April 15, 2021 at 07:38AMI’m a SPEAKER for ThriverCon on April 29-30! It’s the first intentionally diverse virtual conference helping BIPOC, womxn of color & LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs create more income & impact in their purpose-driven businesses. And the speakers get paid! It’s an honor to share my work at this amazing, diverse and impactful event! 🌈 My talk: Decolonize and Reclaim Your Time to Liberate Your Flow 🔥 We are 18 BIPOC speakers who will be sharing our stories and expertise on passion-led Flow, entrepreneurship, marketing, monetization, soulful sales, content creation, and more. There will also be breathwork, meditations, and sound bath music! You’ll get 12+ hours worth of content talks and panel sessions that will help you grow your business and brand in your time. If you can’t attend live the entire time, each ticket also gives you a copy of the full 2-day video recording. At least ten percent of all ticket sales net proceeds will be donated to ThriverCon’s charity partner, @anniecannons ; AnnieCannons is a U.S.-based nonprofit social enterprise and registered 501©3 that trains survivors of human trafficking and gender based violence into software engineers and entrepreneurs. Will you join me? Let me know below and please tell your friends. (Link in profile) ✨🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕🌔🌓🌒🌑✨ Ixchel (ee-shell) is a ✨Time Witch ✨ Training JEDI Edgewalkers to decolonize time, skip the crash + liberate their Flow. Have you subscribed to receive 🐉 Dragon Letters 🐉 yet? The next letter is emerging soon. Details in bio link… #edgewalkers #JEDIs #decolonizetime #indigenous #indigiqueer #flowcoaching #flowstate #restrevolt #ixchel #ixchellunar #thrivercon #thriverlifestyle #bipocbusiness

April 12, 2021 at 10:26AMGood things are coming… ✨🔥✨ Happy Monday Aries New Moon! Stay Wild. Love, fiercely. 💗 ✨🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕🌔🌓🌒🌑✨ Ixchel (ee-shell) is a ✨Time Witch ✨ Training JEDI Edgewalkers to decolonize time, skip the crash + be liberate their Flow. Have you subscribed to receive 🐉 Dragon Letters 🐉 yet? The next letter is emerging soon. Details in bio link… #edgewalkers #JEDIs #decolonizetime #indigenous #indigiqueer #flowcoaching #flowstate #restrevolt #newmoon #ariesnewmoon #ixchel #ixchellunar

“After Rest Comes Flow.” — Ixchel Lunar ✨🔥✨

After Rest Comes Flow

 “After Rest Comes Flow.”  — Ixchel Lunar ✨🔥✨  Performative professionalism is the thing that’s gotten in my way all my life. The perfection and impeccability that I was taught was a white supremacy coping mechanism that is taught by well meaning BIPOC parents and teachers. (h/t to @gieselleallen and @kellydiels for the insights and questions […]

March 16, 2021 at 08:37AMJEDI Flow Collective and the Edgewalkers Labyrinth The image is my Venn Diagram Framework of the journey of the Edgewalkers Labyrinth. The three petals of the trillium flower are further described below. JEDIs DECOLONIZING TIME Initiated: Identifying life events that forever change who we are and supercharge our purpose here and now. Living at the edge, being the bridge between the Deep and the Divine. Autotelic: Your inner compass, your outer North Star. The Deep Why, intrinsic motivation, that helps stay with the discomfort in unlearning, for the deep work required of us in this time. Earth Knowing: Revive and support indigenous ways of knowing and being in relationship with Earth and the Ancestors. How do you give back, repair, decolonize? LIBERATE YOUR FLOW Reclaim your Birthright: Reclaiming our Time with Flow as our birthright. Centering Flow in your life. Devote yourself daily: Transform the stuckness of an old rut into the new nervous system pathways (neuroplasticity). Developing the mettle (grit, resilience) for the challenges ahead. Innovate: Dismantling the old systems and developing the new ones that center Flow as your way of being need innovative ideas and ways of being because dominator culture wasn’t made for us. DREAMING IN THE WILD Rest Revolt: Rest for the Revolution. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde Wild Idling (h/t for this similar term from Lianne Raymond): Reconnect with ch’ulel, (chi) the embodied energy of the cosmos, let you mind, heart and sacral free. Find Your Rhythm: What is your beat? Your biorhythms, your cycle or creation, your dance? What is the pace of your walk on this Earth? ✨Time Witch ✨ founder of the JEDI* Flow Collective. I help Edgewalkers decolonize time, skip the burnout and cultivate Flow… We are edge walking on the left side of liberation. Will you walk with us? Link in bio #edgewalkers #JEDIs #decolonizetime #venndiagram #trillium #indiginous #indigiqueer

