Heaven Earth explores the practice and commercialization of amazonian ayahuasca-shamanism in Iquitos.
The feature-length documentary film portrays all day activities of Percy – a Peruvian healer and another western ayahuasquero, named Ron. Both live near Iquitos and host nightly ayahuasca ceremonies and retreats, mainly for interested westerners.
Participants of ayahuasca ceremonies, tour operators and –guides, as well as western vision seekers reveal episodes of their internal imagery and recount stories about their journeys.
A growing global pop culture – swinging between psychotherapeutic healing procedure and spiritual sell-out.
I know what I’m about to get myself into .. This is not an easy subject and it’s going to raise all sorts of questioning.
When it comes to taking drugs there is so much duality, self-harm, lack of control, and also a need to connect with something.
I have seen both sides of this spectrum, not only in my own experiences but also in many other people around me in London and all over the globe to be fair.
It’s rather hard for me to fully understand the difference between taking drugs to escape , or drugs to enhance an experience or to do inner work.
When it comes to taking the so called “plant medicines” to heal aspects of Self it all reflects to a search of healing and connecting to Mother Nature. And yes it does work. Mother Ayahuasca is a very powerful tool to unlock so many blockages, to actually get rid of addictions and to look within the depths of Self . It can allow you to connect to the unity of all , it can slow down the mind .. It can also drive you crazy if you are not ready for this jump into other dimensions.
But the question I have in mind is what is the difference? If you are taking MDMA for “fun” or to open to the feeling of unconditional love? What makes a non-synthetic medicine more valid than a synthetic one?
What is the difference? Is it in the mind? Or in the way it’s taken?
Intention sure plays the main part when it comes to anything we do in life, and in any Shamanic ceremony, intention will too play a key role when it comes to healing.
There is so much judgment when it comes to drug taking, but what are people who take drugs looking for?
What are they after?
In a world where many have lost their connection to the divine, drug taking is a cry for help allowing humans to look into a glimpse of their own divinity and to get closer to the collective consciousness. Yes, it can be a magical thing, but it can also can be very dangerous when people abuse it.
When abuse comes in, you are trying to escape from your reality, from your fears. You are rejecting the emotional pain. And I don’t blame or judge anyone for it. Pain is not pleasant, as humans we are not all ready to fully feel and surrender to the divine and look within.
I wrote an article earlier this year focusing on addictions, BREAKING UP ADDICTIONS, but here I just want to focus on the how some people define taking drugs as okay when using it in a more conscious way, or as in a ceremony.
What is my opinion of it? I don’t know…
I truly would like to have an answer, but searching for answers has shown me, more and more, the search itself is pointless.
From personal experiences, drugs have never really helped me, because they never empowered myself to find answers to my own questions. Yes, sure, Ayahuasca has had a massive impact on myself, and how I see the world, but once I learned that way I didn’t have to keep coming back to it. I carried it in my heart; the lessons, the visions, the wisdom.
I also believe everyone is different and people have different paths, and how they choose to open and walk their path is up to them.
But I have suffered in the past with lower vibrations carried by drug taking from myself and others, so I try to gain clarity and understanding that they are not the answer for what I’m looking for or trying to connect with. Yes, they can be used as a great tool, so you can learn how to shift thought different dimensions and connect with consciousness as well as with people in your life.
However, you should be able to do that naturally, as it’s part of your making as a human to be able to have those experiences without having to take anything. Just by opening your heart, and by opening to the universe.
The answers are always inside, and they then become your external world when you fully embody the unity of all.
That’s why light workers will normally be “against” drugs, because they are already in touch with those high frequencies. Although “against” is not the appropriate term, because they know everything is so perfectly happening the way it should.
Yes, yes, I know this is contradictory, and so is life..
It’s being able to be all and nothing at once. To embrace it all within the eternity of you.
I still have so much to learn, to explore, and to understand, so I’m truly looking forward to the comments on this article.
HEALING TOOLS – Supporting you every year July – Sept as our Sun & Sirius Dance!
The exact alignment in 2015 is on July 6/7th!
This gift will support you to feel the powerful ascension frequencies, keys and codes pouring down upon us at this time July – September, from the stargate of the Blue Star Sirius – as a portal opens due to the Sun Conjuncts Sirius Alignment, which is an annual Dance! It will allow you to clear and open to receive these powerful frequencies, in order to shift your frequency higher! To further enhance your connection to the unified field of all creation and the realisation of your God self and Oneness.
The Sumerians, Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Ancient Greeks, American Indians, The Dogon Tribe of Africa and many more cultures have observed, honored and revered the movement of Sirius and this particular annual alignment. In Sumeria and Ancient Egypt – this time was very important, the conjunction marked the beginning of the calendar year and signaled the Annual rise of the River Nile. The Great Pyramid of Giza was built in perfect alignment with Sirius. At the exact peak of the annual Sun/Sirius Conjunction the Egyptian Star Priestesses/Priests would conduct sacred ceremony, directing the powerful starry ascension codes to initiates in order to facilitate their en’light’enment and spiritual growth!
This annual alignment is a personal annual favourite for me – it comes with a certain amount of euphoria, a huge energy boost, always gives me a huge upgrade (along with a few lightbody symptoms).
