Andrew began his spiritual journey at a young age, always curious about the world around him and the nature of existence. At 19 years old he experienced a profound awakening that was triggered by his grandfather "Big Daddy" passing. This inspired a search for peace and understanding that led Andrew to books such as Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth: Awakening to your Life's Purpose", Paolo Coelho's "The Alchemist", Kahlil Gilbran's "The Prophet" the works of Neville Goddard, Florence Scovell Shin, James Allen, Alan Watts, William Blake, Jame's Redfield, The Channeled works of Paul Selig and Gary Renard's "The Disappearance of the Universe" which ultimately led Andrew to the book that has been the foundation of Andrew's beliefs and thought system, A Course in Miracles. The profound teachings and lessons therein have transformed the way Andrew views and experiences the world. Much of how he coaches, approaches workshops, holds space and speaks comes from this inspired spiritual document.
Working with plant medicine also began at a young age for Andrew. Having first experienced the sacred mushroom at 17 years of age, Andrew was opened to the healing and perspective altering power of this plant. Having spent years working with this medicine on a personal level, Andrew was then guided to share this and other plant medicines he has opened his heart and mind to. Andrew acknowledges that these medicines are not necessary to come to know inner peace, but they can act as tools to facilitate change of mind, thought and experience. Ultimately, Andrew believes the "work" is done within the mind and each of us must lay all of our worldly attachments aside to step into the truth of our reality which he believes is peace, love and oneness with God that is beyond the worldly dream we find ourselves in.
Beyond the focus Andrew has for knowing inner peace and a greater awareness of oneness with God, Andrew enjoys various forms of play in this world. Surfing, golf, soccer, basketball, hiking, traveling, movies and food are ways Andrew chooses to spend his times of play. He believes that being in this world and focusing on spiritual growth doesn't mean one has to live a hermetic life free of play, but rather to simply enjoy those things we've created with a mind free of guilt and judgement. Having spent nearly 7 years working within the Hospitality Industry with Hyatt in places like California, Hawaii and The Bahamas, Andrew decided to take a different approach in his day to day in 2020 when he moved to Costa Rica to allow for a new path to form. One Spirit Infinite Journeys became that path and the many modalities in which he works are simply supportive of the deeper mental changes that he aims to facilitate in retreats and in Transformational Coaching. Learn more by connecting with us or scheduling a coaching call.