All relationships in life have energy cords attached to them. Connecting between chakras, they can be the circumfrence of a finger or as wide as a bowl. Your first energy cords are with your parents and immediate family. As we grow older we form our own relationships outside of the family, first with friends and then with intimate partners. In any healthly relationship, the exchange of energy between partners is equal.
When relationships go astray, it is important to heal the wound of the energy cord. Cords which must be pulled out or mended are normally failed romantic relationships or marriages. By not recieving energy in the relationship and giving energy, one partner will have a deficiency. If the cord is not cut and healed it will continue leaking energy and take longer to heal or may never. Leaving a broken energy cord can cause weakness in ones auric field. Then one may attract the same pattern again, only starting with weaker energy and less to give.
We use energy healing techniques, meditations, ayahuasca, san pedro and other herbs such as yarrow root to help heal energy cords.
When is it appropriate for energy to be cleaned up between people instead of cut? Lets say you had a mutual agreement and are now friends with your ex. Because energy chords are connected between the chakras, it would be okay to have cords between the heart chakra, but not the second chakra where sexual energy and desires are found. So only one cord would be severed and healed. In dealing with difficult family, plant healers, shamans, herbalists, energy workers will tell you, it is necessary to clean up the energy cords, but not to sever them.
Why you may ask? Because it is believed that cutting energy cords creates karma, and if not dealt with in this life you will carry it into the next life and have to deal with it then…
This does not mean you have to have this person in your life, but that your relationship and emotions toward them are healthly for YOU. Often in these more difficult situations between family we call on the power of ayahuasca to help heal you and teach appropriate boundaries.
You may have guessed this, but I will say it anyways, with the power of plants and a shaman you can heal your energy cords. A shaman or energy healer will notice you have damaged cords right away. BUT SO DO YOU!! When we ask participants about a cord needing to be cut, they most always know exactly what we are talking about!
It may seem a little far fetched for some. Have faith in the process and keep your intention, you could be quite suprised at the results. We work with an invisible life force energy and it is not always easy to explain or prove it works, but it does. Our ayahuasca retreats are a safe place to begin healing your past and learning new techniques of meditation and energy healing for setting healthly boundaries in the future.
Chances are you have taken part in or observed through television a shamanic practice at some point in your life. Depending if it was a documentary or cartoon your original viewpoints on shamanism will be varied. As it resurfaces in our modern times, we must reiterate what it is shamans do. This practice known all over the world is said to have begun in Asia over 40,000 years ago, however there is evidence of shamanism in paleolithic sites throughout Europe, Africa and Australia. This means even though there is not a specfic point of origin in shamanic practices, the common themes we see are not cultural, but practical. Shamanic practice has some to do with traits and more so is founded throughout cultures on the healing practices of psychobiology and the immunological system.
Make it to the end and see the list of common ailments treated by shamanism!
Illness in shamanic belief is linked to your psycology. This means you have the power along with a shaman to restore your health through finding equlibrium in your body, mind and spirit. At all of our ayahuasca retreats and the san pedro retreats, this is the most important factor, your extraordinary effort to let the shamans be your guides and help restore your health. In Peru, shamans are always relating the importance of intention, your intention along with the intention of the shaman in any ceremony is key. Whether the shamanic ceremony be in Peru, Bali, Mongolia or India.
When you participate in a ceremony you are bringing energy to the shaman and asking them to help heal through this holistic medicine. It takes a certain level of faith or spiritual interest. By using life force energy and a few key tools, the shaman helps resurface repressed memories, feelings of depression, anxiety, compulsive disorders and more. In ceremonies shamans have instruments to heighten your senses and activate chemicals in your brain, through taste, smell and touch. Shamans in Peru use plants, feathers, tobacco smoke, song, music and perfumes as their tools. It can be summed up as a performance art, but anyone who has experienced a true shamanic healing session knows it goes much further than this. In other posts, we will talk about spirit realms, animal guides, cosmological beliefs and the 8th chakra, the shamans chakra.
Do not forget, there is science behind the chants of shamans! The rattles and drumming used to bring about a state of trance and elict these repressed memories create endorphins. Endorphins are released in the human brain during these sessions. These chemicals activated naturally in your brain decrease pain and anxiety, and increase joy, with long lasting effects. They are noted by pharmacologists to be as effective as valium in their tranquilizing effects. It has been said, and you can quote me on this, that a shamans client who reinacts their repressed memory through a healing session, 80% will be healed. In a psychiatrists office, through art, talk, draw, or paint therapy, success rates are only 30%. – Raymond Price The Endorphins
The following are types of significant issues often healed by shamanic journeying. Ayahuasca retreats are relevant to all of these and San Pedro (Huachuma) will be marked for the ailments it best treats.
