1371 Hancock lone palm rd Orlando, Florida 32828
I had a life-changing experience on my first encounter with this powerful plant medicine, that opened me up to the spirit world, and opened me up in general, by hightening my sensitivity to the subtle energies of the Universe, to the subtle energies of myself and of my surroundings. I am still wrapping my head around the experiential knowledge that I received from my journey — so many insights and mind-blowing phenomena that I received.
The facility itself has good space and has good energy. 5 acres of land surrounded by trees, to bring in that loving earth energy — a great space to start or to strengthen your spiritual journey, and/or to continue your healing process. After my fist ceremony ended at 2 a.m., I was wide awake, and I just sat up looking at the stars and listening to the sounds of the night, full of awe and gratitude, until dawn greeted us with light-yellow, peach and orange colors on the eastern skies.
The staff is professional, welcoming, kind and caring. They’re cleaning our vomit and other bodily fluids — that already says a lot about the type of work that this crew has agreed to. They know they are in charge of our bodies while our minds and souls go on journey, and they take great responsibility for it.
No, it might not be the most traditional shamanic experience that you might have read about, heard about or experienced. But there is no disrespect to the Mother, here. In fact, there is great reverence. It’s co-creative. We all take part in the creation of the ceremony. It’s what we bring into the space. If we bring the sacredness with us, Spirit already recognizes it, and enters into the space with all its healing powers and its gifts. As an artist, I know that tradition is only there to guide us, not to put shackles on us and forcing us to do anything in only one specific way. It’s up to us to use our intuition and work with Divine Guidance in creating the best new way forward. I’m thankful for Chris for being a trailblazer and for introducing this powerful healing and transformative medicine to this part of the country — for making it accessible to somebody like me, who would never dream of venturing into the jungles for this type of experience.