Here is a little story about my Spirit Plant Journey. It’s about faith and two worlds.
One world I discovered here; the mysterious world of Peru’s ancient culture and spiritual reverence. The other, the one I came from, is the increasingly bizarre world of a western economic system that has very little reverence for anything else. As to faith, the first requires faith in traditional Amazonian plant medicine, a practice that is mostly rejected out of hand by the medical establishment, and the other for faith in a never ending parade of officially credentialed “experts” who continuously contradict each other and then insist that only what they say can be trusted.
So… who would you trust with your life?
I was recently diagnosed with ALS, a disease which has a rather bleak prognosis and for which, according to western medicine, there is no treatment, much less cure. So I really had nothing to lose by putting my faith in Amazonian plant medicine. But, as it turned out, my faith, plus the faith of my darling wife and the handful of other fellow travellers who also came and shared in the experience, was rewarded in the most profound and enlightening way. I felt it then and I am still feeling it now. To follow that up I will also soon be undertaking a course of our ayahuasca shaman Gumersindu’s Amazonian plant remedy back home that he has prepared especially for me and after which he said I would be “fine” (translation from the Spanish). I can’t wait and I am, of course, greatly looking forward to reporting on my progress.
The tireless work and warmth of our Spirit Plant Journeys hosts, Neils and Sarah, as well as Gumersindu’s ancient plant wisdom, provided a welcoming, loving and supportive, but most importantly, life-changing experience. I found answers during my stay at Las Chullpas to questions about these two worlds that confirmed why my faith in the world I come from was, not surprisingly, so challenged now.
I also want to thank Nancy and her wonderful Las Chullpas staff for providing such a magical location and making our stay so comfortable.
If there’s only one thing I could communicate about Spirit Plant Journeys it is that I would urge anyone who has profound questions about life or problems that seem to have no solutions to try it too – and the sooner the better. There is another world that’s right here, right now, and I believe it could cure much, much more than just my illness.