❌ Would you take financial advice from someone who was broke?
❌ Or would you listen about health and fitness from an obese person?
❌ Even worse, would you receive guidance about relationships from someone in a toxic dynamic?
You would not, because if they knew what they were talking about, their situation would be different.
The exact same thing happens in the world of plant medicine.
Before you choose a Shaman to work with, pay attention to them and the people surrounding them.
Do they seem joyous, blissful and present?
Or are they jaded, dismissive and arrogant?
If you’ve done enough work on yourself you know there is something called “spiritual ego” where a person sees a little bit of progress and suddenly thinks he/she is enlightened.
And proceeds to feel superior and judge others.
So what are they like?
Do you feel love and peace emanating from their beings and their smiles, or do they feel intimidating?
Because the truth is that a Shaman and his medicine is taking you closer to the place where he (and his assistants) are.
🍃 So ask yourself – if it hasn’t worked for them, why would it work for you?
But if on the other hand, the people that are involved with that particular Shaman seem joyful, happy and living an inspiring life, you are in good hands.
You will realize that once you sit with the medicine, there are 3 parts to the process:
- The Shaman & the medicine.
- The people & the place.
- You and your inner world.
All of these interact together to provide you with an experience, therefore if one or more are out of balance, your experience may be stained with this disharmony.
Choose well and do your research before you sit with the medicine.
Most communities and medicine houses are open to receiving you for just a day or two (beware of those that aren’t)
So go and meet the people in person and make a choice after.
There’s no rush, your pace is sacred. 🙏🏽
PS: Here’s a picture of Abuelo Querubin Queta – a 108 years old Shaman who is the maximum authority to our Colombian Shamans in the Ayahuasca medicine world.
If you ever feel the calling, feel free to apply for one of our upcoming retreats: