RECLAIMING intensive

RECLAIMING is a 16 week intensive that intimately dives into holistic decolonization as an elemental process. This process uses an alchemical framework to facilitate the spark of your personal and collective remembrance. From this space of remembrance we are able to take inspired and liberatory ACTION for our ourselves and community.

 
 

Do you find yourself asking these questions?

How do I engage in reciprocal relationship with the land that sustains me?

Who has been on this land before me?

What are the implications of me being on this land in that context?

How can I connect to my own personal well-being and nourishment with this land while also connecting to the greater historical and political climate?

How do I take actions to liberate both myself and others under those conditions?

 

 
 

Do you long for...?

 
 

Increased connection, clarity, and awareness to your ancestral threads

A broader understanding the historical and sociopolitical dynamics of colonization as it relates to your ancestors and the greater collective

A greater sense of empathy and compassion for yourself and others in navigating systems of privilege and oppression

A deeper understanding of the contrast of colonial frameworks versus non-exploitative and life affirming worldviews

Watering your own seeds of remembrance and self-awareness 

Practices to support your own intergenerational healing and the collective

Making ACTION manifest for personal and collective liberation 

 
 
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The core of this work is in reconnecting to ancestry and right relationship to self, people, place, nature, and the cosmos.

Decolonization as a term has a long legacy of interpretation and understanding but I have coined holistic decolonization to mean: the comprehensive need to decolonize the self in intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and bodily ways while understanding the worldly context on social, political, and historical levels. 

The core of this work is in reconnecting to ancestry and right relationship to self, people, place, nature and the cosmos. 

I also use the European alchemical framework to create transformative change both internally and externally.  Though alchemy spans from China to Western Europe over millennia I have found that the three parts of the European alchemical process as articulated by Nigredo (Blackening), Albedo (Whitening), Rubedo (Reddening) to be the most elucidating for transmuting energy into different forms. 

First: composting (Nigredo) social, mental, and spiritual constructs that have happened through colonization... 

Then: ...restoring to wholeness (Albedo) our ancestral remembering and indigenous perspective...

While also:  as well as being firmly grounded (Rubedo) in collective liberatory practice.

 

 
 
 
 

How is this structured?

 
 
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Phase 1 - AIR

Decolonizing Strategies

Topics

  • Dynamics of hierarchy, power, privilege and oppression in colonization*

  • Settler colonialism & Your relationship to the land you live on*

  • Depolarizing colonial Binary/Dualistic conceptualizing

  • Linear/Segmented vs. Cyclical/Holistic Time & Space

  • Ableism, productivity, colonialism as engine for capitalism

  • Valuing sovereignty for self and community

  • Cultural appropriation versus appreciation in a colonial context

  • Being an ally vs. accomplice

*Starred topics are required focused inquiries.  You can choose 1 topics from the above list to tailor for for your air element.

 

 

 

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Phase 3 - WATER Resilience & Healing

Topics

  • Transformative Justice and Intergenerational Trauma*

  • Lunar tracking

  • Grief & Forgiveness processing

  • Somatic and energy healing techniques

  • Re-writing narratives of past and future

  • Mind Maps - a strategy and process for mapping self-care and well-being

*Starred topics are required focused inquiries.  You can choose 2 topics from the above list to tailor for for your earth element.

**Optional: (Add’l Cost): Astro Reading - The Calling (Natal Chart)  - Visit the Astrology offerings page for more info about this reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phase 2 - EARTH

Foundation

& Ancestral Connection

Topics

  • Finding the the threads of your ancestors and their origins*

  • Reclaiming the language of your ancestors

  • Reclaiming the cultural practices of your ancestors

  • Reclaiming the foods of your ancestors

  • Reclaiming the plant medicines of your ancestors

  • Reclaiming the creation stories of your ancestors

  • Reclaiming art, music and dance of your ancestors

  • Reclaiming the birth practices of your ancestors

*Starred topics are required focused inquiries.  You can choose 2 topics from the above list to tailor for for your earth element.

**Optional (Add’l cost): Tarot Spread - Ancestral Connection - Visit the Tarot offerings page for more info about this reading

 

 

 

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Phase 4 - FIRE Personal & Collective Action

Topics

  • Visioning ways of bringing ancestry and decolonized worldview into the now*

  • Participation in local community initiatiatives and/or creating your own initiative that centers decolonized practices

  • Ancestor altar creation

  • Invocation & Prayer to the ancestors and future generations

  • Ritual design for ancestral connection and wisdom

  • Community Land Trusts

*Starred topics are required focused inquiries.  You can choose 2 topics from the above list to tailor for for your water element.

 
 

What you can expect from me:

 
 

You will receive a foundation packet to help you prepare for this intensive as soon as you enroll

Different options for level of support to meet your access, commitment level, and need including at least two 60 minute phone calls

 Reflective writing inquiries to clarify your relationship and beliefs to yourself and the collective

Diverse and comprehensive resource lists that serve to enrich your perspective 

Email access in between sessions for reflection and support

A loving, confidential, and warm space to express all the feels for a total of 16 weeks

**Optional add on services of Your Calling astrology chart reading and the Ancestral Connection tarot reading is possible to be incorporated into the intensive. 