As a Siriun Emissary of the Galactic Federation of Light and the founder/anchor and principal of the Celestial Resonance Academy of Light here on Earth at this time, it is my great joy to share the frequencies of my home and soul group with you and all humanity for the highest good of all!
Love Kyrona xx
Watch this Blue Star Sirius Light Code Activation Transmission Video!
I recommend you listen to this transmission daily throughout July or as guided! If you are new to my light language transmission please review this LISTENING RECOMMENDATIONS (as this is quite intense energy work).
The new moon is the birthing cycle of the moon’s various phases. Are you ready to attract your heartfelt longings by doing a moon ritual focused on manifestation?
The new moon phase is an optimal time for planning and seeding your intentions. Seedlings need a period of gestation before they break through the soil and reach for the sunlight. This is also true for our cultivating our ideas and clearing the way for our visions to surface in reality. The dark side of the moon, with its mysterious unseen forces, offers a nurturing environment where our intentions can establish roots before their miraculous manifestations begin to sprout and reach out to the stars.
Moon Ritual for Birthing Your Wishes and Desires
Begin by setting aside a few minutes each month during the new moon phase to focus on your wishes. This will help give you clarity of mind and fill your heart with promise. When it comes to setting goals or planning ahead for your future there is no better time to get started than during the new moon. Any intentions stated or written down also carries power, so please take care in considering those things that you truly want. The saying “Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.”is fair warning whenever setting your new moon intentions into motion. But, no worries. The moon has its phases and so do our individual wants and needs. This is why it is a good practice to rededicate your list of intentions each month when another new moon cycle returns for a visit.
Prep for Upcoming New Moon Manifestation
Check a moon phase calendar for the next upcoming new moon.
Set aside 20-30 minutes to do the ritual itself.
pen and colored markers
Prepare yourself a sacred space where your will perform the ceremony when the new moon arrives.
Setting your New Moon Intentions in Motion
Cleanse your sacred area with an opening prayer, a sage smudging, and/or by burning some incense.
Light one or more candles.
Center your being and calm yourself in whatever way is appropriate for you. Take some deep cleansing breaths, slip in a meditation CD to listen to, and/or leisurely sip on a cup of relaxing herbal tea.
Open your notebook, and date the first page. Write down these words “I accept these things into my life now or something better for my highest good and for the highest good of all concerned.” or something similar. Below your affirmation statement, begin writing down your desires. Your list may consist of a single item or you may have several pages listing multiple items. Try not to limit yourself. If having many things in your life helps to fulfill you then don’t deny yourself wanting these things.
During the month when an item on your new moon list comes to you no not merely cross it off of your list. Take the time to rewrite the list in its entirety eliminating the manifested item from the listing. Revising your master list in this way is highly recommended. At the same time you may add whatever else that you have decided you would like. Feel free to reword any of the original phrases to better suit your life now. It is natural that your desires will change as time advances.
A second notebook will be used as a manifestation scrapbook where you can paste in pictures or catalog clippings of items that you are wanting to manifest. Creating manifesting scrapbooks or vision boards is a fun project to undertake, enjoy yourself! You will soon be amazed how these things begin to find their way into your life once you start this process.
Rededicating your New Moon Intentions
Each month at the new moon rededicate your intentions by renewing your list at a repeated ritual. This is accomplished by rewriting your list out using a fresh sheet of paper. Please don’t get in the habit of simply scratching out the items you no longer desire and simply adding the new stuff to the bottom of your old list. You don’t want clutter and sloppiness energies messing up the path meant to deliver new stuff into your life do you? Disregard any items that no longer feed your soul and add new things which will.
It is helpful to salt and pepper your manifest list with smaller items that will manifest quickly, such as tickets to the ballet, lunch with a friend, or a day at the spa. You may think that smaller things are too trivial to put on your intention list… Wrong! Things that tend to manifest with less effort still deserve to be written down. Write down everything that you desire, no matter how little or simple. If it is something that makes you happy, write it down. Manifesting smaller items on our lists actually creates a steady flow of chi giving your list a boost. These smaller manifestations create movement, allowing an ebb and flow of the tides. We are dealing here with the moon cycles after all. Besides, sometimes we forget to appreciate the smaller pleasures in our lives while we are waiting for the BIG stuff to come in. If you only write statements like, “I want to win the lottery” in your notebook then you are limiting yourself by not allowing abundance to flow to you from a multitude of avenues.
What is the secret kept within the serpent rising? Some may have heard about Kundalini Rising, but why is it represented by a golden snake? What is the symbolic meaning behind it?
I have always been terrified of snakes. I think it has been my main fear. I still can’t forget every time I saw a snake in real life in Brazil or even on TV – I jumped! The fear would come followed by this discomfort and a feeling of disgust.. Oh I truly hated snakes.
I never really understood their weird shape and bodies and how they moved .. I certainly never thought I would be kissing one!
Yes I said kissing!
