Learn the daily rituals effective changemakers
use to exponentially grow their impact
Are you familiar with the Edgewalkers Dilemma:
The world’s to-do list is very long.
We JEDIs, Edgewalkers, Changemakers, Light Warriors,
Extinction Rebels, Crisis Leaders are needed for these times.
And we are le tired.
How do we make miracles and get epic shit done
without reproducing systems of brutal productivity
on ourselves or our people?
How do we embody new models of leadership?
By cultivating Initiated Leadership…
so we can bring new, equitable, magical and just ways of being into the world
we can stitch a new garment by...
Dreaming our way out of systems of brutal productivity emblematic of late-stage capitalism, white supremacist colonialism, big pharma and big ag (that cuts us off from the medicine and food given to us by Earth), and the burnout, dis-ease, addiction, brain fog, autoimmune issues and general unmitigated stress that these uninitiated systems create.
What we're facing today...
If your health is overburdened by toxic stress. If your nervous system is on tilt. If you find yourself longing to create greater impact your soul incarnated to make but find yourself saying things like “If only I had more time. If only I had more resources. If only I felt more focused.”
I want you to know one thing…
There are social systems and structures in place that are designed to keep you exactly where you are, precisely to prevent you from implementing the culture making you came to create.
We will learn how to work under, around and through these systems so that we can come out on the other side initiated, focused, resilient, and liberated to Dream in the Wild.
Introducing a new kind of Fellowship...
Edgewalkers Labyrinth to Initiated Leadership
To Enter the Labyrinth
Walk in Spiral Time... Walk in Beauty...
The Trillium depicts the methodology of the spiraling, non-linear journey of the Edgewalkers Labyrinth for Initiated Leadership. Below we delve into the core work:
- Decolonizing Time
- Liberate Your Flow
- Dream in the Wild
What is Edgewalking on the Initiated Leadership Path
You didn’t arrive at your current success by accident but through your genius.
And… you no longer need to carry your bundles all by yourself.
How do you relate to Time?
- We will identify the life events that forever changed who you are and supercharge your purpose here and now.
- We will redefine and redeem leadership (h/t Helena Liu) in how we give back, repair, decolonize — (un)leadership.
- We will weave new models of leadership, infused with generative creativity so you can deepen and repair your relationships at play and work.
- We will (un)learn systems of brutal productivity so you can shift your relationship with Time, focusing on your genius.
- You will learn biofeedback to connect to your inner compass, your outer North Star.
- Embody your Deep Why, the intrinsic motivation that helps stay lovingly with the discomfort in (un)learning, for the deep work required of us in this time.
- We will revive and support indigenous ways of knowing and being in relationship with Earth and the Ancestors so you can establish a patterned, seasonal relationship with Time.
- We converse with the ancestors through food and traditions, re-learning Earth’s stories encoded in your very bones.
- We will decolonize your time to make way for emergent ways of being.
What's blocking your Flow?
Reclaim Flow as your Birthright
- You will learn how to identify the systems and structures that are still holding you back — letting go of what’s not serving you — so we can Liberate your Flow for more focus and increased creativity in all the places where you do your most important work.
- Reclaiming your Time so you can center Flow in your life as a daily practice. (This is where the ✨Time Magic✨ emerges.)
- Learning to make friends with the uncomfortable so you can embrace the struggle needed to liberate Flow.
Devote yourself daily
- Transform the stuckness of an old rut into the new nervous system pathways (neuroplasticity).
- You’ll learn systems for developing the mettle (grit, capacity) for the challenges ahead.
- Dismantling the old systems — and developing the new ones that center Flow as your way of being — require new, innovative ideas and ways of being because dominator culture wasn’t made for us.
Ready to reimagine productivity?
Rest Revolt“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde
- Learn how to stop so you can interrupt the dopamine hijack that has conditioned us to overwork.
- Rest for the Revolution, tending the spirit, and tending the body.
- Learn why and how Sleep and active recovery are key daily rituals to reclaim your Time.
Wild Idling(h/t for this similar term from Lianne Raymond):
- Daily, weekly and seasonal reconnections with Earth, with ch’ulel, (chi) the embodied energy of the Cosmos to liberate your mind, heart and sacral centers.
- Plan days to go offline as an invitation for the Muse of imagination to come out and play.
- Perpetually reticulate pattern recognition so ideas easily take shape in Flow.
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?
- Trauma becomes wisdom through Somatic awareness to deepen your sensate abilities.
