At 24, I travelled by bus to Chile from Ecuador for 5 days, to do my first vision-quest in the traditional indigenous way which consists of going on a mountain for 4 days and 4 nights, remaining in one spot, fasting and praying for a vision.
At 25, I got married, then moved to Canada in 2005 and decided to establish my home and grow my roots; and two years later I became a dad at 27.
At 29, during a very magical experience around the sacred fire in a peyote ceremony, I received the spiritual name of "Soniko Waira" which means "the sound of the wind". "Something that not many people know about me is that the name my parents gave me was Sebastian Alban. I used to call myself that way until one of the most powerful initiations I experienced along my Journey, second only to the birth of my first son".
At 30, my marriage ended and this was the tipping point and catalyst for my own transformation to assume my mission. It was hard, but this experience taught me so many things about myself and about the negative programs that were running my subconscious being at the time.
In 2011, I decided that I wanted to live closer to nature to learn from the first peoples and caretakers of the land, it was then that the traditional chief, descendant of an ancient indigenous tribe called the Sin’ixt and his family opened their home to me, they lent me a tipi and hosted me in their land for a couple of years. There I learned how lived a very simple but very fulfilling life.
The year after, two of my mentors saw something valuable in a tool that I created to help myself keep my focus on my path. It was literally a map based on the core teachings of indigenous cosmovisions, combined with very powerful mind techniques and they encouraged me to start sharing this tool with my community, and so I did.
This is a spiritual tool designed to facilitate a visionary process, I call it the Heart Map. I did my first Heart Map Workshop in Nelson, BC in November of 2012
If you are ready to envision how to improve the quality of life for you and your community, you can count on me to provide you with powerful transformational experiences when it comes to Vision-Quest.