From Mystery School to Nonprofit: A living prayer

This month Living Wisdom celebrates 5 years as a nonprofit.

We found out about our church status at the end of November, 2019, and had our first celebratory “church warming ceremony” on January, 2020. I was so deeply touched to the point of tears to see folks from all walks of life with different abilities, different socio-economic backgrounds, different ancestors from around the world, different native languages, different spiritual practices and political beliefs, different genders and sexual orientation . . .

It was the fulfillment of the vision I had sitting at my altar in Spring of 2017 when I got the call from Source to start the journey of creating a non-profit. The mission that came through very clearly and strongly: “To create safe and sacred spaces for our diverse community to learn, heal, and grow together.”

I had been offering a Sacred Feminine Mystery School called “Living Wisdom” to honor the unique ancestors and lineages of the individuals coming into the circle. We explored different rituals and practices for connecting with a more feminine frequency of the Great Mystery. I had been invited by Spirit to step up as a leader, offering this mystery school journey without a template, only listening to my intuition to guide me, and then, once more, got the invitation to expand even further into a 501(c)3.

I have been outside the box my whole life and have experienced the magic that happens when uniqueness, diversity, and non-conformity can be held in a way that nourishes the differences instead of working at forcing assimilation. Nature loves diversity, and I have always felt the power and magic when I’ve been in places where variety is celebrated, and I knew I needed to make this the heart of what I was being called to create. Like a gardener – no force needed to “make” plants grow, but providing a nurturing environment and cultivating a diverse garden of plants, herbs, flowers, “weeds,” and other rooted ones – I wanted to provide that place to walk the human path in peace.

Then, just a month after our amazing “grand opening,” the news started to indicate that the coronavirus was headed our way.

Instead of losing hope, I doubled down with my prayer and continued to stay tuned in, listening to the guidance from Source about how to serve.

Here we are, 3 years later, and we are flourishing along with our community inside of this fertile garden filled with sacred plant medicine, prayers, laughter, tears, and so much love.

We have MILES TO GO as my teacher, Martin Prechtel likes to say, but we are loving and honoring the journey, and we hope to continue to gather not momentum, but the human connections as we are in sacred motion forward in service.

Thank you for being on the journey with us, and please let us know how we can honor your gifts, your uniqueness, and your human journey.

Mitakuye Oyasin!

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