The quality of your Ayahuasca experience will be largely dependent on the care and preparation with which you come to the ceremony. This article will cover a few of the most pressing notes on how to properly prepare for the Ayahuasca Ceremony.
Proper preparation is essential in ensuring you get the most from your Ayahuasca experience.
No matter which retreat you visit or who leads the ceremony, in the end your freedom of choice will determine how the experience will go. If you hope to delve deeply into the wealth of spiritual and energetic realm of the medicinal experience, you will want to pay attention to these points.
After all, if you are going to go to the great lengths that are required to reach this level of insight, you will do well to invest equally into the preparations of self, mind and body that are involved in enhancing the overall functionality of the experience, so as to walk away with more than merely a vague memory of some hallucinations and sick feeling like you haven’t felt in a long time.
This is often the case when people who are ‘clogged up’ both spiritually and physically attempt to take this potent medication. If the energy channels of the body are not in line the application of Ayahuasca can’t be expected to be even slightly effective.
To avoid this, preparation will work to create a space within your body where the medicine can do its work. A diet of clean natural foods and a high ratio of veggies and fruits with minimal animal products and processed foods is a good way to live, but essential to getting the most of an Ayahuasca Experience.
Much in the same way you will need to forego all medications that you may be taking. In this case it highly encouraged that you let your medical care provider know of your intentions to lay of meds for this experience.
It would also be advisable to let the retreat that will be hosting your experience know about the nature of any medications you have been taking regularly or are taking at the moment so they can be more aware of the situation.
There are also a few items that would be a benefit to have on hand. Warm clothes are an important must, make sure they can be added and removed easily. Flashlights, water and depending on where you partake of the ceremony, a pillow and blanket may be a good idea as well.
It may also be a help to bring some item of yours that is sacred to you, such as a crystal, or something to hold to as you enter the realm of the mind.
Finally, it would be good to lay off all types of toiletries and products that are not 100% natural. While this may seem unimportant, the importance of this will become more apparent as you near the end of your journey.
Above All —It would be foolish to engage yourself with this potent medication if you have no clear intentions regarding your purpose or have high expectations from the experience. By releasing yourself of expectations and knowing what you hope to accomplish from the experience you will have a better chance of actually achieving something from the experience.