As we go through rites of passage, initiations, plant medicine inductions, we are strengthening our capacity and crafting the vessel of our being. In this way we are capable of holding finer and finer nectar. Vision, wisdom, resilience, power, all has a home in which to reside. Every culture has somewhere in its lineage rites of passage and traditions that induct the individual into broader capacities, that teach us how to hold the sacrament we imbibe. These are not only physical, but energetic, and allow agility to navigate between worlds.
Arriving in these incredible, powerful, unnerving times without these traditional strongholds of initiation in place, how can we prepare ourselves to bring in the vision of our highest inspiration, be able to hold it, and see it through? What do we have available to prepare the ground of our being to foster this? How do we tend the soil of our minds and hearts so it effortlessly yields amazing fruit of actualisation?
What are the ways to activate the deepest wildest technology of what it is to be human, and have ourselves resilient enough to contain it? We have within us an apothecary of potential, sophisticated through timeless evolution. How do we call forward the core of our being, ripe for our full potential?
Lila has been working with medicinal plants and indigenous methodologies of healing for twenty-five years. She began her journey in the Atacama Desert of Peru and later initiated as sangoma - traditional healer and seer - in the Shona tradition of South Africa, where she was born. She has spent many years engaging cultural wisdom and plants in a medicinal capacity, both academically and culturally. Her focus is on the living library held within the plant and human kingdoms, and how their collaboration activates profound capacities for new perception and creative psychological feedback. She explores the various cultural ways, rites and ceremonies that open these channels of learning.
Her academic background is in Anthropology, Linguistics, Philosophy and Transpersonal Psychology, and she holds a diploma in Integral Coaching. She now lives in Byron Bay, Australia.
Her current work is a systemic body of knowledge she received directly through the plant kingdom and dreams after completing her initiation. It addresses the universal allocations of medicine in all-natural bodies and the “Five Pillars of Medicine” that follow specific timeless principles of evolution. Her talks and workshops facilitate the practical application of this wisdom. She currently runs several workshops on plant medicine, plant communication, ancestral connection and is writing her book “The Five Pillars of Medicine”.