10-Day Military Research Challenge
Join a community of people at the Ancestral Souls Wisdom School, ready to explore their military histories & uncover deeper layers to their family stories & military records.
This FREE challenge begins 14 September 2021.
10-Day Military Research Challenge Details
The challenge opens on 14 September 2021 at the Ancestral Souls Wisdom School with a welcome video and details on what to expect. Each morning beginning 15 September 2021, an email will be sent to participants notifying them of the day's topic, video, and worksheet. You are invited to participate daily to more fully explore your family’s military history. The challenge was designed with 20th century wars in mind (WWI, WWII, Korea, & Vietnam) but you can use the questions and tips each day for any war, anywhere in the world. This challenge will not only focus on the service member experience, but also the home front experience.
Often, when we explore our ancestral or personal history, we focus on names, dates, places, and documents. This challenge invites you to go to a deeper level and look at what else those documents and family stories are telling you. Along the way you might also discover a treasure trove of new information.
Each day of the challenge you will be invited to explore three elements of practice, which include Researching, Journaling, and Sharing. My hope is the information you discover will encourage you to continue researching long after the challenge ends. This challenge also builds a foundation for some new classes I’m offering in October during Family History Month, to help you learn even more.
This challenge may also give you new insight into the beliefs, behaviors, patterns, addictions, secrets, lies, truths, and choices your veterans made and also his or her family made throughout their lives. What often happens when we open up to the taboo topics and deeper layers of research, is many questions arise. Questions which may at first have no answers. However, the more we speak with family, do our research, and sit in quiet contemplation with our information, the more answers appear.
It has been my experience that the more I learn about the lives of my ancestors, in historical context, and the choices they made, the better I understand myself. The more I heal. The more those connected to me heal and old family patterns that were destructive, disappear. Those family patterns are replaced with love, connection, wisdom, abundance, and greater possibilities for our lives.
10-Days of Military Research Topics Include:
Life before the war, military service, health, life & death, life after the war, life on the home front, family patterns, veteran behaviors & beliefs, and more.
You also receive...
10-Days of Videos
This challenge provides 10-days of short videos with questions, brief military research strategies & tips, and additional resources.
10-Days of Worksheets
Each day provides you with a topic and three elements to practice: Researching, Journaling, Sharing.
The information and questions included with each day's post are also available in a downloadable worksheet you may print. You are encouraged to research, journal & share daily.
Connection with Others
Participants in this challenge are invited to share with others in the daily posts and also join the Ancestral Souls Wisdom School community on Mighty Networks.
Meet Your Guide on this Journey
Hello! I'm Jennifer!
I’ve been on a conscious personal healing journey for more than a decade. My journey began while researching & writing about my family & military history. My military ancestors helped me dive deeper into my personal & ancestral trauma to heal.
By 2015 my healing journey & military work allowed me to travel in Europe & create a life both there & in Chicago. I became embedded in Dutch society, life, relationships, healthcare, politics, culture, got a deep dive into grief when I became a caregiver to someone I was in a relationship with & more, which gave me a unique perspective on our world & the layers of trauma we each carry, no matter where we live. Each experience I had in Europe gave me awareness & puzzle pieces for my healing & the healing of our ancestors & the collective. Puzzle pieces & awareness I can now share with you.
We are all connected no matter where we live, what our culture is, what our trauma has been….when one heals, we all heal.
Explore more of my military research work, over six years of articles, record examples, videos, and all the books I've written at the WWII Research & Writing Center.