"I caught the Happy Virus last night when I was out singing beneath the stars.

It is remarkably contagious - 

So kiss me."

                                       - Hafiz

Hi,

Nice that you have made it to this website. Let me tell you a little about myself. 

First of all, I was born and raised in the USA, in North Central Florida. To get a sense of why I may I lived a fairly typical American youth, with lots of sports, friends, family struggle, aware of my image, what clothes I wore, listening to rap music. I was a good student, and performed quite well in academics and athletics. 

When I was 16 years old I was confirmed in the Catholic Church, but before this happened I took it upon myself to read the entirety of the Bible. That began my inner journey of transformation. I was inspired by the stories in the Bible, especially the story of Jesus. Then, the summer before my final year of high school, I read Joseph Campbell's book "The Power of Myth." This began a long journey of receiving and assimilating wisdom through books, which took me beyond the realm of Christianity into the teachings of Buddhism, Shamanism, Paramahamsa Yogananda, A.H. Almaas to name a few. Through this book I was introduced to the concept that no one religion has the correct answer, but that the myths and legends of all the worlds cultures have similarities.