Troy Casey is a social media influencer, health enthusiast and expert, he works hard to try and heal himself from the stereotypes of masculine toxicity by learning about himself and healing openly. A large part of this is facing his own anger, shadow and childhood trauma. He does this by looking at how it serves and how it doesn’t. The healing work he believes is never finished, but an ongoing process.
“This is how we’re being gifted to change the world right now.” This statement rivals the many that tell us how detrimental social media is for self growth. But Troy’s belief in this is evident and shows up in using that same social media to spread the healing message of ibogaine. He thinks of himself as a “human cheerleader” in how he utilizes social media to support people by encouraging lifestyle changes that include diet and movement.
Troy’s ibogaine experience at Beond shifted his consciousness in only five days. He chose to experience ibogaine because of how he always encourages others and himself to go deeper. Ibogaine definitely brought him deeper.
After his ibogaine journey, he worked with a a Beond integration psychologist to understand that it’s okay to feel the sadness that underlies his anger. He has many deep cries. His ego kept him from identifying as a “victim” and admitting this suffering. He’s overwhelmed with tears as he goes into how he’s still processing these emotions and doing this work. It’s a beautiful moment to see this vulnerability from Troy Casey. He uses the word “pride” again to present how real he wants to be in sharing these moments even though it is not easy. He mentions a few times that he doesn’t want to be a “debbie downer,” but he’s nearly the opposite of this. Seeing these moments from someone who is so far along in their journey, someone who appears so confident, and who uplifts others is inspiring for many. It’s a reminder of being human and the importance of vulnerability. A reminder that even those whose lives are dedicated to figuring it out, to going deeper, to attending and even leading meditation retreats, can struggle just the same.
“The new currency is authenticity.”
Troy Casey dives into his childhood, describing his parents fist fighting while he was in the womb. He traverses through the curiosities he has about his ancestors. Did they fight in wars? Where did this anger inside come from? Could it be part of his DNA? If peace and harmony are his calling, how does he reconcile this with the challenges to his spirit that appear as the opposite of peace and harmony?
Because this anger is inside of him, he’s learned to make more use of it. Learning how to channel it outwards by accepting it and not letting it destroy him. If the root of his anger is sadness, Troy is learning to own that sadness as well.
Troy speaks to his book “Ripped at 50”and emphasizes getting enough sleep. He finds himself to be a “nine hour sleep guy,” even taping his mouth shut to enhance his breathing for a more restful night. Good, clean food and water he explains as being next important. Movement, nature, meditation, breathwork, mindfulness, and regular trips to the gym are just a few things that keep Troy centered and help bring his best self to relationships with himself and others.
Troy is a foot soldier fighting for a world of beauty, harmony and peace. What else could be more worth fighting for?