After reviewing on the net the descriptions of acquaintance with ayahuasca,
I found out the lack of descriptions the second, no less important component of
experience - how ayahuasca affects everyday life.
My today's story is not about amazing travels and discoveries of a
universal scale, but about small changes in everyday life, the long-term
consequences, and the impact of ayahuasca on everyday life. Those changes took
place in my life and life of my friends.
Who am I? What is the sense of life? Where do i go? What should I do with
These questions I asked ayahuasca for the first time we met.
My life was interesting, diverse, and I could say, even happy. But
sometimes I felt the meaninglessness of life. I filled time with
entertainments, deeds, worries, but somewhere in the background looming the
feeling of emptiness. If you remove all the events in which I dive headlong,
there will only be boredom. You can escape from it. You can successfully run
your whole life and hide a sense of meaninglessness somewhere in the far corner
of the subconscious, covering them with bright toys. But the inner need to find
something else - destination, meaning, purpose - resulted in a trip to the
jungle of Peru. My aim was to meet ayahuasca - a plant, which is stimulated my
curiosity. Despite the critical attitude towards shamanism, religions, and
other pseudoscientific crap, I had a faint hope - what if the ayahuasca really
helps to understand myself and my life.
The changes that took place several years after the first meeting with
ayahuasca are not cardinal, but very deep. The first of them is independence.
Plants helped find the inner core. That inner component of life, which gives
strength in order to act, to change something in me and my world, not just
exist, but actively build my life.
Love for the world, for the Earth. Awareness of the silent inextricable
connection with a huge living planet, which gives me inner fulfillment and the
desire to know this world, to go beyond the limits of one’s perception, learn
to live not only for my own good and for the limited circle of my selfish
desires, but for something huge unscalable, something beyond understanding and
Feelings. Ayahuasca helps a person become more open to the world. On the
one hand, a person begins to notice more what is happening around him, becomes
more observant, attentive. On the other hand, while the ayahuasca diet; a
person gradually begins to perceive the energy component of the world. All
together allows a person in his casual life to feel the tings which was
previously covered - the thoughts and moods of others, the timeliness of
actions, to catch the "turning" points of life, when you need to
quickly make a decision and make the desired turn.
Redistribution of energy. During the retreat, ayahuasca shares its energy
with a person. Thanks to that a person gets the opportunity to reconfigure the
body and mind, get rid of unnecessary things, to become more self-confident,
simple and strong.
Health, and a clear, more efficient mind as a consequence of the
redistribution of energy. In the ayahuasca retreat, real physical changes take
place, and when a person returns to society, he has a choice - continue to live
and act as before, or choose a new way to act, using the energy that flows
freely through the cleaned and "restored" channels. Everyone makes this choice many
times, and either returns to his previous state, or gradually changes his
lifestyle and relationship with the world towards greater harmony and
The place I went to ayahuasca retreat for several years is now open for
those who really want to get to know ayahuasca, to touch the power of the
Amazonian jungle, to find himself, for those who interested in shamanism and