Living on Purpose: Embracing the Natural Cycles and Rhythms

Living on Purpose:  Embracing the Natural Cycles and Rhythms
Welcome to The Wild Sage Society, where we believe in the power of embracing the natural cycles and rhythms of our planet. Discover why all our workshops, webinars, and signature events are carefully planned around these powerful moments, allowing you to harness the energies of our planet allies and the cardinal directions.

The Medicine Wheel Theory is deeply rooted in Native and Indigenous cultures and represents the circle of lessons that guide us through life's journey. It teaches us that everything in existence is alive and holds a sacred purpose. Each living thing, whether it be a stone, tree, creature, cloud, sun, moon, or human being, is seen as a relative and a teacher. By embracing this holistic worldview, we can deepen our connection to the Great Mystery and evolve spiritually.

At The Wild Sage Society, we recognize the profound influence of celestial events on our lives and the energies they bring forth. We plan our offerings around these events to maximize the transformative power available to us. Our signature events are thoughtfully scheduled during the Equinoxes and Solstices, as well as the changing of seasons or cardinal directions, according to the Medicine Wheel Theory.

The Equinoxes, which occur in spring and autumn, mark the moments when day and night are of equal length. These events symbolize balance and harmony, reminding us to seek equilibrium within ourselves and our relationship with the world. Our signature events during the Equinoxes focus on self-reflection, inner alignment, and embracing new beginnings.

The Solstices, celebrated in summer and winter, represent the extremes of light and darkness. They invite us to honor both the expansiveness of life and the introspective nature of the shadows. Our signature events during the Solstices emphasize personal growth, soulful introspection, and embracing the cycles of life.

In addition to the Equinoxes and Solstices, we also plan our offerings around the changing seasons and cardinal directions. Each season carries its unique energies and lessons, and by aligning with these natural transitions, we can deepen our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world.

For example, during the South direction of the Medicine Wheel, which represents birth and new beginnings, we focus on workshops and webinars that nurture personal growth, self-discovery, and cultivating a solid foundation.  We just celebrated the changing of direction and the start of the 3rd quarter of 2023, at our sold out Summer Solstice Workshop and Fire Ceremony.

As we move towards the West direction, associated with introspection and transformation, we delve into topics such as healing, shadow work, and embracing change.  Join us for our signature Fall Equinox Self Transformation Summit - CLICK HERE to learn more!

The North direction, symbolizing wisdom and the elder stage of life, inspires us to explore workshops and events centered around ancestral wisdom, mentoring, and embracing the legacy we leave behind.  We have several events planned, including our signature Vision Casting, Goal Setting and Manifesting Workshopto support us in successfully transitioning both personallly and professionally, from 2023 to 2024; check out our events page. 

Lastly, the East direction represents new horizons, expansion, and spiritual growth. Workshops and events during this phase focus on topics like personal empowerment, intuitive development, and aligning with our life purpose.

By aligning our offerings with celestial events and the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel Theory, The Wild Sage Society provides a nurturing and transformative space for all seekers. Whether you join us for workshops, webinars, or our signature events, you can trust that each experience is thoughtfully planned to help you harmonize with the natural cycles and rhythms of our planet. Embrace the transformative power of celestial events and the cardinal directions, and embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and connection with nature's wisdom.

LEF, Koshas, & Chakras

LEF, Koshas, & Chakras
Surrounding the physical body is a luminous energy field or LEF, that informs our cells, genes, and microbiome how to live and act in harmony.  This field is invisible to most of us, but some can see this as an “Aura'' or halo of color around a person's body. This field of light and vibration determines what you manifest in your body and the outside world.  If you have a wound or pattern created in self-defense or an unresolved story, it can contribute to an illness or undesirable outcome.
Alberto Villoldo often says that we can think of the "LEF" as a type of software that instructs our DNA, the hardware, to grow and repair the body.  Until you have experienced this form of energy work, the LEF informs the body according to genetic instructions inherited from your parents.  It replicates the physical conditions and the psychological stories and dramas that carry through generations. When this LEF is degraded, it creates disharmony in the body.
In shamanism, there are four layers to the LEF.  According to Ayurveda (the world’s oldest health system and sister science of yoga based on the mind-body connection), we actually have five bodies that exist far outside our physical bodies.  These are called “Koshas”.
Koshas are the different energetic layers or bodies we have that are connected to our soul.  Our physical reality manifests as our energetic, mental, intuitive, and spiritual realities, and vice versa.  Only when we understand the connection between these layers do we become empowered.  Each layer has its own radio station or frequency.
We as humans are not one-layered.  You are not just your body, nor your mind, nor any one layer of your body.  You are a combination of them, and each layer is in communication with the other.
For true transformation, we need a reformation of the body (physical body), breath (energetic body), mind (mental body), intuitive (intuitive body), and bliss level (bliss body).
There are two binding forces that keep the Luminous Energy Field connected to the physical body; The Electromagnetic field and the Chakra system.


The Electromagnetic field is the primary “glue” that holds the LEF to the physical body.  It surrounds the body and is generated by the electrical activity of the nervous system.


This Chakra system secures the LEF to the spinal column.   The Chakras are like energy funnels rooted to the spine, a direct pipeline to the human neural network.  These spinning vortexes of light are where energy is received and released and exchanged with nature.   Every negative imprint in the LEF is linked to Chakras through which it releases its toxic data into the central nervous system.  
Think of the 7 primary Chakras as extending one or two inches above the skin, and connecting down to your spinal cord.  They each have their unique frequency that we perceive as one of the seven colors of the rainbow.    As we grow older the colors become duller. The trauma and loss in our lives leave toxic residues behind like a sludge adhering to the chakras. Fear and limiting beliefs can create blockages and impede energy flowing through each of the chakras and the healthy flow of energy moving through our physical bodies. When Chakras lose their ability to vibrate at their optimum frequency it affects our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.  By clearing and resetting the Chakras, we can experience new potential as energy flows freely and positively.
We offer Chakra Clearing sessions that combine Hypnotherapy, Shamanic Energy Work, Crystal Therapy, and Sound Therapy using crystal bowls and tuning forks (specifically tuned for each Chakra).  Not all of the modalities mentioned are used in one session.  These sessions can be booked in 60 or 90-minute increments.  We recommend clearing your Chakras at least once a month depending on the amount of stress, overwhelm, and burnout in your life and the quality of your thoughts, sleep, and energy.  For best results integrating Chakra Clearings into Coaching Sessions with Marcie can be a super powerful way to stay aligned with your goals, dreams, and ambitions.
 If you're curious if a Chackra Balancing could help you?

Your Mindset is Your Inner Game

Your Mindset is Your Inner Game
mindset is a set of attitudes we hold; beliefs that determine how we handle situations. 

