This time of the year, as we approach the new year, many of us are thinking about how well we accomplished the goals we set forth towards over the past year. We begin to ponder more as the end of the year closes in, towards understanding how we should better conduct ourselves, reach our goals, and improve our well-being in the next year. One way to help in the evaluation and reflective time and process, is through spiritual experience, and a great way to safely and powerfully accomplish this is through Ayahuasca retreats.
Why Ayahuasca Retreats are Beneficial
Retreats are a great way of getting away from the hum-drum of your current life and break up into a new pattern of thinking and experiencing life by removing yourself from where you currently and quite literally physically are. Also surrounding yourself and sharing your retreat experience with others is something that comes with retreats, that is oftentimes, one of the most rewarding parts of the experience or trip. One way to take your trip to a whole new level in a very literal sense is through an Ayahuasca retreat.
What is an Ayahuasca Retreat and what makes it different?
An Ayahuasca retreat is going to take you on a trip to a South American destination, or possibly somewhere like Peru, Columbia, or Brazil, and maybe even possibly deep into the jungles even, but experiencing the spiritually awakening effects that come with an Ayahuasca retreat are different than others because it is based around the use of the Ayahuasca plant as a psychoactive and medicinal tool. For this reason, you’ll need to climb your way into the jungle – sure – but also for this reason, you will be finding yourself experiencing a retreat that will open your perception and awareness of yourself and your goals better than a simple spa retreat or vacation.
Important Things to Know About Ayahuasca Retreats
Ayahuasca tea brew, or Ayahuasca consumed in other ways, is a traditional and sacred ceremony that occurs on Ayahuasca retreats, where this experience is in fact the goal. But what is the goal of Ayahuasca? It is the brew that brings about the spiritual awakening, but we must be ready to be awake, and alerted to the experience. This is also something good to know beforehand.
When on an Ayahuasca retreat, you will be led by a shaman through this powerful journey. This is important to know you will have a guide there for you to help you through some of the less than comfortable effects, such as purging or intense revelations and realization, and hallucinations as well.
While it’s also a comforting thought, safe procedure, and most effective way to getting the best experience with Ayahuasca retreats, you’ll need to also make sure you remember it is up to you to set the mood within your mind and the intention you have for yourself to gain from this experience. You must claim a sense of direction, in a very simple way, nothing too complex, in order to fruitfully refresh and take in your Ayahuasca retreat experience.