(Mick-Eye-eL) - is a Mystic, Metaphysical Teacher, Meditation and Wellness Trainer, and a successful Spiritual Leader and Healer. Since 1979 he's been studying the nature of the mind, consciousness, and spirituality. He learned how to meditate while he was still a junior in high school using the Silva Method Meditation Training. The experience transformed his life and opened new portals of the mind that continues to fascinate him today. He shares his wisdom and insights with his unique personal empowerment teachings called, "Soul-utions". His Goal is to help humanity embrace their inner power, the Divine power of their Soul and Spirit and he demystifies many spiritual teachings.
Michaiel's Life Journey
I am a spiritual adventurer and have been exploring metaphysics and the incredible power of the mind and Soul for what seems like my entire life. I always had a natural curiosity about the potential power we all have. I began studying when I was 14 years old. I guess puberty awakened parts of myself that catapulted me on my own spiritual journey without knowing it at the time.
I knew I was different even as a young boy and it was a significant source of my own personal pain and humiliation, as I compared myself to my older brother and schoolmates. At that time, my nature was more feminine vs. masculine, at least to my understanding of those words at that time.
My brother was much more aggressive, while I was much more creative. I judged myself for most of my formative years as flawed and defective. I had a lot of personal shame, inflicted by name calling from others and my own self-judging mind. It was extremely painful and challenging youth.
Then to top matters off even more, as I matured into adolescences I discovered I was more attracted to boys than girls. I had many friends who were girls, but back then (the 1980s) being gay wasn't a popular choice. So I hid that part of myself, and it became my own dark secret. It further compounded my shame.
I began searching for answers to understand myself better. Although I never really tried to change my desires, I was curious about them. I started to check out books at the Orlando Public Library on the mind, consciousness, ESP, psychic phenomena, Kabbala, Yoga, and many various metaphysical books. Although back then they were in the 'occult' section, not New Age. That didn't come until years later.
As the 1980s unfolded, the New Age Movement started to grow and become more visible in the mainstream. I finally didn't feel like such a freak anymore. At the age of 16, I convinced my mother who was going through a divorce at the time with my father, to take this weekend meditation course with me. It was a major turning point in my life.
Around that same time, as fate would have it, I discovered a small metaphysical bookstore on an evening walk in July. It was literally a 5 minute walk from our house.
The beautiful and wise lady who owned the bookstore was named Beverly Ford. I would stop in her shop a couple of times a week for her loving wisdom and advice. Beverly became my 'spiritual mom'. We continued our friendship throughout my adult life, until she passed away just a few years ago. I am eternally grateful for her guidance, love and inspiration. I could talk to her about anything and I'll never forget her gentleness and love.
When I was a senior in high school, my mother noticed I had interest in taking a spiritual healing program. It was then that she shared with me that I was born a 'blue veil' baby or a caul baby. The doctor told this to my mother and she kept it her secret until this time. The doctor said that it's an old wives tale that when a child is born with part of the afterbirth covering their face and the doctor removes it 'like a veil' that this child has spiritual gifts. I guess what prompted my mother to share this with me was my many varied spiritual interests, compared to my other three siblings.
I began a spiritual healing course on Tuesday nights with Michael Cronin from London England. It was a 2-year program, and I was trained as a Spiritual Healer, and this helped me to better connect with my higher self as well as sharpen my intuition. It also helped me confirm my value and worth after years of feeling defective and broken.
I remember about a year into the program I come home one night and my mother was very upset because the kitten my sister's boyfriend gave her, was very sick. It kept meowing in pain and couldn't move it's back legs. Remember at that time, I was still in the closet, but I had created a powerful connection with the Divine through learning how to channel spiritual healing energy.
So my mother pleaded with me to 'do something'! I started sending healing energy through my cupped hands and placed them around the kitten. Immediately the kitten stopped meowing. I thought to myself, Hmmm... that's interesting. Understand I had done healing sessions with people during the class but people are always polite and said they could feel the energy, etc. But this cat wasn't performing. It stopped crying.
Then I strategically slid my cupped hands back away from the cat about 12". That's when my first defining moment happened to me. That tiny cat started meowing again and then with her front legs clawed the carpet to drag herself in between my hands and stopped meowing.
Tears rolled down my eyes, for at that moment, I realized, I wasn't so broken after all. I thought to myself, well God must know about my sexual preference, and he's still using me as a channel for his healing work. This experience helped me to accept myself and my own uniqueness as a young man.
Michael Cronin took me on as an apprentice, and I worked with him in many private healing sessions. He once told me that he could perceive energy fields and auras, and that when he first met me and saw me doing some healing work that I was 'channeling' a tremendous amount of energy. This Spiritual Healing course allowed me to develop my intuitive and healing abilities along with awakening deep compassion for people.
- Michael Cronin, London England
Over the years, I've studied many methods of personal development and empowerment from various self-help workshops and programs and started fitting the missing pieces together. This is how I have developed my unique Soul-utions philosophy.
It's hard to fathom that my destiny all began by trying to "fix" myself as a young man, then later I discovered that I had spent many years trying to fix something that was never broken! I turned what was my own self-judged 'liability' into an asset and my destiny. A few years ago in a deep meditation I realized that perhaps I was born feeling different because I came into the world to make a difference.
I then began teaching meditation and personal empowerment classes in 1987 and was trained in hypnotherapy in 1994 with the National Guild. I was a guest speaker at many Unity and Centers for Spiritual Living throughout Florida and the east coast during the 1990s.
I have always had passion for helping people heal and better understand their spiritual nature. As I began functioning with greater personal peace, I started helping people to do the same and show them how to move beyond their own struggle. All of our conflicts are always rooted in our minds. I'm a spiritually gifted inspirational speaker, philosopher, a life long metaphysical student/teacher, and personal empowerment coach as well as a meditation teacher and hypnosis expert.
I have transformed my own life from being shackled in pain to becoming empowered and at peace with myself and the world. I've helped hundreds of clients by teaching them how to better understand their true natures and reconnect with their Soul and Spirit. Let me help you discover the truth and power of who you really are. - Michaiel Patrick Bovenes