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We have forgotten how to live. Luckily….

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Ok guys…this is the first real time post.  I am still mariado from the San Pedro I drank this morning at about 9:30.

My first San Pedro experience was in Portland, on a rainy day in a very comfy living room.  It was wonderful as my two close friends did a great job of hosting with lots of blankets, good music, coconut water…oooooh the coconut water, and of course company.  That said, there is something about drinking San Pedro in a truly ceremonial setting with specific guidance….all out in the mountains surrounded by Inca ruins.

San Pedro is as Don Alberto said, “Muy suave”.  It is a gentle yet firm plant teacher.  And quite a teacher it is.

I had heard that Ayahuasca is good for physical healing, cleaning the body, and internal work (past lives, depression, realizations about ego/self, etc..) whereas San Pedro is more about your relationship with the world…the outside world and how you communicate with it.  I think this assessment is a fair generality.

I also think it is important to point out that there is NO WAY I could drink Ayahuasca and hike 8 hours straight at 11k feet.  San Pedro is PERFECT for this.  San Pedro is very subtle and stable, yet expansive.  There are visuals, but very different from Aya.  It is a simple apples and oranges situation, and I am not going to get into the experiential details too much…words tend to suck at communicating those experiences anyway.  I want to focus on some realizations.

A few posts back I went on a rant on why I drink Ayahuasca.  I want to go a little deeper on this point and expand the subject to “Why is there a sudden interest in medicinal teacher plants?”

I think the reason we are starting to see such a huge swell of interest in shamanism, conciousness, 2012, and teacher plants is that we have forgotten how to live.

We know this deep inside.  We try to fix this feeling by doing what society has told us to do for years….buy shit.  Even better, buy shit you don’t need.  That hole you feel, that feeling that life can be better…fill it with shit you don’t need.  That McMansion is waay better than the little bungalow…you will get so much love from that gigantic house.  Note:  I was totally guilty of this strategy…and to be honest I still feel the pull on occasion now, but we all know deep inside THIS IS A SHITTY STRATEGY.  Why else do you still feel like shit after having all the right clothes, cars, and houses?

Teacher plants like Ayahuasca and San Pedro teach us how to live correctly again.  Plain and simple.

I used to work with a guy that loved his job selling stocks and had a philosophy that darwinism rules i.e. the biggest and baddest kill the most and thus get the most. I had a hard time arguing with that.  That is true, in nature the strongest will survive.  HOWEVER, the rules in nature separate from  man the on one very key point.  The biggest and baddest in nature only kill WHAT THEY NEED.  You don’t see lions killing more zebra than they need, selling the carcasses to hayenas and driving around in Escalades.  This is our illness.  We did not always live like this.  We have forgotten how to live.  We are out of whack with nature.

Teacher plants remind us that it makes sense to be humble in front of God.  That we are connected to each other and the rest of the universe.  Due to this connection it makes a lot of sense to take care of our fellow man and be aware of how we interact with the rest of the world.  This is exactly what ALL the major religions have been saying for THOUSANDS OF YEARS.  We just are not listening.  Humans have a great capacity to misinterpret the word of God, and then focus on mice nuts like homosexuality.

So clearly approaching this illness from an intellectual or religious standpoint has not worked.  This makes sense, because we are aware of a lot of things intellectually.  The key is knowing things EXPERIENTIALLY.  Once you experience something….it is TRUE.

This is where the plants come in.  They can, under the right set, setting, and guidance provide a safe place to learn on an EXPERIENTIAL LEVEL.  We are so lucky that God has given us the gift of teacher plants.


Written by ayahuascalife

December 8, 2010 at 1:44 am

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