I walk with the name Hymnj; I am a contemporary medicine man, spiritual teacher and father.
I facilitate peak transcendental experiences of the primal and the divine, awakening higher state of consciousness and awareness to access flow, presence and greatness in people’s lives. I invoke, I empower and I hold space.
I specialise in unique and bespoke contemporary shamanic offerings, which include sacred plant medicine ceremonies, primal breath-work, sacred song & sound healing and integrative wise counselling. Through these tools I hold space for people’s life and spiritual initiations. My passion is working with those who are genuinely seeking to shift their lives, unfold their highest potential from a spiritual context into an actualised reality, and in the process bring abut a New Earth.
What I have come to understand through my life’s work is that what ultimately shapes our living experience and our future are not just the actual events and actions that have occurred but more significantly how we have narratively framed them. What makes us humans beings powerfully unique is that we are essentially story tellers. There are a myriad of ways we can tell our life stories; it’s all a matter of how they are edited and related to from our perspective. Spiritual awakening as such is all about gaining the most optimal narrative perspective of what our existence is really about and then living into it. Our personal story-telling is so determinative that the expression of our life force, the vitality of our bodies, the joy and love of our hearts, the quality of our relationships are either constrained or liberated by our narrative perspectives. Suffering cannot not exist without story. Generational cycles are ultimately passed down or broken through story. Story is not just how we make sense of our world, it is how we create, invoke and affect it. Stories are the medium through which we derive our meaning (positive or negative) and which generates our sense of worthiness. This, in turn, has everything to do with our capacity to self-regulate, manifest and act powerfully in life. Our reality is constantly being weaved through our stories – the question is simply whether we are doing it consciously or unconsciously. People who live wholehearted and extraordinary lives are masterfully authentic story-tellers. This is why I call the red thread of my life’s work ‘story-healing’, for it is the sacred human art of re-crafting our future by understanding and consciously choosing how it is we want to meet our death. In its essence, it is the nature of what I believe our souls will remember about our life’s journey, and the ancestral echoes that we will leave behind in the hearts and minds of others.
Over a decade ago, I walked away from a very lucrative and successful career as an award-winning theatre director/writer/producer in a quest for the holy grail of transformation and embodied manifestation. On the outside it looked as though I was living a life many people dream of; I was earning great money, touring the world, and working on my own terms. But there was something inauthentic, pretentious and even lifeless about my existence, and it was burning me out. I was living in a small story, which gave the illusion of seeming big. My new quest took me on a journey to the ashrams of India, had me training for a number of years with two of the top personal transformational organisations before I encountered sacred plant medicine ceremonies. Many years earlier, I experienced a deep spiritual stirring when I encountered Eckhart Tolles’ teachings, which brought about a fundamental shift in my psyche and set in motion a domino-like chain of events. It was during a very unique Ayahuasca retreat called the Gathering of Tribes held in a river bed below the magical Spitzkoppe mountains in Nambia (my country of birth) that I had a spiritual awakening and calling. The experience was so profound and terrifying, and it literally changed the course of my entire life. I experienced the death of self and an existential paradigm shift in how I perceived the world and who I was in it. It was as if someone had taken the roof off the prison around which I had defined my entire existence. I saw the Universe in its entirety and I had many conversations with God. Words fail to describe the magnitude and vastness of what I then perceived and experienced as my voice opened up like a volcano of divine light and I felt magnificent energies speaking through me. The medicines called me so strongly to service – there was no choice but to follow this shamanic path with my entire being.