Preparing For Ayahuasca Healing
Ayahuasca is a powerful medicine and teacher plant that brings deep multi-level level healing physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The powers of this potent healing plant are realized during an ayahuasca ceremony led by a skilled ayahuasquero, the ayahuasca healer or shaman.
During an ayahuasca ceremony the best attitude is to trust the medicine spirits and the process, and know that what ever you are experiencing is simply the medicine healing and teaching you. Before arriving to the center, there are some simple, yet important things one can do to prepare for their time with ayahuasca.
What to expect from Ayahuasca
Ayahuasca, The magical visionary medicine of the Amazon. People have said it is life changing, that it helps you to see your true Self, your spiritual nature. That is can heal you of depression, remove blocks that have kept you stuck in ruts in your life. That it is the most beautiful and profound experience of their life. That it was the most horrible experience of their life. So what can one really expect to experience when they participate in an ayahuasca ceremony? Just about anything. Whatever you may have read about other people’s experience with ayahuasca, your experience is unlikely to be very much like them. There will be some common aspects, but the experience as a whole will be your own, unique. For that reason it is important to try and set aside any expectations one may have about what the experience will be like, and trust and accept what comes.
Pretty much anything you may have read about the ayahuasca experience is possible, and much, much more. This medicine treats people in a very individual and unique way. Perhaps this is not too surprising as one of the main things ayahuasca does is unlock the contents of our subconscious minds, and that is different for all of us. In eight plus years of guiding over 1100 people through ayahuasca retreats, I have yet to identify a single thing that one can say with confidence "when a person drinks ayahuasca, they will experience ____".
Holding Responsible Ayahuasca Ceremonies
Ayahuasca ceremonies at the Hummingbird ayahuasca center are led by Don Fernando Laiche, a traditionally trained ayahuasquero with over 38 years of experience with the medicine. Fernando is one of the few remaining ayahuasqueros who spent years of apprenticeship in the jungle, seeing only his maestro, dieting and learning the medicine plants of the Amazon. The owner of the Hummingbird Center is the lead facilitator, and he has been guiding people through the medicine plant process on a daily basis for over 10 years. Our priority is to provide a safe and sacred space for healing where you can relax into the experience knowing you’ll be well cared for.
Your wellbeing matters to us and at no stage while under the influence of ayahuasca will you be left out on your own.
Addressing Root Causes with Ayahuasca
The human mind is an amazingly complex space, and no two people can have exactly the same mind or thinking. We can have a lot in common with others, and we might even think very much alike, but there are areas of our mind that are unique to us alone.
It’s in these unique spaces in our mind where the root cause of many of our daily problems take hold and flourish, shrouded in secrecy and hidden, even from ourselves.
The root cause of an issue refers to an event or events that caused us to adopt specific behavior patterns or reactions, positive or negative. When significant events happen in our lives, they become imprinted in our minds. We begin to develop associations, or attachments, from these events to similar situations that occur.