In most cases, our beliefs are not our own.  We’ve been brainwashed.  Unconscious beliefs are embedded at a cellular level from birth.  Our mindsets help us spot opportunities & trap us in self-defeating cycles.  Hello, self-sabotage!
The adults during our upbringing passed on to us their personal views of the world. They taught us opinions about everything & everyone, what we are, what we are not, what we can do, what we cannot do, they told us their opinions about everybody & what they thought of themselves. It is like downloading a program onto a computer. 
Maybe the adults in your life even decided what you’re supposed to believe but in order for any of their opinions or points of view or beliefs to begin to take hold, you had to agree in order to be accepted which is built into our species as a requirement of survival. 
Unfortunately, if our view of the world is infected with irrational fear, it acts like a virus in the program creating agreements & eventually beliefs anchored in the very same fear. A baby doesn’t have a religious belief, a political party affiliation, or a favorite sports team. They are not racists, homophobic, liberal, or conservative.  It doesn’t judge the world as dangerous, scarce, unfair, biased, or discriminatory. It doesn’t have body image issues, fear of failure, or hang-ups about money. All those beliefs will be programmed into it, all those beliefs will be unconsciously adopted or unconsciously rebelled against.
Recorded in the brain cells of every person are these videotapes of every childhood experience & feeling you’ve ever had including fear, love, anger, joy, dependency, demandingness, insecurity, self-centeredness, and inadequacy, all these feelings are these little video tapes.  These conditioned beliefs about ourselves and the world are continuing to author your story. These beliefs continue to shape your destiny but they don’t have to. 
What I do as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, is to help clients become aware of any “automatic defensive coping mechanism (from infancy or childhood) that hardens into a fixed personality pattern”.  Clients learn practical tools & processes to unwind any blocks, beliefs, & patterns that keep them feeling “stuck”, exhausted & overwhelmed. 
As a Certified Dharma and Spiritual Life Coach,  help clients answer the unanswered call in their life to be better or do more with their lives.  Clients discover their innate superpowers and we co-create an action plan toward their goals.
If you or someone you know is feeling “stuck”, exhausted, overwhelmed, or like their life is missing purpose, please reach out.  I’m here for you!

How the hula hoop changed my life…

How the hula hoop changed my life…
I remember it like it was yesterday, it was 2007, and I was at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno for Earth Day.  In the distance, I saw this woman dancing freely in the park with a hula hoop as her prop.  I approached her and promptly bought a custom-made hula hoop from her.  I was hooked instantly.  My hula hoop became my best friend and I took a deep dive into the “hooping” culture.  Truthfully, I was obsessed with how I felt when I was learning all the tricks and moves I could from YouTube or at in-person workshops.  I traveled to Oakland, Bend, and Hawaii then hosted workshops locally for the chance to learn from anyone and everyone I could.  
In 2011, I founded Hoop-O-Lution and ran hoop classes out of various yoga and dance studios in Reno until 2014 when family priorities needed to shift.  
What that spinning prop taught me ranged from centrifugal force to embodiment.  I learned about healthy boundaries, how to find my flow state, and discovered grace for myself.  I firmly believe that the hula hoop and hooping was a catalyst for my growth and are responsible for where I am now in my life.
During the pandemic, I saw an opportunity to start teaching beginner hoop dance classes again.  I currently teach classes every Wednesday night as a way to help me and others shed their covid pounds and connect with others at a safe distance.
Reflecting on my personal journey with the hula hoop I am reminded of the testimonial I received from a local chiropractor about the health benefits of hula hooping.
“As a Chiropractor, I am constantly seeking new and better ways to treat and rehabilitate and empower my patients naturally. The Hula Hoop is a wonderful tool for accomplishing these goals and more for my patients.
It is tough finding pleasant and doable exercises for improving the health and strength and general functionality of the core of the musculoskeletal system. We hear about “strengthening the core” which is truly important, making it critical for spinal health and stability. Hula hooping is ideal for this function and is easily done by most patients.
What is less apparent is the role hooping has in keeping the nervous system happy and healthy. While those spinning hoops are exercising the core and other muscles their action is coordinating and organizing the nervous system at gross and fine levels. Also, the use of the Hula Hoop is supporting and improves the overall brain health and activity keeping it young and alive.
And finally, I have to share that I am a hoopster. I add the hula hoop to every morning exercise routine and find it has added much to my fitness as well as the fun of exercise. I have hoops at the office and home for invigoration breaks as well. Hooping is healthy and smart! ~ From: Dr. Clyde Porter
If you are local, I invite you to come give hula hooping a try and bring a friend!!  To reserve a spot, click here!

