So I had just finished my Ayahuasca retreat (click here to read about it), and was on my way to Cusco to continue my journey and do a San Pedro ceremony. I had dealt with alot of my demons in the Amazon but I still lacked direction in life. I knew that San Pedro (Wachuma) would bring things full circle and help further process what I had gone through with Mother Ayahuasca.
Before I go on I realise how 'hippy' and crazy this all sounds but I really don't care, it's one of those things where you have to experience it to believe it. I'm just saying it how it is based from my experience and what I've seen. I've learnt to stop giving a fuck about what others think, which I would encourage others to do the same as it's quite a liberating feeling. Don't believe something blindly just because someone tells you to (which includes me), keep an open mind and make your own judgement.
So anyways let's move on shall we?
The ego gets in the way for many of us from being happy and especially for growth. A lot of us don't even understand what the ego is, as it is a very deep topic, so I'm going to give it my best shot in trying to explain it.
Ayahuasca is something I had been thinking about doing for quite some time. I have heard it in passing before, that it’s some crazy psychedelic drug that will make you trip balls. In that period of my life I wasn’t interested in spiritual growth or any ‘Hippy bullshit’; I was just interested in getting fucked up, basically.
About a year ago I heard about Ayahuasca in much more detail, listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast, particularly the podcast with Graham Hancock, Aubrey Marcus & Amber Lion, and their experiences with the plant medicine. I got more and more interested the deeper I researched this psychedelic plant; especially its healing properties. There have been many cases and studies of Ayahuasca completely curing mental illnesses such as; anxiety, depression and PTSD. I’ve even heard of some cases where people get cured of their cancers and tumours. This is because Ayahuasca gets to the root of the problem, instead of just treating the symptoms like many traditional medicines do. I mean have you ever heard of a case when antidepressants have actually completely cured someone of depression?