Here's a recent offering from Trillium Awakening teacher, John Bottone. He helps us understand embodied awakening in the context of transpersonal dimensions of psychological growth. Check out his videos below!
"Maslow said that the top need on the "hierarchy of needs" was self-actualization. And self-actualization suggests, "I'm doing what I want to do in the world. I'm successful in the world. I've developed a sense of skill." Later in his work he decided that self-actualization in that sense was not the final step in human development. And he added self-transcendence as the highest need of human development. Self-transcendence means that there's a stage when we start to feel an impulse to discover what is larger than the ego.
And that's the transpersonal dimension. You know there's something bigger than us organizing this, something larger than the ego that is at play here. And there's that impulse to start to explore our spirituality past the self-actualization stage.
The Trillium Awakening transmission is very catalytic. What it catalyzes is embodiment and opening to consciousness, to the larger awareness. That opening to consciousness is very much the transpersonal. We start to experience ourselves as not limited to this human body, that actually we're larger than that. We're more expansive than that. And we start having an awareness of consciousness as holding us and directing us-- something larger that is holding us, directing us--the awareness that we really are spiritual beings. All the dimensions that open up through the Trillium work really are the transpersonal dimensions." ~~ John Bottone
"Once true and total Being clearly gets the green light to realize and express itself fully, it begins to overhaul the whole organism, the whole circuitry and wiring of life-patterns." ~ Saniel Bonder