A retreat with 3 Peruvian Plant Medicine Ceremonies to cleanse and raise our consciousness
The ceremonies are guided by Yama Voorhorst and Zelday Karssen. They will transmit energy and healing through the icaros*, limpias (healings), music and sounds.
(*) Icaros are shamanic spirit songs that call upon the healing plants and other spirits to help cleanse and heal our bodies and souls.
“While the Sacred Medicine is entering your body, you hear soft breathing sounds, humming, whistling… enchanting rhythms… rustling leaves … subtle sparkling tingling seeds… icaros calling upon the maestros and spirits… heart-opening voices… the chacapa… the sun gong… wind chimes…. singing bowls and bells… the magic multi-layered voices of the deep didgeridoo… Yama and Zelday bring the sounds and vibration of the jungle with its many helpers and in every cell in you the Universe starts opening up, showing you what you need to see…”
This retreat is for you, if you feel ready to look deeply into yourself, wake up and raise there awareness to a next level by diving deeply into the plant medicine world, facing what needs to be faced and taking responsibility for whatever you encounter. You have to realize that partaking in these ceremonies can potentially be a life changing experience of immense significance, since the plant medicines allow for a deep release of destructive emotional and mental patterns, as well as an influx of life force that is both healing and inspirational. But no matter how well you are guided during your journeys, remain aware that it is ultimately yourself who is responsible for the way you relate to any challenges you may encounter – during and after the experience – and how you garner the benefits.
The experiences during the ceremonies can be life changing, the sacred plants can introduce you to a new Universe of possibilities, offering you the chance to heal by changing your mind patterns, show you where you are stuck and allow you to draw from new potential. But it needs to be understood and it all comes down to your willingness to deeply look inside and to your integration afterwards.
The Sacred Grandmother Medicine may show you where your life is not working and where you are creating unhealthy relationships, patterns and outcomes, but if that is what you choose to continue afterwards, it’s up to you. She will not do the work for you. She may show you the roots of your illness, but if you choose to stay ill, the medicine will not intervene against your will and ‘fix’ you anyway. The real ‘work’ comes after the ceremonies, in the doing that follows the ‘enlightenment’. It’s up to you. But what is the aim of your work with Ayahuasca, if not to create change where you feel it’s needed – and who can create that change but you?
In these retreats we consciously choose to work in groups only, because experience shows us that we create the best healing in this way – since we are all interconnected. We mirror each other, challenge and trigger each other, we even heal and release for each other. We all do our own part in a healing that is much bigger than our own personal work. And the healing we can do as a group, as one big organism, is amazingly beautiful and supportive.
Having said all of this, we want to highlight that this is not a ‘recreational’ drug and it is certainly not for everybody. You have to be ready to own your shit and your light, within a beautiful carrying group setting. If this resonates with you, then you are very welcome to journey with us!
The moment you decide to take part in these ceremonies, the process inside of you starts. Take your time to ask yourself why you want to be there, what is your intention.
In the weeks before the ceremony you will get more information with guidelines for a special diet that cleanses your body, to prepare yourself for receiving the plant medicine. So that when you drink the medicine and she makes you purge, it is not your ‘toxic’ body that makes you sick, but the medicine helping you to let go of all the old patterns that don’t serve you anymore. Our maestro says it this way: “If you invite your Mother to your house, you don’t invite her in a big mess. You show respect by cleaning up and then invite her in your temple”. Clean up before you invite her.