I’ve recently had my first three Ayahuasca ceremonies at Parign Hak and could not be happier about that choice.
It was a long way of spiritual development that lead up to wish of encountering Ayahuasca. Nevertheless I was quite unsure if it would be the right point in my life. What further supported my uncertainty was all the ‘casual’ approaches to the plant I’ve seen while traveling through Peru that seemed very immature and hardly respectful. Especially in places like the Iquitos area or the sacred valley it is easy to fall in the new age trap of love and light 😉
So as I could not refer to any own experience I did not know how to differentiate wich almost let me give up. Very fortunately a friend of mine who lives in Peru that I deeply trust recommended me Jessica’s work when I told him about my seeking.
From my first contacts with Jessica on I had a very good feeling about the retreat because she really scanned my person and was extremely careful in the decision if she wanted to work with me. Now that I know how much harder these high standards make her work I can value them even more.
The family at Parign Hak itself would already have been worth the whole trip. Everyone created a very loving and open hearted surrounding wich made a beautiful framework for the experience to settle. Also I could not recommend Jesicas work more. First of all she is extremely experienced and committed to her work with the plant. She did an incredible job in keeping the space and also applying personal healing in the ceremonies. I especially liked her very grounded and honest being. Without any doubt there was zero spiritual ego involved. Besides that her healing work was definitely wholistic. Without her support outside of the Ayahuasca realm I clearly would have had trouble to integrate my experience but due to her strong insights about the vine she could really open my eyes and give me possibility to take responsibility for all the positive change in my life.
I finally want to add that this combination of the healing work and cultural/anthropological and botanical learning is surely very unique.
After all I am incredibly grateful that my path lead to Parign Hak. Should I feel like working with Grandma again I will return there without any question.
Muchas Gracias por todo!