Through the awe and mystery of my experiences, psychedelics birthed in me a great curiosity of the psyche; the mind, the soul, the spirit. They showed me how magical awareness is and how the mind can shape reality on various levels.
I felt like I’d taken a magic wisdom and creativity pill after my first experiences but was at a loss to understand what I’d actually experienced. After some investigation I came to understand it to be a change in my consciousness. This lead me to meditation, what I discovered to be another method of changing awareness, and one that, with some patience and practice, can support and sustain the type of awareness I’d experienced. It was whilst living in China in 2012 that I first seriously began learning and practicing meditation and mindfulness. I learned with 2 teachers, read many books on the subject and began a daily practice. I noticed benefits within a month and went on my first silent retreat the following year. I began to share mindfulness with friends and acquaintances around that time and over the years mindfulness practices have remained a foundational part of my life. They have helped me to understand myself better, and to develop focus, patience, and my ability to relax. After moving to Berlin in 2018, I began to share practices with groups, guiding group sessions weekly.