Frequently Asked Questions

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Hiro is such an unusual name. What does it mean?
On August 6th, 1945, the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. An estimated 140,000 people died as a result of that blast. Today, the city of Hiroshima leads the movement for world peace.

Everyone calls me Hiro, but my full name is Hiroshima. I was named for the city that has transformed a legacy of unimaginable suffering into the ongoing work of peace-making. Over the past 60 years, the city of Hiroshima has become a leader in the movement for world peace.

Peace-making comes in many forms. This is the deeper current of the work I do with my clients: Transforming suffering into greater wholeness, love, coherency and joy. Dissolving the painful patterns of the past to shape a brighter, more prosperous future.

You often talk about Energy Alchemy and how it can be used to accelerate both personal and business growth. But what is it?

Energy alchemy applies the creative powers of soul to the practical, everyday challenges you face in life and business. Energy alchemy unearths the root causes from which problems arise, and transforms them at the deepest level.

But it does more than simply solve problems. The power of energy alchemy lies in its ability to connect you to your soul’s deepest desires, and to give you access to multi-dimensional skills, alliances and support to bring your vision to life in seemingly miraculous ways.

>Here’s an example of how it works:

Say you’re unhappy with the way your business has been doing lately. Sales are inconsistent. You’re not meeting your financial goals. You don’t know what the problem is, but you’ve tried everything you can think of — including things that have brought you great success in the past — but still, nothing is working.

You’ve had a series of unsettling experiences with clients who don’t “get” your particular gifts and genius and are skeptical of the results you can help them achieve.

You want to do work that feels like play, that leaves you feeling joyful and energized rather than tired and dispirited. You want both yourself and your customers to prosper. You want to wholeheartedly serve folks who adore and appreciate you, who are hungry for what you offer, and enthusiastic about the miraculous work you do.

A traditional business strategist might encourage you to restructure your brand, create a whole new platform, launch a more aggressive sales funnel, or implement a different social media strategy.

Great ideas! You do these things and yet — something isn’t working. You’re still butting heads with your business, hemorrhaging cash and customers, at loggerheads with your team. Why? Because — even with all of the changes you’ve made — the real underlying issues, the energetic, soul causes of your failure to thrive, remain unaddressed.

It may be that… You’re ignoring the call of your soul to serve in a different way than you have done in the past. Maybe you’re being asked to show up fully, to own your true genius — including your deeply intuitive insights, and your ability to improvise brilliant solutions to intractable problems without slogging through torturous data-gathering and logical analysis.

Maybe you’re afraid you’ll lose your existing customer base if you do business in the way your soul demands. So you deplete yourself to keep nourishing the business you once loved, and which now feels like an insatiable monster who can never be satisfied. You court customers who aren’t right for you — and fail to reach the ones who truly want what only you can offer.

Maybe you’re lugging around a painful story about being too strange or different to ever really belong. Or, that you’re not as smart or driven or as purposefully focused as your colleagues and friends, and that’s why their level of success eludes you.

Using the skills and tools of energy alchemy, you strip away all that’s false in these beliefs and stories. You let go of everything that doesn’t belong to you. You uncover the treasure of your inner truth, which is generative, creative and positive. Doing this transforms you. You make choices that are in alignment with your heart. You act from the sovereignty and wisdom of your soul.

And your business transforms too. Clients and customers who are no longer right for you disappear from your world. Those who belong with you show up, consistently, eagerly, joyously. You and your business prosper. Your customer thrive.

This is the magic of energy alchemy.

Do you literally "see" energy fields?
Yes. Though, rather than just seeing them, I have a multi-sensory, full-bodied relationship with them. For as long as I can remember, I’ve experienced the world in multiple dimensions — as a series of interrelated, nested ecologies. The tangible 3-dimensional forms of life — trees, rocks, birds, people — all have their subtle-energy counterparts, which are held in a web of connection and relationship. These subtle energy fields are as vivid and real to me as a chair or a mountain or a television set.

All my life, I have experienced energy in this way, and played with it and shaped it — much like a potter shaping clay.

To me, this ability is neither mystical nor otherworldly — but rather, entirely practical. Sculptors shape stone. Bakers shape dough. Poets shape words. I shape energy.

I teach others how to shape energy, too — particularly the energy surrounding your business and the creative projects that emerge from your heart.

Some of you have a great deal of experience in consciously crafting the energetics of your world. Others of you may be open to the idea of working with energy and want to learn more about it. If you think energy is a “New Age” concept, consider this: Quantum physicists are discovering aspects of it every day. And mystics have been exploring and teaching about it for more than 7000 years.

Ultimately, I’m not on a mission to convince you or anyone else about the reality of energy. I work with people who are open-minded and curious, willing to learn new skills, willing to explore what they don’t yet know. I work with folks who want to experience the benefits of energy alchemy firsthand, for themselves.

How did you become a Business Mentor? What’s your background?

I’ve been an entrepreneur for most of my adult life — and I’ve been mentoring and teaching creative entrepreneurs for the past 40 years.

During that time, I’ve pioneered, created and taught dozens of transformational programs, trained thousands of students, and contributed the fruits of my research, knowledge and experience to the fields of soul development, energy alchemy, soul-infused entrepreneurship, and visionary leadership.

I hold degrees in Psychology and Creative Writing. I’ve served on national arts juries, awards panels, and boards. I’ve taught in university settings, online, and at in-person retreats, workshops and seminars.

I’ve had tens of thousands of conversations with entrepreneurs on every business challenge you can imagine — low sales, high debt, public scandals, unhappy customers, hiring and staffing issues, procrastination, jealousy — you name it.

I’ve seen the business landscape change many times, over the past 40+ years. I’ve seen the trends, the bubbles, the ebb and flow of our global economy. Through the years, I’ve discovered timeless strategies that support sustained business success, regardless of the current economic climate or the latest marketing fad.

To learn more about my credentials, influences, and sources of inspiration, click here.

I have lost access to my Deva Alchemy Program. How do I get back in?

On September 30, 2023 ownership of the Deva Alchemy Academy and all of its program (Dreaming in the Dark, The Heart of Support, Rule Your World from the Inside Out, Become Your Own Business Adviser) was lovingly transferred to my protégé Ellie Seilern.

To regain access to or inquire about any of the Deva Alchemy Acaedmy program, please contact her supprot team at: [email protected] and they will be happy to assist you.