Hillary Davis


  • San Rafael, CA, USA
  • 415-279-1762
  • Email

Welcome Message

My awakening journey has been both challenging and liberating. In 1992, after years of spiritual seeking, I awakened to consciousness and experienced deep peace, bliss and clarity for about 3 months. Soon after, I was plunged into the trauma of previously unconscious patterns. At that point, I traveled to India to be with a spiritual master, to see if he could help me with the intensity of my mind. I experienced more of my absolute nature and expanded consciousness, but I still didn’t know how to work with the strong patterning and mind states that were arising. This led me to find Waking Down at the beginning in 1995 and go through the deepening process with a small, wonderful group of people.  I will be forever grateful for that support.

My  initial opening to whole being realization (second birth) occurred in an ordinary moment. One day In 1996 the phone was ringing and I didn’t want to pick it up. I let it ring and in a timeless moment, awareness opened up and I noticed that all the energy that had been going out into Life was now coming back home to itself. There was no longer an outside or inside. It was all the same.

My process has been so much about releasing and no longer identifying with patterns that have bound and controlled me. I teach how to awaken beyond the conditioning by permitting the energy of it,  feeling it, and no longer giving it the power to run you anymore. I help you live in the flow of Life, no longer resisting what is.

I offer guidance and support for you to:

  • Awaken to your conscious nature
  • Land in your whole being realization and beyond
  • Recognize and transform old patterns and discover what is most essential for you in this life
  • Recognize what you previously could not access or accept in yourself, and embrace all parts with love, kindness and spaciousness
  • Untangle relationship issues and increase understanding and intimacy
  • Embody your truth and discover your gifts
  • Trust yourself and Life
  • My husband Ted Strauss and I offer coaching for awakening couples at https://transforming.love/

Please contact me to set a time for a free introductory session.  I offer a sliding scale fee for further sessions. I look forward to meeting the mystery of you!

“I have had a number of really wonderful therapists and guides in 30+ years of psychospiritual growth work, but I consider Hillary to be in a class of her own: No matter how blocked, confused, embarrassed or even “incomplete” I present myself to her, she has a natural, direct and stunningly kind way to target the issue as a respectful call into Something Even Realer.  I don’t think I’ve ever ended an interaction with her not feeling more whole than when I started.”
Nancy Dreyfus, Psy.D. Pennsylvania

“Hillary has a beautifully expanded Presence in which I have been held and loved so tenderly and fully. It has been incredibly healing for me to have the uncomfortable and previously hidden aspects of myself welcomed forward, embraced and loved just as they are, just as I am. I experience Hillary as a bottomless depth of love and compassion and being with her is unlike any experience I’ve ever had. I have been deeply touched again and again and utterly transformed by her love, care, encouragement and support in my awakening journey. She has helped me to relax at such a core level, allowing more of my Totality to be here. My heart has been permanently tenderized and lovingly opened by her way of being. I am forever grateful and feel so blessed for the continual precious gift of having Hillary as my teacher.”
~ Wendy Redfern, Canada

“My life has been utterly transformed since meeting Hillary Davis. For me, she is the embodiment of conscious compassionate presence. She is the deepest, most profound expression of the divine mother I have ever encountered. Being held by Hillary feels like being personally held in the deep end of an ocean of love. This has enabled me to explore and move through some of my own darkest places and find out that I too am that ocean of love. The most miraculous thing about Hillary is that she is also an ordinary person who has explored her own underbelly and is willing to meet you in all the dank, dark, icky places that traditional “spiritual” teachers want to transcend or ignore. I feel blessed beyond measure to have found her. I would highly recommend that everyone give themselves the gift of being in Hillary’s presence.” ~ Peggy Tobin, Seattle

“I have been profoundly touched by Hillary in private as well as couples sessions. She is safe, wise, deep, intuitive and nurturing. She warmly embraces all the parts of ourselves in a loving and gentle way, and in doing so teaches us how to do that for ourselves. One breath, one step at a time.”
~ Darlene

“I’ve had the honor of working with Hillary for about six months as a spiritual mentor, and it’s been really wonderful to have her guiding and encouraging my efforts. She’s really helped me work through some unhelpful beliefs about the awakening process and about myself. I feel truly nurtured by her attention. She creates a safe and comfortable space that lets me open up, and she’s helped me expose and dig into issues and blocks, particularly emotional ones, that I wasn’t even previously aware of. Her presence and kindness is palpable, and I trust her wisdom and experience. I think my efforts to deepen into life and awareness have significantly benefited by working with her.”
~ Pete

“Working with Hillary over the course of over two years was deeply healing and transformational. Having done the work herself, she was able to be present and listen compassionately, with a sensitivity to what was needed in the moment. This attunement created a sense of deep trust that allowed deep wounds and difficulties to surface and resolve themselves naturally. I’m truly grateful for the time spent together.”
~ Drew

“Hillary holds a safe, nurturing, and loving feminine space. She listens deeply and I always feel seen, met, and validated.”
~ Lawrence Martin

“I have worked with Hillary over several years in groups, in couples counseling, and in private sessions. I really appreciate her deep heart, caring presence and ability to accept and emotionally hold me in my pain. Because of all the work she has done on herself, she is able to do this from an awakened and loving state of presence. She creates a safe space for me to be myself, and has helped me to be more accepting of and loving to myself. She is authentic, honest, and vulnerable in sharing appropriate stories of her own challenges, which I really appreciate, while maintaining a professional and kind demeanor.”
~ Joyce Dvoren