Michaiel Patrick Bovenes
Inspired Speaker • Hypnotherapist (RTT) • Mindfulness (MBSR) -Meditation-Metaphysical Teacher
Michaiel is a inspirational wellness teacher, meditation expert, healer, mindfulness facilitator (MBSR), hypnotherapist and metaphysician. He helps busy professionals quickly transform their stress into strength and their struggle into greater freedom, confidence, and positive change. He is the founder of 'Soul-utions for Moving Beyond Struggle,' and the author of a popular series of guided relaxation meditations.
Since 1980 he's been studying the nature of the mind, consciousness, and spiritual topics. He learned how to meditate while he was a junior in high school by attending the Silva Mind Method Training. Learning to meditate transformed his life and opened new portals of the mind that continue to fascinate him today. He shares his wisdom and insights with his unique personal empowerment teachings called "Soul-utions." He is the host of a weekly personal empowerment advice podcast and invites listeners to send questions that he addresses on the show.
His destiny is to help humanity understand the truth of who they are and to teach them how to embrace their inner power; the divine power of their Soul and Spirit. Michaiel shares fresh insights, truth, understanding, and compassion into outdated religious ideology.
Michaiel's Life Journey
I have been exploring metaphysics and the incredible power of the Mind and Soul for my entire life. I always had a natural curiosity about the potential power we all have as human-spiritual beings. I began studying metaphysics when I was 14 years old. I guess puberty awakened parts of myself that catapulted me on my spiritual journey without knowing it at the time.
I knew I was different even as a young boy, and it was a source of personal pain and humiliation. As I compared myself to my older brother and schoolmates, I never felt like I fit in. At that time, my nature was more passive vs. aggressive, at least to my understanding of those words.
My brother was much more aggressive, while I was much more creative. I judged myself as flawed and defective for most of my formative years. I had a lot of personal shame, inflicted by name-calling from my brother and my own self-judging mind. It was an extremely painful and challenging youth.
Then to top matters off, as I matured into adolescence, 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 Public Library on the mind, consciousness, ESP, psychic phenomena, Kabbalah, Yoga, and various metaphysical books. 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 16, I convinced my mother, (who was going through a divorce at the time), to take a 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 only a 5-minute walk from our house.
The beautiful and wise lady who owned the bookstore was Beverly Ford. I would stop in her shop a few 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 could talk to her about anything, and I'll never forget her wisdom, kindness, and love.
When I was a senior in high school, my mother noticed I had an interest in spiritual healing. It was then that she shared with me that I was born a 'blue veil' baby or a caul baby. The doctor had told my mother, and she kept it her secret until this time. The doctor said that it was an old wives' tale. When a child is born with part of the afterbirth covering their face and the doctor removes it 'like a veil,' that 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. 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 came home one night, and my mother was distraught because my sister's kitten was very sick. It kept meowing in pain and couldn't move its back legs. At that time, I was still in the closet, but I had created a powerful connection with the Divine through learning how to meditate and channel spiritual healing energy.
My mother pleaded with me to 'do something!’ I started sending healing energy through my cupped hands placed around the kitten. Immediately the kitten stopped meowing. I thought to myself, "Hmmm, that's interesting." I had done healing sessions with people during the class, but people were always polite and said they could feel the energy, etc. But this cat wasn't performing. It stopped crying.
I strategically slid my cupped hands back away about 12" from the kitten. That's when I experienced the first defining moment that changed something deep within me. The kitten started meowing again. With her front paws, she clawed the carpet to drag her body back in between my hands and stopped meowing.
Tears rolled down my eyes. 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 uniqueness as a young man.
Michael Cronin took me on as his apprentice, and I worked with him in many private healing sessions. He told me that he could perceive energy fields and auras and that when he saw me doing healing work, 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.
"Michaiel's presence in the world demonstrates the lost art of compassion with its profound wisdom."
- 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 I started fitting the missing pieces together. I realized that the feminine expression of the Divine has been overlooked. This is how I have developed my unique Soul-utions philosophy.
It's hard to fathom my destiny began by trying to "fix" myself as a young man. 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 made it my destiny to help others move beyond the struggle. A few years ago, in deep meditation, I realized that perhaps I was born feeling different because I came into the world to make a difference.
The 1990s Kicked Started My Spiritual Growth
In 1991, I began teaching meditation and personal empowerment classes in 1987 and was trained in hypnotherapy in 1994 with the National Guild. I started teaching meditation and healing services as a guest speaker at many Unity and Centers for Spiritual Living throughout Florida and the east coast.
In 1992 I went to a spiritual channeling group in Tampa, FL, who my friend Caroline hosted once a month. Through a series of coincidences, I noticed an audiotape from Lazaris, who is a non-physical being. He had a collection of classes about metaphysics and personal spirituality. I asked if I could borrow the tapes to listen in my car driving back to Orlando that evening.
Long story short, I began listening to his teachings, which has had a profound influence on my understanding of life and metaphysics. Jach Pursel who channeled Lazaris has since become a dear friend. I'm eternally grateful for his friendship and support over the years. I owe a lot of my knowledge to Lazaris and I am so fortunate to have spent over 30 years studying his wisdom and receiving his love.
I have always had a 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, 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.
Let's work together to create a more harmonious and positive future for yourself and for the world. - Michaiel Patrick Bovenes