Hi! I'm Ixchel Love (sounds like ee-shell)
I’m a Flow Alchemist and author of Buzzing Blooms for Bees 🐝
“Body and soul, I am more of a battlefield than a human being.”
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.
“Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow, Grow.” — The Talmud
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.
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.
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” — Alice Walker quoting June Jordan
I also hold a Masters degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies (with a focus on Integral Ecology) and a B.A. in Gender Studies from Mills College, and a Permaculture Design Certificate. PLUS, I am Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities.
I am currently on writing sabbatical, sharing space at a native stingless bee sanctuary on unceded lands of the indigenous Matagalpa in the highlands of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
My zone of genius is at the intersection of: plant-based and ancestral diets, Kundalini Yoga, plant medicine and ritual, feminism, political consciousness and Mayan Cosmology. When you work with me, I bring you to this intersection through intuitive-listening, deep experience and practical wisdom.
“Wake up! If you are sleeping, wake up!”
— Don Alejando Wakatel Utiw (Wandering Wolf),
Grand Elder of the Mayan Nations
Which means: I have developed a keen sense of interconnectedness. I view the world, our bodies and our Work as ecologies. I can help you address imbalances in your life, body or leadership capabilities from this space of integration and interconnectedness too.
THE BUZZ AT IXCHEL RAINBOW LIVING
BREATH OF THE COSMOS
In this Dimension, you’ll learn how to create your unique daily practice of connecting to your Higher Consciousness through meditation.
The ancient yogic practice of Kundalini Yoga (as taught by many) will help you gain clarity for your path and help tap you into Universal Flow so you can:
INTUITIVE ANCESTRAL Ways
In this Dimension, you’ll learn how to live like our ancestors did before late-stage capitalism.
Utilizing behavioral psychology, with my unique blend of decolonization work, you’ll learn how to incorporate real food and whole nutrition, identify (and let go of) destructive patterns that dampen your intuition. You’ll learn to identify and interrupt behaviors meant to keep you in line with capitalist patriarchy.
In this Dimension you’ll learn how to:
- Access your intuition to guide your food choices
DANCE WITH THE COSMOS
In this dimension you’ll learn a movement practice designed to calibrate your energy for clarity and success. Learn how to move in Flow with the Rhythm of the Cosmos and challenge yourself to sweat all while gaining mental and physical strength. You’ll also learn how to vitalize your energy centers, your 10 bodies (includes: the physical body, three mental bodies, and six energy bodies) and to clear your glandular and lymphatic systems of what is no longer needed . . . all to prepare you for your highest potential and vibration. Nurture your body and soul (instead of Doing It All at the expense of body and soul).
WOMXN AS A LIVING PRAYER
When our hearts and minds are in coherence our very actions and thoughts bring the world into being. This alignment of energy calls upon the power of Grace which is beyond space and time.
There is no spiritual bypass on this highway. By discovering your hidden agendas (self-sabotaging patterns) in your shadow you are able to rewrite the stories and patterns that have kept you from feeling bountiful, blissful and beautiful inside. Liberation from her wounds.
The Universe is made up of light, vibration, sound and silence. Through a practice of deep listening and tuning in to what’s below the surface with consciousness and attention, intuition develops. This resets the nervous system to establish a more discerning response to life.
What's the Buzz about Ixchel
“Ixchel is an intuitive alchemist who bridges the world of high level politics and business and the spirit realm:
where we come from, and where we need to tap into in order to be the most POWERFUL LEADERS we can be.
If you’re ready to take a step back and look at
what your DIVINE PURPOSE is
(and what distracts you, and what you need to let go of,
and what you need to claim)…
and leave behind unsustainable patterns, and other stuff you subconsciously do to sabotage yourself and lessen the impact you make…
as well as healing the trauma and fatigue that comes from being a leader and trailblazer in a world that moves quickly
(too quickly some times)…
Ixchel will offer you the sacred space, wisdom and tangible rituals to guide you to divine clarity – so you can
go out into the world, making your biggest impact
no longer jaded and disappointed,
but filled with renewed energy and JOY.
You owe it to yourself.”
– MEREL KRIEGSMAN