February 24, 2021 at 09:21AMBubbles in the Water She lays beneath the surface, you wouldn’t know she is there except the tiny little bubbles that rise to the still, smooth surface of the water She lays motionless, with a smile waiting, wondering, dreaming under the surface The Muse. Will you receive her today? The rhythm of your Flow awakens her from her stillness as you walk the edge of between She feels your movement finding your footing rooting, grounding in your rhythm Keep moving, pushing through the discomforts of all that wants to pull your gaze away from locking eyes with her She is waiting for you, under the event horizon in the center of your galaxy Breathe. And the bubbles become a whoosh And she rises to meet you . . . Repost 📸 (filter added) from @gabosan • Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, México. #oaxaca #hierveelagua #milkyway #milkywaygalaxy #muse #coaxingthemuse #flowstate #poetry

December 24, 2020 at 12:10PMDecember 24th has always been the most precious of days on the calendar. It is my Grandma Bea’s birthday. On the day she was born, all the flowers were born. Though long since returning to aether, her presence today it ever palpable. She even carried a Christmas tree birthmark on her arm. 🎄 Bea loved sharing her birthday with our family as a way to bring everyone together around the old mahogany round table. We ate the tamales we had made together a few weeks earlier, with the let loose dance, libations and laughter. Wrapping paper would be torn in a squeal of delight and the room would burst forth with new toys for the dozen grandchildren and rent-a-kids. In the earlier days there would be an exquisitely decorated cake with winter scenes made by her master baker friend René. We would sing Las Mañanitas, hopeful for every beautiful morning. Her wrinkly skin so soft and sweet, like a raisin in the sun, reminding us to age in sweetness and let go of all that makes us bitter. Today is precious. I am still unwrapping her gifts and cherishing her smile, the greatest gift she gave me. Beatríz Withrow de Lunar (1921-2003)

December 22, 2020 at 09:32AMMy alma mater CIIS is hosting @adriennemareebrown in February (online, link below) Prevailing ideas around social justice activism tend to focus on “doing the work,” putting in long hours, and facing challenges head-on. Activism is rarely associated with personal joy and pleasure. But can there be a deep connection between activism and pleasure? How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author, Black feminist, and social justice activist adrienne maree brown has been talking, writing, and celebrating the intersection of pleasure and activism since her much-lauded 2019 book, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Pleasure activism is a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the Black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Through connecting with our inner desires and needs—physical, mental, emotional—we can become better organizers, activists, and social justice workers. Join Sonya Shah, CIIS professor and restorative justice expert and adrienne for a powerful and joyful conversation exploring how to tap into the full spectrum of our sensual desires and emotional needs while organizing for justice. Whether you’re a seasoned activist or new to supporting social justice movements, adrienne invites you to embrace the idea that activism can feel good. Please note that this conversation will be hosted live online and includes an audience Q&A. adrienne maree brown on Pleasure Activism, A Live Online Conversation with CIIS Register ($25 suggested donation): http://bit.ly/CIIS-amb . . . #pleasureactivism #adriennemareebrown #emergentstrategy #ciis #ciispublicprograms

December 19, 2020 at 03:54PMWhat is a Flow State? Steven Kotler of the Flow Research Collective (where I’m becoming certified to coach on Flow States) paraphrases Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s definition of Flow “as an optimal state of consciousness, a state where you feel your best and perform your best. “More specifically, the term refers to those moments of rapt attention and total absorption, when you get so focused on the task at hand that everything else disappears. “Action and awareness merge. Your sense of self vanishes. Your sense of time distorts (either, typically, speeds up; or, occasionally, slows down). “And throughout, all aspects of performance, both mental and physical, go through the roof. “You don’t get to live in a #FlowState. And you wouldn’t want to.” -Steven Kotler Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi found #FlowStates are universal in humans, given particular precursors. The term Flow was the phenomenological description of the experience people used to describe their experience of being in the zone, or “mind like water” as martial artists describe. Biologically, Flow is an emergent state of being that appears when individual or groups engage in activities of complexity. Flow is triggered by certain conditions, to create an energy exchange in the nervous system to shift energy for greater focus and attention. And while you can’t live in a continuous Flow state because it’s a cycle that requires a significant amount of physical energy, you can become #autotelic in your leadership style to cultivate Flow for your teams and work. The JEDI practice becomes intrinsically rewarding and motivating when we do the work in Flow. Have you created daily practices for triggering Flow states? ✨🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕🌔🌓🌒🌑✨ Ixchel (ee-shell) here, a biz + leadership strategist for JEDIs to cultivate daily rituals for #DecolonizingTime so they can do epic shit in Flow. Link in bio for Flow mini-course. *JEDIs are Justice-centering, Emerging, Decolonizing, and Interconnecting for a post-hegemonic-colonial-patriarchal-capitalist global network of planet-centered businesses, politics, and NGOs/non-profits. #decolonizethewild #decolonizeyourmind #flowfollowsfocus #mihalycsikszentmihalyi