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Life Cycle Living, Seattle 2017

June 24 - June 25


We’d like to invite you to join us for a unique opportunity to explore the cycles of life with presenters Larry Messerman and Jessica De La O.

This program is intended to start a community conversation about a new, but really very old way of living that is crucial if we are going to live a joyful, sustainable life now and meet the needs of a future society.

All life is cyclic. We have only to look at the seasons of the year, the phases of the moon, the diurnal cycle, and the cycle of our lives from birth to death to know that this is true. First peoples lived aligned to these many cycles, and many continue to do so to this day. By the time of the Industrial Revolution, awareness of most cycles for Westerners had been replaced by a linear view of life and began to disappear.

Without this orientation, we live in a confused manner. Today so many people never find their real purpose and meaning in life because they lack the sensory intelligence that living purposely with these cycles of nature provides. Consequently depression, anxiety, addiction, emptiness and violence have increased as people struggle to make sense of a meaningless life — or give up.

There is a unique potential in every stage of life. When we align ourselves with our current stage of life, we find tremendous support from the natural world. But when we reject where we are and try to live in another stage of life, we can find ourselves unsupported and at odds with nature. As an example, corn will not grow if it is planted in late Fall; and there are no apples to be harvested in the Spring.

Please join us on a journey of discovery as we launch this new program and community-wide exploration of Life Cycle Living!

June 24th: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
June 25th: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pricing and Registration
The price of the program is $35. Click here to register online:

Please contact Buffy Aakaash if you need financial assistance to attend this program.

Jessica De la O is a ritual leader and member of the Lifeways Women’s Initiation Council, which oversees Sacred Emergence: An Initiation into Womanhood for young adult women. She is also a Plant Spirit Medicine healer, a Sacred Fire Community Firekeeper, and has served as a mentor in the Sacred Fire Community Mentoring program. Jessica’s community offerings weave initiation, mentoring, and healing into the lives of young people to support their life-long learning path.

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 marakame (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.


June 24
June 25
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Sacred Fire Seattle
3935 South Americus St
Seattle, WA 98118 United States


Buffy Aakaash
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