Dromoland Castle in county Clare was original a stronghold is now a 5 star hotel and close to Shannon Airport. It is still owned by O’Briens, my ancestors. I am first generation Canadian. Mom, Elizabeth O’Brien came to Canada around the age of 8 years.
As we entered the hotel they have portraits of family on the walls. Wow what an elated feeling to see and connect with all these paintings. I sat in awe, fascinating to be able to identify who was similar in appearance to my immediate family members. As I gazed at each portrait I could see Aunt Margaret, Uncle Jim, Uncle Jack, Aunt Nancy. I sat in the lobby just absorbing the energy and enjoying the overwhelming feeling of remembering all the family stories I heard growing up. I was here and it was grand.
Let me give you a little history Brians Baroimbe (Boru) was High King of Ireland 11 century renown for his defeat of the Danes in 1014. He was forced to surrender to King Henry V111 in the 16th Century and demoted to Baron of Inchquin and 1st Earl of Thomond. The castle had been destined for demolition but it was rescinded due to the kindness and his fair and benevolent treatment of the tenants.
I officiated a wedding, in Toronto for an East Indian princess with dignitaries from around the world. I discovered afterwards that the present O’Brien owner of Dromoland Castle had been in attendance. I was disappointed that I did not have to opportunity to speak to them. That would have been wonderful to meet a distant relative.
Our family history often shows up in our attitude and temperament even in our wants and desires in life. I think it is exciting when individuals look into a family background and discover how it impacts the present life. That is also why I often encourage Past Life Regression to discover whys and impact of fears, phobias and patterning that can have a negative or positive effect on this life. When we address them, the effect can be changed and Karma can be released to live in a state of GRACE. In love and light