Can Ayahuasca change my life?
In short, no.
“Why are you saying that?” “I thought that this is a plant that people take in order to heal their darkness, to understand their trauma and their dark parts…“
Yes, it’s true.
Let’s go to the meaning of changing, change is what you get when you give ten dollars in coins and you receive a bill.
Change, the word, comes from latin, “cambiari“, if you speak spanish you know “cambiare” sounds similar to “cambiar”, to trade, to barter, what is bartering?
Bartering is when you exchange something for something of equal or similar value.
Change is what is promised when you take a self-development course, you’re gonna be a little better, most people change their religious tendencies for self-development tendencies, they change their judgement of themselves and others.
Because now they think that they’re awake, enlightened, spiritual.
So… now everybody is wrong and they’re the only ones who are right.
Change is reserved for those who do not want transformation and Ayahuasca is all about transformation, what is transformation?
Transformation is when you take something and turn it into something completely different, the form of that which you are transforming changes, there is often nothing left of what it used to be.
Ayahuasca will not change your life, however, it will transform it, what does this mean?
This means that when you decide to drink Ayahuasca, it’s not for a subtle improvement, it’s not to live a life that is a little bit better, a little happier, a bit more at ease, a little less anxious.
When you drink Ayahuasca, it’s because you’re ready to die – to all the ways in which you have gotten used to being, you’re ready to let go and shake hands with a part of you that is no longer serving you, you’re ready for transformation.
Transformation is what happens to the caterpillar, but the butterfly is a completely new and different being.
Of course its growth and it’s transformation was nourished by the caterpillars experience and processing of the cocoon, but they’re vastly different.
Ayahuasca is like the cocoon in which you go into when you want transformation, if you want a little bit changed, i recommend that you read a book, that you take a workshop on, self-development, spirituality, listen to a podcast.
Do something, install a new habit, a new to-do list, however.
If you’ve come to a point in your life where a little bit of change wont cut it, a point where you know that you’re fed up with the way things are and radical transformation must happen, where you cannot allow for your life to continue the way that it is, you dont want to waste more years, going the same cycles of addiction, of pain, dysfunctional relationships.
If that’s where you’re at, then Ayahuasca is for you.
You have the power to transform your life, but a little bit of change wont cut it.
People who want a little bit of change often find a thousand excuses before coming to a retreat, but those who want transformation know that they’re ready to renounce big part of their life, they’re ready to sacrifice.
A sacrifice is a sacred offering, that’s where the word comes from, when you make a sacred offering you don’t offer the worst, you offer what’s most important to you, what’s most beautiful.
You offer that, in the hopes/trust that life will give you something a lot greater, what best offering than who we are, our identity, our ego with flaws and virtues.
Can Ayahuasca change your life? No.
But it will transform it if you’re ready for it.
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