What is soul searching

What is soul searching? Tips on how to soul search effectively

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What is soul searching? Soul searching means taking a long, hard look at your “self”. It’s a phrase which seems to have entered the common lexicon in a casual sense – “oh, I’m going away over the weekend to do a bit of soul searching”. Although it’s rarely meant as anything other than a half-joke or in relation to getting …

Overcoming childhood trauma

How to overcome a childhood trauma

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There is no one fixed and certain answer when it comes to how to overcome childhood trauma. Trauma itself is entirely subjective. What is true for one person might not be true for another… How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime Even recognizing the fact that a person has experienced a traumatic event can be difficult. Due to the …

Yoga

What do you know about Yoga? History, origins, development.

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Yoga seems to be everywhere at the moment. From famous celebrities doing it to the yoga studios which seem to be popping up on the corner of every street. But where does yoga come from? Who discovered yoga? Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the history of Yoga: Where did yoga originate? Yoga originated in India. The …

How To Realize Inner Peace

How To Realize Inner Peace and Embrace Your Inner Strength

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The biggest secret of how to realize inner peace can be summed up in one word: Acceptance. First and foremost, acceptance of yourself. But also acceptance of things which you cannot change. As well as accepting that there are certain things you can change. And the fact that it’s down to you to do so. Your own journey to acceptance …

Ayahuasca Retreat with Soul Retrieval

What is an Ayahuasca retreat with soul retrieval? What should I expect afterwards?

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Soul retrieval is a spiritual practice which is traditionally used to heal people who have experienced traumatic events. In many ways, it’s a concept which is understood (in slightly more clinical terms relating to sufferers of past abuse and trauma) by many modern psychological practitioners. Here’s everything you need to know about the soul in this context. About soul loss, …

The Ultimate Guide To Visiting Brazil For Ayahuasca

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Brazil is one of the main tourist destinations in South America. It has long white sandy beaches and the untouched wilderness of the Amazon and Atlantic rainforest for you to explore. But the cultural and historical importance of the nation also attracts large numbers of visitors every year. One of those cultural attractions is undoubtedly the chance to experience ayahuasca, …

The spiritual benefits of yoga

The spiritual benefits of yoga. How to revitalize your mind and body

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The practice of yoga is well known, and yet often poorly understood. Popular images include developing the ability to twist the body into unimaginable postures or to balance on one leg without falling over. Delve a little deeper and you’ll discover that yoga is suitable for the young or the old. And that it’s not necessary to be strong, fit …

spiritual development tips

How to grow spiritually? Here are some practical tips…

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Spiritual development isn’t something that features in everybody’s life goals, but if it features in yours you may notice that unless you’re committed to a specific faith there’s not actually that much practical information out there on how to grow spiritually. This article is dedicated to exploring the issues around what spiritual growth is if you’re a non-religious person. How …

Stages of Spiritual Awakening

What are the Stages of Spiritual Awakening? Learn what stage you are on

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Describing the indefinable is difficult, something you’ll quickly recognise if you start to research the spiritual awakening process. Different authors even have different opinions about how many stages of spiritual awakening there are and even those who agree on the numbers will have slightly differing opinions on what’s involved with each stage! In truth, there can be few defined and …

7 Celebrities Who Have Tried Ayahuasca

7 Celebrities Who Have Tried Ayahuasca

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Whether you call it ayahuasca, iowaska or simply aya, the fame of this traditionally sacred brew native to the Upper Amazon region of South America has spread far and wide in recent years. The plant brew featured in Wanderlust (2012) and While We’re Young (2014), movies starring Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. And in real life, even top …

Reconnecting with your higher self

How to Connect with Your Higher Self

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In the modern-day Capitalist world, it is not uncommon to find people rushing around, at 1000 miles per hour, in order to get everything done and be the best that they can. As examples, businesses put a huge amount of pressure on their employees to work harder and make more money, the type of job you do, your socio-economic status …

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Ayahuasca Ceremony History and Origins

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Interest in ayahuasca has spread around the world. But tales of the history and origins of the ayahuasca ceremony often conflict. This might be expected from something which is used by numerous distinct cultural groups – often with widely divergent histories. And which has been, arguably, for several thousand years of history… What is ayahuasca? Ayahuasca is a plant-based visionary …

Ayahuasca Retreats with Yoga

17 Reasons Why Yoga Heals

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Yoga is the art of connecting your body and mind and freeing them both to listen to your inner voice. If you haven’t tried it before, it might just look like a bunch of people standing or sitting or contorting themselves – occasionally pulling weird faces or smiling for no apparent reason. But from high-flying CEOs to movie stars, from …

10 Reasons You Should Drink Ayahuasca

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Ayahuasca has been used for thousands of years by South American tribes for its mental, emotional, physical and above all, spiritual benefits. As the medicine becomes more popular across the world, Westerners are also discovering that it has much to offer. Here are 10 reasons you should drink Ayahuasca. 1) To benefit physical health There are accounts of individuals with …

Ayahuasca ingredients, effects and facts

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Understanding ayahuasca ingredients and their effects can help you be safe and have an optimal experience during your retreat. The practice of ayahuasca ceremonies has now spread around the world. This means, depending on the cultural background and knowledge of the shaman who made it, the ingredients in your ayahuasca brew may be different. Or be known by different names. …

Ayahuasca Can Change Your Life for the Better. This is how.

