In this Article:
- Permission to heal
- Talking about ceremonies
If you decide to undertake an Ayahuasca ceremony, you need to understand what is expected of you and what you can expect from Ayahuasca. Preparing for a ceremony means undertaking a special diet for at least a week before the ceremonies, which should also be followed for a week after the ceremonies. You also need to consider your intention for taking the medicine, which is a large part of preparing for the ceremony.
The intention is what you hope to accomplish by opening a relationship or conversation with Ayahuasca immediately prior to your ceremony. Our best advice is to try to concentrate on something specific that will have meaning to you and what you would like to accomplish. The other recommendation is to keep the intention short. You can ask for multiple things from a ceremony but you may find all the answers given to be overwhelming.
The other thing that will greatly enhance your ceremony is giving the plant permission to heal you. While this may seem self-evident your active participation in the ceremony and letting the plant know she has permission to work on you will result in a greatly enhanced relationship with Ayahuasca. If you can remember to do this inside the ceremony it will greatly enhance the teachings and healings.
As indicated in other parts of this website but which bears repeating here is that until you take your first Ayahuasca journey speaking to someone about what the ceremony may be like may not be very useful. There are really two groups of people in the world – those who have taken Ayahuasca and those who haven’t.
Talking to people who have taken Ayahuasca if you haven’t and vice-versa is like speaking two different languages. And oftentimes words are not adequate to describe exactly what your Ayahuasca journey was like or what it actually meant to you. However, two people who have taken Ayahuasca can have a great conversation that goes into a lot of detail and that may seem unbelievable or impossible to someone who has no experience with the medicine.