Deciding to partake in a spiritual ayahuasca retreat is one of life’s most important decisions. Your spiritual retreat will be like a journey, so you should prepare for it the same way – as if you’re prepping for an adventure.
It’s important to be as steady, mindful, and focused as possible going into the retreat. Part of making sure you have a great journey is to choose the right retreat center initially. Then, there are a few lifestyle tactics you can employ to ensure you’re ready for the transformation.
How To Prepare For A Spiritual Ayahuasca Retreat
Check out these tips from Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church Of Mother Earth, a spiritual ayahuasca retreat center in Orlando. If you have any questions or would like to book an upcoming ayahuasca retreat, feel free to contact us today in Orlando.
1. Choose A Retreat Center In The U.S.
People who are drawn to the transformative power of ayahuasca tend to think making a pilgrimage to South America is the only way to experience an ayahuasca ceremony. This isn’t true. In fact, Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is located just a few minutes from the Orlando International Airport.
While traveling across the globe might work for some people, this type of travel can make preparation for an ayahuasca retreat much harder. For one, you’re in an unfamiliar country. There might be language barriers, logistical snafus, jet lag, and other travel-related conditions with which to deal. As we’ll delve into more, part of being open and receptive to a transformative ayahuasca experience is bringing 100 percent of yourself to the table. If you’re depleted and even subconsciously stressed out from traveling internationally, this becomes much harder.
2. Begin A Meditation Practice
Meditation is one of those things, like exercise, that we know is good for us. Practicing mindfulness is especially good for those who are about to participate in an ayahuasca retreat. As we mentioned, it’s important to be as present and mindful as possible during spiritual healing ceremonies. Developing a meditation practice is one of the best ways to prepare your mind.
To develop a good meditation routine, choose a time of day when you will meditate. Usually, mornings work best to clear your mind before the day begins. Guided meditation apps, such as Headspace and Meditation For Busy People, are explicitly designed for people who are beginning meditation. They walk you through meditations and make it easy to start. You should also try to find a particular place to meditate. When you have go-to times and spaces, you’re more likely to create a routine. Finally, don’t stress yourself out if you miss a few days of meditation. Follow this rule of thumb: meditate more than you don’t. This way, you aren’t demoralized if you miss your meditation on a certain day.
3. Keep A Dream Journal
Part of being ready for ayahuasca is being ready to dive into the subconscious mind. Often when we struggle with depression, PTSD, or addiction, these habits take root in the base of the subconscious. Keeping a dream journal is a highly effective way of getting to know this part of us before an ayahuasca retreat.
Keep a journal right by your bedside, and write down your dreams immediately upon waking up from them. This way, you’ll have a lucid recount of your dreams. This, in turn, can better connect you to your own mind.
4. Commit To Appropriate Diet and Exercise
When we nurture our physical body, we soothe our psyche. If you already have a diet and exercise routine that works for you, stick to it leading up to your ayahuasca retreat. For those who don’t, consider committing to a healthier diet and routine exercise before your spiritual journey. It’s much easier to be ready for the ayahuasca transformation when you feel strong.
Yoga is an excellent option. In fact, in ancient Hinduism, young brahmin priests would practice yoga for the sole purpose of preparing them for hours of meditation. With ayahuasca, yoga can prepare your body to be mindful during the spiritual ceremony.
5. Step Away From Your Devices
Using your digital gadgets is a way to disconnect from the world. In turn, you disconnect from yourself. These devices, which project harmful blue light, can leave you feeling empty and frazzled. Instead, take some time away from these devices and commit to being present in your world. Meditation and yoga can make this process easier.
For a start, think about sleeping with your phone somewhere else than right by your bedside. It might take a few nights to get used to, but this can drastically improve your bedtime and morning routines.
Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church Of Mother Earth in Orlando
At Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth in Orlando, we’re committed to the transformative power of ayahuasca and to our members. Our supportive, stateside environment fosters an atmosphere of change and of positivity.
Keep these tips in mind and try to follow them as best you can before your spiritual retreat. No matter who you are and what life path you’ve walked, the natural and spiritual power of ayahuasca can heal and transform. An experienced shaman will prepare a brew, channel their inner energy, and keep a positive intention. Shamans help to push away the negativity, even if we can’t on our own.
If you’re ready for the experience, book online today with our spiritual retreat center in Orlando.