Interview With A Champion – My Dad’s Thoughts On Escaping The Rat Race

Warning: This is a long post… However, I think it’s worth the read, especially if you know my father or myself, or if you feel like being inspired today. My last post included an interview with my father, where he reflected on how he overcame the hardest physical challenge of his life, The Inca Trail. […]

Interview With A Champion: Post Inca Trail Thoughts Of My Dad

If you have not yet read about my father-son, Inca Trail experience, you can find it here. Completing the 4-day Inca Trail with my father was an experience that I’m sure will stick with me for the rest of my life. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be by my fathers side, as he […]

Huachuma: Air Mesada

Be sure to read part 1 and part 2, if you haven’t already. After living in the Amazon jungle for two weeks, my spiritual journey with Spirit Quest Sanctuary was about to come to a close. It was time for our final Huachuma Mesada ceremony, The Air Mesada. We had been told that the medicine […]

Huachuma: Earth Mesada

Be sure to read part 1, if you have not already. After experiencing the Huachuma Water Mesada and enjoying one of the best days of my life, I was really looking forward to what was still to come. The Earth Mesada was next. This ceremony celebrated Pachamama, our Mother Earth. Don Howard told us to […]

Huachuma: Water Mesada

After my Ayahuasca retreat came to an end, the second half of my 15-day retreat at Spirit Quest Sanctuary was about to begin. I would soon start working with the sacred plant, Huachuma (San Pedro Cactus) in 3 shamanic ceremonies. Whereas, I brought plenty of expectations with me to the Ayahuasca retreat, I really didn’t […]

Ayahuasca In The Amazon: Learning To Love Myself (Part 3)

Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2, if you haven’t yet. Bobinsana Ceremony In addition to four Ayahuasca ceremonies, we were given an additional, very special ceremony. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to partake in a Bobinsana Heart Opening ceremony. As described on the Spirit Quest website, “In the Peruvian Amazon, An […]

Ayahuasca In The Amazon: Learning To Love Myself (Part 2)

If you have not yet read part 1, you can find it here. Ceremony #2 My second Ayahuasca ceremony was very different than my first. I mentioned in my previous post, how my first experience, working with the plant, was quite mild. The medicine came on much stronger this time. However, it still wasn’t the […]