My journey – Sanna, founder of Bodhish

My short name “Sanna” means true in Swedish, and the search of my own truth has been a red thread throughout my life. I have always had a free spirit living in me, and I remember my childhood in different types of ambiances and atmospheres, highly sensitive, introvert and strong minded, I was not an easy child to understand – even to myself. Growing up I started out walking the “linear path” doing what I thought was expected of me, focusing on the mind and the logic and for a while abandoning my sensitivity and creativity. Even though I was unaware and closed down, looking back I can see how my intuition and inner guidance still made everything so much easier for me, even in the arena of career and business. After a while my closed state started to create a big emptiness and a growing frustration in my being. My awakening started alongside my father’s passing, I felt his soul leaving his body, leaving a shell of his bodily form. His passing started a huge process inside of me, leading me to my own awakening. He did not only give me one life, in his passing he gave me a new life.

 

The decision and dedication. Since the day I decided to open up, the stream of guides and gifts have been abundant on my path. I believe that the decision and dedication to open up, to find our path and to grow into what we are here to be, is the most important factor on the journey of Self Discovery. First comes the decision, then the process.

 

The awakening. In the first phase I awakened to myself and my gifts, I learned how to communicate with my higher self and my guides.The gifts, the energy of love and the signs were magnificent, like falling in love and discovering a new world or dimension so much greater than anything I had experienced before. 

 

The clearings. It soon became clear to me that the spiritual world is no different than the world I was used to; the label of the world you are perceiving is irrelevant, it will mirror you in all of your aspects. The mirroring is always there for your own benefit – so that you have the possibility to clear all that needs to be cleared in order to become more of you, more love. Along all the beautiful gifts and meetings, came the processing of old wounds and blockages. In the beginning it was deep and tough, both physically and emotionally challenging, sometimes involving months of crying. After a while, and along the rising frequencies, the process got easier, it became a rhythm of its own; insight – acceptance – forgiveness – release – expansion. Today this is an integral part of my life. I learned to listen to myself and my own signals. How does it feel when my mind is in overdrive? How does it feel when the ego is getting uncomfortable and the fears are rising? How does it feel when my body is lacking energy – and what fills me up? How does it feel when my heart is open? Where are the different processes going on in my system? In what layer, in the physical body, emotional body, mental body or in the etheric body? What chakra is blocked? I got to be a student of my own growth – and I still am. 

 

The tools. For me shamanism, kundalini yoga and my own spiritual practice in forms of channeling, meditation, group energy work and inner journeys have been the major tools on my journey. Alongside my practices I have welcomed crystals & stones, essential oils, books, journaling, painting, music, dancing, nature and animals as great enablers and supporting tools. My feeling is that new tools are on the way alongside the rising frequencies, so let’s be open to what comes, to new tools for us to use, play and grow with. The most important insight for me is that this journey is not about a secret mystical corridor only open for a few, the journey is open to us all and we choose the tools that feels right for our own journey. In the end It´s all about change, turning the shadows into light and being the change, you want to see in the world.

 

The silence. After the awakening phase I had a long period of much needed stillness and silence. I dare to say that there will be no deep healing and growth without silence and stillness. And by that, I mean either a long period of stillness and silence, or a regular practice of it, preferably both. How will you ever be able to hear your own inner voice, and heart, without actually listening?

 

The observer. When you arrive at the point of finding your observer, you have come far. The observer is that space that enables reflection in the moment. For example: While anger is rising in me, I can simultaneously notice what is happening and connect to the anger’s root cause and find out what the trigger is in this situation. This space allows us to shortcut the impulse, and if not stop it, at least be able to reflect upon it shortly afterwards and learn from it.

 

The energy of Bodhish. I experienced the first meeting with what I call the “Bodhish energy” in 2012. The energy has an “activating-calm” effect on most people, a way of centering us but simultaneously inspire us. The energy also has a way of planting “soul seeds” in people, seeds that act as reminders of your soul purpose in this life. With nourishment and love these seeds will blossom into the most radiant flowers over time. Right now I am in the process of anchoring the Bodhish energy in the space, and every person joining me on this journey are giving their contribution, adding their flavour in the anchoring process. My journey continues together with Bodhish and I am looking forward to the next step.

