My Peru Journey: Second Ayahuasca Ceremony Experience

If you just started reading from this post you might want to read the previous post.  This post will talk about my first Ayahuasca Ceremony.

I’ve read so many posts about different experiences with Ayahuasca and it is interesting that everybody writes about the “bad” things.  Those in turn write about their experience in a blog, an email or a forum or even another media platform and they focus on the negative aspects of what they experienced.  The news obviously wants ratings so when an extreme case of what happened in this new “tourist” attraction comes out that is sensational content, they focus on that.  The people that focus on that is what I call an “Ayahuasca Tourist”.

Ayhuasca Tourist
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What is the Ayahuasca “Tourist”?  Think about it this way, you hear of something becoming very popular and it sounds cool.  You get to go to this place and drink this tea and it makes you see things.  You meet this cool looking person that they call a “Shaman” and it is so mystical that they just want to go experience it. The “tourist” says, “oh I want to see what this is about!”  They go to experience it and they are not prepared as I said in my first post that started this series.  They experience the purging, they experience some weird emotion and naturally, like the news, they only talk about their negative experience because they do not understand that there is more to it then just drinking a tea and seeing pretty colors.

As I share my experiences with the Mother Plant, I want to make sure you see that my experience, while I did have some things happening to my body that I can’t explain in the “scientific sense,” it does have it’s layers of understanding.  Some layers take longer than others to understand but the amount of insight is equivalent to years of counseling.  Yes, in my four sessions of Ayahuasca I feel I have overcome what would of taken counseling years and years of deciphering.  If you disagree… let’s go grab some tea and we can go talk.  You can always send me an email via my contact page. I gladly will share what I have learned.

Now back to my Second Ayhuasca Experience, after all, that is why you came here right?

On the day Before my 2nd ceremony we met with our Shaman.  He talked to all of us individually asking us what our intentions were.  I tell him that I feel the passion of what I want but I keep on saying that I will do it and something always holds me back.

  Somehow I feel like I live between two worlds and can’t decide or am afraid or cannot even put words to it.  I have an internal conflict that I would like to resolve.  How do I express the passion I have inside me to the world and also use my skills.  He tells me this story about a Tree called Bachuja.  It’s a tree that has very strong roots, it’s located 5 hours from our location and then you hike high up the mountains to get to it.  He sees the imagery of the branches as they are being used as a walking stick to cross the powerful Amazon river.  He tells me that while my mind has that stability of “knowing stuff” my heart lacks that stability.   Bachuja, the Master Plant will stabilize it. I am to take it 3 times a day.  He does give me some comments that it might make my stomach upset and that it might make me nauseous. I take my first glass while in front of him.  I will tell you this.  It definitely tastes like a tree but there is a certain thing about it that when you drink it, you feel it’s strength.

So here we are.  On top of the hill/mountain whatever you want to call it with the Temple so beautifully surrounded by the Jungle.  You look to the east and see jungle, you look to the west and see jungle… anywhere you turn is just trees and trees.  There is an energy here that I feel is here.  I know tonight is a powerful night.

We repeat the ritual like we did in our first ceremony. This time it is just one Shaman and we have most of the musicians there also.  Another group has joined us and they come from across the world.  It’s definitely a global ceremony here.  Once again we each take our turn and drink.

Surrender
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Again, like last time, I start feeling the tingling sensations after what I think is about 45 minutes.  I am in a meditative pose.  This time though, I am talking to the Mother Plant and tell her, “I am ready to surrender”.  I feel the snake in me.  My back once again feels the slither of the snake through my back.  I start to sway.  She takes me close and slowly I feel the sensation of purge.  It allows me to compose myself… then it starts up again.  At this time I realize, that we as humans, can say “Yes I surrender,” at a conscious level, but if your subconscious does not want to, you wont.  I struggled again but this time not as much as before.  Finally, all the dizziness, the colors and all those sensations of purging come once again from my Root Chakra and then get stuck again in my Throat Chakra.  Yes, Throat Chakra once again!  Then release and the purge happens.  I hear the room and it seems that I am the first one and only one that is going through it right now.  It is still nothing but a “dry heave” like last time, which is just pure energy and I feel it all to the base of my spine (Root Chakra) as I release.  If you could hear it, it was at an intensity I had never heard or felt and then it stops.  Some people even comment to me afterwards that they thought I was going through a very intense purging.

