Episode 10 ~ Rachel Trumbore

Uncategorized Oct 26, 2019


This month we sat down with beloved community member, Rachel Trumbore.  She is a professional trombone player, a life-long Student of Sound, and a mentor to others looking to become empowered through music.  Rachel walks us through her process of finding her passion, honing her focus through the epiphany of desire, and finding sanctuary through expression.  You can listen to Rachel's playing by clicking here.   Find out more about her path as a musician by visiting her music website.

Rachel has just launched a new website called Empowered Musician, that aims to share meditation and private mentorship services for helping musicians to improve their performance by finding center and flow before and during music making.  Sample her mediations on her youtube station.  As a special offering to our community Rachel is excited to experiment with making personal meditation music for you!  If you would like to find out more...

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Episode 9 ~ Elizabeth Russell

Uncategorized Sep 14, 2019

This month we talked with Elizabeth Russell, the Creative Founder of Be Space Integrative Arts.  We explore the "Spell of Urgency", our ability to slow down, and our ever-present ability to belong to ourselves and each other.   We can not say enough about the inspiration and timeliness of the messages excavated in this conversation between two lovers of the Earth, humanity, and our collective dance towards awakening.

Elizabeth would like to offer each Full Awakening member the opportunity to join her at the New Moon Cafe, a virtual ritual space to explore the themes of the month ahead.  This monthly circle is given "in the gift" and is now open to all.  The next circle is Saturday September 28th from 10:30 - 11:45 am PST.  Visit this page for more information and to sign up!  

Find out more about Elizabeth and her heart-centered offerings by visiting her new website!! https://elizabethrussell.space/


How does anyone remember what they...

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Episode 8 ~ Kaisa Anyi

Uncategorized Sep 12, 2019

In this special episode, Riza shares what she learned through her most recent birth experience that pertains to the journey of the transformational explorer.  Welcome to baby Kaisa Anyi and all the wisdom she brings!

What I learned from birth and how it relates to transformational process

Relax, you aren’t in control, it’s a collaboration between energies both known and unknown, inside and outside of you

The process of birth is “doing” you, not the other way around.  Your job is simply to:

  • Breathe deeply and fully
  • Relax as much as possible
  • Sensations of transformation don’t need to feel like pain unless they scare you
  • Find yourself in, and create, a Safe Space
  • Surround yourself with trusted allies
  • Ride the waves of effort and rest
  • Speak up for what you need, think, feel, want
  • Allow minor annoyances to melt off

Pushing through a natural period of rest does not win you any rewards, in fact it exhausts you so that you can’t show up...

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Episode 7 ~ Alison Marra

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2019

Alison Marra is a mixed media artist, social explorer, feminist, and mom.  She shares with us her inner journey around the formation of boundaries, finding her voice, and the ability to say No.  She is an expert at riding the razors edge between resonance and dissonance, all in service of her curiosity, courage, and desire to uncover the truth.  We are honored to feature her and her work this month in our Stories of Awakening, and we hope that you find some encouragement and courage in our conversation! 

Alison has an exciting offering for our community of a project she is just beginning!  (Listen or watch until the end of our conversation for the full description).  She has hand-painted shirts from her NO Project available so that you too can make a personal/private or public and engaging statement with your body.  The shirts come in white or grey and are being sold to our community for $20.  Five dollars of each...

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Episode 6 ~ Allannah Capwell

Uncategorized Jun 15, 2019

Allannah Capwell is an Embodied Consciousness Guide who is passionate about assisting others in aligning themselves with the energetic healing capacities within the Earth for the benefit of All.  She brings through the wisdom of beings both earthly and celestial through her teaching, guiding, and channeling of Vibrational Songlines.

Special Offering:

Allannah is offering our community Intuitive Guidance Readings for $99 plus an MP3 download of her channeled Vibrational Songlines.  To partake in this special offer, contact her directly at [email protected] and mention the Stories of Awakening!


The Past:

How would you describe yourself when you were young?  

I spent a lot of time alone when I was growing up–alone outside in the woods, in nature. I was extremely sensitive, but I didn’t realize others were not sensitive, so I assumed others saw and...

