Robert Svoboda – Living with Reality – Ep. 44 – Honoring Your Ancestors with Paula Crossfield

With the Ancestor Fortnight on the way, Dr. Robert Svoboda and Paula Crossfield discuss the importance that honoring your ancestors can have for creating harmony in your life.

This episode originally aired on The Cosmic Business Podcast with Paula Crossfield, a show for spirit-led entrepreneurs who want to create purposeful and profitable businesses aligned with the planets. Learn more at

“Here it’s like part of the challenge that we’re experiencing in society is the fact that these ancestors are all trying to grab our attention and they have not yet found a good way to be really harmoniously aligned with one another. So part of what our responsibility as natives of the United States is, when we’re doing ancestor worship, to acknowledge the ancestors of everybody in the country and how we salute them, but we have to encourage all of them to do what they need to do. And part of what they need to do is to learn how to cooperate together for the benefit of everybody who is in the country.” – Dr. Robert Svoboda

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In this episode of Living with Reality:
  • Paula and Dr. Svoboda discuss the Ancestor Fortnight, which runs this year from September 29 through October 14 
  • They focus on the importance that honoring your ancestors can have for creating success and harmony in your own life
  • Dr. Svoboda explores some of his own relationships with troubled ancestors and how he’s worked with the karma that is passed down from generation to generation
  • Dr. Svoboda provides detailed instructions on how to perform the ancestor worship ritual, as it was taught to him by his guru
About Dr. Robert Svoboda:

Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of twelve books including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution and the Aghora series, which discusses his experiences with his mentor during the years 1975 – 1983.

In the years since 1986, Dr. Svoboda has traveled extensively, spending three months per year on average in India. He often speaks on Ayurveda, Jyotish, Tantra and allied subjects in locales across the world.

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About Paula Crossfield:

Paula Crossfield is Vedic astrologer and Business Coach dedicated to helping a million spirit-led entrepreneurs make more money and impact so they can bankroll the change they want to see in the world. Her insights on astrology and business strategy have helped her clients build sustainable five figure+ per month incomes while still embodying their values.

For more information on 1-on-1 opportunities and group coaching programs with Paula, go to, where you can also get the 2023 Astrology Guidebook
Check out more episodes from Dr. Svoboda:
Are you living with reality? Paula Crossfield sits down with Dr. Robert Svoboda to talk about learning to live with reality as it is, on Living With Reality Ep. 1
Dr. Robert Svoboda shares a conversation with Dr. Vignesh Devraj that centers on analyzing karma, looking at whether karma is knowable, and dealing with karmic patterns and obligations, on Living With Reality Ep. 23
Dr. Svoboda joins Raghu and Noah for a conversation on the karma of the moment, on Mindrolling Ep. 376
Dr. Robert Svoboda explores Samkhya, which is the underlying philosophy of Ayurveda, and leads a meditation on Prana and the Five Elements, on Living With Reality Ep. 5
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