 
 
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Will you join me?

This is a space to reclaim, decolonize, and experiment in emergent strategies to bring into being a world of radical and just possibility as the old one breaks down. 

It is the culmination of ten years of work in eco-social justice, land based stewardship, and my own journey of reclaiming and decolonization

I hope we can co-create new visions and journey together to your calling, your remembrance, your birthright. 

 
 
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RECLAIMING intensive Structures & Pricing

ENROLLMENT OPENS DEC 22nd Solstice

Next round of RECLAIMING begins Feb 4th

 

A NOTE ABOUT PRICING

abundance 

This pricing is for those that have an abundance to share from a place of generosity and in part from privilege from a space that they occupy.

justice & equity

This pricing is for those that hold multiple intersectional marginalized identities and are low income. These include BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) & Queer communities. Visit my Justice & Equity Statement to learn more. 

decolonizer's reparations fund***

***This fund is currently unavailable at this stage of my facilitation practice.  My goal is to build out a donation based reparations fund from those who have abundance and are interested in participating in radical wealth re-distribution. Please Contact Me if you are interested in donating. 

 

 
 
 

Personal Study: 

This tier of support is for those that would prefer more flexibility in time management and are effective in self-discipline for going through the RECLAIMING materials

  • One 60 minute foundation call and packet before the beginning of the intensive

  • One 60 Minute reflection call and packet after the close of the intensive

  • A total of 12 topical packets with linked resources, writing prompts, and exercises

  • Weekly e-mail check-ins to answer questions or share thoughts or experiences 

abundance(full) - $350

justice & equity (full) - $250

abundance(monthly) - 4 payments of $100

justice & equity (monthly) - 4 payments of $75

 
 
 

Intensive (Lite): 

This tier of support is for those that would like additional on-one-one support through calls and messenger to process and co-create the RECLAIMING materials as well as to have more firm but gentle "accountability" from a facilitator

  • One 60 minute foundation call and packet before the beginning of the intensive

  • One 60 Minute reflection call and packet after the close of the intensive

  • Four 45 minute Monthly phone calls to review each elemental phase of topics (AIR, WATER, EARTH, FIRE)

  • A total of 12 topical packets with linked resources, writing prompts, and exercises

  • Weekly e-mail check-in to answer questions or share thoughts or experiences 

  • Weekly office hours on Messenger to answers questions or share thoughts or experiences

 
 

abundance(full) - $600

justice & equity (full) - $450

abundance(monthly) - 4 payments of $165

justice & equity (monthly) - 4 payments of $130

 
 
 

Intensive (Full): 

This tier of support is for those that would like the full on-one-one support through  additional calls to process and co-create the RECLAIMING materials as well as to have more firm but gentle "accountability" from a facilitator

  • One 60 minute foundation call and packet before the beginning of the intensive

  • One 60 Minute reflection call and packet after the close of the intensive

  • Twelve Weekly 45 minute phone calls (3 per month) to review weekly each elemental phase of topics (AIR, WATER, EARTH, FIRE)

  • A total of 12 topical packets with linked resources, writing prompts, and exercises

  • Weekly e-mail check-in to answer questions or share thoughts or experiences 

  • Weekly office hours on Messenger to answers questions or share thoughts or experiences

 
 

abundance(full) - $1250

justice & equity (full) - $975

abundance(monthly) - 4 payments of $330

justice & equity (monthly) - 4 payments of $255

 
 
 

Mentorship: 

This option is only available to RECLAIMING graduates. This option is for those that would like on-going support that is specifically tailored to their personal goals and development regarding holistic decolonization and reclaiming ancestral connections.

  • One 90 Minute Foundation call with Intake packet to map your mentorship

  • Monthly personally tailored packet with resources, writing prompts, and tailored to your personal goals and development

  • Two monthly 60 minute phone calls to review materials, check-in, and share experiences

  • End of month e-mail check ins to review and to check-in for the next personal monthly packet 

  • Weekly office hours on Messenger to answers questions or share thoughts or experiences

 
 

3 Month Minimum - 12 Month Maximum

abundance Monthly installments of $275

justice & equity Monthly installments of $200

 
 

There will be an option for facilitated group work in the future. Stay tuned for this as an option by signing up for my newsletter "Confessions of a Colonial Settler" here or in the footer of this page.

 
 

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ENROLLMENT OPENS DEC 22nd Solstice

Next round of RECLAIMING begins Feb 4th

Interested?

If you are interested in joining me for RECLAIMING and would like to know more about the intensive, myself, or have other questions, I would love to chat with you!  You can Book a Call with me or e-mail me at Contact Me using the submission form.