Silas has been experiencing the Divine since he was a small child… visions, dreams, trances, healings, and angelic visitations were the norm. He grew up in a Christian family, so he had many beliefs about Jesus Christ but at age twelve encountered Jesus himself. This encounter was an introduction that transcended his beliefs. This would be one of many encounters with Jesus. Silas has had several Christian mentors and functioned in many roles within Christianity, but as he continued to awaken and transcend the concepts taught by this religious system, those within its grasp would eventually expel him.
In 2010 an awakening took place in him that caused all the other spiritual experiences to pale in comparison… it was the realization of Union! What he didn’t realize was that exploration of this existence would cost him everything! The group he was leading was divided; all but about ten devoted disciples left in anger. His family had to sell everything, they sold clothes, dishes, furniture; Silas watched his kids sell their toys. He did it all with great joy and a high that left him all but useless to the world around him. His friends turned their back on him as local Christian leaders took it upon themselves to slander him in a well-meaning attempt to destroy what they thought was a work of the devil. This awakening to the oneness of I AM, left Silas with nothing and yet he had everything! The crowds of people that once came to hear him speak and receive their healing were now but a mere few. The passionate messages he so eloquently spoke were now nothing more than the gibberish of a drunken fool. This marked the beginning of Silas’ disappearance (transcending form, concept and label).
Over the next six years, Silas would begin exploring the formlessness and isness of being Divine Essence. This exploration would take on many forms and be expressed in many ways, but grace and love were present through it all. During this time of Silas’ disappearance, he was experiencing perfect love, joy, and peace; there were only a handful of moments where frustration or stress was experienced over this six years. Silas would continue teaching during this intense time of awakening and revealing. In 2012 he would launch Ekstasis Institute. Much of what was being taught during this time was flowing from old paradigms, but this was necessary for Silas’ disappearance and for his students as he did not have a language for what was being experienced.
At this point Silas began experiencing radical shifts in consciousness that brought with them ecstasy beyond human comprehension. This ecstasy was not attached to the idea of Christ, nor was it was being experienced purely as form; it was as if he had become the ecstasy itself. Silas continues to this day disappearing and yet choosing to manifest, experience, create, and play within the form.
This awakened being of Life, Light, and Love, known as Silas, is more than a mere teacher, guru, or mystic; he simply is. This essence that rises in Divine Expression is experienced in many different ways with the one constant always being Love. As a Divine Expression, he has no doctrine to teach, no philosophy to impart, no belief to propagate. Instead he simply and effortlessly speaks from a place of present awareness and his teachings are fluid life giving revelations.
When encountering the form known as Silas, no one really knows what to expect. He is a true artist of life, who enjoys creating, exploring, and playing within the energy fields of the universe within. This can be seen in his enjoyment of all things and people.
'Silas' is a light that continually points humanity within. Being with 'him' will unveil the Christ (Divine Essence) within, stripping away all 'I'dentity. This unveiling will often cause frustration and even anger, as his presence and teachings challenge the concepts of personal identification (conceptualized self). These feelings are however, soon replaced by deep inner peace as students realize the Divine Nature.
We present this narrative to you with hesitation, as we know that humans like to hang onto concepts. Silas is not this narrative! He is not the form seen in the pictures on this page. He is not your past or even present experience of him! This narrative is here to simply give you an idea of where has come from and a small glimpse into his journey.
If we were going to sum up Silas is as few words as possible it would simply be… “I AM”.