Learn the daily rituals initiated leaders use
to exponentially grow their impact
without depleting their resources

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How do we make miracles and get epic shit done
without reproducing systems of brutal productivity
on ourselves or our people?

This is the Edgewalkers Dilemma.

When you are doing transformational work
and healing systemic wounds… you’re an Edgewalker.

Our to-do list is too long.

And we are le tired.

You are needed to embody and grow your regenerative work in the world… without burning out or exploiting yourself.

That's what the Initiated Leadership Fellowship is all about

It’s a supportive, non-linear, agile framwork for centering Flow, Joy and Decolonizing Time
for JEDIs, Edgewalkers, Changemakers, Light Warriors, Extinction Rebels, Crisis Leaders
so you can bring new, emergent, magical and just ways of being into the world

without burnout, or losing momentum.

We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.

— Sonya Renée Taylor

Together
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…

It's.not.your.fault.

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.

And...

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...

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Edgewalkers Labyrinth to Initiated Leadership

To Enter the Labyrinth
Walk in Spiral Time... Walk in Beauty...

What's Included in

The Initiated Leadership Fellowship?

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Boundless Vision 1/2 day Retreat:

One private 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.)

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.

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90 minute Love Light Q&A with Ixchel Every Week

Because these times are all about connecting and collaborating, we meet and fertilize our work in a weekly group call.

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.

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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.)

The Handbook for Living on a Transitioning Planet

Edgewalkers Labyrinth Handbook with Daily, Monthly and Seasonal Boundless Vision pages, additional handouts related to teachings.

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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 is Edgewalking on the Initiated Leadership Path

Start Where You Are. We start with what’s working.
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.

You Will Learn:

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?

  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 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.
(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.
  • 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 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 WHERE…

Indigenous resilience practices (like Yoga and Mayan Time Keeping) are remembered along with our ancestors that kept the sacred practices alive despite their greatest struggles. 
 
creating from heart and hands is worthy of fair compensation.
 
and that our collective cultural art, foods and traditions are honored and respected.

AND THIS IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE…

people are generous, compassionate, empathic, and just.

 
curiosity, authenticity, honesty, play and lightness of being are valued as a path to dialogue and understanding.
 
JEDI leaders are doing the work to decolonize and reclaim Time so they can show up with integrity in their service to the world.

Hola! I’m Ixchel Lunar (ee-shell Loo-narh)

✨Decolonial 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 with a Planet in Transition.

*Our JEDIs are working at the intersection of Justice-centering, Emerging, Decolonizing, and Interconnecting to create the POST-Hegemonic Culture (cis + heteronormative, imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy — h/t bell hooks + Laverne Cox), connected in a global ecosystem of planet-centered businesses, politics, and NGOs/non-profits.

Thank you Rep. Maxine Waters for teaching us to Reclaim our time.

“Body and soul, I am more of a battlefield than a human being.”

— Nietzsche
 
“Your body is a battleground.”
— Barbara Kruger
 
“When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world.”
— Preah Maha Ghosananda

My first twenty years I learned it wasn’t safe to be seen as I fought to survive in a world where I felt 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 in the company of many angels in differing forms over the last thirty-five 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 while being ok with the discomfort of dismantling systems on the daily.

I know all too well what it means to fly too close to the sun and crash because of it:

I come to our work together from the intersection of on-the-ground organizing and political work; from deep training in ancestral spiritual practices and plant medicine; and from 35+ years of consciousness exploration.

 

“Wake up! If you are sleeping, wake up!” 
— Don Alejando Wakatel Utiw
(Wandering Wolf),
Grand Elder of the Mayan Nations

For nearly 3 decades I’ve committed myself to social justice work, organizing for communities of culture and serving in local politics.

  • I was 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, including shifting stigma to sway my colleagues on the Board of Directors to fund the suicide net for the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • In 2011-12, I even ran for congress.

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.

Here’s what all of this means for you:

I have developed a keen sense of centering justice, emergence, decolonizing, interconnectedness. I view the world, our bodies and our Work as emergent as we create new, just ways of thriving. I can help you dance with the cycles and flow in your life, helping you deepen your leadership capacities from this space of integration and interconnectedness too.