Depression (San Pedro)
Loss and grief (San Pedro)
Trauma and shock
Abuse (sexual, physical and emotional)
Anxieties (San Pedro is especially helpful here.)
Important life transitions and decisions (San Pedro)
I asked one of our brave participants and friends if I could share part of her miscarriage story with the internet. This is for anyone who still needs to go through the grieving process they have been putting off so long.
When this heartbreaking moment occurred in her life she picked up everything she had and moved to a new city. She cried a little, but stopped herself. Never dealing with the range of emotions she felt at the time, too busy packing, too busy looking for a new place and just keeping herself busy. Until she crashed into a common ground, many people who come to take ayahuasca go through.
You cannot ignore the natural grieving process, sweep it under the rug or keep it under wraps. Or any emotional process for that matter.
Everything being new and different in her new place and was enough to distract her for some time. Some time being seven months after her miscarriage, then emotions began popping up it started with little outbursts. She got in a verbal argument with a co-worker over something miniscule. She became anxious and avoided leaving her house or answering the phone at times. Until in one fail swoop it all came crashing down. Her alarm went off in the morning to tell her to go to work to continue on with the distractions and when she went to get out of bed, she fell to the floor. She dropped to her knees and began crying, could not move and cried for an entire week.
After she got back up she knew it was time to deal with the whole range of emotions she had been keeping secret, drinking down, zoning out and stashing away. She found, unfortunately in our modern world compassion and empathy seemed to be dwindling all around her and yet she was still in pain. Being hit with such grief late down the road was met with judgements, doubt, avoidance and rejections. With the trust of her intuition she decided to look deeper into herself to heal instead of outward.
Ayahuasca called her and she answered the call. Upon her return home she told me the most beautiful thing and I knew the mother spirit was working within her and she had healed the deep wounds from her miscarriage. She said about returning, everyone is still here, but they have moved on and changed. Everyone moves on, because at its most simple the life force all around us continues moving on and on and that is beautiful.
Taking ayahuasca with us in Peru helped her understand there is deep love in grief and it is meant to be felt, even through the hurt there is help. Anyone can change their story to make a new ending with the right inner guidance.
It is important to feel the hurt in life and only from there can we begin to heal ourselves.
Shamans call trauma susto and the treatment for susto is always ayahuasca. We have evolved with safety mechanisms in our minds to block us from harm. Memories can be harmful, however if we do not remember or try not to, we believe painful memories cannot hurt us. The opposite is true.
When you block out memories you are blocking out a part of the understanding of what makes you the person you are today. Maybe you have a nervous tick you do not know why. Maybe you get upset, have outbursts and do not know why. Any behavior that seems uncalled for and uncontrollable is a possible repressed memory. In order to stop these behaviors it is necessary to face them head on.
Years of therapy can only begin to do what ayahuasca can do in a few sessions.
Ayahuasca works where memories are stored. To put it simply ayahuasca helps your brain make new connections with those memories, but it does not erase the memories. Itrewires your brain and instead of activating your emotional outburst, you recognize your trigger moment and let it pass. Sometimes we face unpleasant memories and come out with a better understanding of ourselves, forgiveness where we thought there could be none, but most importantly peace of mind.
If you are interested in taking ayahuasca to cleanse yourself from childhood trauma we highly recommend you do. We provide a supportive safe environment for anyone who has been traumatized.
Many people leave their ayahuasca ceremonies with a new appreciation for the temple they have been given in this life, their body. Your body is the vessel where your beaming spirit materializes under proper care. Ayurveda is not about having the “best” physical body, but having a balanced system.
During retreats the entire mind, body and spirit are reset using ayahuasca. This is a strong cleanse of the system and not to be continuously repeated. After an ayahuasca journey, you understand you are what you eat and in order to maintain the balance you must be conscientious.
Ayurveda teaches everything consumed is converted into energy and by eating clean energies you emit a stable energy free of anxieties, depressions, angers, compulsive disorders and more.
Did you know eating copious amounts of hot sauce, peppers or high fructose corn syrups can cause anger issues? There are different recommendable foods for the different body types Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
During our ayahuasca retreats we are able to answer any questions you have on finding your ayurvedic type and what clean foods you can begin eating. The more time you spend eating healthy the better the teachings of the medicine and the balance you achieved will be concreted into your physical and spiritual self.