Ayahuasca is a powerful medicine and teacher plant that brings deep multi-level level healing physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The powers of this potent healing plant are realized during an ayahuasca ceremony led by a skilled ayahuasquero, the ayahuasca healer or shaman.
Taking a healing journey with ayahuasca is serious work that shouldn’t be entered into lightly. One’s stay at an ayahuasca center is certainly is not for recreation or amusement.
It’s important to understand upfront that ayahuasca healing isn’t a cure-all or magic bullet.
Ayahuasca, The magical visionary medicine of the Amazon. People have said it is life changing, that it helps you to see your true Self, your spiritual nature. That is can heal you of depression, remove blocks that have kept you stuck in ruts in your life. That it is the most beautiful and profound experience of their life. That it was the most horrible experience of their life. So what can one really expect to experience when they participate in an ayahuasca ceremony? Just about anything. Whatever you may have read about other people’s experience with ayahuasca, your experience is unlikely to be very much like them. There will be some common aspects, but the experience as a whole will be your own, unique. For that reason it is important to try and set aside any expectations one may have about what the experience will be like, and trust and accept what comes.
Pretty much anything you may have read about the ayahuasca experience is possible, and much, much more. This medicine treats people in a very individual and unique way. Perhaps this is not too surprising as one of the main things ayahuasca does is unlock the contents of our subconscious minds, and that is different for all of us. In eight plus years of guiding over 1100 people through ayahuasca retreats, I have yet to identify a single thing that one can say with confidence "when a person drinks ayahuasca, they will experience ____".
Ayahuasca ceremonies at the Hummingbird ayahuasca center are led by Manain Amacifen, a fourth generation ayahuasquero with over 43 years of experience with the medicine. Our priority is to provide a safe and sacred space for healing where you can relax into the experience knowing you’ll be well cared for.
Your wellbeing matters to us and at no stage while under the influence of ayahuasca will you be left out on your own.
The human mind is an amazingly complex space, and no two people can have exactly the same mind or thinking. We can have a lot in common with others, and we might even think very much alike, but there are areas of our mind that are unique to us alone.
It’s in these unique spaces in our mind where the root cause of many of our daily problems take hold and flourish, shrouded in secrecy and hidden, even from ourselves.
The root cause of an issue refers to an event or events that caused us to adopt specific behavior patterns or reactions, positive or negative. When significant events happen in our lives, they become imprinted in our minds. We begin to develop associations, or attachments, from these events to similar situations that occur.
Ayahuasca is a very unpredictable medicine and one cannot anticipate what they will experience on any given night. In fact, your ayahuasca experience will likely vary from one ceremony to the next.
While most people know of the incredible visions ayahuasca can bring, journeys with no visionary component are common. This does not mean that the medicine is not working or not healing you. Visions are not necessarily an important part of the process, and “vision seeking” can be a form of resistance and interfere with deeper healing. It is more useful and productive to pay attention to what is happening, instead of lamenting or trying to create something that is not.