As a young child growing up in Boston and traveling widely around the world, he had many visceral moments of deep, spiritual union. In his early years, these experiences were affirmed by his mother, yet as he reached adolescence and was thrust more and more into the machine of the United States, he was met with an impatient, production-oriented culture that did not share his connected reality. This was a dark time when those around him continually told him that his intuitive sense of truth, which clashed with the status quo, was not only misguided, but that it was destructive to himself and those around him. As a teenager with limited agency of his own, he saw no other option than to accept their diagnosis, that he had a mental disorder, and to try to survive.
Eventually he reached the point where he could no longer ignore his intuition and came to realize that it was the masses who were misguided and not himself. He came to recognize the need to devote himself fully to this inner transformation. He spent the following years in intense introspection, reading world spiritual and philosophical texts to contextualize this shift. At the same time, he began to manifest a community of foreigners and other outsiders, while still in Boston, that later served as a bridge to Buenos Aires where he lives today.
When he finally made it to the City of Fair Winds, he found the fertile solid that gave him the grounding he needed for his life to flower. Following his inner light and leaning on his relationships led him to a friend, who indirectly introduced him to his husband, who helped him plant his roots into his new earth. From this newfound space of stability and authenticity, he was able to shift from a state of surviving to thriving.
At first there were no visible external signs of abundance, yet an active passive nurturing was underway that eventually gave birth to his first book "Undividing." At the same time, he began teaching this inner awakening and counseling others into it and he gives regular talks on spirituality and meditation on his YouTube channel, Conor Detwiler, and through the meditation app Aumhum. Last week he published his second book, a meditation children’s book called "Light, Bright Light," that he wrote and illustrated in the midst of the pandemic.
You can get in touch with Conor and find his books and teachings at the links below: