Life Cycle Living
Sacred Fire Chapel Hill
July 7-8, 2018
In our race toward progress and increased productivity, our culture has forgotten so much. All life has a powerful cyclic order. Living with an awareness of life’s cycles aligns us with this natural balance, helping us to lead more connected, empowered lives.
When we adopt this perspective, we discover that life can be easier and more fulfilling than we thought. For example, each stage of our life has an important role to play in naturally producing gifts and opportunities that are readily available, if we understand how to identify them. Ancestral traditions understood this explicitly and worked to maintain this awareness for common benefit.
The Sacred Fire Community is working to reintroduce this awareness so that we and our families and communities can once again benefit from these life currents.
We hope you will join us for this opportunity to explore these invaluable perspectives with our community.
Registration is now open!
Be sure to register soon. The program is limited to 20 participants, and after that you can sign up to be on a waiting list.
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Saturday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am – 12:30pm
In this video, presenters and participants of a past Life Cycle Living (Seattle, WA: 2017) discuss what they discovered and why introducing this way of viewing our lives is so important.
Lawrence Messerman is a Sacred Fire Community Firekeeper and a supporter and organizer of several core Lifeways programs, including the initiation and mentoring of young adults and Ukilái: A Gathering of Men. He is a mara’akame (traditional healer and ritual leader) in the Huichol tradition of western Mexico. Lawrence lives with his wife Jessica in Carrollton, Georgia, and currently serves as the Executive Director of the International Sacred Fire Community.
Sherry Boatright is an elder quiatizques (woman bringer of rain or weather shaman) in the Nahuatl tradition of the central highlands of Mexico. A former psychotherapist experienced in leading women’s groups, she is a ceremonial leader and a Sacred Fire Community Firekeeper. Sherry is the Director of Lifeways for the Sacred Fire Community, a series of programs that honor and celebrate the natural stages and transitions of life.