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Hello; I’m delighted to meet you here and to share a bit of myself with you. I have been actively involved with Trillium Awakening since 2014 and with Waking Down prior to that off & on since 2005. I experienced my Second Birth in 2015.
Although for most of my life I have had a deep desire to “know God,” I really began my Spiritual journey in earnest, about 25 years ago. Prior to that, I was fairly busy raising a family & working as a Social Worker in Child Protective Services. I became a Social Worker, wanting to help others, largely as a result of my own childhood poverty & neglect. In my early 40’s; my marriage ended & that’s when I started meditating and attending spiritual retreats. I remember looking in the mirror one day and saying to myself “I hate you” and realized it was true. I decided in that moment that I was going to change that and that I would do whatever it took to feel better about myself even though I had no idea how to go about it. Fortunately, Life itself knew how to guide me, and through a rich and winding journey, I can happily tell you that I accomplished what I set out to do.
I now enjoy a deep love & compassion for myself and all beings . . . human as well as non-human. I feel connected to Grace which includes gratitude for my life & the gifts I’ve been given. I have strength of character & a strong sense of ethics. I also have a pretty good sense of humour which helps to keep me from taking myself or a situation too seriously.
A major focus in my life has been around sexuality. As part of my spiritual awakening process, long before my involvement with Waking Down & Trillium, I did a lot of work in exploring the healing properties of sexual energy & eliminating a sense of shame around sexuality.
I eventually studied Tantra & have been teaching Tantra through workshops & private sessions since 2001. The focus of my Tantric work is how to connect with sexual energy; give it a voice and communicate deeply with a partner about one’s needs and desires; all in a positive, non-blaming way. And, to integrate the physical, spiritual, energetic & emotional aspects of oneself–to experience deep connection with oneself in order to connect more fully with others, to learn how to deeply share your truth and to live a vibrant & passionate life.
One of my strengths as an Interning Teacher is my life experience and training in many areas to be with people in a non-judgemental & supportive way. In addition to my Social Work education, I have completed many training programs including Tantra teacher trainings, Hypnosis, Relaxation Therapy, Meditation, Dynamic Living, and Counselling.
I love & resonate with the three aspects of Trillium; which for me provides a balancing of the different aspects of my own experience in life. Waking is not separate from Mutuality, but it has a different flavour & each support the other. The same with the Down work; the more I come to understand my patterns & conditioning, the more I relax and am able to be more present with others. This supports my experience of non-separation. It’s brilliant really.
As an Interning Teacher, it will be my deep honour to be a listening post and to be present with you as you explore what is up for you in the moment. I am honoured to move more deeply into the Trillium community in this role and I look forward to offering support to you, as it has been offered to me. Please feel free to connect with me if you’d like to explore the suitability of working with me. I welcome your questions. With love, Francesca