THE PATH OF BEAUTY
All indigenous cultures have a Medicine Wheel that represents the cycles of life that we as humans undertake during our time on earth; it is a map that guides us, that helps us understand who we are, and allows us to grow and evolve as we journey around the wheel of life. And it is also a spiral, so that as we walk, we come ever closer to the centre, bringing us home to who we truly are - who we came here to be - evolution in action.
In 2021-2022, a new cycle turn of the wheel begins for Spirit of the Inca. Both programmes consist of four classes over the course of a year. As well as continuing to teach the full 6-day Medicine Wheel + healing tools practitioner training, we are also birthing a new way to engage with this medicine.
- The 3-day Medicine Wheel personal healing journey. You’ll create your own Mesa - your medicine bundle, stepping into processes that transform 12 stones into khuyas, medicine stones - these become record keepers of processes that will hold you as you evolve and grow into the version of yourself that you came to be - the version that could not be more needed than it is now. The 13th stone that completes your Mesa is gifted to you; it is your ‘lineage stone’ and it holds your connection to this lineage from the high Andes of Peru from where this medicine tradition is sourced.
- The full 6-day Medicine Wheel + healing tools class teaches additional processes that enable you to work as a practitioner.
Both classes are an immersive experience you in which you embark on your own personal healing journey as you make your way around the four directions, learning how to work with energy, and stepping into powerful processes, transmissions and techniques that you can share with others.
As we journey together around this Medicine Wheel we dispel the old myths that we have lived by as a culture, and loosen the grip of fear and lifelessness so that we can live the life we came to live wholeheartedly.
This is the path of initiations of the Earthkeeper tradition from the Sacred Valley of Peru handed down by the medicine men and women of the Inca tradition; rites of passage that prepare our luminous energy field for the time to come; a time of transformation that has been prophesied by all ancient traditions.
The Way of Compassion
The South direction is the beginning of the healers journey to wholeness. Here we release the grip of our personal stories, unbinding them from our DNA. The work of scientists like Bruce Lipton and Greg Braden have helped us become aware of the fact that our DNA is not fixed - that we can indeed change it, and download a new version of ourselves that heals spontaneously, releasing us from the place of victim that we have inherited.
The principle of the South is the Binding principle; just as serpent sheds its skin over and over again so that it can grow, so we too learn how to gently and with compassion, honour and respect, let go of our past, step away from our personal stories of pain and suffering, and discover instead the opportunity to grow more fully into each new stage of our lives, and in doing so transform our first three stones into khuyas, the first medicine stones of our Mesa. Then we are living in right relationship and harmony with ourselves and with the Earth. Then we walk in beauty.
In the South we all receive the foundation rites that prepare our luminous energy field for the rites of the lineage - the Healers Rites, the Bands of Power and Protection; the Seers Rites, and the Harmony Rites.
In the full 6-day Medicine Wheel + healing tools training, additionally we learn the foundation tool of the practitioners process: Cleansing the Chakras - the Illumination process.
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
In the West direction, we make peace with our shadows. Here we heal the stories of our ancestors and release ourselves from the grip of karma, of scare-city, of lack, of toxic thinking, guilt and shame. This is where we step away from the place of victim, whether it be victim of our genes, our generational patterns or past lives: I call upon the work of Carl Jung, Debbie Ford, the Hendricks Institute, and Bill Plotkin who have taught and influenced my work with the shadow parts of ourselves, so that we can let go of that which not longer serves us... and step beyond fear and lifelessness. Embracing all the parts of ourselves, all the shadow characters that show up in our dramas... so that we no longer have need of enemies to show us what needs to be healed from within.
The main work of the West direction is working with our lineages, both karmic and ancestral; for our family line, we learn powerful processes that help us to step away from the legacies that served neither us nor them, and instead free our ancestors from their own burdens and receive the true gift that is their heartfelt wish for our life.
In the West we all receive the rites of the Pampamesayoq, the Earthkeeper rites.
In the full Medicine Wheel + healing tools 6-day training, additionally we learn: Spirit Releasement.
The Way of the Hero
In the North, we reclaim the 'hero' within, having shed our past, we are free to learn more about who we truly are, exploring the meaning and purpose of our lives. Behind the roles that we play and the masks that we wear - who are we? Why are we here?
The North direction encourages our unique gifts and talents to manifest into the world. This is where we come to understand that every moment is new, and we can no longer inform our lives from the past, so we see each moment fresh and from this place of not knowing we can truly step outside of time and download a new destiny, one that isn't informed by the past but that calls to us from the future.
In the North, both classes receive the rites of the Altomesayoq, the Wisdomkeepers of the sacred mountains.
In the full 6-day Medicine Wheel + healing tools training, additionally we learn how to reclaim the parts of us that were lost along the way, new resources that inform our lives from this moment on: the Soul Retrieval Process.
The Way of the Dreamer
All the great teachers throughout time speak of death, not as something to be feared but as a state of grace to be embraced during life. We learn here in the East direction that death is not the end, but the beginning of new life; and that life is everlasting; and as we transcend even our human-ness we realise that we are all a unique expression of the One being, that our purpose here is to grow god within us.
And so we learn to see how, co-creating with the Universe, we create our world every moment from our thinking and our beliefs, and that as soon as we bring our beliefs into consciousness we have the ultimate power to change them for more life-enriching, self-encouraging beliefs that serve us and serve our world. In the East we re-discover the 'real' story that called us to this life so that we can truly choose to step in.
Calling on the works of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the importance of doing our grief and ancestor work taught to me by Malidoma Somé, as well as the work of Dr Alberto Villoldo, we learn what it means to die consciously, our eyes closed, and our hearts open. Taking the greatest journey home to our essence.
This is the way of the Dreamer... dreaming a new dream, a dream that is not informed by past experiences, but a dream that calls to us from who we are becoming, from the place of the unknown; and from this place we envision a brand new world for ourselves, for our families, for our communities, that is based on ayni (right relationship with all beings) fairness, equality, integrity, creating a brave new world for our children and our children's children. This is the WAY OF THE SHAMAN.
In the East, we receive the rites of the Kurak Akullak, the Starkeepers rites.
In the full 6-day training, additionally we step more fully into the tools we use with those making this greatest of journeys.