I'm starting my workshop series this year with this topic. My reasons for this are quite simple. So many people are in what I call fear-based relationships with their amaDlozi which is not how its supposed to be. I'm not sure if we, the Traditional Healers, have contributed to this or if its because of the lack of elders within families who themselves had a good relationship with amaDlozi.
We hold rituals and ceremonies to barter for more good luck or to keep some or other material thing!! Is that truly the way the relationship is meant to be? Like I said, I don't think so. It certainly is not the relationship that I witness each day in my life. In fact, my experience is that because of the ultimate goal of seeing you succeed, here I mean beyond material success, amaDlozi are a powerful partner in helping you to grow and to truly discover your own inner strength.
For this to be evident, you need a relationship based on love and not one based on fear!
Philani. Makhosi Amanda Derby-Gcabashe