Welcome to Awaken to Silence. My name is Brandon Olivares, and I live with my wife Christine and our cat, Kitty, in western NY.
You may already know me from Co-Creation Coaching, where I’ve been blogging on the law of attraction since 2015.
I’ve been on a spiritual journey since I was 9 years old, when my older cousin first introduced me to Wicca. Always having an insatiable drive for knowledge, I realized that the religion I had been brought up in, Christianity, wasn’t necessarily true, just because people said it was.
So for the last two decades, I’ve explored all sorts of religions and spiritual paths from Wicca/Paganism, to Hinduism, Buddhism, various denominations of Christianity, Taoism, Satanism, Atheism, and various paths in the New Age movement.
Yep, I’ve been around the block quite a bit. 😀
The thing is that from about the age of 12, I started having non-dual experiences, where I saw through the illusion of this reality, into the Ultimate Reality of who we really are. I started studying Advaita around that time, and was fascinated by it. It just felt true to me, and my later experiences would prove it even more.
I had other awakening experiences over the years, each a bit deeper and longer lasting than the one before it, breaking through more and more of that veil that separates us from the true knowledge of our essential nature.
In time, I realized that all religions were just perversions of the ultimate Truth, which is unnameable and indescribable. They were just filters that revealed only a small aspect of that broader Truth.
Over the years I’ve studied quite a few teachers of Advaita and other similar paths. The teacher that resonates with me the most, for his merging of eastern thought with western pragmatism and goal-oriented pursuit, is Lester Levenson, whose students went on to found the Release Technique and The Sedona Method.
I also resonate with other teachers such as Byron Katie, Rupert Spira, and Jeff Foster, all of whom offer a different perspective on the very same Truth.
In my non-dual coaching practice, I merge my own understanding and personal experience of Freedom, with the practical techniques offered by some of these teachers, all to help you to transcend the illusion of being a separate self, and to help you to put an end to suffering.
If you’d like to learn more about me, feel free to contact me at any time.