How To Prepare For Your First Ayahuasca Ceremony ! – MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN – The Costa Rica News) First things first, before we begin to discuss the best ways to prepare for your first Ayahuasca trip, let’s bring everyone up to speed on what exactly is Ayahuasca.

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Banisteriopsis caapi, The Soul Vine of Ayahuasca

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Banisteriopsis caapi, The Soul Vine of Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is actually two words combined: Aya: soul, Waska: vine. This soul vine goes by the name of Caapi, Banisteriopsis Caapi to all the nerds. B. Caapi is chopped into small pieces and most often boiled with it’s dynamic partner Chacruna ( Psychotria Viridis). These two primary ingredients are commonly used to create the entheogenic Ayahuasca brew.

However, just as cake recipes may vary from bakery to bakery, the same is true from shaman to shaman when dealing with Ayahuasca. The Chacruna leaves are wisely used in the creation of the brew, as it adds a unique psychoactive, dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Ayahuasca is traditionally used as a spiritual elixir that is known to heal emotional wounds from our past experiences.

Ok! So now we understand a little bit of the use and purpose of Ayahuasca, let’s discuss proper preparation and key practices that will lead you towards a successful Ayahuasca ceremony.

Ayahuasca Brew
Ayahuasca Brew

Do Thorough Research

Enough cannot be said about doing your thorough research before you purchase a plane ticket and venture out into the jungle to partake in a sacred healing ceremony.

Research and study as much as you can about this powerful entheogen brew ( Ayahuasca). Read recent testimonies of the experiences of other brave souls such as yourself. Watch videos about Ayahuasca.

Ask Questions!

Learn as much as you can about the venue, location, and shamans that you will be in ceremony with. Study the Chemistry of the plants and ingredients that are typically involved. Also consider if Ayahuasca is right for you at this stage in your life. Here is a list of topics to study and research that will certainly grant you with vital knowledge about Ayahuasca:

The Right Intention & Mindset

One must look in the mirror and ask themselves: : ‘ What is it that I want to get out of my first Ayahuasca ceremony?’ Each participant begins their Ayahuasca ceremony with a unique intent, and because of this very reason, each individual leaves ceremony with their own unique experience.

As It’s commonly reported, it’s the nature of Ayahuasca to dig deep within our being and bring our suppressed experiences, emotions, and memories to the surface. The spirit of ayahuasca reflects everything within us that requires addressing.

Every participant within the Aya ceremony will need to be fully present, focused and immersed in the experience, because this sacred experience will require all of You physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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If You Fail To Plan, You Are Planning To Fail!

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If You Fail To Plan, You Are Planning To Fail!

Your intentions should be clear, pure, and held as closely to you as possible. Have the questions you would like to be answered in your heart. Write down all that you wish to be revealed to you. Speaking, writing, and acting with the same intent, will amplify your communication with the universe. It’s as if your intentions are wishes, so be clear in what you wish to be realized.

Mother Ayahuasca carries a unique energy and spirit. It’s said she can hear and communicate with our subconscious through our emotions and memories. This places high importance on ensuring that our heart and mind is in the right place before ceremony. Not out of fear should our intentions be made, but out of love!

With love and gratitude, appreciate the opportunity to address so many untouched areas of your soul. Although, Ayahuasca is on the rise: still, few have had the luxury of experiencing a proper Ayahuasca experience.

Align your mindset with your intentions. All of which should be focused on your personal healing. What a shame it would be to waste all of your time and energy, because your mind was off track. In this day and age, we all know how easily we can be distracted and steered the wrong way. Personally, when I am the closest to achieving a spiritual breakthrough, I experience the most distractions and resistance. This is the case for most so called ‘ Lightworkers’

Practice Yoga, Mindfulness, And Healthy Living Before And After Your Ayahuasca Ceremony!

Lifestyle Adjustments

Whether you are preparing for your first Ayahuasca ceremony or not, it would be wise to live the most healthiest lifestyle possible! With that said, there are key lifestyle adjustments that should be practiced weeks before your Ayahuasca Ceremony such as:

  •  Getting Proper Sleep
  •  Eating A Clean Plant Based Diet
  •  Stay Away From Toxic Environments
  •  Exercise Daily
  •  Begin a Journal
  •  Practice Daily Meditation
  •  Detox Your Body and Home

All of the above practices, will not only set you up for success to have a memorable Ayahuasca ceremony, but these practices will also improve your life. Now all of these suggestions and recommendations  may seem basic, but when your purging, recovery, and healing goes smoother than expected; you should congratulate yourself for a job well done.

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Ayahuasca, Sacred Medicine.

Let Go & Allow The Healing 

Now that the basics have been addressed. The key moving forward from here is to just be open minded, aware, alert, and receptive. Enter your retreat and ceremony with very little expectations, assumptions, and beliefs. Free your mind and be open.Let go of all that is no longer serving you and allow Ayahuasca to work it’s magic.