- What is emerging in your relationship with the Cosmos? (Hint: it’s written in the stars.)
Through this alchemical, non-linear process we bring you back to re-membering how to journey as an Initiated Leader through the Edgewalkers Labyrinth. Each month we will drop in to one of these three petals and then seasonally integrate and and reflect on our edgewalking initiated leadership.
(un)learning, decolonizing and recovery needs time and focus. Liberating Flow is a process of learning and claiming your pace and your rhythms. This can be a multi-year journey of exponential growth (I’m not kidding when I say exponential). The deeper we go, the higher you’ll fly. We will begin with a private, 1/2 day immersive retreat to start where you are and hone where you’ll begin your practice.
What's Included in
The Initiated Leadership Fellowship?
Boundless Vision 1/2 day Retreat:
Direct Access to Ixchel Bi-Monthly
It’s not a question of whether or not you will succeed — you are! It’s also about how impactful and effective your work can be. Ixchel’s world-class guidance provides the support you need to reach your dreams. We’ll calibrate your Rhythm + Flow with bi-weekly 1+1 supportive coaching.
90 minute Love Light Q&A with Ixchel Every Week
Monthly Teachings and Focus
Monthly recorded teachings from Ixchel. We’ll spiral through Labyrinth, a different part of petal each month: Decolonizing Time, Liberating Flow, Dreaming in the Wild, Initiated Leadership integration.
3 Seasonal Boundless Vision Retreats
Quarterly 3+ hour online group Boundless Vision Retreats to compost the past season and develop the Boundless Vision for the following Season (1 private and 3 group sessions beginning at month 4 and continues Seasonally. Recorded replays.)
Initiated Leadership Fellowship
Grow your work as Leader. Receive coaching resources and the ecosystem of a fellowship to provide your clients or employees with resources for capacity for these times: emotional well-being, mental clarity, deeper focus for good, repaired relationships with family members or friends.
What an amazing Time to be alive...
I AM GRATEFUL FOR A WORLD WHERE…
we recognize we live on a planet in transition and collectively set to work to collaborate and cultivate the capacity for solving the enormous challenges of this time, deepening our response-ability in Interbeing with Earth.
AND THIS IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE…
people are generous, compassionate, empathic, and just.
The Buzz at Ixchel Rainbow Living
Beyond being an amazing Nicaraguan wildlife sanctuary for perezosos (sloths), porcupines, possums, boas and tree snakes, Blue Morpho butterflies, hummingbirds, native stingless bees, colorful iridescent orchid bees, giant bumblebees, and more…
I’m only 4’10”, but my medicine bag of wisdom — like this sanctuary where I live — is like a tardis. It’s bigger on the inside. We are utilizing neuroscience and ancestral practices to guide JEDI leaders, who may be overwhelmed, compassion fatigued and facing the Crash by helping you liberate your daily FLOW rituals, so you can shine like the SUPERNOVA you really are, and bring your initiated leadership to co-create a better world while you’re at it.
This process isn’t proscriptive. You’re not learning what worked for me. Cultivate your rituals around how Flow works for you, your cycles, your biology, while unlearning the colonial systems that disrupt your natural states of being. Why? Because Biology scales.
I’m steeped in a multi-modal approach based in years of successful transformative results. Part of my work involves helping you discover your rhythm + Flow — in your way — by drawing in your genius. Flow is your birthright.
Initiated by life or death circumstance in the womb, again at age 5 and formally through plant medicine at 13, I weave 35+ years of consciousness modality exploration in observing and learning human behavior. We will tap into leading techniques including, Cognitive Behavioral, Positive Psychology, Solution-focused, Humanistic, Transpersonal, as well as trauma-informed Somatic Coaching through breath and movement.
Oh! And I survived raising two integrated teen AFABs in a world that would rather pit us against each other while simultaneously struggling to survive in a body that didn’t recognize itself (PMDD is nightmare I’ve laid to rest). I got you.
A recap of what's included in
The Initiated Leadership Fellowship
- One (1) Boundless Vision 1/2 day Retreat: life and business review session to set the focus areas and learning to reclaim your Time, and put your pleasure, joy and creative Flow first. (Best if preceded by a vacation or a few days offline.)
- We’ll calibrate your Rhythm + Flow in the bi-weekly 1+1 check-ins.
- Because these times are all about connecting and collaborating, we meet and fertilize our work in a weekly group call.
