My name is Elena Nezhinsky.
I am one of the founders of Liberation Unleashed,
an international network of guides
dedicated to help seekers to release the illusion of separate self.
I am also an Intuitive Life Coach and Awakening Integration Consultant.
I guide people to awakening and help with integration in all areas of life.
I immigrated to USA and had a baby at a young age,
I didn't speak English, had no money, no relatives, no friends.
I was suffering.
I wanted to quit life, but my newborn baby needed me, so I hung on.
Later I started to read computer programming books between home chores,
and with my previous Engineering University level education
I miraculously landed a Senior Systems Analyst position
in a big corporation in New York City.
My search for truth started then, in 1998,
after meeting my teacher Doug Spitz, senior teacher in Gurgieff Foundation,
he also was Vice President of Information Technology in Time Inc., and
he was my boss at work.
One day he brought me a book
by P.D. Ouspensky "In Search of the Miraculous",
and I made a first step on a seeker's path out of suffering.
I studied and practiced Gurgieff ideas for many years
until Doug suddenly died in a car crash.
Mourning the death of my long time friend and a guide,
I came across Vipassana silent meditation retreat.
It resonated with me that I didn't need a human teacher,
I can just sit in silence and watch my mind.
I sat many silent retreats, practicing intensely 10-12 hours a day.
At the later years I sat retreats in inner inquiry, "Who Am I?",
my mind switched to this practice naturally.
I had many spiritual and mystical experiences through the years,
but they drove my search even more.
I never had a thought that Enlightenment is possible in this lifetime,
I simply was driven by the illusion of purification of the mind
through practices of meditation and asceticism, celibacy and determination.
In 2010 in a 20 days silent retreat, on my 43 birthday, I died.
The experience was of complete dissolution of the self and the world as I knew it.
The drive to seek for Enlightenment dropped, and I relaxed
in naturalness of life.
I realized that Enlightenment is always here,
and the mind always creates an illusion of self,
illusion of objects, and illusion of the world.
Practicing meditation and reaching for Enlightenment ended abraptly.
Life itself became meditation,
there was nothing else but a present moment,
and I relaxed into the perfection of it.
Since then I have been helping others to awaken and see the truth.
With my dharma partner Ilona Cuinaite we developed the method Direct Pointing which we used with many people to point to the illusion of separate self.
We created Liberation Unleashed - a community, a world wide network of volunteers, who use Direct Pointing method to guide people to awakening.
We wrote a book Gateless Gatecrashers
where we gathered the examples of Direct Pointing method
used in awakening sessions with people.
This book is sold in every store online, there is also a free pdf version link on my blog. This book helped so many people around the world!
There are Liberation Unleashed guides now are almost in every country on Earth, help is widely available at no cost.
As my own journey in this life continued, I became more and more interested
in helping people to integrate awakening.
I noticed that after awakening
there is a period of substantial changes
that happens in a human being on all levels.
Brain starts to re-wire,
and the body tries to accommodate new energies.
Also many of the existing social life structures that were in place
start to fall as they do not support new level of being anymore.
From my own experience of dealing with these changes,
I gained insight how to help people to integrate awakening experience
into everyday human life in the most harmonious way.
I appreciate your interest to my work and invite you to read more here: My personal website with all the information: https://BuddhaOnABull.com
Liberation Unleashed website: on www.LiberationUnleashed.com
Elena's Complete Humanity blog: http://completehumanity.blogspot.com/