them that ancestors have nothing to do with religion.
“Ask yourself if your grandmother passes on, what religion did she belong to? There is no ancestor religion… Who was Abraham? Even Jesus, what is he? He’s an ancestor,” she said, adding: “Let’s respect our ancestors and give them the respect that they deserve because the Bible you read has ancestors within it.”
At the end of the session, the family, accompanied by Thembi, went to an open field and spoke to their late mother. They then went to her grave and asked for forgiveness. This was followed by a ritual to bring her soul back home.
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