Photo Caption: Hi! I’m Sita Karam Kaur Ixchel. Call me Ixchel (sounds like ee-shell). I specialize in supporting intuitive changemakers, empaths and spiritual seekers who want to avoid burnout and amplify their radiance by helping them cultivate self-leadership thru daily FLOW rituals and change the world while they’re at it.
But my first twenty years I learned it wasn’t safe to be seen as I fought to survive in a world that made me feel I wasn’t invited and didn’t belong. From deep in my mother’s womb, my twin and I held close for our lives in a violent and unpredictable home. My sister Heather protected me in the womb but left her physical form before we were born. Despite her passing, she stayed with me in spirit during tumultuous times growing up. Together we found solace outside with the plant and animal spirits.
Yet through conscious daily practice over the next twenty years I discovered strength in surrounding myself with the community of others (including people, plants and pollinators) that helped me feel a sense of belonging — re-membering how to feel safe in my skin and embedded in the natural world. Finding that alchemical gold buried deep within the hard rocks of violence, abuse and neglect became my resilience superpower.
And I know all too well what it means to fly too close to the sun and burnout because of it:
I was the first in my family to go to college (while also a single mom of two by the time I was 18), I was the first Latina (of Mayan ancestors) to serve as Vice Mayor of Petaluma, California, I’ve run for Congress and I’ve mentored other women who were running for office or running their own business . . .
I know what happens when we go go go and I know what’s possible when we take 15 minutes a day (or less!) to breathe, pause and reflect.
Which is why I have 35 years of practice in consciousness exploration, meditation, feminist-based self-development and intuitive-based action and I bring it all to my work with change-making womxn leaders.
I am currently on writing sabbatical, living on unseated lands of the indigenous Matagalpa in the highlands of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
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