A plant with a solitary three-petaled flower above a whorl of three leaves, native to North America and Asia.
Trillium’s three leaves and petals emerge in perfect symmetry, reflecting the three facets of the Trillium path–
Consciousness, Embodiment, Mutuality.
Wildflower, harbinger of spring…Wake-robin, Birth-root
Native of the forest floor, humble, precious, untamed…
Trillium essence is said to…
- Encourage integration of personal energy into the universal matrix
- Enhance resonance with Oneness
- Invoke celebration and compassion
- Soften outdated belief structures
- Soothe our delicate feeling natures
- Support birth, by assisting another soul to become embodied.
About Embodied Awakening on the Trillium Path
The Trillium path stems from the principles of Waking Down in Mutuality, and includes the investigation and realization of infinite Consciousness as your fundamental identity and core essence. Discovering you are free of limits, while also being in touch with them, helps pave the way for whole-being realization, the recognition of the underlying unity of consciousness and matter.
To activate this realization, our teachers offer transmissionby non-verbally conveying the awakened condition from one individual to another. Transmission rapidly catalyzes your spiritual awakening, and is readily available via gazing meditation, writings, recordings, personal sessions, small group sittings or large group events. As a practitioner, you might notice shifts impacting many areas of your life in a short period of time. Within a few months to a few years, you’ll most likely achieve your whole being realization, and be deeply engaged in embodying that awareness throughout your life.
The Trillium journey helps you discover you are simultaneously infinite and finite. The embodiment dimension of our work helps you embrace infinite Consciousness throughout the full range of your unique human form, from its messy, uncomfortable aspects to its most delightful qualities. We use greenlighting, a form of profound compassion and radical acceptance, to become aware of whatever we are experiencing so that we can integrate it, and allow it to be organically transformed over time. Greenlighting relaxes the body-mind and enlivens the body’s experience of infinite Consciousness. Facing patterns and revisiting past wounds is a natural part of the awakening process. It frees energy and attention for greater levels of aliveness in the present. For support throughout the process, we recommend you turn to your teachers, mentors, and peers. Support teams can also include licensed therapists as well as other practitioners within and outside the Trillium Awakening community.
Mutual, conscious relating is essential to the Trillium journey. Mutuality is a relationship disposition that self and other are two aspects of singular Being. In other words, other is not really “other”, but is also you, and it’s therefore impossible to harm another without also harming yourself. Living this aspect of relatedness means having profound respect for others, listening deeply, and reflecting consciously. It also means honoring and speaking your truth while making room for others to do the same—which can be challenging. Through the practice of mutuality, you deeply explore and claim your authentic nature though vulnerable self-expression, even when that’s uncomfortable. You also build capacity to perceive the tension and experience the discomfort in your differences with others. Old wounds might surface when engaging in mutuality, yet, over time, the practice builds trust and facilitates deep healing and transformation. While honoring our shared existential equality in Being, mutuality simultaneously evokes respect for others’ truths as well as the functional hierarchy within our community.
(more on mutuality)
Read more about some of the developmental passages practitioners experience as consciousness, embodiment and mutuality integrate more fully over time.