Ayahuasca Healing Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage Photos, April 2014

This pilgrimage quite possibly has been the most powerfully transformative experience of my life. The medicine called “la medicina,” by the Shamans, took me to places in my mind and showed me certain truths about myself and the nature of life. I heard very clear guidance. Words like “let go,” and “what are you so worried about?”

After my second ceremony I returned to my tambo (hut) to lie on my bunk listening to the sounds of the jungle at night. Suddenly I felt a laughter well up from the depth of my being. I laughed out loud for what must have been hours. I let go of car loads of stress. I got it, “it” is what has been called the Cosmic Joke...There is nothing to worry about.

Who we really are is pure being. The spark of life having a human experience for the span of a lifetime. After which we return home to pure being.
— ~ K.R. from Florida, Pilgrim 2014
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First off, ayahuasca is not for the faint of heart. The two weeks in Peru participating in seven ayahuasca ceremonies was undoubtedly some of the hardest work I’ve ever done in my life. Ayahuasca is aptly referred to at the Temple as ‘medicine’… and that is first and foremost what ayahuasca is about. Talking to other pilgrims and Temple staff between ceremonies was comforting and reassuring and helped me to understand in a rudimentary way the energetics of the healing process I was experiencing. Between ceremonies, despite literally going days without sleep, I usually felt great … like some weight was being lifted off of me. Interestingly, I hadn’t a clue what those degrees of heaviness were. I just knew I was feeling much lighter.

It’s been two weeks since my return from the rainforest in Peru. I can still feel that lightness. What is especially sweet about all this is that the lightness feels permanent. There seems to be less background static in my daily life. Particularly, the ‘free floating anxiety’ is not as pronounced. Relating to people seems easier, and I feel a passion and peace that I didn’t have before. Dealing with the everyday world seems to have gotten just a little bit easier. The other day, after doing chest opening poses in a yoga class, I suddenly burst into tears. I have been doing yoga for years and this has never happened to me before. Yep, whatever this wonderful medicine has done, it is powerful and well worth the time, money and work to take it. For me, there is still much more work to be done. I understand I have only scratched the surface of the healing potential ayahuasca has to offer. I firmly believe that the ayahuasca had sent out a gentle call to me. I answered the call and the Universe provided the rest.
— ~ Michael W. from Tennessee, Pilgrim 2014

To read full testimonial from Michael, click HERE.