As a growing number of people are seeking out psychedelics and entheogens to help them in their healing, it's important to understand that the experiences are life-changing. I wrote about some of my own experiences here. To truly gain the potential benefits, many seek support before and after their experiences to help them in their healing and transformation. Last spring I worked with a client, a US war veteran, to prepare him for a trip to the Amazon in Peru where he experienced the healing power of ayahuasca for the first time. We also worked together after his ceremonies weaving together his intentions and what he experienced in the Amazon to help him to better understand his unique journey and ground it into his life.
After our work together, he wrote "...[Jaime] was able to prepare me both mentally and physically for my Ayahuasca trip to Peru. Weekly, we spoke for at least an hour about my intentions and what I wanted to achieve with the Ayahuasca. Without her professional guidance, I would not have been successful with my journey in Peru. Even after my life-changing experience in Peru, she was able to help me afterward to further unpack my experience for my own spiritual growth."
This client is a huge advocate for this type of support, especially for his community of war veterans. He recently invited me to speak on a national podcast about the importance of integrating ayahuasca experiences. Along with Evan Ozmat, an ibogaine integration coach, we talk about:
Take a listen! AND I'd love to hear from you! What are your own thoughts on preparation and integration? What's worked for you? Where could you use more support? Please, feel free to email me or set up a call. Hearing from you helps me understand how to be of better support!
SUCCESS. How many of us are living and striving for “success” that isn’t truly ours? I’ve seen thinking about “success” lately, and realize how much conditioning still lives in me to be “successful.” How my nervous system can’t relax as it’s always on edge striving to be “successful”. Driven by unconscious fear and anxiety of being a failure instead of “successful." What does that even mean? I’ve uncovered some old hidden beliefs that I need to have a “respectable" career, that is doing something “good” for the world, and be making “good” money. I ventured down the path of being an environmental engineer, for these reasons 1) I wanted to do something to protect our planet (which was very much aligned with the care of the planet in my heart and soul), 2) it was an esteemed profession, 3) it would “pay” off (which seemed to be important to people when advising me on career choices). When I was studying engineering, I secretly knew I didn’t want to be an engineer. I had no idea what else to do, as I thought wanted to study art (or at least that was closer to what I wanted, but what my heart wanted didn’t seem to be out there), but that was ruled out as it went against my conditioning of making good money and doing something “good.” Now, as I’ve ventured into the path of healing and coaching for the last 5 years, I am bombarded with “success” stories, how to make more money, get "high-end" clients, sell yourself, etc. I find it overwhelming, with messages proclaiming to do this thing and then you will have “success.” I’ve even been caught a few times into believing that someone else had the answer, and abandoning my own natural wisdom. It’s been a reminder to watch myself and discover what truly is important to me. I have to carefully return back to my own path, of what is being asked of me at this moment, not jumping ahead into promises of something that I may not even really want or serve me or the world. My success is not externally defined, but an internal fulfillment and satisfaction. Yes, I would like to have enough money to care for my basic needs, and to travel to my favorite places on this Earth, and some recognition of my life’s work. But the path of success must follow what my soul's unfolding for me is. And I realize I come from a place of relative privilege for “success”, that the majority of the world does not have (well educated, middle class, housed and fed, white American). What’s important right now, is I trust the journey will bring the unique lessons I signed up for, I will be cared for in divine intelligence, and I will learn to take the steps needed in the world for my fulfillment. And I don’t have to force it into striving for some external definition- it is already here in the naturalness of living my life on this planet.
SUCCESS is right here, right now, as I am.
The holidays are happening! ✨ And they can be both enriching and challenging. While some of us enjoy time, festivities and tradition with family and friends, it isn’t always easy. For some, feelings of loneliness, depression, overwhelm, exhaustion and old unresolved emotions can arise. I spent many years out of the country at the holiday time. Partly to avoid the commercial chaos, and partly in a much needed act of self-care to go within without the distractions. Familial or cultural expectations around showing up to events, buying presents, and putting on a happy face can take their toll on us. Taking time for yourself, dropping into what you are feeling, what you need, and what will best serve your own well-being are the most beautiful gifts you can bring now. This time of year, as we dive into the depths of winter, is perfect for going inward, digesting and reflecting on our lives. It’s essential to hibernate and prepare for the new year, reevaluate our dreams and desires and let go of old experiences, emotions, and things that no longer serve us. Our hearts call us to discover our warmth and true path once again. In the process, we may need to see, feel and experience some uncomfortable emotions or hard truths. Remember to be sensitive to these as they may come up in ourselves or in those around us. It’s a precious time to be in our hearts and supportive of others.
If you feel you could use some extra support diving into your heart this season, I’m here. In 1-on-1 energy healing sessions, we create a space for you, your emotions and your hearts’ desires. We can work on rejuvenation, healing and creating unique practices to keep you grounded and aligned with your own well-being. You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to share with anyone who may benefit from some support.
Wishing you warmth inwards and outwards. 🙏🏽
Blessings and love,
I am delighted to be settling into my new place. There’s still much to do, but I’ve slowed down enough to find myself on the verge of a deep sense of relief and rest. I now get to turn my attention to doing what I love, supporting people through healing. I have a few openings to do 1:1 sessions this month. Many ask about what these sessions are like. It’s unique for everyone, but here’s what sessions can include.
Luminous Energy Healing
Plant Medicine Integration
If you, or someone you know, could use some extra support, please email me at email@example.com. I’m happy to talk to you about how this may help you in your life right now.
Protectress of Mother Earth, Energy Healing, Plant Medicine Integration, Coach, Writer