- Monthly recorded teachings (Spiraling through Labyrinth: Decolonizing Time, Liberating Flow, Dreaming in the Wild, Initiated Leadership)
- Quarterly 3+ hour online group Boundless Vision Retreats to compost the past season and develop the Boundless Vision for the following Season (begins at month 4 and continues Seasonally. Recorded replays.)
- Initiated Leadership ecosystem of Fellowship.
- Edgewalkers Labyrinth Handbook with Daily, Monthly and Seasonal Boundless Vision pages.
- Group giveback project (support a community project in the Global South, participation on the ground or online support of project to be chosen as a group)
- Mighty Network group to be seen and heard. Networking and collaborating encouraged!
- Flow Time: 90 minute co-working sessions 2 x week (optional)
- Monthly Cacao Ceremony around the new moon (optional)
Being an Initiiated Leader can mean...
Build a consistent, daily practice to extend our capacity needed for this Time
Radiate your heart’s desire and vision from a deeper connection to the Cosmos
Imagine just how much easier, lighter, happier, better life feels when
the breath of the Cosmos is moving through you.
and so, so much more...
Initiated Leadership ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE)
Still working from within to dismantle and need your boss to cover this training?
You may become eligible to receive 50 hours of ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE) upon completion of Initiated Leadership work, with additional focus on Coaching Core Competencies.
Please let me know if you want this option on our discovery call. I will only make the investment in certifying the program with ICF if there’s interest (It’s not simple.)
Only 2 Edgewalkers enter the Labyrinth per Month.
I don’t do big launches. I’m growing this container in a very specific way by releasing openings at my pace because each new client receives a private Boundless Vision 1/2 Day Retreat to enter the Labyrinth.
There are 2 openings per month.
A note about urgency… Urgency is one of the characteristics of White Supremacy.
I purposely have staggered my openings to model spaciousness in decision-making. To encourage you to enter future growth spaces on your time, in your way.
AND there is an opportunity cost to wait that can turn into not acting. I would love to know if this resonates and hear what your body says when you feel into when you are ready to enter the Edgewalkers Labyrinth.
Send me a note in the chat widget on the right so I can dream it into being with you.
And if you’re ready…
Book a call to prepare your Entry into the Labyrinth today.
Monthly and seasonal payment plans are available at no additional charge. Requires a 1-year commitment and $500 deposit.
A total of 12 paid spots + 4 BIPOC scholarships will be available (2 Full, 2 Partial) for 2021.
When You're Ready
No additional fee for payments
w/ year-long commitment
Release scholar spots sooner
for an additional
Book 1+1 for a year? Ask me!
If you’re ready to explore this investment in reclaiming your Time and creative Flow, book a discovery call to learn more. On the call, we’ll suss out how you get into Flow. No pushy sales tactics. No gimmicks, all heart. Let’s see if we’re a match.
How Do I Know if Flow Will Work For Me?
The Edgewalkers Labyrinth to Initiated Leadership
is based on cutting-edge research done by some of the world’s leading academic institutions…
McKinsey found a 500% increase in productivity by executives who regularly access flow states.
Advanced Brain Monitoring found subjects to have a 490% increase in skill acquisition.
The Buzz about Ixchel
I want to get into flow more easily and use my time differently. I want to finish my book! That’s why I asked Ixchel to coach me. Her work with me has literally been time magic. So much of what she asks me to put in place in my life, I would NEVER have thought to do on my own — and it’s genuinely working. I’m reconnected to my book and I AM WRITING without burning myself out.
– KELLY DIELS,
FEMINIST MARKETING CONSULTANT
There is Pleasure in Ritual
“Sometimes we view ritual in our crazy go go world as more work and something that should be done instead of enjoying the act itself.
I had the pleasure of starting a new ritual. Ixchel suggested to set up my work space and my computer tabs for whatever flow activity I wanted to do first thing in the morning.
I did just that. I was able to get off electronics easier and earlier because I set my intention for what writing I was going to focus on in the morning. I closed everything else on my desk top and shut my laptop. I put a post it note with a list of two writing projects I was working on so I wouldn’t have to look at my BIG to-do list in my weekly planner.
I went to sleep without scrolling through Tiktok which while making me laugh, sucks HOURS of late night hours from my blessed sleep schedule.
I woke up at 7am (like I have been doing since the kids are back in school). I didn’t reach for my phone to scroll. I just laid there for a bit relaxing, knowing that my first task was ready for me.