I’ll sure write about that in another article but for now let me rewind a little. The change started with meditation practices. I was always taken to magical places while meditating. So, one day I was very surprised when this massive golden shiny snake appeared in my meditation and started to talk to me. Then, it invited me to put my arms around it and we started to fly around the Amazon forest between rainbows and waterfalls. I said to myself “mm, this is kinda cool”. Maybe snakes aren’t that bad after all!
Time passed, and my fear of snakes started to be confronted. The idea of oneness doesn’t fit when you can’t actually appreciate every single part of creation. On top of that, I started to practice Kundalini Yoga and Hello! That’s called the snake raising energy – I sure thought maybe it is time to confront this false belief and understand more about these beings.
Not long after that, I was invited to a very unusual Kundalini Yoga workshop which had serpents. I immediately thought “here is my chance, let’s embrace this great opportunity to grow and gain some true perspective”. It was certainly one of the most surreal experiences of my life.
Kwali Kumara held this amazing ceremony where we could really connect with these multi dimensional beings and understand them in an inner and collective level. Feel their healing energy and understand about their actual vulnerability. I never knew how similar to a human a serpent could be!
I had the immense pleasure of interviewing Kwali and learning so much about these mystical beings and their healing powers, and what really connects them to us and the raising Kundalini energy.
Kwali Kumara certainly has a strong mission, and her divinity is felt personally and of course her divine work is a soul touching experience.
Her devotion for those animals and her understanding of their mission is truly moving. If you want to know about her personal journey and connect to her views and inspired mission here is another great video.
I invite you to look at the world from a snake’s perspective and understand how hard it can be when everyone misjudges. I invite you to go even further and be and feel every single living being in the planet, to try and understand the balance the connection and the miracle that we are. The miracle of All.
If you want to find out more about Kwali and contact her, her website is here
I was born in the Amazon forest, Santarem Para Brazil to be more precise. My mother’s family live there, and my father’s family live in south Brazil. Although I was born there I grew up in the south of Brazil in a city called Florianopolis by the beach. It’s a massive contrast from one town to the other, with an 8-hour flight between cities!
However, in my school holidays Mum and I would go up north and visit her family while Dad stayed south working. As a kid, I had no idea of how these experiences would reflect, impact and mould my life in the future. I played with my cousins in the Amazon river, we ran into the jungle at times and discovered much about the forest; not even aware of its majesty and its powers and dangers.
What really gets to me is the fact that, as a kid, I had no fear. We jumped into the muddy waters of the Amazon river not worrying about the dangers; piranhas, anacondas, alligators and many other massive predatory creatures that were right in the river.
I had to move all the way to London to find out more about the spiritual power of the forest. It was like it was calling me back.. As if home was calling me back.
Last Friday, the 20th of March, I had the great opportunity to once again merge with the spirit of the forest. In such a special cosmic day, where Earth, Sun and Moon were all in harmony, I too was looking into myself and finding stillness.
I had heard about Kambo before, but never really had a chance to learn more about it or experience it, not until last Friday; when I met the Frog Spirit.
Things always happen in the way they are supposed to. I was trying to change my flight to the 20th but it turned out I wasn’t able to re-schedule it, not even if I paid the extra fees. I was a little annoyed by it, but my spirit guides told me not to worry and said they had something in store for me. A day later I was invited by Maren Lander to take part in this Kambo ceremony that should be happening on Friday the 20th.
I was very sure this was meant to be; even so I made sure to ask my Shaman and other trustworthy people in my life about the ceremony. I guess it’s always nice to be reassured on your decisions. I read more about the power of Kambo and got ready for the ride.
When it comes to any spiritual ceremony, intention is the most important thing. My intention was to clean my body of toxins and get it ready for my next spiritual journey – the journey of the heart – I’m off to Hawaii on Tuesday the 24th for a personal quest of the heart.
While I waited with the others taking part in the ceremony, I was wondering how hard it would be. And not knowing what to expect, it’s one thing to read about it, but another thing entirely to actually do it!
Another crucial point of any ceremony is the Shaman. It’s very important to feel connected to the person performing any spiritual ceremony. They will be guiding you into this journey and looking after your soul, making sure it comes back to your body once it’s all over. You need to feel safe and trust this person; you don’t want to leave any part of your spiritual body behind when you return from this energetic expansion.
Anyway, the ceremony was very intense and also painful as I had to deal with a great amount of pain and letting go. I had some visions which are very hard to remember; it looked like some sort of tribe working by the river.. I do not recall what place or time, but I was too busy fighting the purging and the pain. As I said it was intense, the Shaman was very aware of my struggle and made sure I was protected and encouraged me to let go of the pain together with all the toxins I had been holding on to.
After the purging came the stillness and the lightness. The feeling of wanting to dance in the jungle with the spirit of the frog.
I’m still processing this experience before deciding if I’ll do the next two ceremonies recommended. So far I would say yes. I’m up for it.
Anyway, in case you want to know more, here is more on my Kambo experience:
If you want to know more about Kambo, get in touch.
May the spirits of the forest connect you with mother nature, may they cleanse your body so you can elevate your frequencies and be in sync with the source and life.
If you wish to contact Shardai from Kambo Healing, the amazing Shaman who is performing Kambo ceremonies here is her email : firstname.lastname@example.org