Shedding Our Skins
Transitioning into a new stage of life
Experiencing an involuntary inner and outer shift in life can be intense and disorienting.
Here we explore what's happening and what to lean into as you experience shedding a previous sense of self.
Sometime in the Second Half of Life, we begin a profound inner-life transition. We begin to shed the past skins and the wounds, expressed grief and emotions accompanied with them begin to visit us.
Cross culturally, this was anticipated and was a celebrated time of being initiated into your hidden gifts and powers that you've now become ripe enough to bloom into.
TODAY HOWEVER, we lack the traditional elders, culture and practices to ferry us through this significant moment. Without them, many succumb to depression and growing older instead of blooming into the inheritance you never knew you had.
In this video, we explore 8 core questions:
What & Why is it happening?
Is it possible to avoid these intense transitions? 3:49
What are we being asked to learn in these times? 5:34
What is the primary challenge in transitioning into a new stage of Self? 11:30
What are the Traditional Cultural practices for these? 13:14
What is Personal Sovereignty? 16:17
What Questions can we ask ourselves? 19:06
How can we do this in a traditional way? 23:04
When Shedding Skins Begin
It was the harsh clarion call of a crow
That reached the twig castle inside me
and crumbled it to the ground
Layers and layers of past skins
began to fall away from me
No wonder my steps
had grown so heavy
I had never disrobed before
donning each new set of clothes
But the skins spoke to me
Stories I hadn't been
Ripe enough to receive
I drank from a deep well
hidden inside me
And now I thirst no more
Now I'm home
More Resources & Invitations
Saging Not Aging
Noon to 3:00 pm pst
Gather with us at the Tortoise Temple in SE Portland OR.
We're restoring the tradition of gathering together, and joining in a hands-on village-style learning experience.
Through ritual, storytelling, and soulful reflections we're healing our past and embody the wisdom our life has afforded us.
Thursdays @ 6:30 pm pst
We can't heal our past and embody our gifts by using the same psychology that severed and limited us in the first place.
We're trailing 8 specific spells that have been cast and 8 specific ancestral perspectives that breaks them so you may bloom into the 2nd half of life.
Awakening The Sage Within
Begins September 2023
Be part of our annual six month rites of passage for those who've entered the second stage of life.
Harvest your life, heal the past, and anchor into your embodied self.
Know the story that's being lived through you.