The Alchemy of Ceremony
Lila will explore the role initiation plays in activating our ancient memory codes, and aligning us with the greater sacred rhythms that accompany our lives.
As we step over organic thresholds in our lifetime, we have capacity to broaden our perception and unlock the timeless potential that is our birthright. To harness this incredible technology of our being, these passages call for skillful midwifery to bring us into our highest blossoming. What would these look like in ancient cultures still guided by ancestral pathways? And how can we gently begin to plant the seeds for this re-evolution in our own culture?
Lila has been working with medicinal plants and indigenous ways of healing for twenty two years, beginning her journey in the Atacama Desert of Peru. She is initiated as Sangoma; traditional healer and seer, in the Shona tradition of South Africa, where she was born. She has spent much time engaging with cultural wisdom teachings and plants in a medicinal capacity, learning the optimal ways to open our perception to the natural kingdoms around us.
Her academic background is in Anthropology, Linguistics, Philosophy and Transpersonal Psychology, with a Diploma in Integral Coaching. She now lives in Byron Bay, Australia.
Through her experience she has found that initiation is a ‘stepping over the threshold’ that broadens our perception. Its purpose is to activate the wisdom encoded within us from beyond time. It brings about an empowerment and ancestral alignment that allows us to function in a heightened capacity. This motivation guides her path as she conducts ceremony to reconnect clients with their ancestry, align that which remains unresolved in the lineage, and open connection with the plant and spirit kingdoms to gain wisdom. Working with medicinal plants, dreaming practice, and biological understanding, her interest is in igniting the role that initiation and ceremony play in midwifing us into expanded states of being.
Her current work is a systemic body of knowledge she has received directly through the plant kingdom and dreams. It addresses the universal allocations of medicine in natural bodies and the “Five Pillars of Medicine” that follow specific timeless principles. Her talks and workshops facilitate the practical application of harnessing this wisdom in our lives. She currently runs several workshops on plant medicine, plant communication, and facilitating deep connection with self, other and environment.