A Council of Kings
A Council of Kings is the beginning of a vision that seeks to focus on mens work or brotherhood. Created by one of One Spirit Infinite Journey's founders, Andrew, A Council of Kings is a brother project of that creation that is a way of collaboration with brothers who show up in their truth.
The journey home to love need not have a particular form, but the destination is certain. Andrew knows that ultimately there is no distinction necessary, but the idea of man has been confused and needs to be seen in new ways. This Council is a way and the offerings and retreats just one of many paths we can walk.
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.
Andrew begin working in retreats in 2014 in Big Bear, California where he supported SoCal Yoga Retreats with Reiki and Meditation practices. In 2016 he pursued his first Yoga Teacher Training in Maui, Hawaii which is where he begin his journey working with the plant medicine of ayahuasca. Working with plant medicine in general 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 towards. 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.
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 left Hyatt. He obtained a Health Coach Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition that same year. Then having left the Bahamas in May 2020, Andrew decided to explore Costa Rica a few months later 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, containers and coaching.