MAREA CANTRILL – North Brisbane, Australia.
What was your life like before Path of The Goddess?
My life before starting my POG journey was good. But I guess that’s it. I didn’t want good, i wanted GREAT! I was brought up in a safe and happy working class home. I had travelled to some amazing locations in the world and had some pretty great memories in the bank. Before POG, I was a very mind-based person. I processed the world through the intellect and was very entrenched in the matrix. Alternative lifestyles was not something that I knew much about and I was just learning how to pronounce “Acai” and fumble my way through a yoga class ☺ . Spirituality was more of a trend then an embodied understanding for me.
I had a good job and a nice bunch of friends. I was that average girl next door. But as I approached my 30th birthday, a life milestone for me, I started to assess my life. What I found was that it was…good. I was approaching 30, no partner, no children, no house, and no real passion for my career. I wasn’t sure why I was unlucky in love and I had a deep feeling of not being good enough. What was it that I needed to be, or who did I need to become in order to attract that special someone into my life? Other than desiring love, I wasn’t clear on what I really wanted. I felt a little lost.
What attracted you to this path?
I remember talking to a respected colleague of mine, asking for her advice about how to be a woman in this working world. I always admired the way she dressed and how she held herself in meetings. She had that special something that I wanted. Something that I never knew how to get. I asked her one day, “What does it mean to be feminine? To be a woman?” Just putting that question out to the universe allowed the magic to start creating and flowing. Within a few weeks, the Path of the Goddess work came into my awareness. I saw that there was an information session being held so I went along. I didn’t know what to expect and I didn’t know what I would hear but I saw the words ‘feminine’ and ‘goddess’ and I thought I could do with a bit of that, so why not!? As with my view of life at the time, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going for, or looking for but I just knew I had to be there. Something deep inside that I hadn’t really heard before said. “GO!”
What’s changed in your life since you started the Path of The Goddess?
EVERYTHING! There has been so much of my life that has shifted since starting my journey. As soon as I heard about Level 1, I just knew I had to be there. I certainly had my doubts arise however. I didn’t know if I could get the time off work, plus I had savings but I had never spent that much money on myself before – I never felt like I deserved it. And this is what changed since starting POG. I now hear that voice deep inside so much clearer now. And as I connect with my soul’s guidance and my truth more and more, I can trust that I am enough and that I am worth it.
The sisterhood that I have connected with from the POG participants and fellow mentors is just phenomenal. The unconditional love, support and understanding that is formed from those that walk this journey together is something so special that I have never experienced before.
Since starting this pathway, I have commenced an eternal path of discovery. Discovery of who I am, my souls desires, what is important to me, what is illusion and what fear holds me back from from living the life that I truly desire and deserve.
I went into level 1 thinking that I needed to change in order to attract love, but what i discovered was that I simply needed to love myself, as I am. I now sit here feeling that I am exactly who I need to be and where I am meant to be; a loving self-acceptance. I’ve realis
ed that is the best love to attract into my life!
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
Why did you decide to become a mentor and why are you so passionate about it?
After completing level 1, I just knew this message needed to be shared. I had such an amazing transformation from that program that I started crewing at the subsequent level 1 programs to give back. Once the opportunity to become a mentor was made available, I tuned into my souls guidance and it was a massive yes, so I trusted that! Had it not been for my work on myself, I would never have heard that yes, let alone trusted it. And even though I felt fear from this choice, I knew that this should not stop me from moving towards that which my soul desired. From being on this pathway, I now know how to listen and trust myself 100% on my soul embodiment journey. And I wanted to help other women just like me to attract this into their life and realise they were worth it too.
What are your strengths as a mentor?
I think that the biggest strength anyone can have is being authentically themselves. I am walking this same path, so I know what it’s like. I have been through the good times and the challenging times. I have juggled full time work, starting a mentoring practice, part-time study, a social life and a soul embodiment journey all at once and I know it can feel like there is not enough of you to go around. Oh and did I add meditation, time in nature and doing the house chores all while trying to be in my feminine. It can be tough! Having my mentors to guide me and help me through the tough times has been just what I needed in those moments. So I guess I’m saying I first hand know what its like and how valuable it is having a mentor to support you along the way.
In terms of my personal strengths as a Mentor, my clients and fellow POG sisters have helped me to see that I bring compassion, honesty, humility, and feminine grace with my presence. I hold a sacred and safe container for women to go to exactly where they need to go within a session. With my hand on my heart I can say that I honestly respect each and every woman brave enough to listen to their heart and soul and to shine their light brightly and that its my privilege to support you in any way that I can.
Besides everyone, what kind of women do you love to work with and tend to attract?
I would say from my experience of my own healing, I tend to attract women who have had similar circumstances to myself. Some clients are strongly mind based, some are struggling to balance out their busy life/schedules, some clients are just searching for that zest for life, whether it be passion in the bedroom, on the dancefloor, or in the kitchen. Some women feel very disconnected with their body and their feelings and just don’t know where to start! I love working with women who know that there is something more out there for them, whether they know what it is or not, and just need a little helping hand to start them on their flow.
What are your other qualifications/previous career path/specialty/uniqueness?
- I am working towards a qualification of Cert IV in Life Coaching
- Level 1 Practitioner Tantra Teaching
- Bachelor of Business (event management and marketing)
- Cert IV in Training and Assessment
- Over 10 years experience in executive assistant and administrative field
- 3.5 yrs experience in VET (Vocational Education and Training)
If someone wants to work with you, how would they do that?
I offer both face-to-face sessions in North Brisbane as well as phone/zoom (similar to Skype) sessions. Please contact me for the address.
I am a Level 1 Path of The Goddess Mentor (more information on what this means can be found here) therefore my coaching packages and pricing is:
Casual Session – $100 per hour
6 Hour Bronze Package – $480 ($80 per session)
12 Hour Silver Package – $840 ($70 per session)
18 Hour Gold Package – $1080 ($60 per session)
All Coaching sessions are 1 hour long and the packages must be paid up front.
You can book your casual coaching session or purchase a coaching package by clicking the booking button at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, If you would prefer to chat with me first to feel into our alignment, you are welcome to book a free 30 minute discovery session. To book either please click the booking button below.
How can you be contacted?