 

I am. Labelling in this kind of work is in itself a contradiction. The less labels you carry, the more you can be what you are meant to be. At the same time labels and descriptions help bridge the understanding between people, so here it goes: I am an energy worker and an interdimensional healer. During a session with me I will be your mirror. By using my combination of gifts, I will intuitively guide you forward in the relevant areas of your life. I will invite you to see your life path with new perspectives and more clarity. When needed, I will guide you through a healing process helping you release blockages or fear that hinders your path forward. The intention is that you will leave the session with awakened knowledge of yourself and your own gifts and a deeper connection to yourself. I truly believe that we have all the knowledge we need inside of us, at times we just need someone to help us awaken them from within. To read more about one to one session, read here.

You are your key

Each and every second we choose our life, we might not always perceive it as we have a choice, but on some level, there is always a choice, and we make that choice, conscious or subconscious. The knowledge that we hold our own power and that we are our own master can both be frightening and exhilarating. Our human ego can feel anxiety when we become aware of that the power of our life lies in our own hands, often because we are afraid of making the “wrong” choice and fail. Early on most of us learn that failure is something bad, but from a higher perspective there is no right and there is no wrong when choosing, there is no failure, it is all aspects and it is all potential learnings to grow from. What we call failure is there for us to realize that it is time to change direction.

 

Early on we learn to avoid all forms of hardship and difficult feelings, parents do their most to keep their children away from all forms of suffering. We create a monster from something that can be a gift, the gift of opening up and discover what a “failure” can teach us. By meeting the “hardship” we can learn what fears we are carrying, we can accept them and let them go, we can allow forgiveness and embrace the expansion of freedom and love that is possible after letting fears and blockages go.

 

The more we discover ourselves the smoother the ride becomes – that does not mean that the challenges will go away, that would be hindering our growth, but the journey becomes richer, softer and so much more enjoyable. You and only you have the key to your heart, your life path and your choices. We tend to search for the key everywhere and in everyone. We can get a lot of clues from everywhere and everyone but in the end it´s all about you, and most importantly it´s all about listening to yourself. You have the power.

 

Oprah formulate it so vivid and beautiful here

About meditation

Benefits of meditation. Meditation is a way to strengthen your connection to yourself. Meditation is a way of grounding and reconnect both to the earth and your higher self. Meditation is a way of accepting and letting go of sticky thoughts, feelings or energies that no longer is useful to you, or that was not even yours to begin with. When letting go of all that is not you, everything gets both easier and clearer. Meditation also brings perspective on life, you gain new perspectives of things that seemed impossible or difficult. You gain new insights on who you are, what you need and inspiration on how to fulfil your own needs. A meditative state will re-charge and refill your whole being, a natural effect on you being in your own energy.

 

Find your form of meditation. We all have different designs, for some of us a meditative state comes naturally and for some of us it takes some effort and training to get there. Luckily there are a lot of different techniques to reach a meditative state. Maybe you need some movement to reach the stillness inside, maybe you need a lot of space and silence and find that while walking in the woods, maybe you are drawn to mindfulness, a yoga/mantra meditation or a meditation with body scanning. You will be drawn to what suit you best in this time.

 

Group meditation. To join a group meditation can be very helpful both if you are new to meditation and also for advanced meditators who seeks new dynamics for more in-depth experiences. The multitude, the dynamics and the strength of a group energy is very helpful. In a group the ripple effects are also very valuable, your breakthrough can mean an opening for someone else. We support and reflect each other. And the composition of a group is never a coincidence.

 

Group meditation at Bodhish. At Bodhish we offer group meditations in form of Self discovery evenings. Self discovery evenings usually take place on the evening of a full or a new moon. We use a very simple meditation technique where all participants sit on a chair with both feet on the ground and closed eyes. You will be guided into meditation by Sanna Karlsson (founder of Bodhish) with background music playing for elevating the frequency. After the meditation there will be an opportunity to share the experience for those feeling called to do so. The process of Self discovery evenings is very organic, there might be a shared intuitive message for the group, at times Sanna will guide someone who is open and ready to go through a healing process, usually that process will benefit the whole group. The guided meditation will be held in Swedish. For upcoming Self discovery evenings look here.