After taking care of my physical needs, I sat down at my desk. Getting into flow of writing came quickly and I worked until I was hungry. I trusted I would get back into flow once I returned. (thx Ixchel for that tip).
So I edited the first article I wanted to complete, then finished writing a very personally difficult blog post about proximity to whiteness.
I feel refreshed and great about getting some creative deep work done before I start the long list of to-do’s for everything else in my life.”
– TREVIA WOODS,
“Feeling overwhelmed by trying to get everything done? You might want to check out my friend Ixchel’s work on Flow. She’s helped me figure out how to be more effective at getting work done when I have the time to drop into a more flow-like state.”
– LARISSA PARSON,
FOUNDER OF THE SLOW BURN
“Just wanted to shout out this incredible person, Ixchel. She helps me keep my sanity in my most frustrating moments. I call her my cool big sister.”
– ANGELA MORRIS
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST
“Ixchel is a business and leadership strategist
who bridges the edgy world of politics and business with the spirit realm:
where we come from, and where we need to tap into in order to be the INITIATED LEADERS we can be.
If you’re ready to take a step back and look at
what your ELEMENTAL FLOW 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 flow states –
so you can go out into the world,
making your biggest impact
no longer tapped out and scattered,
but filled with renewed energy, deep focus and JOY.”
– MEREL KRIEGSMAN
BUSINESS MENTOR AND COPY EXPERT
“Ixchel is a very un-usual person. She’s extremely knowledgeable, while still relatable and real. She listens, cares and helps grow. There’s no occasion for which she doesn’t have a valuable tool or approach. Her generosity is awe inspiring. She’s open about her personal journey and how she overcame challenges. Truly a modern medicine woman, collaborating with her was wonderful.”
– DR. JOHANNA MENDEZ,
HEALTH AND HAPPINESS COACH
My dear friend Ixchel Lunar is a decolonial Time Witch who offers spellbinding training for cultivating your flow states. I had two sessions with her last month that led me to develop rituals around entering and exiting flow that have made my writing feel even more delicious.
– HELENA LIU,
REVOLUTIONARY FEMINIST THEORIST
Hola! I’m Ixchel Lunar (ee-shell Loo-narh)✨Time Witch✨ and founder of J.E.D.I.* Flow Collective, an Indigenous WebDeva (25+ years) and author of Buzzing Blooms for Bees. Weaving Anti-Racist Feminist business (this is NOT white woman feminism) and initiated leadership strategies alongside neuroscience to help Edgewalkers decolonize and reclaim your time, skip the crash and liberate your Flow…
Flow Rituals So You Thrive on a Transitioning Planet.
I currently straddle two worlds, one in Petaluma, California and the other at the edge of the highland jungle on the traditional lands of the Matagalpa, past, present and future, in Matagalpa, Nicaragua with the two-fingered sloths, boas, and toucan tribe above me and a German Shepherd, salchicha dog and torty cat below my feet.
I’m turning 50 this year! At a mighty 4’10”, I’m a light-skinned Mestiza Indigiqueer (Mayan, French and Scottish) and neuro-distinct woman. As a survivor of significant childhood trauma, (ACE-Q score is 10+6), my life’s work is infused with JEDI activism (Justice-centering, Emergence, Decolonizing, Interconnecting). The toxic stress I have endured created multiple disabilities, including autoimmune Graves, Celiac and LADA Type 1 Diabetes — despite that I am thriving living in a jungle cloudforest with my partner. I’m a mother of two AFAB, (30+31), and I’m first-time female.
For nearly 3 decades I committed myself to social justice work, organizing communities of color and serving in local politics.
With decades of tech experience as a web deva and political activist and organizer, I co-founded the Tech and Telecomm Committee for my city. As the first Latine Vice-Mayor of my city, I learned to become comfortable being a first and only in the room, taking the opportunity to hold the door for more BIPOC leaders to enter. Between 2009-2013 I was appointed to serve on two San Francisco Bay Area government boards where I enacted progressive social and environmental policy for approximately 11 million people. In 2011-12, I even ran for congress.
I’m a permaculturalist, I love growing herbs and plant dyes for the bees and butterflies (I wrote book on it), and making alchemical herbal medicines. I like to spin yarn, and avidly collect indigenous textiles. I ran an ethical pashmina business in Nepal. My Spanish is terrible, and French is a lingering memory, thanks to my parents assimilation. But I speak several coding languages and Astrology and I’m learning my ancestors language, K’iche Mayan and Runasimi (Quechua).
We are edgewalking on the left side of liberation.
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