Roland Achenjang is the definition of someone who is living proof of what it means to have Valiance.
I am Roland Achenjang, originally from Yaounde, Cameroon. I am a trained and licensed pharmacist. I have worked in healthcare since 2010. In 2012, I decided to enroll in business school. At the same time, I worked overnight at a large hospital in midtown Nashville, TN. The stress from my full time job and business school left me depressed. I had to find a way to cope and return to the jovial person I had always been.
I did not believe society’s options could help me [cope with my stress]. I did not want to take prescribed medications. My catholic faith had not worked either. In desperation and accidentally, I decided to lay in my bed and listen to my body. I thought to myself, what can my body tell me about why it feels so depressed? Can it tell me what it wants? Will it know how to heal itself?
Soon after I started, I began to change emotionally, physically, mentally. I began to learn aspects of myself that nothing in my life had taught me. I was becoming aware of information not readily/easily found in pharmacy school, business school, work, catholic teachings, etc. I had no idea I was embarking on a profound spiritual, healing, and self-realization journey. I did not know I was beginning to remember who and why I truly am. You can imagine my surprise that this was all happening solely by me giving myself space to pay attention to myself.
After my awakening on August 21st, 2018, all that I knew about myself, life, good and evil, as fragmented information, came together. It all fit together like a completed puzzle and formed a perfect picture (in my understanding) of who and why we truly are. This is empowering information to be aware of. It is even more empowering to have a personal first-hand experience that allows you to remember like I did. What I remembered is true for people who have had near-death experiences or other spiritually-transformative experiences, too.
This knowing/remembering brings about an overwhelming sense of love for the self and other selves. It helps the individual see the interconnectedness of all experiences, events, things, and people. It encourages and empowers the individual to trust and express their infinite creative potential. It improves many aspects of the individual’s intuitive, physical, mental, and emotional being. As humans, we are infinite beings having a temporary experience here on Earth. We all are a tiny but significant piece of an infinite Intelligence. This Intelligence is very curious and has an insatiable desire to know itself more and more. Each of our experiences, actions, reactions, and choices help the Intelligence satisfy this curiosity (temporarily). Since intelligence is infinite and we, as humans, are also infinite, you may appreciate that we are the infinite Intelligence.
Earth is a beautiful place where this Intelligence can learn more about itself. It is unique in that it allows the Intelligence to exist believing that it is not the intelligence. It allows for a veil of separation between humans, and between humans and a Creator (the Intelligence). This separation allows humans to have experiences they believe to be evil, fearful, or bad. I help people easily remember that the separation is not real; I help people remember who and why they truly are. I believe remembering one’s truest self helps them live a fuller, purposeful, and more creative life, amongst other things.
I do my work through three primary avenues. I help folks develop effective meditation practices: This is by far my favorite and the most effective method to remember who and why you truly are. I taught myself to meditate in 2013/2014 as a means to cope with work and school stress. It eventually led to my spiritual awakening on August 21st, 2018. Meditating is a timeless practice that continues to prove its value above all others. I offer personalized training through my website and weekly virtual classes through Goodelephant (goodelephant.co). I help folks by teaching/learning and sharing my knowledge: We support the infinite Intelligence know itself better by teaching and/or learning in each of our experiences. I teach/learn by writing blogs on my website (rolandachenjang.com). I also teach/learn in my fascinating philosophical and spiritual book Who and Why You Are: All you need to remember. And finally, I teach/learn by sharing life’s secrets learned through diverse experiences on my podcast, Conversations with Roland. Each of these works ultimately help folks easily remember who and why they truly are. I help folks by providing Energy Healing Sessions: I am always humbled and honored to work with clients in this capacity. Energy healing is amazing (#truth). I first learned to heal myself while meditating. I worked with Char Jung to refine my practice and learn to create space for others to heal themselves, too. Clients feel relaxed, calm, present, alert, and sleep better after sessions with me. Others have reported feeling lighter or less pain. This continues to be the most humbling practice for me. Through my practice, some clients may remember that they can heal themselves (part of remembering who and why they truly are). My passion drives my desire to help people remember who they are. After my spiritual awakening, I started to write my book Who and Why You Are: All you need to remember. Before publishing the book, I started sharing my love and passion for meditation. I spoke with family, friends, and colleagues, created a free effective meditating guide, and began to offer classes locally in Sidney, MT. I continue to build on this offering today. In 2019, I published my book. I attended fairs where I sold copies. While at the fairs I spoke about meditating but learned that folks were interested in Energy healing and balancing instead. Since I already knew how to do this to myself, I learned to create space for others to do this for themselves. This was the start of my Energy healing and balancing work.
Promoting my book while working full-time was challenging. I did not have the connections to reach a wide audience or to be featured in magazine publications or podcasts. One way I thought to build my presence was to talk about what I remembered with folks who already had a presence and foundational knowledge in this field. I thought through our conversations, I could teach/learn and share that there are infinite ways to remember who and why we truly are, that we are all connected by loveand that we are the infinite Intelligence seeking to know itself more. Remembering that nothing is impossible, I startedmy podcast, Conversations with Roland.
