Ayahuasca - The Power from the Jungle
Plant medicine Ayahuasca
For us, Ayahuasca is a sacred plant and rightfully the mother of all medicinal plants. Like the shamans in the jungle, we believe that every living being, and in particular, every plant, has a soul, and we share this conviction.
Ayahuasca is both the name of the vine, one of the plant substances, and also the name of the finished brew. It is important for us to honor every process, from preparation to ceremony. That's why we are present for all processes in the Peruvian Amazon whenever we can, and when we cannot be there physically, we are aware of the care that goes into harvesting and preparing Ayahuasca by each individual hand.
As with any living being, respectful interaction is crucial when seeking a harmonious connection. Before harvesting Ayahuasca, we ask the spirit for permission to harvest and brew it using Mapacho (tobacco). During the brewing process, we strive to maintain a relaxed atmosphere within ourselves so as not to disrupt this important process. We carry this connection with us in every one of our ceremonies.
For us, Ayahuasca is not a substance for mere intoxication and should not be used as such. We take the "Vegetalista Amazónica" tradition, into which we have been initiated, very seriously. It is our belief that the immense support from the Peruvian jungle should not be exploited in this sense. We are deeply grateful to Winston Tangoa Chujandama, our friend and master shaman, who has allowed us to lead ceremonies on our years-long journey with Ayahuasca.
Participating in an Ayahuasca ceremony is a meeting with the pure power of the jungle in the form of this plant tea. It guides you beyond your own blockages, pains, or traumas toward an understanding of your subconscious patterns that disturb you. Through awareness, change can occur because you then know precisely where to begin in giving your life a new direction if you desire and need it.
Anyone who feels called is invited to participate in our ceremonies. We accompany you with the strength of the jungle and offer you one of many paths to self-discovery, transformation, and self-love.
Preparing for Your Ayahuasca Journey:
• Diet: Begin a special diet 1 to 2 weeks before your Ayahuasca ceremony. Reduce salt and sugar intake, and ideally abstain from meat, especially red meat and pork. Alcohol and drugs should be avoided during this time.
• Energy Environment: Pay attention to the energy of people and your surroundings. Surround yourself with positive energy and avoid negative influences.
• Media Consumption: Reduce media consumption to clear your mind and prepare for the upcoming experience.
• Clear Intention: Prepare a simple, clear intention that you can easily recall during the ceremony. This intention serves as an anchor and can assist you during the journey. For example: "Show me what I need to know, what I need to heal."
• Meditation and Grounding: Practice meditation and grounding to enter a conscious and centered state.
• Cleansing: Start your spiritual cleansing and inner work with Madre Ayahuasca from the moment you decide to participate.
• No Expectations: Enter the ceremony without expectations. Allow yourself to be open to any experience.
• Fear is Natural: Fear is a natural part of the process and a sign of respect. You are preparing to meet a higher intelligence and the divine.
During the Ayahuasca Ceremony:
• Possible Physical Symptoms: During the ceremony, you may experience physical cleansing symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, stomach discomfort, as well as laughter, tears, and trembling.
• Intensity: If the intensity becomes overwhelming, adjust your sitting position, experiment with your breathing, and listen to the shaman's sacred songs (Ikaros).
• Be a Witness: Be a conscious witness of your experience and observe what unfolds.
• Visions are not Mandatory: Understand that not everyone experiences visions during the ceremony. Healing can occur on many other levels.
After the Ayahuasca Ceremony:
• Avoid Judgment: Refrain from judging, evaluating, or comparing your experience.
• Keep a Journal: Write in a journal in the days following the ceremony to reflect on and integrate your experiences.
• Take Time: Allow yourself time to process and integrate your experiences.
• Self-Love: Practice self-care and self-love.
• Creative Expression: Utilize creative outlets like art or writing to process your experiences.
• Healthy Diet: Maintain a healthy diet to support your body.
• Grounding: Stay grounded by spending time in nature and connecting with the Earth.
• Meditation: Continue your meditation practice to further your spiritual development.
The Ayahuasca journey is a profound process that should be accompanied by respect and mindfulness. It is an opportunity for inner healing and spiritual expansion.
Your munay spirit Team