Me and Dona Bernardina Huanca at the Ñust’a [NWEE-sta] cleansing cave in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Receiving and giving cleansing with herbs and the glacial waters.
Dear Rising Fire Tribe,
For the past 35 years I have either been simultaneously climbing the corporate ladder and studying my craft, creating, and stewarding my own business (of which I have owned many), or most recently creating and developing Rising Fire, first with a co-founder and now as a solopreneur. The journey that is Rising Fire is amazing, rewarding, and inspiring. I have a passion for this work and love the transformation it brings to people’s lives, including mine.
The Great Medicine Teachings point to the cycles and instruct us that we must harmonize with them in order to truly flourish and bloom in our Be-ing. Spring and Summer are the birthing, growing, and producing phases of the cycle, while Fall is the phase when you harvest from what you’ve planted. Winter is the phase when the fields rest and reset, building nourishment needed for the coming Spring’s growth. Looking over these past 35 years, I recognize that I have continuously been in Spring and Summer; I have never allowed myself to have a Fall or Winter that was not brought on by a serious illness or injury.
As part of my own relationship with the Medicine Teachings of the cycles, rather than waiting for debilitating illness or injury to usher me into Fall and Winter, I will be taking a sabbatical from my 1-1 session work starting November 15, 2021. It is time for me to rest, reflect, and heal, so that I can come back with a fresh and deeper vision for myself, Rising Fire, and the global tribe. My sabbatical will not impact Rising Fire’s Medicine Wheel, Healers Training, or Mentoring Programs.
You are probably asking yourself how this is going to impact your own healing journey and work with Rising Fire. I have been intentionally repositioning Rising Fire as a company, to allow for you to continue your work during my absence. I have been gathering a hand-selected team of extraordinary practitioners to offer their healing expertise and support to you.
Elloquay e Kyni, pronunciation (L-O-kway-E-kīnee) and Rebecca Sherrick have stepped into new roles within Rising Fire to support Rising Fire’s clients. Let me introduce them to you:
Elloquay e Kyni has been working and mentoring with me for almost a decade and has been serving clients globally for over 5 years. She has a deep, life-long relationship with the Mystery Teachings from around the world and is the founder of Elloquay, a Shamanic and Sound Healing Practice. Elloquay is a powerhouse of support as a Practitioner, Lead Teacher for our Medicine Wheel students and a Mentor for Rising Fire’s Healers Training program, both current students and alumni. Read more about Elloquay’s specialties by clicking here!
Rebecca Sherrick has been mentoring with me for over 5 years in addition to her role as Creatrix of Magic and Innovation, aka (Executive Director). A graduate of our Healers Training Program, she has been teaching and working privately with clients for years, where she merges the Teachings with Shamanic Hypnosis and Aroma Touch. Rebecca has also stepped in the following roles: Teaching Assistant for the Medicine Wheels, mentoring Medicine Wheel students, Lead Teacher for Tuesday Night Shamanic Practices, and she has assumed her role as mentor for the Healers Training Program 2021-2023 this fall. Read more about Rebecca’s specialties by clicking here!
Both of these amazing healers have gone on expeditions to South America with me and have had direct experience with the Master Teachers and their teachings. I have chosen them to work with you because each holds this medicine profoundly. I am proud to introduce them to you and am excited for you to start your work with them.
If you would like my support choosing who to work with, I am happy to personally introduce you to the practitioner that I track best suited for you, if that feels supportive during this transition. If you want to work with more than one of them, that, too is welcome.
I look forward to this time on sabbatical even though it is foreign to me. My desire is that as I gain some health, that clarity and vision will follow, illuminating the steps to come. Caring for ourselves and knowing when and how to do that amid chaos is how we dream our world in to being. Here’s to a brilliant new dream.
May we all Live Wild, Be Divine!
Shaman of the Wild Divine