Finding that inner voice and trusting ourselves may not always be easy but it is always there. We all have the ability to reach this state of consciousness, a state that is in tune with our higher self, where our true desires are clear and we have the certainty to trust in what we are feeling. Often though, we become distracted and our ego minds can begin to hold us back from allowing that deep connection, so for some they may need assistance in connecting back to source. Meditation is a great tool to reconnect and tap into your soul desires. By granting yourself a dedicated practice to you and your breath, you are allowing space for the unconscious and conscious minds to be in harmony. Personally, I will go through periods of time where I am aligned with my higher self and in full trust of my experience while other times I can feel challenged to do so and my thoughts may not be as clear. Yoga is another practice that has been very beneficial in not only my physical health but my mental health as well. At some point you may hit roadblocks that you are unsure of how to overcome. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to experience the plant medicine, Ayahuasca.
The plant brew is made up of different roots and leaves from the jungle and boiled into a dark tea.
The medicine is drank in a ceremonial space that is sacred to the indigenous Amazonian people, also known as the Shipibo people, and has been around for centuries.
The plant offers deep connection to both self and the universe and has been known to cure many ailments and diseases such as cancer and drug addictions. When the combination of plants are brewed into a tea by an experienced shaman and ingested by the individual taking part in a ceremony, a psychedelic effect begins on the mind and body allowing deep connection to self. Ceremony is held is a trusted, sacred space for the shamans to begin their assistance. In my experiences with the plant I have been taken to places that I was unaware of before. As I mentioned earlier, I do believe we have the ability to access whatever we desire through practices such as meditation and clean living but Ayahuasca assisted me in connecting much deeper than I had been able to on my own. Nights in ceremony range from experiences of pure bliss, clarity and feeling of connection and empathy, to nights of challenges, resistance and extreme growth. Every experience with the plant is unique in the sense that one night’s teachings or experiences may not be as clear while other night’s lessons and sense of connection are so strong that you are able to take clear and tangible knowledge and apply it to your everyday life. Diarrhea, temperature flashes, nausea and vomiting are common side effects of ingesting the plant, however these effects are all considered ‘purging’ and to be an essential part of the experience as it represents the release of negative energy and emotions built up over the course of one’s life. I have had profound, positive, life changing experiences following my Ayahuasca ceremonies in both North and South America. I view it as one of the most effective tools of enlightenment available and known to mankind at this time. If you feel called to the medicine or are interested by this article there are a couple of great documentaries that can better prepare you and allow you to feel out if this would be an experience you wish to have. I would suggest watching Vine Of The Soul or Stepping Into The Fire to get a feel of the experience you would be committing to.
The plant is not for everyone and takes a great deal of work and commitment before, during and after ceremony. By allowing you to see, feel and connect with true source and clarity you are given the tools to integrate moving forward, but it is up to you to do the work that is required. Much love and may this article find you in a space of acceptance and connection. *For more articles from this author, check out his website HERE. .
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