What to do if you are afraid to do Ayahuasca?

I am at Ibiza at the moment  and I meet a lot of people who recognise me from Facebook, YouTube or Instagram. They all say the same: ‘I want to do Ayahuasca one Day, but I am afraid!’. I hear this so many times so I felt. Most of the times people are afraid of ‘letting of and loosing control’. I can imagine that and that’s why I want to help you!  and thought: ‘This is the moment to make a video about it! What to do if you are afraid of doing Ayahuasca.

Is Ayahuasca calling you?

As an experienced Ayahuasca-drinker and guide, I can tell your this: ‘When you feel the attraction to do Ayahuasca, Ayahuasca wants to show, tell of heal something inside you.’ And yes! This can be ‘Life-Changing!’, but it does not have to be scary. Ayahuasca is there to help you, not to hurt you or anything.

I have one question for you: ‘How would it be if you would live without fear or if you go beyond this fear?


How I stepped into my first Ayahuasca Experience

When I heard about Ayahuasca, I did not research, I trusted my feeling and stepped blind into Ceremony. This helped me a lot. Go with my own feelings and not on what I could read online or from others. For a long time I did not even knew that it was an option to be scared for Ayahuasca. I have seen her (and still see it this way) as a helper.

Visiting Mother Ayahuasca

Sometimes I tell myself when I do Ayahuasca ’I am going to visit my Mother on the other side.’ and I communicate inside myself: ‘Mother Ayahuasca, show me, tell me, heal me, I am ready, work with me, let me know.’

Discover for yourself

Ayahuasca is something to experience. So many times people learn that there is nothing to be afraid of. All of our fear is an illusion that we belief that are true. We make it up with our mind.

I can tell you this, all of your friends and family can tell you this, but the difference is when you experience this for yourself. This will change your beliefs and this is why Ayahuasca can be so life changing. You experience all of the wisdom inside yourself instead of hearing it outside yourself.  To experience that all this wisdom is inside yourself gives so much self esteem. That makes Ayahuasca so powerful!

Ayahuasca is something to experience

How would your life look like when you go beyond your fear. There is always a next level in life. It’s about enjoying your healing path. Trust that Ayahuasca is calling you for a positive reason. Not everyone is receiving this calling.

Start at least with 2 Ceremonies

You can build up the intensity of Ayahuasca. I always recommend to start at least 2 ceremonies when it’s your first Ayahuasca Experience. Why? Because the first Ayahuasca Experience does not always give what you are hoping for. When you are ready for a real transformation or healing go for 3 Days. There is something magic in number #3. Check the video blow.

Communicate with your Ayahuasca Guide/Shaman

Some Ceremony center through you into your journey very fast, deep and intensely. This can be very helpful, but I don’t agree with this way of working,

Tell your guide that you are afraid and that you want to slowly go into your Ayahuasca journey. Especially the first time: You don’t know how you will react on the medicine. Ayahuasca is a healing medicine, not a trip-tea. Take it seriously and see it as a meaningful journey where you can learn a lot about yourself and life. Because Ayahuasca has a spirit you can also have an interaction with the spirit of Mother Ayahuasca herself. You can ask for a mild journey if you are afraid. But remember: ‘You don’t always get what you want, you get what you need.’

A Personal Dosis of Ayahuasca

The Ayahuasca guide of Shaman knows his or her medicine very well and can help you to build up your dosis step by step. You can ask to start with a lower dosis and later on take more Ayahuasca. There is no pill that can take you out of the journey immediately, but you can always drink more to do deeper. This can be very helpful if you are sacred. In this way you build up trust.

Is Mother Ayahuasca calling you?

If you feel that Ayahuasca is calling you, it’s your time to answer. It’s time to go inside, do your healing work. You do this for yourself en for nobody else. So many times participants are saying: ’This has been the biggest present for myself!’. Be honest to yourself: ‘Do you feel it, follow it.’ Mostly: Inner peace, Self love and a life that is more fulfilling.

Go Beyond fear

If you have a better relationship with yourself, you have a better relationship with life. You are life. I feel like I want to invite you to go beyond fear and liberate yourself. You are so much more than you can imagine and probably have to live a greater purpose. This might be the reason that Ayahuasca is calling you. Whatever the reason is: Mother Ayahuasca is there to help you.  Much love from me and I would love to see you in ceremony and guide you on your path.

Want to know more about Ayahuasca?

What is Ayahuasca? Would you like to join a Ceremony? How does a Ceremony go? What is the right mindset? What can Ayahuasca do for you? Why a Shaman? When do you receive the calling to go to an Ayahuasca Ceremony? I will answer question about Ayahuasca. Full in your name & email address to receive video’s & information about Ayahuasca. Love, Maria Johanna

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