Misha Almira is a shamanic healer. meditation teacher, and full time blogger.
Can Destruction Exist Without Fear or Violence?
Endings happen, loved ones die with and without warnings. It is painful. We experience many levels of grief throughout our lives and this will not change.
But, have you ever found yourself asking, “Do I have a choice in the matter?”
I am going to Peru in May to participate in 4 more Ayahuasca Ceremonies. I have started working on my intentions.
Burnout is an indication that you need a break. It will only get worse the more you ignore the signs of burnout.
You may notice being irritable for no reason, having an unusually short fuse, not enjoying your work, or just exhausted. You may fell “off” or unlike yourself.
What can you do?
When I made plans to go to Peru in May 2016, I did not know what I was getting myself into. All I knew was I had to go. It did not take long into my first ceremony to realize this was not a drug like LSD, Mushrooms or anything I’d even heard about. There was a level of freak out I was headed for that I did Not feel adequately equipped for. I was certain my body and mind would not survive this one. In fact, my mind was so far removed I wasn’t even sure of what I was anymore and felt certain I would never be the same again. This was not a good thing either. The freak out moment was coming and fast with or without my approval!
I’d read quite a few articles about Ayahuasca before going and thought I could get a good idea of what to expect. I was especially inspired by Graham Hancock. I originally thought I would do one ceremony and be done with it. I just wanted to see what it was like. Ayahuasca was definitely calling me, but I thought one ceremony was enough to answer.
However, after learning more, I was inspired to do multiple ceremonies and I’d decided with certainty to do them in Peru. At the time, I thought I was the one making all the decisions but in reality there was a much deeper plan unfolding and I was not in control of any of it.
In hindsight, I truly believe you can never outsmart Ayahuasca the Teacher so there is always going to be an element of the unknown. Plus, each ceremony is completely different. I chose to go through 8 ceremonies for my first Ayahuasca retreat and not one of them was the same and dosage mattered very little, at least in my case.
Let’s talk about addiction. Have you ever watched yourself doing something you know is bad for you but you do it anyway?
Do you ever find yourself not being able to stop thinking about that drink you are going to have when you get off or the chocolate cake you are going to eat tonight at dinner?
Have you ever decided to go to a party just for the food or drink? Come on admit it, you have at least done this once right? What about being more excited to have popcorn than the actual movie you are going to see?