Ayahuasca holds a mirror up to ourselves & projects our internal landscape. Its our journey back home.
Our journey back home – to our true self – can be an uncomfortable and challenging process, inside and outside of ceremony. It may appear that our experience is worsening or getting more uncomfortable. This is an important part of the healing process, and is actually indicative of progress and evolution. It is in these moments that we must trust the process.
Ayahuasca brings up emotions, fears, and discomfort to the surface, in order for you to face them and understand that you have a choice in how you’d like to deal with them, in the moment and throughout life
It is through the direct experience of the emotions and traumas we’ve been avoiding that we come to a place of knowledge and wisdom – through facing them, we are able to see and understand the root cause of the imbalance, acknowledge and address it, and transform that which caused us pain into the keys to our liberation.
It is often the case that the root cause of our issues comes from childhood, and the emotions and traumas we dealt with then. Ayahuasca can take us back to this time and revisit memories which shaped the way we perceived life, created our values, and shaped our beliefs. When negative events or emotions happened, our tendency as children was to run away and avoid the pain.
This left energetic imprints on us that we carried into our adult life, manifesting in a multitude of ways and practices, including how we handle stress, our predisposition to depression and anxiety, and the way in which we connect with ourselves and others.
In this work, we are invited to engage with our inner child, and rescue those parts which still carry pain. By healing the inner child, we heal all that which follows, and can return to a place of authenticity, presence, and peace.
The alchemy of transformation comes from engaging directly with our shadow selves, our emotional pain and discomfort. It is not a process that one can simply “think through” – it is one of the heart, and can only be truly dealt with and released by engaging, experiencing and feeling it.
The lessons and wisdom of Ayahuasca often involve a revealing of simple truths, truths which in many cases people already “knew” but simply had never “felt”.
It is often the case that those who had never felt the positive emotions they were able to feel through this work, had also never truly let themselves feel the negative emotions that are the precursor to them. Ayahuasca and other plant medicines can take us to the gate, but ultimately it is up to us to walk through, and in order to do so, we must get past our own inner demons standing guard.