A lot of people have this as their main fear.⁠

  • What if it’s too much?
  • What if I lose my mind?⁠
  • What if I see something that I can’t deal with?⁠
  • What if I end up more messed up than I am?⁠
  • What if I have a bad trip?⁠

These questions are normal and often come from people who suffer from anxiety, depression, mental health challenges AND/OR have had a very bad experience with psychedelics.⁠
They took mushrooms or LSD that one time at their friends place and almost kill themselves (or went through hell for what seemed like an eternity).⁠
The truth is that if you give a sharp knife to a bunch of kids, the chances they’ll hurt themselves are very high.⁠
Same goes for plant medicines – when used outside of a sacred context and without the proper guidance of experienced Shamans and facilitators…⁠
Things can get out of hand very quickly and become very damaging for those involved.⁠
However, the opposite is true.⁠
When you give a very sharp knife to a chef or a surgeon,⁠
you get either the most delicious food or lives that are saved by precise cutting and removing of things that were no longer needed.⁠
So how strong is the trip?⁠
That depends on many factors:⁠

  • How open your heart is⁠ β™₯
  • How well you followed the preparation guidelines⁠ πŸ“
  • How advanced your spiritual growth is ⁠✨
  • How stable your mind is⁠ 🧠
  • How grounded you are in your body β πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ
  • How strong the medicine is⁠ πŸƒ
  • How capable are the shamans guiding it⁠ πŸ§™πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ
  • How the moon is on that night⁠ πŸŒ•

All of these factors account for stronger or softer experiences.⁠
However, a strong experience is only something to be afraid of if you are not ready for it.⁠
Like a big wave – Gold to the surfers and chaos to the tourists.⁠
This is why in our community, we spend enough time preparing each attendee before coming into the space.⁠
We want them to have a strong experience, that’s where the magic happens.⁠
But we also want them to feel safe, comfortable and at ease throughout it.⁠

If you feel the calling to sit with Ayahuasca, in a container held by Colombian Shamans at a sacred temple in the middle of the mountain forests, please check: