Having experienced San Pedro many times I always enjoy drinking medicine with different shamans. The whole experience with Steve was very powerful, his medicine is some of the strongest I’ve experienced and while the journey was tough it was exactly what I needed on the day.
Our experience really came about in an off the cuff manner. My father in law was visiting from Russia and had already done a few Ayahuasca ceremonies and one San Pedro in Vilcabamba before meeting me in Cuenca. He expressed a desire to share a San Pedro ceremony with me and so we contacted Steve and Sammy. They are very accommodating and I really appreciated the quality of the directions to the house.
We left Cuenca on the 7:30am bus and arrived shortly after 9am. The bus ride offered us some amazing scenery to take in along the way. Upon arrival we were greeted by Sammy and a couple of very friendly dogs and immediately made feel welcomed. After assembling on the back porch Steve opened the ceremony with a sage cleansing and blessing. Once we shared our experience since our last ceremony and our intention for the day we drank a glass of San Pedro. The medicine usually takes between 40 minutes to one and a half hours to kick in for me but after 10 minutes I could feel it’s strength.
My experience was very difficult as I wrestled with various aspects of my life, letting go, gaining a deeper level of self acceptance and inviting the great spirit in, all an effort to realise my power, potential and on how to live in peace and happiness. It was great to share the space with my father-in-law and the medicine really helped to strengthen our connection and bestowed another level of respect and admiration for the job he has done in raising a family. At times when I was caught in a loop Steve appeared beside me and we spoke one on one about what was going on with me. The simple act of verbalising it can go along way in helping break a cycle and progress with the medicinal journey.
In the evening Sammy prepared a delicious meal to which we helped ourselves to seconds and thirds. After dinner and before the ceremony closed we did an Angel card reading. It was really profound and stirred me emotionally.
All up it was a very beneficial, therapeutic and enriching experience and I thoroughly recommend Steve’s medicine to anyone wising to experience the beauty and connection that San Pedro brings.
Thanks guys, until next time.