I did all of this while working full-time as a pharmacist. In August of 2020, I relocated from Sidney, MT to Louisville, KY. I took the move as an opportunity to focus my energy on growing, improving, and sharing this passion of mine, while continuing to teach/learn what I know and experience. In a nutshell, I remembered who I truly am and why I am here on this planet at this time. I do this work because I believe it is whyI am here. By being myself and living out my why, I am best helping everyone and everything (the infinite Intelligence) know itself better. I am the best puzzle piece I can be, which supports all other connected puzzle pieces of life to be the best they can be.
Today, I see aspects of this truth everywhere. Our Sun is a great example. It supports all of life by being the Sun. It knows itself. It does not try to be the moon or another planet. Imagine if the Sun suddenly started acting like an asteroid? In doing what I do, I am imitating the Sun in my own way. I am supporting all of life by being who I remember I am, and doing what I remember I am here to do as best as I can.
One amazing thing about an awakening is that it provides you with a new way of perceiving life. To me, obstacles are not obstacles as I previously thought. I believe the veil of separation between humans, and between humans and a Creator, is one reason why we view obstacles the way we currently do (as bad). Now, I see them as teaching/learning opportunities to help me remember more of who I am. I also see them as opportunities to love myself and my other selves unconditionally. I see them as opportunities to express my infinite creative potential.
I overcome obstacles by viewing them as opportunities to love, and more practically, to express aspects of my infinite creativity. I share the example below in my bookWho and Why You Are: All you need to remember, though every day is filled with similar examples.
Before writing my book, I was afraid. I had never written a book and believed I was not capable. I worried that I would not find an editor. I worried that no publishers would publish it. I worried that no one would buy or read the book. I worried that my career would be ruined as a pharmacist writing a philosophical and spiritual book. I worried that my family would be upset with me. I worried about everything imaginable that could go wrong. Then I remembered what these ‘obstacles’ were. They were providing me opportunities to love myself, trust myself, and express myself creatively.
Slowly, I started to ask myself how I could overcome each of the obstacles presented before me. I started by understanding that other authors had published books by overcoming similar or worse obstacles. I also realized that my obstacles were not really happening to me at the time (I created them in my mind). I found it odd and fascinating that I had not written a single word but was worried about my family being upset with me or no one reading the book. It did not make sense. I actually laughed at myself.
I was then able to take a step back and begin tackling each obstacle progressively. I started first by simply opening a new word processor document and writing my first words. I employed similar tactics to overcome other obstacles that I encountered. Though I've had challenges, many things keep me going. For one, we are all on a never-ending journey to know ourselves more and more, and then use what we know to learn even more about ourselves. This supports the infinite Intelligence’s insatiable desire to know itself. Since we are the infinite Intelligence, we are supporting ourselves. I am contributing to this with all I do.
Another thing that keeps me going is remembering that this work is whyI am here on Earth at this time. It supports my ability to be the best puzzle piece in the interconnected puzzle of existence. I believe being my best supports and inspires others to also be their best (even if I intend for this to happen or not).
Unconditional love also keeps me going. It is all there really is and all that really powers existence throughout the infinite cosmos and galaxies. Encountering and overcoming obstacles provides me the opportunity to continue to learn/teach to receive and share this kind of love. It is a magical feeling.
Today, I remember that everything and every experience is a beautiful part of a never-ending and evolving journey to know thyself better. We are all contributing to this in our unique ways. Because this is the case, All is always well.Knowing this, my hope is to continue to grow in unconditional love so that I can better help those willing, awaken to the truth of who and why they are. I trust that life is more colorful, blissful, and magical when you remember. Below is the dedication in my book Who and Why You Are: All you need to remember.
I dedicate this book to you, you brave soul. Your contributions, to the currently-perceived Earth life experience, are responsible for creating this special moment –– this moment in which you are reading this sentence; in which you are reading this book. And for that, I am eternally grateful (I know Consciousness is, too). Read it with joy as you remember more and more of who and why you truly are.
Speaking more on bravery, every soul experiencing life on this planet exhibits valiance. I say this because we chose to experience life in an environment that allows us to believe we are finite, abandoned, separate from each other and everything other than ourselves. To journey back to where we came from, we believe we must make good choices. But we do not fully understand good choices because bad choices are all around us and they benefit us sometimes. There are moments when bad choices lead to good things. There are moments when good choices do not always lead to good things.
Our planet can be a confusing mess. Wars, death, diseases, viruses, and violence are rampant here –– why do we need or deserve to experience them? Love, joy, amazing natural environments, beautiful landscapes, and animals are rampant here, too. And yet, here we are. Each of us chose to come here to experience the juxtaposition of good and evil. Our journey from birth to death is one of valor. We each are displaying bravery to a degree that we often forget we have. Helping you remember who and why you truly are is akin to helping you remember that you are valiant –– brave!
If Roland Achenjang can do it, So can you! His book can be bought from anywhere books are sold and on his website https://www.rolandachenjang.com/