This article is a submission for the Ayahuasca Awareness Program, an initiative by the Spirit Vine Center in Brazil. The program aims to help increase awareness of the potential of ayahuasca by sponsoring free ayahuasca retreats every month for people who feel the call for spiritual development with ayahuasca and other methods.

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I think of consciousness as a big infinitely  layered  sphere, a big perfect wholeness, with a capacity which is always growing, of which we are a part of.

Each fractal, strand or piece of this sphere has a meaning, a purpose within it’s reality, it’s layer. Like a seed which has a purpose to grow and become what it is. A purpose, to reach its potential by following its path. When it does this, an inertia is gathered creating a flow of current that can help and lead others to reach their goal of expansion to unity. With growing number of completed pathways the capacity of the sphere grows, expands and accelerates. Whatever it is that the purpose of each thought, thing or being is, it needs to be unwavering like a still sign wave, to be realised and make the strongest impact on the whole. This concept sheds some light on our dimensional structure. At this consciousness layer, time is a necessary building block of reality, because matter is a part of consciousness. It takes time and other forces within this field for creation to manifest. This also gives insight on the theory of instant manifestation at higher densities.

Whatever your belief is, I think we can all agree that our existence even from perspective of science is magical, it is potentially perfect. When we as conduits of creation expand our own capacity we become aware and open to other conduits, and it is natural for us to cooperate, to synchronize and strengthen growth. When we understand that all has meaning and separation is only a perception which is essential for our realm, we realise that everything is in place to teach us in some way. The saying “when the student is ready the teacher will appear” resonates to me in a way that everything is a teacher, and when we are ready to listen and be open, we can learn from a rock, a butterfly, the ocean, each other. The more perspectives we understand the more we see the bigger picture, our awareness grows and we comprehend more colors of the spectrum.

With that being said, I think the most important part of our existence is to reunite with our purpose, to find or follow a path that is of most benefit to all. This allows us to focus and use the forces within our reality for optimal growth and potential. I believe that we are at a cycle where we can consciously encourage our selves to develop and harness our skills to succeed in our grand mission. Like a farmer that harnesses a crop we should harness each others abilities which we can use as sculptors of creation.

I am a human being like you, limited by my perception and realized by my awareness. Straightening my path by focusing my intent. I choose to accept and be open to the teachings of mother nature, and to utilise tools she provides us. One of these powerful tools is Ayahuasca. I humbly accept its ability to hold my hand and help me in peeking through our collective realities layers, to remember who I am and inevitably be of service to it all. I believe I am ready to accept it’s teachings, I am a devoted pupil relentless for my realization. I am on a path to increase my capacity by letting go of what no longer serves me and my purpose, and become who I truly am.

Author: Karolis (Karl) Osinskas

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Spirit Vine COVID-19 Update

Last Updated: 9th August 2022

We have established guidelines to ensure that we provide the maximum amount of safety to all participants who attend the retreats.

We are following the guidelines provided by the Brazilian government which you can find below and have added some necessary precautions suitable for the retreats.

In the Itacare area, where we are located, there are very low number of COVID cases.

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Brazilian Government Recommendations for COVID-19

The current guidelines from the Brazilian government state that anyone who wants to enter Brazil must present a Covid vaccine certificate. You do not need to take any other vaccines to enter Brazil. These guidelines may change in the future.

Travelers must also fill out an affidavit 24 hours before departure acknowledging the health measures that must be complied with during the period that they will remain in the country. You can find the affidavit here.

Prior to leaving Brazil, depending on the requirements of your destination country, you may be required to present an RT-PCR or Antigen test. If you need a PCR test we recommend you to budget the required time of 6 hours to take the test and get the results at Sao Paulo Guarulhos airport. Antigen test can be taken in the town of Itacare near our center before you go to the airport or at the airport in Sao Paulo.

Please note that Itacare and Ilheus do not have RT-PCR testing centers.

Spirit Vine Guidelines for COVID-19

We require that vaccination must be done at least 2 months prior to drinking ayahuasca. This is for the safety of participants to make sure the vaccine doesn’t have any reaction with the ingestion of ayahuasca. 

We also require all visitors to provide a valid Covid-19 test prior to entering the Center. The Antigen test is only valid for 24 hours and PCR test is only valid for 72 hours. A valid negative test result must be sent by email prior to entering the Center.