The transformation is internal. We shift in relation to the world. The world remains exactly what it has always been, but we see it with grace and acceptance, knowing it to be the birthplace of seeing/hearing/knowing/understanding/ enlightenment/realization/satori/awakening... The world is Nazareth and the stable in Bethlehem to our conception and birth as Christ-consciousness/Buddha-mind. It is the abode of Bodhisattvas-- Bodhi: Awakened, Sattva: Being-- which is a designation recognized as being true of someone, not one claimed or bestowed. The world is made holy by the holy people-- the people who are seen to be holy by others-- who call it home. As we live "transparent to transcendence" (Joseph Campbell), we exude/exhibit holiness/ awakened-ness/goodness/truth/ beauty/godliness/etc. and wherever we are becomes a blessed place to be-- not because we sought to be holy, but because we simply see what's what and what is called for in response to that, and we do what needs to be done, when, where, and how it needs to be done in each situation as it arises, and that is seen to be holiness in action. Holiness/Bodhisattva-hood is not a function of belief, but of seeing/doing in spontaneous, thoughtless, response to the need of the moment, like saying "Bless you!" when someone sneezes. not by looking for chances to say, "Bless you," but because it is the right thing to say in certain times and places. The trick is knowing when it is the right time and place, without thinking about it. Just knowing. Just doing. And being right about it. It takes being alive and open to, and present in, the moment to do this, and that is a spiritual practice lived out over time in the world just as it is.
You know how Ted Lasso can always be counted on to say the right thing at the right time in the right place in the right way-- and do the right thing as well? That is a Bodhisattva for you. Ted Lasso is a Bodhisattva-- not because he says he is, but because we see that it is so, we know it is so, and no one has to tell us it is so. It is there to be seen by everyone who has eyes to see. Now, I just told you it is so, but you already knew it is so, because I did not have to argue you into agreeing that I am right. You knew that I am right before I said anything. The truth does not have to be announced. It cannot be preached into being. It can only be recognized to be so because it is so. Bodhisattva's are people so awakened and so right with what they say and do, that they are qualified to go straight into the blissful light, skipping all the rounds of rebirth, and merging with the joyous light in unending glory, and they pass it up, preferring to stay here/now as a gracious, ministering, presence among the raucous side-shows of the classless, tasteless, circus the world-as-it-is has become. Offering a little peace, a little kindness, a little wisp of mercy and good will to the masses and hordes looking for a way out on the streets of Calcutta, and Hong Kong, and New York, and Los Angeles... Because that is who Bodisattvas are. That is what they do. And nothing could be better to them than that. There is no better place to be for them than here/now. If it is good enough for them, it is good enough for us. And we have Ted Lasso to encourage us all along the way!