The Five Stages of Dharma

The Five Stages of Dharma
Deepak Chopra stated in his book The Spiritual Laws of Success – “Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.  Success is the ability to fulfill your desires with effortless ease.”    
Deepak continues “There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component.  Moreover, success is a journey, not a destination.  Material abundance, in all its expressions, happens to be one of those things that makes the journey more enjoyable.  But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and a peace of mind.”
My journey as a hula hoop instructor and in becoming a Certified Dharma and Spiritual Life Coach has given me the understanding and language to help clients find grace in their own journeys in life.  Finding flow in your career and success in life is not a linear straight line but rather a spiral. Sahara Rose, co-founder of the Dharma Coaching Institute states, “seeing your dharma as a spiral shape rather than a linear line – it forever continues and deepens. There is no such thing as taking a step back – you are simply moving next to the next iteration of your dharma.”
I invite you to grab your journal, sit in a quiet area and get ready to do some self-reflection, as I gratefully introduce the Five Stages of Dharma as written by the Dharma Coaching Institute!
Stage 1: Self-Awareness
This is when you realize something needs to change, and when you realize that your life is not in the place that you want to be. You may start questioning what else is out there. 
The goal of the Self-Awareness stage is to become, you first must become a vibrational match for your dharma by taking care of your mind and body first, otherwise, you will not be in the energetic state to live your dharma. 
Stage 2: Self-Improvement: 
You start exploring the world of self-help and self-development with your mind and body. This stage helps you raise your energy so you can match the vibration of your dharma. You are more than a mind and body and soon discover that you are not broken, and there is nothing to fix, improve or “hack”. This stage is about getting to know yourself and deepening your connection to your true nature. You understand that your dharma is so much more than yourtheir career or job, but rather your their mission statement that connects everything you do. 
Stage 3: Spiritual Awakening is when your focus shifts from “fixing yourself” to getting to really know yourself. You dive deeper into all practices that allow you to know yourself at a deeper level. You find the tools and practices that work for you. At this point, you may feel frazzled, burnt out, unintegrated, “me against the world”, alone or crazy. In this stage, you realize that you are a part of this world and have a role to play. This is when you find the tools and practices that work for you and discover modalities that resonate with you. This stage requires focus, commitment and reclaiming your energetic sovereignty. 
Stage 4: Dharma Development helps you find more grounding in the way you see the world. You understand you have a special role to play in the world. You look for the ways to develop and live your dharma. You discover your own unique way to approach the world and start to share it. At this point, you know deeply about your area of interest but may not have found your own voice or interpretation of it. 
Stage 5:  Dharma Embodiment is when the “inner you” and “outer you” merge. Your focus shifts from “me” to “we”, on the ways you can be of service to humanity. Here is where you have to let go of control and learn to trust in the guidance of your Dharma. At this point, you are already living your dharma. In this stage fear of giving up/being judged/pivoting shows up here.  
Journal prompts:
  1. What is your greatest need? Mind? Body? 
  2. What is your morning practice/ritual? Exercise routine? Evening practice/ritual? 
  3. Are your daily habits supporting or inhibiting you in living your dharma?
  4. How do you speak to yourself? Would you speak to a friend the way you speak to yourself?
  5. Do you have boundaries with family, friends and co-workers? 
  6. How do you practice self-love? 
  7. What is exciting to you right now? 
  8. What are you curious about? 
  9. What is no longer in alignment? 
A gentle reminder that you are safe to change. Everything in life is always changing. Your dharma is to be the truest expression of who you are now.  You are not tied to your past – it was an experience to guide you into what is meant to come next. 
Founder of Marcie Walker LLC in Reno, NV, Marcie is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist; Practitioner, Neuro Linguistic Psychology; Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach; Certified Life Coach; and an intuitive leader. Her area of specialization is working with people who are having difficulty living their lives to the fullest including those who have developed immune disorders and those who have experienced trauma.  
Practicing living her own life to the fullest, Marcie is also the Founder and inaugural Reno Chapter Director for POWHer of WE, a women entrepreneur and business owner membership community; a Hula Hoop Dance Instructor teaching weekly hula hooping classes allowing people to relax and relieve stress while getting a fun workout; and is in the process of actualizing her lifelong dream of creating a holistic wellness center.
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