When it comes to the new up and coming Plant Medicine Industry, more commonly called the Entheogenic Nation, many people go through intense, powerful, life altering and soul shattering journeys and don't know what to do when they come home. They may have gone to a retreat in the Himalayas, on the Amazon, Brazil, or a tribe in Peru. Or perhaps they went to one of the Ketamine Clinics in the Philadelphia area, an MDMA Clinic, or worked with a private therapist. Or, perhaps you have just come home from your first Shamanic Journey in someones private home right here in the states. People are finding ways to receive these treatments, because there is nothing else like it in the world. Take your most powerful Tantra Healing Session and multiple it by 100 times of intensity (or perhaps by 10 for some; for those of you who have a harder shell to break!) Thats what it might be like for a first timer of this work.
That analogy so fits this work, "for those of you who have a harder shell to break." We are all just like little turtles hiding in our own shells, and we all have a ton of armor, shields and protective mechanisms to keep us safe in our little cocoons of ourselves. It's not like the old days where there was constant physical war; with rifles, bows and arrows, cannons, knives, swords and crude bombs going off in the sky. However, take all those defenses they did back then, and bring them to our energetic bodies, our physical bodies and the ways in which we communicate with each other, and avoid each other too. So many people are living in fear, caught up in the traps of our minds. We never did fully heal the soul imprints of the fighting back hundreds of years ago. We only just changed the rules, habits and structures of the way we live. And, many people still have a lot of healing to do on every level of their soul; from their physical body, their emotional body, their mental body and their spiritual bodies. Our society has a lot of healing to do. And healing doesn't happen just by changing a habit. It must happen from the core of our being. And, it takes a lot of inner work and soul discovery to do so.
When someone returns from a Plant Medicine experience, whether its Bufo 5MEO-DMT, or MDMA, Ketamine, Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, Changa, San Pedro, or one of the others that heal the soul, there's an integration phase that the individual needs to go through before one is fully anchored and grounded back into their body. Even Kambo has its own process to go through when coming home. Some medicines take less time for full integration than others, but even after integration, the awareness of what someone may need to heal and work on themself is still very present and alive for them. And each new aspect of the self that comes to the surface comes one at a time. No one can heal and process all of themself in one experience, or after one journey. It can take many years to work through these things. And, even after years we're all still growing on other aspects of ourselves, until we become fully transformed and an enlightened being. Even Enlightened beings have to work on themselves too. The work is never done!
So, You're Home, Now What?
Well, this first depends on what medicine you worked with. I have more knowledge in some medicines that others. Most Psychedelic Integration Healers and Coaches will have more knowledge in some medicines than others, however, the important thing is to know that you have support to work through the issues, feelings, emotions, and thoughts that arose from your experience. (Kambo is more a physical healer, but there is some emotional healing with this too. Aftercare is typically around ones health and physical body with Kambo, so integration is a little different with this one). However, every person is unique and different. So, each person has to honor their own self and take whatever time they need to process and work through these things. And, one can still go back to work and family life and continue working with a Healer, Therapist or Coach to help them continue their integration process. Integration doesn't end just because you no longer feel the effects from the medicine. That is actually just the beginning. The medicine is just a tool. Its there as a guide, and a teacher to show you what you need to heal and work on in yourself. It brings things to the surface so you can ultimately work on them. But not everything can be worked on at once.
Examples of Issues that May Arise:
Perhaps you had sexual trauma when you were a young child. The medicine may bring this up to address and it can be extremely scary, especially when you hadn't felt it in so long. Perhaps you forgot all about it and didnt even know it was still a part of you. As a Holistic Healer and Coach, I will help you work through what comes up. I have done many years of this work, as a Tantra Practitioner, but also doing my own soul work. We can choose from one of the healing modalities I mention on this site, or perhaps we can come up with something together that will work best for you.
Methods I recommend for healing from sexual trauma are:
Reiki and Vibrational Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Somatic Stress Release Therapy, Breathwork, Bodywork, Tantra Therapy and Grief Healing.
Sexual Trauma in the past, also may show up today as being either highly sexual, or having very low sexual energy. The disorganized sexual energy may be affecting you on some level, and whatever the experience is you are having, we can help with what needs to be healed.
Perhaps you lost a loved one and you saw how you still really miss them and have more grief to process with them. The part of that individual you bonded to in the past is still a part of you today. You may have more mourning to do. Or perhaps you reactivated that you're mad at them for something and need to process this anger. Perhaps you realize that you pushed them away and feel guilt for being distant with them. Or, perhaps you put a lot of pressure on this person to do something they didn't want to do, or be a certain way they didnt want to be. Whatever the unprocessed emotions are, we will address this as well, and help free you of the feelings and burdens in your mind from this relationship. The person doesn't have to be someone who passed on. They may still be alive but no longer in your life. Anything goes when it comes to the healing of the heart, the mind, the body and the soul.
Perhaps your relationship is struggling, or its had its challenges for a while, and you decided to do a Plant Medicine experience to help you sort out the issues with your partner. This is an area that is one of my favorite practices to help people. Issues with your Beloved, commitment, abandonment, codependency, fears of intimacy, anxiety and any other stresses are things we can talk about. You may want to do a private healing session with your partner in Tantra Therapy, or work solo. Getting to the root of what's in the way of having the most beautiful relationship is some of my life's greatest work. Before my Beloved passed away, we wrote a book together for Couples to help them become closer and heal each other. I will make an announcement when this is done. Currently I am writing a journal on the grieving process since his passing, and will be posting videos soon.
Many things may come up from your experience with this profound work. And even if you're just a reader of my blog here, and have never done plant medicine work, and don't plan to, some of these integration healing methods are excellent for anyone who wants to grow!
At the end of the day, you get to decide how you want to live your life, and what methods will best support you to be your best self. We are all here as teachers to each other, and we all still have so much to learn. Going within, and doing our shadow work is the only way we will all get through this life together, and come out of it stronger than ever before. If you need a hand, or a friend, I'm here!
For Sessions, workshops or gatherings, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org