When I tell people of my Shamanic adventures the Number one question I get is:
“Ah you drank Ayahuasca, how was your trip?” But Shamanic work is so much more than that. Recently however a real Ayahuasca tourist Boom and abuse is happening. Thinking it’s the next big thing, a quick fix or a thrill ride. This has nothing to do with the real origin and use of the plant and can be very dangerous. Ayahuasca is a powerful, potent plant medicine you don’t want to fool around with. So prepare yourself and read this Full Ayahuasca Guide.
Full Guide – On how to take Ayahuasca the Authentic way
In this Guide you will get to know what Ayahuasca really is all about, what to take care of when you plan to take Ayahuasca as the sacred healing plant medicine it really is and how you can prepare yourself. It will also cover why Ayahuasca has become so popular and what kind of beautiful insights you can expect from an Ayahuasca experience if you follow all these tips displayed below. (You should also read my Full Guide on taking San Pedro Cactus) But let’s start from the Beginning:
What is Ayahuasca?
Ayahuasca is a sacred plant remedy originating from the Amazonian Rainforest region. Used in Ancient Shamanic healing traditions since thousands of years as the Mother of all plants. More than just a trip to tell your friends about back home, it is a powerful medicine not to be taken lightly. Indigenous people used the plant as a spiritual discipline to achieve self-realization and healing. But knowing of the power of the plant they never took it for granted and only did ceremonies with a well experienced Shaman who could hold the space.
How to take Ayahuasca authentically?
During thousands of years of ancestral experience, Ayahuasca is facilitated in a ceremonial setting only by Shamanic healers who have gone through extensive training for several years. Ayahuasca also known as the Grandmother medicine is traditionally done at night, preferably in a pitch black environment. This is because the indigenous tribes wanted to emulate the feeling of being in the dark womb. Our first place of deep nurture where everything is taken care of without asking. A place of entire happiness, before any conditioning. It’s the innocent pure child-state and our first close connection with our mother when we enter this world.
After the plant is cooked for hours participants ingest the potion in a ceremonial ritual. An experienced Shaman starts & navigates this Shamanic journey with drums and Ikaros (traditional healing songs) into the vast ocean of the human psyche till the early morning hours. Before the ceremony, preparation is a huge part of it too. Ranging from a special diet (often only Yucca/Quinoa) to sending good intentions to the spirit of the plant. After the ceremony integration is an equally important part. It is believed that without processing and integrating your experiences the results will be in vain.
Tips on taking Ayahuasca:
From the procedure outlined above you can see Ayahuasca is not only super powerful but that there’s also a lot more to it than just ingesting it. When you attend an Ayahuasca ceremony, you are essentially putting your consciousness, physical and psychological well being into another person’s hands. So how can you prepare yourself to not be fooled or even worse to be harmed? The following tips should prepare you well. Here are 3 quick Tips on how to prepare yourself.
What is so special about Ayahuasca?
1 – It switches our Awareness
People in the west are always on their rational side only. This whole website and the Master of love and life program was created to help people face their other side more, because it is so hard for us in the West to loosen the grip of our rational worldview and to do that on our own. Ayahuasca is so Game-changing because it has the power to take over and do that for us. It makes you switch the focus of your awareness solely on your own other side for some time. It brings up things that we never look at, all these traumas & deep emotions that are suppressed on our other side. But plant medicine also shows us what it could be like. It brings us glimpses of resolution, of bliss and happiness. It shows us the door of how to make a change and opens it a tiny little bit. But it is never more than that. Never more than a little crack, never more than a glimpse.
It is then up to each individual to bring that into daily life. To open the door completely, To make it a continuous glimpse. To achieve these states of joy and unconditional love as a steady reality. And that’s where a lot of people get it wrong. They run from ceremony to ceremony to get these glimpses back and to make them more lasting but that’s not how it works. Something external is never gonna fix you completely. You have to do the work yourself & integrate it.
But the great thing about Ayahuasca is that although it is never more than a glimpse, it makes us aware that the spark of light is there. And that’s so essential because we can only want something, that we have seen before.
2 – It shows us what mother Nature truly is
The second big teaching Ayahuasca and plant medicine gives us is that the same things that apply for us, apply for nature as well. We are not separate. We have this second other side inside of us and so does nature. So Ayahuasca shows us not only our other side but also the other side of Nature. It makes us see that a flower is not just a flower, a tree is not just a tree and a meadow is not just a meadow, but that instead there is an interwoven greater intelligence at work behind the scenes. It comes through in many different ways and is very individual. But to give you an example, here’s my personal experience of Ayahuasca & the other side of mother Nature.
“When I saw the other side of nature in an Ayahuasca Ceremony for the first time my rational side kept telling me you’re just on a trip, it’s normal to hallucinate and see colors, patterns, animals and the like. But the more I saw this gigantic web of nature that transcended everything the less I could hold on to that believe. These ever changing and adapting shapes, colours, forms and energies just didn’t feel random at all. It was way too rich, way too fast directed and way too intelligent. Deep down I knew that there was no way my mind could make this up. Nature displayed itself for me in such a perfectly conducted, divine & holistic way, that I could only come to realize that this is not coming from me but from nature itself and that the underlying organism must be of highest, divine intelligence. It was very humbling to realize that we in the west who pretend to have everything figured out, actually know nothing about mother nature and the mysteries of this world yet.”– Student of love and life –
3 – It shows us that “The other Side” is always around
Ayahuasca shows us how incredible powerful our other side can be. It also becomes very clear that in our western world we usually don’t have our awareness on this side but that that doesn’t mean that the other side is less true. We have just never learned to focus our awareness on it. The same goes again for the “other side” of mother Nature. The web of mother nature is also always around. Everything is always interconnected in every moment. Ayahuasca makes us realize that looking at a meadow, a river or a tree is so much more than what our eyes perceive.
And once you have seen this giant web of nature and that nothing is separate, it changes your whole perception of the world. You still go back to your rational worldview but something inside of you has changed. It is this realization that I would wish to have every CEO, politician and leader in the world.
I believe if every CEO in the world would have an authentic Ayahuasca Ceremony, the whole world would change. Because once you have seen it, your relationship to your environment, to our nature and to this precious planet we call mother earth is very likely to change.
Most people are so imprisoned on their rational side that natures real beauty is non existent for them. They might say what a pretty flower but that’s just a mechanical, mental labeling. They don’t truly see the flower, don’t feel it’s essence, it’s connectedness & other side. – Just as they don’t know themselves, they don’t feel their own essence, their own connectedness & their own other side