Wednesday, 12 November 2014

My Ayahuasca Journey


Last week I done something I've been wanting to do for a few years but up until this point had never felt psychologically ready enough for, I booked myself onto a retreat to experience 3 sessions of Ayahuasca for next month.

I've been researching DMT (dimethyltryptamine) for the last 5-6 years and was introduced to Ayahuasca more recently. Ayahuasca is a brew made by Shamans which induces a psychadelic, visionary state, the active ingredient being DMT, and is used by many people for individual reasons. For therapy, relief, cures, answers and more. 

The common factor of the experience seems to be 're-living' the traumatic occurrences of your lifetime and gathering a new found understanding of them, whilst enlightening you within this 3-5 hr journey and therefore 'freeing' your self and mind from any issues and/or lasting effects these experiences have left with you. Let's call those 'limitations'.
Oh, and you also puke. A lot. The belief being that you are 'purging' the negative energy from your body which has laid dormant for the whole time. Which judging my many theories of illnesses being caused by thought/issues/stress etc. kind of definitely makes sense. Yukky but worth it. Imagine being free of absolutely any/every insecurity and limitation you have? 

On top of the above I've read some accounts from individuals who has experienced the most insane things from awakenings to visuals to defying time and space by travelling out of their body into the universe. Being the universe, even. 

The experience itself seems like the scariest thing I've ever heard of/seen but the results are so attractive that I'm now ready for this process.

I like to think of myself as a pretty grounded person, I've been consciously working on myself and my issues for around 10 years and am now in the most stable place psychologically as I ever have been, hence me feeling at my most ready for this experience... don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely shitting myself. But the after-effect of this wonderfully insane ceremony is incredibly appealing. 

If anyone would like to hear more of my journey I'll be documenting it, somehow, haven't quite figured out how just yet but I'm sure it'll come to me. I'll also be posting in The Notice Board

Took a lot to post this, but I've learned so much from other people's stories online, if my words can help someone else that'll be great. 

Any questions, feel free to contact me - bear in mind, I'm new to this too. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of this before. It sounds... miraculous - for want of a better word. I love how you have spent ten years working on yourself. That is inspiring. I sometimes forget Rome wasn't build in a day. I will be following your Ayahuasca journey with much interest. Thank you for sharing :) x

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