Way of the Desert
host: Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.
a child, Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., listened to the stories
of his father who explored the rich tradition of his
family through tales like "The Smokey Mirror",
which was later shared by Miguel Sr. in The Four Agreements.
Learning the Toltec ways through story, allowed the
young Miguel to naturally connect remnants of an ancient
society to the modern world in which he was growing
up. His father continued to pass on the Toltec beliefs
as the young Miguel learned to shed superstition and
discover the truth behind the myths.
At age 14, Miguel Jr. began apprenticing with both
his father and his grandmother Madre Sarita. He translated
her prayers, lectures and workshops from Spanish to
English, giving him insight into her teachings in
both languages. Seeing first-hand how she manifested
her intent to heal people, both physically and spiritually,
Miguel Jr., came to understand the power of faith.
As his training intensified, he looked deeper into
the teachings of his father and grandmother, questioning
his role as an apprentice and the world around him.
After ten years of learning from and working with
his family, Miguel Jr. was sent into the world by
his father who said, "Find your way out. Go home
and master death by becoming alive." Miguel Jr.
took the lessons of his father and grandmother and
discovered his own personal freedom. He never stopped
thinking about his teachings and was soon able to
apply what he learned to his everyday life, finding
peace no matter what challenges he faced. During this
personal journey, Miguel Jr. met his wife and started
a family, transforming him further through a newfound
Being able to apply his teachings to the world around
him gave Miguel Jr. a new understanding of the lessons
his father and grandmother had passed onto him, once
again giving him the desire to pass on his beliefs.
After decades of training, Miguel Jr. was finally
ready to share everything he had learned. As a Nagual,
he now helps others discover optimal physical and
spiritual health, so that they may achieve their own
While his comprehension is not something that can
always be easily explained, as it often goes beyond
the framework of the mind into a purely spiritual
understanding, Miguel Jr. has found a way to pass
on his beliefs using both the tools of his family's
traditions and the knowledge gained through his own
personal journey. Like his father, he found a way
to promote transformation through practical concepts.
Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., currently leads a variety of
workshops, mentor programs and power journeys throughout
the United States and Mexico.
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