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Awakening The Sage Within

This inner activation and shedding of old skins has been part of us since the beginning. Now we're restoring the traditions of becoming initiated into the next stage of life.

Sometime in our second half of life, something shifts inside us.   You may even say something awakens inside us and a kind of shedding old skins, stories and identities begins to occur.

There's a calling we feel in our bones to shift from needing to will life to happen to a felt sense of wanting to deepen into a life of connection, meaning and relationship... You're less tolerant of superficial layers of life and crave authenticity and depth.

But because you have loved you have experienced loss and grief...


Because you have dreamed you have collected failed expectations...


Because you are unique in your spirit you have shame for not measuring up to the conformed images projected onto us of how we're supposed to be or where we're supposed to be in life.

And so we've become severed from our embodied self we now feel is calling us back home within ourself.

This is known as the coming within time. As we heal our past we come into our hidden "medicine." We gain knowledge of the hidden reasons within our life path and  become rooted in something deeper within us. 

This is a form of traditional rites of passage that helps you transition into the next stage of life where you release the old stories and become rooted in

your embodied self

Listen into this introduction

What We're Doing HereAn Invitation
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An Indigenous understanding is we each come into the world with a song and you are that song.


It was once known it's through our trials, wounds, and life's misdirections we're initiated into the unique strengths and gifts we have to carry into the world.

Our modern world has lost this knowledge along with the practices to initiate us.

This is a moment of healing your stories of shame or guilt... harvesting your stories of growth, success and celebrations... and gain new sight from an indigenous and ancestral perspective that reveals the "medicine" your life has uniquely afforded you.  It's reclaiming your stories and the unique gifts you possess because of the life you've lived.

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"Those who grow old without learning the story that is trying to live through them don’t become old enough or ancient enough to serve the dream of life."

~Michael Meade

Traditionally, when we arrived at this threshold, we’d experience a kind of second birth... it's a time we'd undergo a rites of passage that initiates us into our hidden depths.  


We'd gather together around the fire with the Elders, Stories, and Rituals that awaken the beginning of our eldership… it’s awakening into our own wisdom hewn out from the many little deaths that broke us open along the way.

If we don't, we continue to be hindered by our past and imprisoned by our unhealed stories.


Why This Is Important

We have many elderly and few actual elders.  We have a population merely growing older, becoming marginalized, elderly and seemingly less relevant INSTEAD of Valued for the depth and wisdom they hold.

It’s shown the increase in disease, illness, and chronic conditions is trailed back to the unhealed stories people carry in their bodies.

It’s said a society unravels where there’s no longer elders to serve the deeper ongoing dreamings of life.

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Be part of our efforts in restoring village culture and grow into

the wisdom your life has afforded you

You’re being invited in… to circle with us so we may mature into the Crone, Elder, Sage… to make the shift from merely age-ing to blooming into the rest of your life with the ability to serve life on-going and restore the profound relevance we yet have in our community and families.

This is a deep dive into shadow work and a profound journey of healing the past and becoming embodied.
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Harvest Your Life

We do a life review and track the stories and experiences of your life thus lived and has served to mature you into who you are today. 

We harvest the "medicine" within these... i.e. the strengths, understandings, wisdoms and gifts they offer you.

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Heal The Past

Heal and transform the wounds, failed expectations, and regrets.  Release from the stories that bind you and discover the gifts they actually provided you.  

We all need to heal our relationship with the past so it doesn't prevent the potential of today.

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Mature Into Your Gifts

Learn how to step into these gifts, strengths and wisdom you hold within you.  Learn how to step into the Elder or begin maturing into Elder.  How to carry your gifts and share them in a good way and hence continue to have a sense of value with what we contribute. 

In this journey you:

  • Learn to see your life story through the lens of archetypal and mythic motifs that reveal the deeper layers and hidden teachings of your life

  • Become rooted in your Personal Myth~The greater story being lived through you

  • Discover how to harvest the hidden “medicine” (gifts/teachings/strengths) you’ve acquired

  • How to heal and release from collected wounds, failed expectations and regrets

  • How to integrate those gifts and confidently walk in the world with them

  • How to continue to mature into your “medicine” and carry it in a sacred way

  • Reclaim the second half of life as the blooming time

Interview with Lynne

In this video Lynne shares her experience and speaks into:

  • The Death Lodge

  • Life Review Process

  • Group and Relationships

What The Journey Entails and How It Flows
Join us Live or Virtually

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Online Journey

Join others worldwide around the virtual council fire and be part of an incredible circle journeying together.


Live In-Person

Portland OR

Join us at our Retreat Sanctuary just on the eastern edge of Portland OR amongst old Cedars, Redwoods and a burbling creek singing to us. 

Free 30 min Consultation

This is a profound and personal journey.  Schedule a phone session with Chivito to connect, ask questions and learn further details. 

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