Bodhish – a space for play

Early days at the Bodhish space

I still remember the morning, when I woke up with the clear remembrance of a dream showing me a physical space with books. I had never seriously considered an alternative path to my Brand strategy consulting, and certainly not one revolving around a physical space and books. Still that dream shifted everything. Little did I know how deeply seeded that vison was in my soul and little did I know the shifts that was needed to manifest that seed into physical reality. Some of us search for a purpose, and some of us are given (or in essence create for ourselves) a clear vision or purpose very early on. The lessons on the path are always perfect for each soul. My experience has been the latter, to see a vision crystally clear even though I had no idea of what it really meant or how to get there. The search for a space started early on. My Jupitarian and Sagittarian qualities serves me in easily seeing great expansive possibilities, at times these qualities have led me to learn some valuable lesson about letting go, trust, faith, and the importance of embodiment. 

After some years on my journey of self-discovery I understood that the energy I received in 2012 was to be anchored in a physical space and that this was the purpose of the space. The intention was to create a portal for New Earth through discovering who we really are with the energy that supports alignment, reconnection and transformation. When I found the physical space at Borgmästargatan, I remember my higher self whispered in my ear that this space was “for play” and that I could do the journey with Bodhish fun and playful, or I could do it with struggle and hardship. Making somewhat of a closure for this phase I would say I have done it with both playfulness and hardship. 

When creating the space everything was infused with this energy and intention. There was no way of pushing the different steps, just to be with each step fully. I have had some amazing co-creators on the way, not only the interior designer, florists, photographers, illustrators, carpenters, kitchen healers/creators and space holders but also every single person visiting Bodhish adding their codes and energies to the space. Thank you to all of you, from the bottom of my heart. At the time when I found the space, this energy had embodied me from my mind/spirit, through my throat down to my heart. The journey with Bodhish has helped me to embody the energy fully – all the way down to my feet into earth and up again. I no longer need a space to hold this energy, even though a new space is welcome in the right setting and timing. 

It has been so amazing to observe how people experience the energy, some unconscious and some very conscious. The energy is not for everyone and has attracted the people that it is meant for. It has been a magical selection of people entering the doors of Bodhish, each one in their divine timing. That stroke of magic has been so wonderful to be part of, and the beauty I have experienced in all these meetings have really opened my heart and strengthened my faith in humanity and the universe. The heart and soul have always been the core of Bodhish and to be able to see how people awake, transform, reconnect and find new friends through this space and energy has been the greatest gift of all.

Even though I have never felt a strong attachment to the creation itself, the decision of letting this space go has not been an easy one. Since spring I have felt waves of excitement for a new beginning and waves of sentimentality for the vision and dream that I carried for such a long time now is shifting. Since my journeys to Egypt I have really felt something big shifting in me, more of a descension than an ascension, and first and foremost a reconnection to the excitement to be here in this body living this life. Big parts of my work excite me, but I also want to have time and space for discovering what excites me outside of my service.

This weekend before turning over the keys to the next guardian of the space, I was so beautifully shown at the Wholeness Retreat that the Bodhish energy will follow wherever I go, and that the perfect alignment of lovely souls will continue to flow into the work, no matter where I am. I left the keys to the space with pride and love for what I have co-created and excitement for what is to come. There might be a new space waiting, but in the meantime, I will continue to offer sessions, mentorships, guided group alignment/meditations/attunements and journeys online. I am offering my gifts and experience to help others open and anchor their own portals within their working space. I feel a strong calling to work more with the earth, so I am already creating more retreats and new forms and formats that wants to be manifested. I look forward to seeing you on my continued journey of Self-Discovery.

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 with 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 intuitive, a healing facilitator and a space holder. 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.