The first time I drank Ayahuasca I was absolutely terrified.
Although I had long since dropped the Fundamentalist Christian beliefs I’d been indoctrinated with during childhood, remnants of them remained. In particular, those which claimed that any form of consciousness exploration through the use of substances constituted ‘witchcraft’ and was ‘a crime against the Creator’ caused the most misgivings.
I was also afraid of what was lurking in the depths of my subconscious. Like most others, I had my share of insecurities and childhood issues which I’d done a pretty good job of repressing. But I had reached a point in my life where my current psycho-spiritual profile was no longer helping me get to where I wanted to be, and something needed to change.read more
Ah, the modern “diet.” From eating according to calorie counts and macronutrient profiles to intermittent fasting, juicing, and beyond, there seem to be just as many approaches to weight manipulation as there are people.
And that’s fine, because we all have different goals. But the firstworld relationship with food is dysfunctional. We ascribe “good” and “bad” labels to plants and animals, and speak with palpable guilt about “cheating” on our “diets” as if they’re jealous spouses.read more