Meeting sacred medicines of Peru
Following my curiosity and long time interest about entheogens and traveling to South America, I have been fortunate for being able to study and work with Ayahuasca mostly under guidance of Diego Palma and Don Bechin Vargas, accompanying meaningful moments of travellers from around the world, trying to heal and transform their lives. My own process mostly consisted of studying the sacred medicine directly from the plants, in ceremonies, retreats and dietas.
While serving as a facilitator in Sacred Valley and Amazon, I observed how people were taking home powerful insights, “teachings from astral, ascended masters” and the plant spirits themselves about nature of human suffering, causes for destructive habits or “just” a clear message that one needs to go back home and start hugging their closest ones. Then some and not few, have taken home an open question – “And now what?”, “How do I live with this?” or “Is this normal that now things are more difficult?”. Apparently and unfortunately it could be, however there are other possibilities.
About Ayahuasca Prajna
After seeing once, we cannot un-see. We can pretend, downplay it altogether as a weird dream of an alien ritual while visiting a remote foreign country, but deep down we know it happened. For many of us there are times of either missing the tools to see through decorations of our mental content or to not have a proper container in which we can carry it. Or, if we do hold onto our insight, there may not be further meaningful movement about it.
No surprise, Western culture does not promote a kind of training for mind that makes this experiences easy to deal with. Although Ayahuasca process partially can and does provide such type of training, if we are not already coming from trans-personal psychology, Buddhist, Advaita or other similar mind training contexts, it may only evolve over many years or decades of Ayahuasca ceremonies with supportive setting.
In spiritual traditions of India Prajñā (from here on Prajna) is used to describe higher consciousness, supreme wisdom, insight (Buddhism), understanding, intelligence, knowing, transcendental wisdom (Hinduism) or “that which enables conscious faculties” (Upanishad, simplified).
Prajna applied to master plants is an approach of taking personal process beyond experience into context of trans-personal evolution. Rather than taking it for granted, that a healer will fix or a teacher will transform us, Ayahuasca Prajna method proposes to harness seemingly limitless transformative potential inherent in every one of us.
We can have many experiences, but to what extent are we able to navigate them? Experience alone doesn’t lead to a transformative event. Mastery, by which we conduce it, have this potential. These and other insights and experiences where ones that are briefly condensed as Ground Process. I sincerely wish it serves well whoever is in need.