by Ralph Miller
There is a gathering that is happening across the planet right now. People
from all walks of life are becoming aware of new purpose and inner creativity in
an extraordinary way. In the midst of wars, serious environmental problems,
fundamental religious mania, energy concerns and political nausea, something
truly beautiful is happening. People are waking up and remembering something
hidden within their hearts. The lotus blooms in the mud.
Ahuasca is a plant medicine that helps us remember a place within that is long
forgotten. It strips away ego behaviors that have enslaved us, and allows us to
return to our source. We all arrived on this earth plane alive and conscious. It
is likely that during the first days of our lives, our brains were visionary and
telepathic. Hidden within each of us was a silent awareness of our own heroic
Then we all suffered in some way. We were confused by a betrayal or abandonment.
We felt misunderstood or not cared for in some way. As this happened, our very
young psyches began to shift. We began to construct a false self. We learned to
avoid any future possible abandonment. Rather than being open and vulnerable, we
became guarded and skeptical. Ego saved us, but in avoiding abandonment ... we
The current human condition has to do with the condition of individual humans.
In order to survive we created an egocentric idea of ourselves that we think is
stronger, more capable, and smarter than who we feel we really are. The ego has
asserted itself as a false self, while our true nature lay hidden. Over the ages
we have agreed to live in a prison. We have forgotten who we are, and we have
forgotten the eternal landscape that we inhabit.
The journey back to the ‘true self’ is a natural process that occurs when the
sleeping brain awakens. When the sleeping brain awakens, your point of reference
is moved, and you naturally see (remember) who you are. You come back to the
silent place of your source. You remember.
The only way back to your higher self is to agree to let go of any notion of who
you think you are and be willing to make the journey back. This process assails
the ego. Shamanic traditions refer to this as the death of ego. Ideas of
self-importance fall away naturally. They become irrelevant. The Ayahuasca
medicine helps us to find the way back. It is nature’s teacher.
Your sense of creativity and destiny is manifested in your feelings. As you feel
this sense of destiny, no matter how crazy or incongruous with your life it
feels, it is very important to realize that the feeling is a message from your
childlike, higher self. It is
connected to your soul’s purpose.
Ayahuasca contains the very powerful psychoactive and visionary substance called
Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). DMT is found in all living things including humans.
The pineal gland is a primary component of the visionary brain. DMT is likely
produced in the pineal, and recent research indicates that the pineal will
produce DMT in large amounts at least 2 times in the life of a human; at birth
and at death. Perhaps it heralds the entry and departure of the soul. Persons
having 'near death' experiences...
seeing bright lights... seeing portals... Seeing religious icons... are most
definitely experiencing the effects of DMT. Even lucid dreaming may be the
result of smaller quantities being released.
It is now believed that the human pineal goes into an atrophied state in a
person’s early teen years. We live in an age where the collective ego has
shelved the pineal as old-fashioned and unnecessary. Ayahuasca is a natural
plant medicine that reawakens the sleeping brain, because it contains exactly
the same biochemistry as the pineal. This plant medicine is like liquid
consciousness that awakens the telepathic and visionary brain. All we have to do
is be willing to let go.
The visionary process of Ayahuasca also has the effect of allowing a person to
resolve and heal spiritually, psychologically, emotionally and physically. The
brew is referred to as "entheogenic" which means "god generated within". The
famous ethno-botanist, Terrance McKenna said, "It is one thing when you become
interested in these plants (Ayahuasca) and it is another thing when these plants
become interested in you." Nature itself has a collective intelligence. Plants
are sentient. Somehow part of the mystery of the evolution of human
consciousness seems to be connected to nature.
Some plants nourish us. Some plants are used to heal our physical bodies. And
some plants are medicines for the soul. They teach us the way back to the divine
Many people hope that humanity is at the very doorstep of an extraordinary
shift. This 'shift' is really about the return of the Goddess energy. Healing is
coming to humanity from nature; from mother-earth; from Gaia. It is about the
return of the feminine.
The spirit of the earth or Gaia is literally working with humans towards a
conclusion to this age and the advent of a new one. Nature is working towards
The feelings of destiny are becoming more pronounced now than ever before. There
is a gathering that is taking place. Healers and teachers are waking up. Brave
people are resolving their humanity. Listen to the feelings that have been with
for a long time. Perhaps you are feeling the tug of this undiscovered path
within. The Ayahuasca temple in Brazil is in a beautiful and natural setting on
the beach in the state of Bahia. It gives me great hope that many brave people
are coming here. You can come too.
© Ralph Miller 2006. Ralph has worked with people from all over the world in an
experiential journey which he calls
Heart of the Initiate as a way for people to remember their "authentic selves".
He has conducted workshops in Brazil that
incorporate the use of the sacred Ayahuasca medicine which is a doorway to the
discovery of who we really are.
Ayahuasca Healing Retreats
Republished with permission of the author.