Sacre Valley, Cusco, Perú
I had been reading about ayahuasca for a few years but I never thought I would have the courage to participate in an ayahuasca ceremony. This year I started feeling the urge to experience this as I wanted to improve myself and get more understanding about myself and life. I had no idea how to chose a retreat so I let my friend Chris chose one because I know he always makes good decisions and is pretty lucky in life. After some search he emailed me the Sapan inka project website by telling me: this is the one! I m feeling good about this one. I took a look and trusted his choice. We went to Peru and spent a couple days in Cusco before getting picked up to go to the retreat and even though I was nervous, everything felt right. We arrived in the village and were welcomed in this lovely house by Nilda and Erik. They were very sweet and simple. We were a small group of 3. We had a one on one talk with Erik before the ceremony to address our goals expectations and concerns. The ceremony started at 8 pm, I was very nervous. The medicine was very potent and strong but I felt protected as if there was a shield around us. Every time I was panicking inside I would hear the soothing voices of Nilda and Erik singing the Icaros and that would calm me down and help me feel safe. The next morning we woke up to the healthiest breakfast I ever had. Fresh fruits and vegetables, smoothie. We had a one on one talk again to address the experience and help understand if better. We then decided to go walk for a bit and got up to a waterfall which I had seen in my visions the previous night. I felt reenergized. The second night ceremony was also very intense but once again I felt the good energy from Nilda and Erik and felt safe.
I ll never forget the beauty of Nilda and Erik and how harmonious their living is. I felt in a different world full of peace and love. I hope to go back there one day again. What I experienced there in just 2 days is shaping my life and destiny now.