Michael grew up in a typical Midwestern American household; church on Sundays, meat and potatoes for dinner, and sports as soon as he was old enough to walk. As a child, Michael was sensitive to the energies around him. He grew up thinking that there must be something wrong with him that made him different from his family and friends. To say that modern culture influenced Michael’s journey into sexual maturity would be a dramatic understatement. By the time Michael was thirteen, he was masturbating to porn every day in front of the family computer. By fifteen, he had already purchased his first pack of penis enhancement pills hoping to buy his way into sexual immortality. By sixteen, Michael lost his virginity to somebody that he barely even knew. When it came to sex, Michael was both paralyzed with fear and desperate to learn more. That fear drove him to explore his sexuality “behind closed doors” and adopt shame as his internal referee. Shame became the burden that he carried well into his late twenties, all because nobody was brave enough to have an open conversation with him about sex.
All that changed in 2017 when Michael came into union with his beloved, Makenzie. Three years of initiation through plant medicine ceremonies and divine union catalyzed Michael’s transformation from “sex & infatuation addict” to heart-centered man. At thirty-one years old and on the brink of fatherhood, Michael is working towards co-creating a world where men and women take radical responsibility for their sex energy and choose to channel it in a way that honors its sacred origins, fulfills their hearts, and furthers their life purpose. Hence his book, Everything You Never Learned About Sex: Take Back Your Masculine Power & Use Your Sex Energy For Good, a blueprint for men of all ages to embrace wholeheartedly their God-given creative life force and use it for good.
Prior to the three years Michael spent on his heart-opening journey, he spent another two years training as a coach, mentor, and speaker with a personal and professional development company. He was also speaking at public business forums in front of hundreds at a time. In 2017, Michael gave that all up to go deeper, but those skills that he developed have remained with him. That same year Michael began working with master plant medicines in a sacred ceremonial setting. These master plants took his healing journey from his head into his heart, aiding him in becoming whole again on a somatic, emotional, mental, and spiritual level. In 2017, Michael and his beloved began traveling the world leading cacao ceremonies through their nonprofit organization, KAKAO Ceremonial Drinking Chocolate. Over the course of those two years, they shared their story face-to-face with thousands of other men and women just like them, assisting them in traversing their own healing journey.
Since the beginning of 2019, Michael has offered his time and energy as a mentor to both men and women desiring to grow in the arena of sex, sexuality, creativity, intimacy, inner-child work, and divine union. He and his beloved have continued to facilitate cacao ceremonies, hosting one for their international online community nearly once every week. Gratefully, Michael has been invited to share his message on many platforms, especially podcasts, over the last few years. In March of 2020, Michael signed his first book deal and committed to sharing his message publicly. He’s currently preparing to deliver his first TEDx talk, with the intention of expanding the reach of his message and igniting his speaking career. Michael and his beloved live in Kauai, HI, where they work from home. They are currently working together on their next big venture, REQUESTbar. Michael’s current passions include doing what scares the shit out of him and anything that gets him out of his comfort zone.
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