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Embodied Enlightenment: Living Your Awakening in Every Moment Paperback – June 1, 2017
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About the Author
Amoda Maa is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author, and speaker. After years of spiritual seeking, meditation, and immersion in psychospiritual practices, an experience of the dark night of the soul led her to a profound inner awakening. Then, after a long period of integration, she began speaking from silence in small gatherings. She offers meetings and retreats, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, attracting spiritual seekers and people looking for peace and fulfillment in an increasingly chaotic world. Her teachings are free of religion and tradition, and she brings to them a deep understanding of the human journey, born out of her own experience.
Amoda Maa is author of Radical Awakening (formerly How to Find God in Everything) and Change Your Life, Change Your World, both of which arose out of a mystical vision around the time of her awakening. In this vision, she was shown the key to humanity’s suffering and the potential for the birth of a new consciousness and world. Embodied Enlightenment is based on both her vision for humanity and the conversations on the cutting edge of spiritual inquiry in her meetings with people from all around the world. She lives with her husband and beloved, Kavi, in California. To learn more, visit http://www.amodamaa.com.
Foreword writer John Welwood, PhD, is a psychotherapist, author, and teacher specializing in the integration of Eastern spiritual wisdom and Western psychology. His books include Journey of the Heart, Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships, and Toward a Psychology of Awakening.
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The fact of our humanity is embraced, not rejected. The role of the ego is clarified, not vilified. The idea of many that all will be rainbows and joy post-awakening is demolished and replaced with a realistic sense of the flavor of embodiment. The possibility of fully recognizing and moving from infinite divinity in our human life form permeates her presentation.
Compared to other non-dual type books I've read, "Embodied Enlightenment" provides the most useful guidance that is easily digestible. It should be extremely valuable for anyone seeking embodied awakening, and (I can only assume) for anyone in the midst of that evolutionary process.
It’s easy to read nondual books & attend satsangs, & come away with a bunch of terms, ideas & approaches… yet these all belong to the seeker, rather than the founder. Amoda’s book is clear on what’s most important.
In one amazing chapter “Discovering the Luminosity of Being Present in the Body”, she says that “It is this light that animates you… You see the light because you are the light: this is oneness” She asks us to “give yourself totally to the inquiry into what is true beyond all inherited concepts, ideas and beliefs”. That true freedom “requires you to stop investing in your personal story, whether it is a story of victimhood or transcendence… There is a death of the self-identity that is wrapped around ego.”
In a chapter on relationships, she sees clearly that seeking a relationship is an expression of the "core belief in separation"... that "the search for the perfect partner, soul mate, or 'the one' is exactly the same as the search for enlightenment...that it sets up mental and emotional projections onto reality, creating a fantasy that this longing can be satisfied by something in the external world of form."
Amoda distinguishes between the “horizontal” movement of the egoic mind, with it’s likes & dislikes, & labels… and the “vertical” dimension of being, that of true awakening in every moment. This book is a clear & valuable approach to nonduality and spirituality.
First of all I love the way Amoda Maa writes, the content is always engaging and easy to read. I have not had the opportunity to meet with Amoda Maa in person, but I have listened to her talking on Youtube videos, and this book flows with her lively, compassionate and peaceful presence.
The chapters progress from an overall view of the world we are living in today towards an ever deeper enquiry into what it means to be a fully embodied and awakened human being living in today's world. As the book progresses I am finding that almost every page has a sentence or paragraph that jumps out at me to read and re-read and then invites me to stop and digest and contemplate.
As someone who has a life-time habit to overcome of not being fully present in my body, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on "The Body as A Gateway To Liberation." "Mindfulness" is the big buzzword today in discussions relating to emotional and psychological well-being in todays fast-paced lifestyle. But from my experience, mindfulness by itself is not enough. We need to be learn to be fully embodied. Amoda Maa beautifully explains why this is so.
I know that I will be keeping this book by my side to revisit long after I finish it on this first round. I cannot recommend it highly enough.