Hey beautiful friends! So great to meet all my kindred spirits working towards the same goal - to come into true self and life purpose for the greater good. I hope sharing what I've learned over the last several years during my Ayahuasca shamanic apprenticeship (both in and out of ceremony) can support you on your journey. We need more skin in this game! If you'd like to read the blog (specifically the Ayahuasca Apprenticeship Journals beginning in 2007) in chronological order, click on this post for the Coca Leaf Reading with Don Martin and you'll be able to link forward at the bottom of each page from there on out. Most recent blog is posted directly below this one. If you have questions regarding Ayahuasca or accelerated … [Read more...] about Welcome! Ayahuasca Apprenticeship Journals Start Here
Man, sometimes it's hard to fathom how these processes work. But they do. If you want the background as to how the Universe set this space up, click HERE. My Judgements on "Femininity" So the pieces that I had gotten so far in this round of processing had to do with my judgement against what I considered to be "femininity" (way deeper than I realized) and deep-seated insecurity protected by a thick-ass energetic structure of 'rescuer' archetype applied to relationships (creating unhealthy co-dependency as a pattern.) Also a theme since puberty of chasing and longing for unavailable men. The femininity piece clarified in a way I hadn't seen before. I've historically prided myself on not being a "girlie girl" (a huge tell in itself) and … [Read more...] about Crumbling Massive Structures: Co-Dependence and Femininity
Sharing the Process Back in the day when I spent five years in the Amazon undergoing my Ayahuasca shamanic apprenticeship, one of the clearest messages I ever received was that one of the areas I can be of most support to people on similar journeys was to simply share my process. Don't need to teach, don't need to have all the answers, don't even have to always be right in my perception of something (lest I learn more about it later.) So I blogged. At times, being that vulnerable was harder than my ego preferred. Pieces were embarrassing, pieces I assumed would be judged or not understood in context, and pieces were messy (per usual for this spiritual journey we're all on.) But no one is born a guru, with some magical line into the … [Read more...] about Personal Spiritual Development Journals Return: The Whirlwind of Accelerated Learning, Healing and Unconditional Love
I spent a lot of years neglecting the body and underestimating its vital role in our spiritual process. It's literally the medium that we experience our lives through - and getting to know its tendencies as an individual is imperative to being able to understand what's happening for us on a higher plane. I once heard in Ayahuasca ceremony, you can only go spiritually as far as you can physically. Levels of the Body That includes the physical level (sleep, food, exercise, etc), the emotional level (releasing trapped emotions, allowing love in, etc), the level of the mind (keeping healthy framing, releasing belief systems and ego defenses, intent on integrity, openness to recognizing what's happening where and what our responsibility is … [Read more...] about Carbon Bodies
There's family you choose, and there's family you're assigned to (whether it's spiritually or otherwise is debatable). Then there's the family that flows. Spiritual friendships (aka - friendships that have been clearly made manifest from powers beyond are own) are one of the greatest gifts to humanity, especially on this path. Recognizing their true value helps so much. Because this shit is hard enough. I'm very lucky I have so many ride-or-die lifers. Even the ones that have stayed temporarily for a particular reason, then were flowed out were just as important during the time we were presently aligned. I know better than to confuse the lifespan of a relationship with its quality. I even believe I have friends who have shown up in … [Read more...] about The True Gift of Spiritual Friendship
What is Spiritual Arrogance? I know - the scary, sensitive, defense-producing sound of the word arrogance (especially when it's aimed at us.) Add 'spiritual' in front of it, and many of us are defending the truth of who we are at all cost, down to the very core of our being. Except - we're not. We're defending our perception that someone else can't see us clearly. That someone thinks we might not be who we really are. Worse, that they think we're full of shit or (gasp!) that we don't know what we're talking about. We're not defending our spirit (all of our higher selves are badasses and way past that shit.) Let's be real - we're defending our insecurity. Arrogance, as an aspect of the defense system we call as a unit "ego", is a … [Read more...] about Is the Blind Spot of Spiritual Arrogance Slowing Our Process?