Adios amigos! I’m off to the jungle! This will be home for the next few weeks. This retreat has been in the forefront of my thoughts for the past month or longer. In December, my last #Ayahuasca ceremony was so challenging that I told myself that I’d never do it again! But, here I go. Simply because I believe I have more to explore with this work. #Huachuma can be equally as challenging - don Howard refers to it as “the complementary opposite” of Ayahuasca. And, finally, #Vilca. Which translates to “the sacred.” Some say it’s the bridge between life and death. A chance for a glimpse at the other side.
I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t feel any trepidation about participating in this. However, one of the key ideas I’ve been playing with is not having any expectations. In past ceremonies I’ve experienced complete euphoria, and, other times, I’ve been plunged into my own personal hell. It’s hard to say which has been more beneficial. But I know the hardest experiences have resulted in massive personal transformation.
Shedding what’s no longer needed or things I’ve been clinging to, is an ongoing process. Burning off the dead wood allows for something new to emerge. But if there’s one thing I’m grateful for it’s the ability to constantly change, adapt, reinvent or create something new. Be it in the world or within myself. Wifi is spotty so I’ll be mostly out of contact. It’s time for a deep dive into the unknown. See you on the other side, friends. #paraelbiendetodos