After experiencing a spiritual awakening in 2012, I upended my life entirely and began to study a wide variety of spiritual practices, healing modalities, and approaches to spiritual and personal growth that led me around the world on numerous paths of exploration.
Prior to my spiritual awakening, I designed and developed software systems with a focus on web applications. This resulted in my needing to make a major transition from a secular rationalist perspective to a spiritual gnostic perspective. To offer a sense of just how major this transition was, in the early 1990s I had earned a dual degree in Philosophy and Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and the History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University, with a specialization in applied logic.
From 2012 through 2015, my studies focused on various forms of emotional release work and tantric practices. In 2016, I began exploring the spiritual use of plant medicines while training and becoming certified as a hypnotherapist. In 2017, I began writing my first book, Actual Understanding, which I published in 2018. However, even before publication, it was clear to me that I needed to better apply the incredible knowledge that I had accrued through my years of study.
As it became ever more apparent how to do so, I began to work on How to Save Your World from Harm in early 2018. This effort involved multiple failed attempts at creating a social movement based on the book, taking me throughout the American West and Europe in the process. What I discovered was that people were not yet well enough in themselves to handle what saving their world would actually require of them.
So, I put my things in storage, became a global nomad, and set off on a new quest in December of 2018. The purpose of this quest was to strengthen the application of my spiritual knowledge and determine how to support people in being well enough in themselves to save their world from harm. In 2019, I started to develop SERAVIVA as a way to offer the world a practical means to transition into healthy and fully sustainable communities. In 2020, right before the Covid lockdowns, I returned to California and posted the first version of the Soterian Guide to guide people towards creating a world of wellness, happiness, and prosperity for all.
After 3 years of work, in 16 countries on 4 continents, my quest culminated in 2021 with the publication of Feel. Love. Now..., an 18-week program to create personal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness that I had tested on myself thoroughly during my travels.
Since 2021, with my quest completed, I have come to fully accept my life's calling to be a spiritual guide, putting my many years of studies and experiences to use by being in service to the spiritual growth of all. As it turns out, ultimately, our collective spiritual growth is how we will save our world from harm.