NorCal Nate's Reviews
Iquitos and Urubamba in Peru
Wow, where to begin? Suffering from a life of extreme heroin and coke addiction, and the subsequent prison/jail life that accompanies it, most of my life had felt hopeless and worthless. Constant relapses followed by more incarceration. An endless loop and cycle devoid of love and light. June 3rd 2016 I was blessed enough to be put on a Drug Court program in NJ which helped me transition off drugs and back into society. After 3 years of being dry and playing the game, caught up in my new addiction, consumerism and the rat race, I still felt empty inside and far from happy. Upon graduation this last May I knew there was more out there. Insert JRE and the seed of psychedelics as psycho therapeutic tools. Well, me being an extremist, I decided to go to the birth place of one of the strongest ones known to mankind. The Amazon and Ayahuasca!!! All my life’s decisions and footsteps lead me right to Arkana Spiritual Center in the Amazon. Jose, Emily, Cecilia, Harsh, Brandon, Robby and the shamans and locals, created an environment of immense healing and love. My intentions goin my down there were to heal from past traumas I’ve been hanging onto, and I got so so much more. From the second we met at the hotel to the second we got dropped back off, I knew I was in good hands and trusted the entire process.. Ceremonies aside, the daily excursions and animals, as well as the food and views would have made the trip worthwhile. However I went for healing!! The complete breakdown of old ideas and ego, constant thoughts of self and past or future, were transformed into new bright ideas, thinking of others, being present, but more importantly light and love. I have made lifelong friends through this experience. The biggest one being myself!!! Thanks Arkana for providing a place for growth and redemption.