Esperanza's Reviews

Temple of the Way of Light

Listed in Ayahuasca

Iquitos, Peru

Reviewed on May 13, 2014. #1 of 87 Reviews

Temple of the Way of Light Review.

I first heard about the Temple from a friend who had visited soon after the Temple opened its doors, a good few years ago now. She spoke and wrote so movingly about the healing she had encountered there, and the principal of the ?divine feminine? that the Temple was based upon, that I made a mental note to visit myself if the time ever felt right.
My chance came in March of this year. I was at a very low point in my life, and knew that I needed some healing.
I had a real mixture of emotions as I journeyed to the Temple ? fear that the medicine wouldn?t be strong enough, fear that I wouldn?t receive the healing that I so desperately felt I needed. Mostly fear. But excitement too. I was long overdue for an encounter with myself and the limiting patterns that I had carried for years.
My experiences there were by no means easy, but from start to finish; being greeted by a line of tiny, grinning, Shipibo and Shipiba healers at the door, to leaving, feeling as light as I ever have, I felt supremely held.
The accommodation is basic, but great. The food is phenomenal. The facilitators have integrity. The attention to detail is wonderful. Above all though, it is those extraordinary healers that make the difference. I know there are many retreat centres out there, and having visited only one, I cannot speak for them all, but it seems to me that this is what sets the Temple apart; those loving, mischievous, funny, tireless healers, most of them female, that you will encounter there.
The ceremonies were challenging. There are no short cuts with this work. So much of what I was working with was fear. The phrase that kept coming up for me was ?the only way out is through.? The only way through my fear was to experience it fully, to go back to its source and release it.
So I spent many nights lying on a mat in a dark, thatched hut, writhing around, wondering what on earth had made me want to travel thousands of miles to have this experience. But my goodness was it worth it.
One month on and I still feel the medicine working in me. I hope it continues to make its presence felt for a long time yet. Such strong, wise and generous medicine. Thank you!

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