Life Cycle Living
Sacred Fire Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, CA
March 17-18, 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.


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Saturday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am – 12:30pm


For more information, contact Mai Duong:

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 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.