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The 21st Century has seen a rise in spiritual practices, movements, and techniques such as yoga, transcendental meditation, pilates, Buddhism, you name it. Along with the growth in these movements, there has also been an increase in spiritual retreats. In this article, we are going to focus on one practice which has taken the world by storm in recent years. Said …

Learn How To Get The Most Benefit From Your Ayahuasca Experience

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Whether you’ve decided to take part in an ayahuasca ceremony as part of your spiritual journey or want to address a specific issue in your life, testimonials and experiences suggest that the people who gain the most benefit from an ayahuasca experience are those who take time to prepare beforehand and integrate what they’ve been shown afterwards. Before Find a …

Can Ayahuasca Help with Anxiety?

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Ayahuasca is the name of the ancient shamanic brew prepared by combining two sacred plants – the bark of the Caapi vine and the leaves of the Chacruna plant. It has been used for thousands of years in healing rituals, and an ayahuasca experience in the right setting is profound. Today the ayahuasca plant is being researched scientifically in many …

How Long Does The Ayahuasca Experience Last?

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When researching what to expect after drinking a consciousness-modifying brew, it’s perfectly reasonable to ask how long the experience lasts. Sometimes a simple question doesn’t have a simple answer…. When the specific question is ‘how long does ayahuasca last?, the answer ‘somewhere between 4 hours and a lifetime’, is both totally accurate and far too vague to be useful. It’s …

Is Ayahuasca Good for Mental Health?

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Long used by Amazonian shamans as a ‘medicine for the soul’, the ayahuasca plant has now surfaced to global consciousness. People from all over the world are travelling to South American countries like Brazil, Peru, Ecuador to take part in an ayahuasca retreat with experienced facilitators to be in the jungle environment where the plant grows naturally. The use of …

What Is Ayahuasca And Where Does It Come From?

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This visionary brew has a chemical nature of active ingredients that makes it unique! The origins of the use of ayahuasca in the Amazon Basin was spread amongst the indigenous tribes as a traditional spiritual medicine with shamans performing healing retreats that claimed to be able to cure mental and physical illness whilst communicating with the spiritual world. So what …

How to prepare for your Ayahuasca trip to Brazil

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Making an ayahuasca trip is a big commitment. You’ll be travelling a considerable distance, moving into a culture that’s unfamiliar to you and opening yourself up to emotional and spiritual revelations that are beyond anything you’ve ever imagined. There’s a lot you should do, and a few things you shouldn’t, that will help you get the most benefit from the …

How to? The most profound teachings of Mother Ayahuasca

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Four years ago, lying in the hospital bed, I realized that we are living and dying alone. Although I was surrounded by loved ones, I saw their pain in their eyes, avoiding to look each other. Not to show their fears, to breakdown in front of me. Without a friend. They would like to come, but they are just afraid, …

What to Expect from your First Ayahuasca Experience

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You can read a hundred or more Ayahuasca stories, and you still won’t really know what to expect from your first Ayahuasca experience. “Expect the Unexpected” is a trite, but accurate summation of all the most important aspects. Yet while every journey is unique there are some themes that are common, and it’s helpful to have some solid ground to …

Ayahuasca Effects

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Ayahuasca is a medicine brewed from a combination of plants originating from the Amazon rainforest that’s associated with spiritual ceremonies and rituals. It’s known for the positive influences it has on the mind, body, and soul, giving the potential to overcome issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as stress and addiction. So what exactly are the ayahuasca effects? Read …

Filling the Endless Void, Finally!

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A journey with ayahuasca to the source of all my addictions — a journey that helped overcome the feeling of endless craving and neediness. Shaking helplessly and uncontrollably, I felt a feeling that had been underlying all my life experiences, but never really came to the surface. It was something I was never quite able to put into words, and yet it …

Ayahuasca: Is Freedom More than a Matter of Choice?

rohanta August 2017, Blog

Understanding how destiny is sealed the moment we believe that freedom is merely the power of choice. This is a follow up article to: Filling the Endless Void, Finally! – A journey with ayahuasca to the source of all my addictions — a journey that helped overcome the feeling of endless craving and neediness. There are several things that can shock us into questioning the ground on …

Ayahuasca: A story of how I took back control of my life

rohanta Blog, May 2017

To access real power, you have to let go the illusion of power This is a story of how I regained control and power in my life after realizing that I have none. I have attended several ayahuasca retreats at the Spirit Vine Retreat Center over the last few years, and what kept me going back was that I could …

Ayahuasca: Spiritual Causes of Physical Symptoms

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Silvia Polivoy interviews Dr. Nader Butto from Israel, a physician specializing in cardiology and author of the book Unified Integrative Medicine. He has created a 6 level training course “Spiritual Dimension and Psychiatric Disturbances”. For the last level he brings his students to drink ayahuasca at the Spirit Vine retreat center in Brazil every year. Both Dr. Butto and Silvia …