Ten reasons why the Trillium path is effective.
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1. The Trillium Awakening teachers “greenlight” all that you are.
The spirit of this work says “YES!” to your whole being. It welcomes you to be here, become whole, and fulfill your optimal potential. No part of you is fundamentally wrong or bad. We compassionately accept all your parts, even those that are most hidden or cut off, and invite you to do the same. We welcome your most shy and vulnerable parts to come into awareness and be known. Over time, this deep acceptance leads to release and transformation.
2. The Trillium Awakening culture is democratic, humane, experiential, and empathic.
You’ll find no hierarchy here around personal worth or being heard. Disrespect of others is not welcome, but those who might display it are encouraged in humane ways to course correct. Teachers and practitioners are accountable for their speech and actions. No one is put on a pedestal, and we all know how to apologize. When we make mistakes, we try to work things out. This is an experiential and experimental path, and people find its insights, transformations, and awakenings are lasting.
3. The Trillium teachings include and transcend the ego.
Your fundamental, individual sense of “I” or “me” gets included in this approach. Teachers don’t conceive of the ego as an obstacle to growth and transformation. Instead, we welcome your story and all your egoic “stuff.” If you’ve been fighting a war against your ego, you can make peace here with all parts of yourself, including your most cut off shadow material and “broken zones”. Your ego remains intact and becomes integrated with your transcendent essence, which subsequently liberates energy and attention for further integration and deepened awakening.
4. The Trillium path is generated at the source of your life and awareness.
The evolutionary force of transformation in this work activates your own source. At the core of your bodily and spiritual existence, the living fire of Being becomes increasingly self-aware. It feels greater than you and your thoughts or will, yet intimately includes all of you. As you cooperate with this core-generated evolution, you are effortlessly changed within, like flowing downstream in a river.
5. The Trillium path is transmission-activated.
Rather than relying on practices that require a great deal of will and effort, our work relies on your metabolizing the transmission of the awakened condition, especially during the early phases of your process. You can find this activating transmission in the presence of our teachers, as well as in their writings, audio recordings, and videos. It’s also alive among community members who gather, in person or virtually, to explore this work and way of living.
6. The Trillium culture is not regimented, hierarchical, or dissociative.
This work is not one-size-fits-all, where everyone does the same practice. It’s uniquely tailored to each individual. Because each person’s uniqueness is highly valued, everyone’s distinct path is honored. Our teachers may advise you, but they will not direct your actions or assume they are existentially superior. Although dissociation is understood as spiritual bypassing, people are not made wrong if they dissociate. Instead, they are supported to engage their feelings and bodies, and open into respectful relatedness.
7. The Trillium teachings honor the divinity of both matter and spirit.
It is profoundly positive about earth, our bodies and our lives. Because we see matter and spirit as equally divine, we greenlight our human nature as much as our spiritual refinement. As we awaken, we come into the fusion of spirit and matter, which involves a quality of embodiment that needs to be experienced to truly be appreciated. It’s so deep and unexpected that it really can’t be described.
8. The Trillium path is like a melting pot for people from all types of spiritual backgrounds.
Practitioners are encouraged to love and respect the gifts they’ve received from past teachers and teachings. We too honor the traditions and teachers that have preceded us and made our work possible, yet we are not constrained by them. Instead, our highest regard is for ever-evolving truth.
9. The Trillium path is centered on you and us rather than traditions or teachers.
Although we don’t glorify any teachers, sacred objects, texts, special places, or teachings, we value them as servants of the people in our emerging community. We invite you to consider yourself as the most essential dimension of this work. We also welcome you to hold as precious the ‘we’ space you have with all of us as your fellow practitioners, teachers, and guides.
10. The Trillium path offers a natural, evolutionary process.
Even your most broken zones cannot prevent your bio-spiritual awakening, which is a natural, evolutionary process. You may have thought or been trained to think of yourself as struggling to find your way to spiritual awakening and freedom. In this work, you begin to realize this view is inaccurate. You discover that you are part of an unstoppable process in nature—indeed, you are here for evolutionary transformation in service to all of life.