“I’m creating a character. I’m building a band, and I’m the front man. So I spend a lot of time in my room creating all kinds of art, but the one character I’m trying to express right now is masculine and feminine. The balance of it. Yin yang. Masculine being the constructive side, kind of like the right brain. Where it has rules, and it’s in a boundary and it has to stick to the rules. And then you have feminine. Where it can go anywhere it can be creative. And it has no boundaries.”
“There will be days in your life where your heart will try to guide you. Sometimes this guidance defies logic, and you are encouraged to take a leap of faith. You have the choice to listen, or suppress that voice. One of the greatest things that I’ve learned is that listening to the intelligence of your heart will assist in manifesting the greatest treasures in your life and the greatest you. Earlier this year, I had one of those moments. In this instance, following my heart resulted in the greatest adventure of my life and facilitated the opportunity to collaborate with one of my favorite electronic artists. We created an album together with the intentions of healing and spreading love. Then, I was blessed to travel and hear our art be shared with crowds at festivals and shows all around the country, as well as teaching a couple workshops at festivals. It has been such a profoundly magical journey. And to think, if I had not listened to the guidance to take that chance, none of it would have happened. So listen to your heart, take a chance, go with the flow, and enjoy the journey. The path is not always easy, but have faith that Universe is conspiring in your greatest favor.”
“I’m a climber. A rock climber, a tree climber, an everything climber. ⠀ ⠀ I’m always climbing—climbing the pole. Climbing the corporate ladder, whatever it is. ⠀ ⠀ I’ve been a climber since I was a kid. I’ve always been into scaling things. I want to get to the top of everything. ⠀ ⠀ It’s scary. When you’re climbing, you have the fear of falling, hurting yourself… not being able to make it, not being strong enough. ⠀ ⠀ When you get there, it’s an accomplishment. It feels amazing. I guess I’m scared of heights, and when you push through it, you know you can push through your biggest fears.” ⠀
“With psychedelic experiences, we have a new perception of what’s going on. We see ourselves in a different light. ⠀ ⠀ By chance, I was listening to podcasts. The Rogan experience showed me Duncan Trussel, a psychonaut who ended up interviewing Rick Doblin. From there, I learned about MAPS. But I didn’t know they were located anywhere near me. Six months later, I found out by accident that they were in Santa Cruz. And that’s when I knocked on the door.⠀ ⠀ It’s really about education. Knowing a little bit more than you would have if psychedelic research wasn’t being done. It’s mainstreaming, people have a better understanding than they did 10 years ago, 15 years ago, 20 years ago. ⠀ ⠀ When that grows, the fear goes away. The stigmas are loosened.”
Lightning in a Bottle 2018“I’m a dancer, and I always look at movement. If I watch someone dance or walk for five minutes, I can mimic it because it’s so specific. And I can tell who people are from very far away. Not because I have great eyesight, but because of their movement and body language. ⠀ ⠀ Everybody has their own movement pattern. Even if they’re trying to copy someone else. It’s unique and sometimes it’s different, depending on what they’re feeling in that moment. Maybe they’re feeling really confident, maybe they’re feeling kind of shy. ⠀ ⠀ It’s like each person’s signature.”