After I purge, I have my eyes open and look around and I feel nothing.  It’s like I have not drank the tea.  I wonder if I am even in the ceremony.  Then one person walks in front of me and I sense everything they are feeling.  I feel the emotions, the uncertainty of themselves and I realize that I am still there.  As I sit there in awe, wondering, “What that was that,” i hear a voice that says “Pay Attention,” it’s her, Ayahuasca talking to me.  I pay attention.  I look at the room and I see that people are going through their own struggles and yet I feel every emotion they are going through.  No I do not see what they are going through just the emotions that they are processing. It’s the feelings that they are experiencing.  If they were sad, I would feel the sadness, if they were angry I would feel the anger.  Back and forth it happened with everyone in the room.  It was intense. 

floweroflife
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At this time I am not feeling anything, don’t see colors, don’t feel anything but what everyone says is the present moment.  I have no judgement, no doubt, no insecurities, at this moment I feel is absolute understanding of “THIS IS ME”!  I begin to realize that this is my present moment, this is what it’s like to be in “knowing who you are”.  “This is amazing,” I tell myself.  When i feel or do something right now I know that what I am doing is exactly what I need to be doing.  As I basque in the beauty for what I assume is 30-40 minutes, I ask,  “Is this all my night is going to be”?  Ayhuasca, being the powerful teacher that she is, does not tell me anything and drops me into the state of what I can only explain as an energy vortex.  I feel everything intensified.   My emotions. Everyone’s emotions.  I get visuals of sacred geometry, I see various designs of “energy structures,” as I look around.  The trees, the people, the floor the roof, the jungle all have these flow of lines constantly moving.  I am seeing the energy that everyone talks about and there is no question that is what I see.  Then she talks to me again… she says “Pay Attention”

I continue through out the night going through various stages of in and out of what I call the energy of the ceremony.  At one moment, I am feeling the connection to the divine while at other times I feel the connection to myself.  It has no insecurities, it has no doubts, I just know that I am.  I am here and I know what I am feeling is reality.  The true essence of me.  Words cannot describe what it is, it is just something I KNOW.  At various times throughout the ceremony I am shown how we are connected…  she is showing me the ripples of energy of each person as

each one moves, says something, or just sits there experiencing something in themselves physically or emotionally.  Those ripples trickle through and I see it as it floats through the room… as it reaches each person, it triggers something in them.  It’s something that affects us.  The Energy they are experiencing is also part of who we are.  No longer is there a separation in each of us.  There is a complete union and it’s all energy.  If they are sad, that energy moves through the field of other energy and it somehow causes a chain reaction in the energy that affects everyone there.  I don’t mean that everyone gets sad but somehow it changes something about the energy in the room.  Think about it like ripples in the water which is the water and that represents energy.  That ripple that started with them intersects either with the other ripples or intersects with each individual.  That in turn affects the other, just like one drop of water ripples through and noone knowing what all the drops in the water are creating because it is so many ripples moving through the entire room.  It is something that is happening to all of us and it is all up to us how each one of us experiences ourselves in this world.  If you choose to be more sad then it’s your choice, the energy is there, it’s what you chose to go into.  In our world, our reality becomes whatever we choose it to be.  We have the option to go with the wave or create our own or even better, be our own unique person in this tidal wave of energy.  What do you choose?  Are you the follower, the leader, the
energy
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person that helps, the person that is just being or something totally different?  She showed me in this ceremony… Not only that we are connected… Not that we are individuals… She has shown me that We are all part of this whole.  We are not separated from one another, not even our environment around us.  It is all of us.  You are me, I am you, the Earth is us and the Earth is me.  What I do does affect you and what you do does affect me but I must choose which way it will affect me.  YOU are divine, I am divine, The Earth is divine, there is no separation for in the uniqueness illusion that we think we have, the reality is we are part of each other.  I AM, WE ARE.

The night begins to fade and with all the music, the chanting, the bursts of energy going through the room the Shaman is walking through the room making sure we are ok.  He continues by clearing us with Sacred Tobacco called Mapacha.  He tells each one of us what we need to hear.  The night is ending and so the second ceremony comes to an end.  I fade away into sleep noticing one things…. we are one.

Now here I am in my second ceremony thinking how can that become even more powerful… but then realize that is also what I thought about my first ceremony.  Well I wonder what the Third ceremony will bring.

Soon you will hear about my third Ceremony.  Stay Tuned for details of the Third ceremony.  Please feel free to comment or ask questions below.  I welcome them and will gladly answer what I can as time allows or if you like to contact personally visit my contact page

If you would like to know of other journeys you can also read Sheryl Sitts blog at Journey of Possibilities or for her Ayhuasca Experience go to her blog post and her experience leading up to it at this other blog post

Blessings,

Mario Rosales

 

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