As I mentioned in the beginning of this series, I researched all that I could on plant medicines before answering the call to work with them, including whom I would trust to guide me through the process. These sacred plants not only reconnect us with the outside world and beyond, they also help us explore the… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part VI
I for one have mastered the art of getting in my own way. I wasn’t born with this gift. But I wonder if self-sabotaging traits can be re-gifted through DNA, learned by example in the home, or if it takes both nature and nurture. I’ve heard that we are the average of the people we… Continue reading Do You Have a Black Belt in Self-Sabotage?
These words are my truth, my memories, but only part of my story. If they are too painful then you have the choice to ignore, deny or deflect them. Another choice is to pause, breathe, sit with the pain, and then forgive. But do not forgive me. Forgive your mother and father and their mothers… Continue reading Here’s to Freedom
After an incredible second ceremony with Ayahuasca, I felt emotionally ready to move beyond forgiveness of myself and others. Next time I would be setting the intention to work on my fears of failure, success, rejection and judgement during my third and final ceremony of this retreat. I will also practice stillness again so that… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part V
The following post is inspired by my work with Shamans and plant medicines in Peru. To catch up with my journey, check out Part I, Part II and Part III. And if you have any questions, or a story of your own to share, please comment below. December 14, 2015 Last night we participated in our second Ayahuasca… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part IV
The integration process since working with Shamans and plant medicines in Peru has left me depleted, more so than expected. There have been revelations, peeling back layers of depression and anxiety, as well as revealing my resistance to change, fear of change and success, etc. Since some of the clouds have lifted I’ve been able… Continue reading The Integration Process Post Ayahuasca
This is the third in a series of articles inspired by my work with Shamans and plant medicines in Peru. Check out Part I and Part II so you’re up to speed, and feel free to comment below with any questions or to share your own journey. December 13, 2015 Yesterday after lunch many of us gathered around… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part III
This is the second installment inspired by my 10-night stay at the SpiritQuest Sanctuary in Peru, where I worked with Shamans and plant medicines. Part I can be found here. December 12, 2015 At the Sanctuary it is customary to have a day of rest and reflection after each Ayahuasca Ceremony. Last night was our first journey… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part II
This is the first of a series of posts inspired by my 10-night stay at the SpiritQuest Sanctuary. If you’re new to my blog I recently traveled to Iquitos, Peru to work with Shamans and four plant medicines: Ayahuasca, Huachuma (San Pedro), Bobinzana and Vilca. I didn’t come to this decision lightly. I took the time… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part I
Just a quick update to share the good news: I am now a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! I received the promotion last weekend during our belt test. And here I thought I was possibly due for a fourth stripe on my white belt. What a pleasant surprise!