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
— Alice Walker quoting June Jordan

 

A little more about me…

  • I was raised and bore children on the the traditional, unceded and stolen lands of the Coast and Central Valley Miwok (colonized as Petaluma, CA) and Nisenan (colonized as Sacramento and Fair Oaks, CA), past, present and future. I also write, work and live in the highland jungle, the traditional, unceded and stolen lands of the Matagalpa, past present and future, in what is known as Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
  • I also hold a Masters degree in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies (with a focus on Integral Ecology) and a B.A. in Gender + Women Studies from Mills College, and a Permaculture Design Certificate. PLUS, I am Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities.
  • I’m a writer, beekeeper 🐝 and 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, due to my parents’ assimilations. And I speak several coding languages and Astrology and I’m learning my Indigenous ancestors languages, K’iche Mayan and Runasimi (Quechua).
  • At a mighty 4’10”, I’m a light-skinned, Mestize Indigiqueer (Mayan, French-Canadian and Scottish), vision-impaired and neuro-distinct woman. As a victor of significant childhood trauma, (ACE-Q score is 10+6), my life’s work is infused with JEDI activism (Justice-centering, Emergence, Decolonizing, Interconnecting).

 

All that to say…

I weave together Anti-Racist Feminist business practices (this is NOT white woman feminism), initiated leadership strategies and the best of neuroscience together to help Edgewalkers like you decolonize and reclaim your time, skip the burnout and liberate your Flow.

This dyadic process isn’t prescriptive. 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 (h/t Steven Kotler).

 

And when your biology scales…so does your impact.

 
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A recap of what's included in

The Initiated Leadership Fellowship

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  • 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. 
  • There will be Time for Integration and vacations, Space for composting and Place for doing nothing.
  • 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.

Plus

  • 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)

Being an Initiated Leader can mean...

Nurture your body and soul (instead of Doing It All at the expense of body and soul)

Build a consistent, daily practice to extend our capacity needed for this Time

Accelerate your success (clarity and focus equals more potent action)

Radiate your heart’s desire and vision from a deeper connection to the Cosmos

Transform the world through your dreams (because inner focus and outer alignment is a powerful combo)
Align with Your Truth (getting to the heart of your Soul’s desires)

Imagine just how much easier, lighter, happier, better life feels when
the breath of the Cosmos is initiating through you...

Initiated Leadership ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE)

Coaching Federation

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 4 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.

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 as new Edgewalkers enter this creates novelty, which is a Flow trigger. This work is never-ending for me. And so too, this group will cycle through Edgewalkers entering and emerging with Time.

There is an opportunity cost to waiting that can turn into not acting. I would love to 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…
Apply to prepare your Entry into the Labyrinth today.

Monthly and seasonal payment plans are available at no additional charge. Requires a 1-year commitment. Deposit required to apply (refunds available if the program is not a fit).

On the other side of rest is Flow. — Ixchel Lunar

Thank you to Worts & Cunning for the ideas on creating opportunities for scholarships. You can read more about Sliding Scale access here.


A total of 12 paid spots + 4 BIPOC scholarships will be available (2 Full, 2 Partial) for 2021.

Payment Options

Enter
the Labyrinth

When You're Ready
$ 1250 Monthly
  • No additional fee for payments

Less Hassle
More Focus

4 -Pay
$ 3750 Quarterly
  • w/ year-long commitment

No Worries
Be Happy

1 Payment
$ 15,000 Yearly
  • Release scholar spots sooner

Upgrade:
1+1 Weekly

for an additional
$ 385 per session
  • 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 fit.

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.

Harvard found subjects to have THREE DAYS of heightened creativity after the flow state.

Advanced Brain Monitoring found subjects to have a 490% increase in skill acquisition.

The University of Sydney found subjects to have a 430% increase in creative problem solving!

The Buzz about Ixchel

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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

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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,

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR

“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

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Angela Morris Testimonial about Ixchel's Flow coaching to regulate with technology

“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

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“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

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