Pointers to Awakening

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Awakening can only truly be knowm by having a direct experience, but pointers along the way can be very helpful. Explore how presence, wholeness, awareness, unconditional love are all key aspects of the process of awakening.

Quote by Bodhi Jeffreys: Awake, there is a felt sense of being one with all that is, and simultaneously, an awareness of being a unique, individuated expression of the One Consciousness.

There are thousands of ways to write about awakening, but ultimately, all of them are mere pointers to what it really is. We don't have words for it, just relatively pale descriptions of what the process of awakening is like.

It is something one must experience directly, and by grace or with proper guidance most people can get, at the very least, an initial taste of it to begin their journey.

The Reality of Awakening: A State of Living Presence

Awakening, at a deep level, is a profound state of being where one is a living presence, a living awareness, in a human body, experiencing life.

Awakening is not an abstract experience, it's actually more real than what we've been experiencing as everyday "real life."

It's more real because in an awake state we are not saddled with identification with our story — that repetitive ego narration of a limited version of ourselves that we’ve been conditioned to believes ourselves to be.

The Human Condition: Struggles Rooted in Fear and Judgement

Most people walk around with an underlying belief that there is something wrong with them.

Hungry or starving for love and fearful of being seen or judged, there is often great psychological and emotional suffering, which can eventually manifest as physical illness.

And so much of the tension in life comes from unconsciously looking at everything through the stress-generating question, "Is this an opportunity (to get love, security) or a threat (to my survival or to getting or keeping love)?"

Dissolving the Mind-Made Sense of Self

In one's natural state of presence, identification with the mind-made sense of self — its limiting beliefs and suffering life — dissolves.

In that state, there is no fear around survival. Instead, there is a sense of love for all life.

A recognition that all life, every life, is sacred and worth cherishing. There is no emotional neediness or grasping for love, no fear of not having enough.

Rather, there is a state of ever-present unconditional love, wholeness and abundance.

There is a felt sense of being one with all that is, and simultaneously an awareness of being a unique individuated expression.

This is our natural state of being.

For the vast majority of us, being in a state of conscious presence comes and goes. When we’re in that space, we’re filled with light.

When we’re not, we generally suffer to some degree. But only because we’ve temporarily forgotten who and what we really are.

Awakening is available to everyone. And while there is no way to force it to happen, there are ways of nurturing the seeds of awakening ever present within each of us.

If you’d like support and guidance on the path of awakening, feel free to connect at bodhi@bodhijeffreys.com.

Recent testimonials

  • It feels safe to let go of the identification with mind in his presence.

    Silja Bjorklund Quantum Energetics Practitioner, QE With Silja Encinitas, California

    Working with Bodhi has brought me into a profoundly deep awareness of my true nature. It feels safe to let go of the identification with mind in his presence. His coaching to live this in my daily life is gentle, clear, and very effective.

  • Bodhi's insight into guiding me to truth is rare and unique.

    Sofia Manning Best-Selling Author, Founder of Manning Inspire Copenhagen, Denmark

    I have met a lot of coaches and being a coach myself I have very high standards for what I think a great coach is. Bodhi is more than a great coach, he is a healer and teacher as well as a brilliant coach. Bodhi's insight into guiding me to truth is rare and unique. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to work with him and highly recommend his coaching to anyone who is committed to truth and living a life from freedom.

  • I’m thankful for your clarity and presence and for how much peace it has brought into my life.

    Violet Lehrer Owner, Clarity Path Coaching Carlsbad, California

    Bodhi, I woke up flooded with gratitude for you today — your essence, your teaching, your energy, your sweet soft voice, your non-judgment. Your ability to have integrated that and not just teach it is inspiring to me. I’m thankful for your clarity and presence and for how much peace it has brought into my life. I’m thankful that the kids have learned the meaning of resistance and trigger.

    I’m thankful for the hundred times I’ve heard your voice saying “the truth and essence of who we are is love” and that I can hear that voice in my head louder than the childhood “you’re not good enough”. I’ve thankful for the healing you’ve guided me on. I’m thankful that you have shown me (and Matt) the path to our hearts. I’m thankful for all the moments of freedom and joy that are in my life because I am not in resistance. You have made a profound difference in my life.

  • Bodhi also has the greatest sense of humor and we laugh a lot during sessions!

    Dorthe Schorn Staff & Training Manager Hamburg, Germany

    Bodhi is an endless energy field of inspiration, purpose, clarity, truth, authenticity, compassion, joy, love and inner peace. The way he embodies and shares his profound wisdom of awakening is powerful and grounded, while gentle, light and constantly evolving. Bodhi is not only a teacher in the best possible sense of the word but a healer and “wise man” who can support you in tackling any personal or professional challenges.

    One of his greatest talents is meeting you exactly where you’re at, and then gently guiding you from there. Bodhi also has the greatest sense of humor and we laugh a lot during sessions! Working with him is a precious adventure and it has a tremendous impact on the way I show up and experience my working and private life.

  • Bodhi always leaves me feeling more empowered, more joyful, more truly accepting...

    Helle Laursen Leading Mentor Coach and CEO, Nordic Center for Mindful Self-Compassion Silkeborg, Denmark

    Working with Bodhi repeatedly over several years, I am constantly filled with deep gratitude after each session. Bodhi always leaves me feeling more empowered, more joyful, more truly accepting all parts of what I am, and with more energy to face life. Being a mentor coach myself, I have learned from Bodhi's amazing ability to give further depth to any issue within coaching. He is more than just a great coach, he is embodied wisdom, ready to share and give more meaning and depth to all matters I bring up. Bodhi takes coaching to a new level: it is healing, very practical, and supports my commitment to live my life from compassion and awareness.

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