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Episode 5 ~ Beth Lorio

Uncategorized May 17, 2019

Beth Lorio is an interdisciplinary artist with a fascinating path of expression, healing, leading, and inspiring.  We are delighted to bring you this spirited conversation between two close friends.  We welcome you to enter the intimate enclosure of a conversation that has been years in the making and continues to dive deep and elevate perspectives along the way!

Beth's special offering to the community is to open her doors and heart to having conversations with individuals about their relationship with art and how they might like to live with art in their personal spaces.  Beth is enduringly passionate about the power of living art in the hands and homes of the people!   

Special Offer:  Check out her work on her website: https://www.bethlorio.com/ and follow her feed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beth_lorio/ . If you resonate with her art, contact her at [email protected] to start a conversation!  No one...

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Episode 4 ~ Brenda Carolan

Uncategorized Apr 12, 2019

Brenda Carolan is a Portland Oregon based healer, artist, teacher, and sacred travel guide.  She has been making a huge impact in the lives of her private clients for years and is in a rapid path of current evolution in what she offers to her community at large.  Most recently, her Intuitive Painting classes and Sacred Tours of Egypt have been making some waves in the transformational communities, so we were delighted to find out more!

Special Offer:  Brenda is generously offering 20% off her Healing Sessions (in person or over phone / Skype / Zoom) and 20% off her Intuitive Painting Classes (private or small group) . Check out these offerings at www.brendacarolan.com.  If you would like to book them and receive your community discount, email her directly at [email protected] and mention Stories of Awakening.  This offer is given for one experience with Brenda only and will expire in August 2019! Watch the video to find out more about...

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Episode 3 ~ Gianna Filice

Uncategorized Mar 15, 2019

In our 3rd Episode we meet with the ever inspiring Gianna Filice!  We so enjoyed diving deep into personal history, topics of mental health, family, self discovery and revelation.  Gianna is currently a Mindfullness and Heartfullness Coach and advocate, working currently with individuals to help empower their path towards personal truth and wholeness.   

If you are moved to connect more deeply with Gianna and her work, you can read more about Gianna's mental health journey and for as low as $3 a month you can subscribe to receive advice and tools to help you navigate your own process, by visiting here Patreon page  and joining her community!  In addition, the Full Awakening community is being offered a very generous 25% discount on a single session of her 1:1 mentoring services, and 50% discount on a package of sessions!!  You can set up these sessions by contact her at gianna@giannafilice.comAnd please do watch the video to...

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Episode 2 ~ Steph'nie Hoffmann

Uncategorized Feb 15, 2019

Steph'nie's cross-pollination offer to our community is a Sample Platter Healing Session at 50% off!!  You can make an appointment by visiting her site at www.firehorsereiki.com .  Watch the conversation to hear more about this awesome offer!!

The Past:

Q:  How would you describe yourself when you were young?  

I grew up alone. As a young child in the city I would go to the backdoor of neighbors homes and get the occasional ding dong from the servants quarters. After age 10 we moved to the country and my only companions were the trees, the land, and the animals. I had a horse, Goldie, who was my sibling and constant companion from age 12 to 18. When I wasn’t out of doors or with my horse, I was in a book.

Q:  What were you passionate about and where did you think you were headed?  

I believed I was headed to DC to be a lobbyist. I was driven to know as much as possible and ‘succeed’ but I was mistaken on what success was defined...

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Episode 1 ~ Introductions and Stories from Riza's Journey!

Uncategorized Feb 15, 2019

What follows is an updated blog entry from 2010 that gives you a little extra background of me as a person, practitioner, and seeker.  One of the main stories I tell in Episode 1 is here plus some extra tidbits from my strange and beautiful dance with life!

As a child, my parents lovingly referred to me as the “singing surgeon”, reflecting my passion for creative expression coupled with my intense fascination with the inner workings of the human body. I was never able to satisfactorily answer the common question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” without listing a long litany of possibilities: obstetrician, actor, pediatrician, writer, architect, geneticist, or director? To remedy this apparent lack of clarity, I pushed myself to into all directions at once. Fortunately, growing up in Chicago afforded me a multitude of opportunities to explore my many interests.



By the time I packed my bags for college, I had already spent...

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