As 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 theyoung 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 love.
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 personal freedom.
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.