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This is an 18.5 minute clip about coping and resilience taken from a closed sitting I gave in September 2020. In it I talk about the qualities, characteristics and ways to build resilience.
Unraveling of fixing and seeking strategies is one of the first phases we are likely to encounter on our path of whole being awakening. This includes the realization that your previous strategies to either 1) fix, control, or figure out or 2) escape or transcend – pull away from your fundamental feeling of “I’m not okay” are no longer effective and that we need to let go of them.
We discover that moving forward with the needed letting go can bring us to a passage that can feel disorienting, unstable, very unraveled. During this time of unraveling, we often have to trust the teaching.
In this video I speak about this phase of unraveling that leads to awakening.
Recorded at Trillium Awakening Teacher Retreat 2016
Pausing …. in today’s fast-paced world do you take time to pause? When people speak of awakening they often use the word “presence” or the expression, “present moment awareness.”
Pausing, even for just a moment, can bring us in direct contact with the present moment, with presence.
In this video presentation, I speak about the connection between presence, consciousness, the ground of being and fundamental wellness. I share an exercise that will help you pause in order to directly sense this connection.
In this intimate and dynamic interview, a senior teacher of Trillium Awakening and recently retired psychotherapist of almost 30 years, Sandra Glickman shares her wisdom with Michael Brabant around collective intelligence and embodied awakening. She highlights the immense importance of “holding” as a spiritual competency to be present to intense experiences both individually and collectively. She shares about the utility and limitation of emergent messiness in the We-Space, empowering participants to be more active in the context of the We-Space, skillful vs. unskillful transparency as a facilitator and how tracking our inner experience gives us information about the we space itself. Many more potent themes around We-Space facilitation and spiritual embodiment are discussed with nuance and depth. The interview closes with Sandra offering a refreshingly positive narrative of what is currently taking place in the world and the tremendous growth she has witnessed in how the feminine is honoured in our world over in recent years.
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In this rich Trillium Awakening panel exploring the edges of spiritual embodiment and a more feminine approach to awakening, panel members shared gem and after gem around the facilitation of a We-Space. Sandra Glickman, Cielle Backstrom and Fax Gilbert discuss the nuances of facilitating We-Spaces, including balancing a feminine and masculine approach, honoring the personal while simultaneously while holding a transpersonal perspective, and how to hold a greater coherence of the Field when chaos or disharmony arises in the dynamics of the group. As seasoned spiritual practitioners and teachers, Sandra, Cielle and Fax share the gifts of their learning over recent decades that has a noticeable effect of humanizing the role of facilitation through their sharing of an approach to We-Space that is both focused on radical self-realization and also welcoming to the fullness of their human experience for both facilitator and participants. While Trillium Awakening as a dharma path is focused on embodied awakening, there are powerful lessons in this panel that can serve facilitators and participants of We-Spaces regardless of their focus or intention.
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Recorded at Trillium Awakening Teachers Retreat 2016