Samhain's coming, as most of all y'all know. So I've been upping my ancestral honoring game - spending more time a their altar, listening more to their voices. (See? My life isn't all Morrigan all the time!)
Which is not to say that the ancestors are any more love-and-light than the Morrigan is. Yes, the recent ancestors love us, and all of them want us to have success in life (and thus keep their line going) ... they now have that 'one step removed, looking it all over' view on life. And, MY ancestors are into capital T Tea. 100% Truth. They don't pull punches. They expect full disclosure from me - yeah, they already know what is going on in my life, but they want to be 100% sure that *I* am aware, awake, and handling my responsibilities.
Since I'm here being 100% with you - they aren't always happy with me.
But without that 100% pure Tea, that full-awareness/awake Truth, you can't navigate your life. You need those set points, those rock-solid landmarks, so you can travel the path you want and know when you're off course.
It doesn't mean that you don't have any UPG (unverified personal gnosis). It means that you acknowledge what is UPG and what is, well, canon or has verifiable history behind it. The former you don't tell others to steer by - they are not THEIR landmarks. The latter, others don't have to steer by, either, of course. But all you can do is point out known reefs/where the North star is/etc. What they do with those verifiable facts is up to them. They CAN throw them out.
Admittedly, I do tend to point and laugh when they do and end up with problems after I rather bluntly told them about the rocks ahead.
But what THEY tell THEIR Tillerman is up to them. What my ancestors call for me to do, what *I* call for myself and all y'all to do, is for us to give my/your Tillerman as close to 100% Pure Tea as you possibly can. Fact check. Check yourself. Check your assumptions. And 100% venture out there, keeping that T supply full.