As a human we tend to swallow all kinds of different emotions, that we can’t or think we may not express at the moment we feel them in life. If we don’t express these feelings, they are saved in the body and can even develop into some kind of illness. By doing a Tobacco Purge Ceremony you can release these forgotten pains again or let go of illness that came from these forgotten and stored emotions.
It might not seem so nice to do, but when you are ready with vomiting you will feel so much inner piece at a level I can’t explain. You will feel this through your whole body, from your head to your toes. Very beautiful.
The Tobacco used by the Shipibo shamans is different than the tobacco we smoke in the Western world. The Indians use the pure leaves, without the chemical processes we carryout to create Tobacco for cigarettes. Thereby is it used in a very different way, more ceremonial. We smoke cigarettes as a consumption good, without any form of ritual or deeper purpose. That’s also why we get addicted to Tobacco and it even will make us sick. In the Amazon it’s used for special purposes, in a sacred way. To clean the body and also to give protection against external influences. I believe that this is what this beautiful plant medicine is meant for by nature.
BEING IN PARADISE
After our Tobacco ceremony we had a traditional flower bath. This flower bath felt so good. I was only smiling and laughing. It almost felt like an orgasm to me. 🙂 And also the coconut we ate at the fruit store, was so good. I love it. In this way Peru is really paradise on earth.
During the day we had a lot of conversations about our Ayahuasca experiences on the first night. Many people had beautiful inner journeys, including myself. The great thing about being in a retreat centre like Pachamama Temple, is that you get support from the other participants. You can share stories and it feels like you do it together, although an Ayahuasca journey is still something you have to go through alone. This is what truly makes you stronger.
SECOND AYAHUASCA CEREMONY
In the second Ayahuasca ceremony of the retreat the Icaros (the songs that the shamans sing during the ceremony) where so magical. I met my grandmother and she showed me visions of my childhood. She showed me how much she loves me and was giving me teachings about self-love. It was amazing!
I also learned a big lesson that I need to have more peace. That I don’t need to seek outside of myself to feel happiness and joy, and that I don’t have to depend on others to feel good. Just enjoy the here and now, and have peace with everything that is.
The Pachamama retreat centre is such an amazing place. I want to contribute and help you to also go there! You can find more information at: https://www.mariajohanna.com/en/ayahuasca-retreat-peru/