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Is Ayahuasca Right for Me? 2017-06-19T12:13:15+00:00

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Questions to Ask Yourself: Examine Your Motivations

One way to help you prepare for “meeting Aya” as some people say it, is to look at what your motivations are. What do you wish to receive or attain from your experiences with Ayahuasca? Here are some questions to ask yourself which will help you realize what your motives are.

  • Do you want to heal from an illness? If so, is the illness undiagnosable or terminal?
  • Do you want to travel to spiritual dimensions?
  • Do you want to learn the mysteries of the universe?
  • Do you want to heal from depression and lack of hope or purpose in the world?
  • Do you have trouble with self love or self esteem?
  • Are you worried about your future, feel lost, or need a sense of direction?
  • Are you just needing something new, inspirational, and fascinating in your life, want to get to know yourself better, and experience self realization and states of high awareness?
  • Are you looking for answers in life, from God, or from yourself?

All of these questions will help you determine what your motivations are. Ponder each question. Give it some thought. You might be surprised what you come up with. Nothing is a guarantee, but these are your motivations for Ayahuasca Ceremonies and your hope is that some of your questions will be answered by going deep within yourself.

Is Ayahuasca or San Pedro right for me?

Your experience cannot be determined until you try it. If you feel called to it, it is meant for you. If you are not called to it, then it is not for you. It is simple. Only you can know if this is right for you. Ayahuasca, San Pedro, and other plant medicines and plant teachers are not for everyone.

If you do not know if plant medicine is for you, then sit for a while in stillness and meditation, and just wait for the answer to come to you. If you still and quiet for long enough, the answers will come.


  1. Jack Hall August 26, 2018 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I have had a history of depression. My wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer… and over the weeks and weeks of almost daily hospital visits my depression has become much worse. I now have a short temper…which I have not had in the past. I am verbally abusive to my wife and I hate myself for it later. I feel as if I am sliding down a hole…faster and faster! I am so sad and ashamed of my behavior. When I saw the story about Ayahuasca…a light went on in my ‘hole’. I wish with all my heart that I might be able to attend a retreat. But…I can only spare a few days between treatments for my wife ,possibly 5 or 6 days.
    Any idea of air fare costs between Houston?

  2. Audris July 18, 2018 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Hi – Whats the closest airport?

  3. Hayley Black November 22, 2017 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Hi there ,

    is it possible to speak to someone regarding enrolling for early next year.


    • admin December 10, 2017 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      Yes, please email us at our contact page and someone will get back with you right away. We don’t monitor comments on the website as often as we answer emails.

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