Levels of Participation
In Olympia we offer a variety of ways to enjoy our awakening services and community.
Awakening is a very individual journey, and there may be times when you want more support, and times when less feels better.
Below is a kind of 'map' illustrating ways to participate in Trillium Olympia - from relatively "low" investment to increasing engagment.
1. Initial/ Individual Interest
Self-paced use of resources available for getting acquainted with the Trillium path and/or deepening your awakening process. This is a viable path in and of itself, especially for people not interested in or able to engage more community or commitment.
— Teacher-led Sittings
— Occasional Workshops
— Work one-on-one with a teacher (and mentor)
2. Deepening Commitment - Mutuality Community
Give more… and Get more: Make a commitment to support others in their awakening process by co-creating a safe container, and in return enjoy a deeper level of support by being a member of an Small Mutuality Circle, and the larger Mutuality Circle community.
Deepen your awakening in mutuality by staying in relationship with circle members when things get challenging, and having the resources to do so. Also giving and receiving focused support via nests and nectar [nests are small, as-needed gatherings to support someone during a rough passage; nectars are larger, periodic gatherings to give each other primarily non-verbal support].
Working one-on-one with a teacher and:
— Large Mutuality Circles
— Small Mutuality Circles
— Social events
— willingness to engage in mutuality when ‘rubber meets the road’
3. Service - Leadership and Teaching
Giving and getting even more: for people who have the capacity, desire, and stability to be of service and give back in appreciation for what they've received. Gain additional growth opportunities in the challenges and responsibilities of being in an administrative or leadership role. Commitment to overall community well-being and development. A chance to allow your ‘golden shadow’ of latent leadership capacities to bloom in nurturing environment.
Leadership (from lowest to highest level of commitment)
— SMC host
— SMC coordinator
— SMC facilitator
— energizer of CC role
— member of CC
— become a TA mentor
— become a TA teacher
"I would like to invite every aspect and possible sense of yourself to come forward and be alive as this life now.
"Let there be no part of you that is held back from it's full flow of being. This is our birthright and is possible through the graceful transmission of Total Being."
~ Krishna Gauci