Damian Campbell's Reviews
To whom it may concern,
I am writing to let you know from the depths of my heart of my experience with mamma aya at the healing centre Nihue Rao.
I was at a point in my life where I felt completely lost, confused, directionless, had no clarity and was suffering from self confidence and a lack of that magical lust for life. This was all so out of character for me as I am usually one to embrace life and all that it has to offer. I had just come out of a very serious relationship only a few months before and was completely heartbroken and sad. I thought that relationship was going to last forever and was completely lost when it ended. I had no sense of myself and no direction in life. I fought and fought and tried to hang on but in the end I just lost myself. For a small period like I said I couldn’t find that magic spark in life anymore.
Which brings me to Nihue Rao and my magical transformation with mother ayahuasca. A friend of mine back here in Australia knew what I was going through and told me about this incredible and magical healing centre in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon called ‘Nihue Rao’. Instantly I was a buzz just wanting to try anything to get my life back and come to me. I wanted to love me again and accept myself for who I genuinely was as a person. To regain that zest and spark for life. To say I found it again at Nihue Rao is a huge understatement. I gained and even more potent zest, love and appreciation for not only life but for myself and all those around me. I came back to me and learned to love and accept myself again in all my entirety exactly as I am and unconditionally too. I was able to turn anger and resentment into love, understanding, forgiveness and compassion. I was also given the tools and able to learn the process in developing a healthy ego in order to navigate forwards through life from this point on. A balance of confidence and humility I learned is all that is required. It is a process yes but one I now understand a little better.
From the moment we entered Nihue Rao we were greeted with a smile and warm friendly hug and made to feel right at home. We felt like family instantly with all the other passengers as that is exactly what we all became and will remain forever. We were shown our beautiful jungle hut living quarters and given a tour of this incredible healing centre nestled deep in the heart of the jungle. A place where you feel time stands still and you are completely at peace. The head Sharman ‘Ricardo’ interviewed each and everyone of us individually to really find out our trauma so he could go deep with the healing. Then we were given a plant concoction called ‘Vomitivo’ to help cleanse our system and again aid in the healing process. We had to adhere to a strict diet also before, during and after our stay at the centre. This also helped the ayahuasca do her her work in pulling out our trauma at the roots. Really going deep. The ceremonies were conducted six times out of the ten days we were there in a beautiful Maloca and were conducted in a really professional and ceremonious way. The shamans would start singing there icaros to the group as the ayahuasca started to take effect and then we were called up one by one individual to get sung to.
I can not express my gratitude, respect and love I now have for mother ayahuasca and the endless possibilities in life she has helped me see. It was a brutal and emotionally painful experience dealing with all my childhood trauma and all my stuff, bringing it to the surface but also one the most liberating, profound and beautiful life transforming experiences I have ever had. I have been able to let go of so much baggage I was holding on to and turn that emotional turmoil into love, forgiveness, understanding and compassion. This has dramatically improved my life so much and for that I am eternally grateful. I know have more clarity, perspective, love and most importantly acceptance of what is. I am able to let go of that control and just trust and allow a lot more easily. And that’s the greatest feeling ever. Because when we learn to do that, trust me, we can all fly…:)
Much love to all out there on your journey. May you always be happy and you all find your purpose. With love,