Rev. Maya Andrea Y.
Grillo Massar, MDiv.
I have been offering gateways for Healing and Awakening for
over four decades. To the best of my ability, I bring a rich array of training and life experience to
her work; hers is a ministry of wild presence, intuitive listening, and radical
acceptance. Passions include companioning during Death & Dying, choreography and creation of holy ritual, facilitation in creation of ceremony & sacred
space; Support for abuse survivors; support for Death Row inmates, Communion
with Stone/Angelic and Ancestral entities; Creative Arts, Performance & Movement, and Poetry.
Maya has worked with diverse populations; from those who have survived physical, emotional (specifically covert narcissistic abuse) and/or sexual abuse, to those who have walked the road of perpetrator; from those just emerging from the womb, through coming of age, handfasting/wedding, birthing, menopause/"croning" to those transitioning out of physical bodies unto the ultimate spiritual gateway, death. She has a deep relationship and reverence for all of life's great transitions. Maya holds safe space for LGBTQ+ folks. She supports immigrants rights, welcomes the differently abled, honors Black Lives Matter, and Indigenous Wisdom everywhere.
Having had deeply moving experiences of the Divine in the company of people from many, many faith groups, Maya recognizes that there are an infinite number of Roads Home. Her own eclectic spiritual background was not sought, but rather it was gifted to her through her travels, and has lead Maya to an understanding that what is important is not which of the Many Names of God we call out, but that each individual finds their way Home to a sense of connectedness that uplifts, transforms and heals. Maya is committed to offering gateways to individuals who seek authentic communion with something greater than themselves.
Whether your experience is of a Divine Presence (by whatever name you may call Her/Them/It/Him), or of the tangible world as you perceive it; whether you are a staunch fundamentalist or free-form liberal; whether your practice is church-based or Earth-based or anything in between; whether you see, know and interact with Angels, Spirit Guides or Holy Deity, or if you prefer talking face to face with a live being you can touch and see; whether you worship and pray or simply greet your day with two feet on the ground, Maya honors your path, and is delighted to companion you on your terms, holding sacred with you your truth.
Maya’s workshops, lectures, intimate healing forums, group and personal sessions and events are, whenever possible, All-Being Welcoming; this means whomever you are, exactly as you are, in body, heart, mind and spirit – you are welcome -- as are your animal, plant, stone or spirit friends (venue permitting) at Maya’s events.
Maya extends a special welcome to:
- All Faith Groups, including the "Spiritual But Not Religious", Questioning, and Atheists
- Warriors of and for the Heart
- Those (& their loved ones) facing Death
- Sexual and emotional abuse survivors (specializing in covert narcissistic abuse*)
- Members of the LGBTQxyz Family
- The Homeless
- Those who feel uncompanionable (criminals, abusers, the shunned)
*Passive Aggressive Covert Narcissistic Abuse has only recently come "out of the closet" and into the public eye as a recognizable form of abuse; oddly, very few mental health professionals are properly trained to recognize signs and symptoms, and thus survivors may be too easily mis-diagnosed or re-abused by well meaning helpers. If you think you may be a victim of - or seek more information on - this devastating type of emotional abuse, please feel welcome to contact Maya for more information.