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
Phase 4: Ayahuasca Apprenticeship Integration: Full Circle
This is the period of pay-off (Winter 2017 - current) where my Ayahausca apprenticeship integration comes into full-circle clarity. All the previous phases were preparation until now, when I’m finally prepared to step into the next level of my life purpose offering. This starts with Beyond the Ceremony, specializing in personal preparation, integration and continuing spiritual development support on the Ayahausca Medicine Path, from a team of people who get it. The future is wide open, and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds...
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?
Whew - it's been awhile since I posted an oldschool blog. Part of me wishes I could've kept up with it during this massive five year process, part of me knows that I just couldn't. Sometimes you have to experience something in it's entirety, without commentary about it (especially before the 20/20 hindsight kicks in!) Long story short - in 2007 I began my Ayahuasca shamanic apprenticeship (which turned into co-running the Infinite Light Peru) which lasted until I became pregnant in 2011. I completed nearly 250 ceremonies in the Amazon with a Peruvian shaman, assisting others in the same process. This was the perfect compliment to the two year intensive Spiritual Development training I had completed at Inner Visions Institute (under … [Read more...] about Where Has Meghan Been?
Originally published in Elephant Journal 4/9/14 Entitlement is practically a dirty word ...at least among Americans. Most people will point the finger to an annoying person or group that thinks they are “entitled” to this or that. In reality, the experience of entitlement as a construct of the ego can create a lifelong quest to find satisfaction, resulting in a state of nearly permanent struggle to the one who possesses it. No one wants to think they carry entitlement within their ego. Admitting entitlement can be even harder than admitting arrogance. Add a life of privilege to the mix, and many of us feel we have no right to even talk about the internal experience and struggle this ego aspect can cause. The reality in American … [Read more...] about The Harsh Realities of Entitlement (as an Ego Construct)
Originally posted in Elephant Journal 3/22/14 The thing about seeking a spiritual connection—once you find it, there’s no going back. Most of us spend our lives with glimpses into our true selves and potential; others spend years seeking the fulfillment of living in some kind of spiritual connection. Personally, I came into it (sustainably) during my two years at a spiritual development program called Inner Visions Institute, then during my five years apprenticing with Ayahuasca (sacred plant medicine) shamans in Peruvian Amazon. I knew who I was, how I related to the Universe and why I was on Earth. Seven years with a structure to stand on, allowing me to constantly feel my spirit, and welcoming the challenge to continue releasing … [Read more...] about We Can’t Go Back (On Spiritual Connection)