“Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’m from the UK.”
With these simple words begins the story of a woman who embarked on the journey of a lifetime with Ayahuasca, a potent plant medicine from the Amazon rainforest. Like many, Sarah began her ceremony from a place of hurt and confusion.
“Four years ago, I just wasn’t in a good place,” she recalls.
However, when she first heard of Ayahuasca, she wasn’t ready to undertake the experience. She tucked the information away in the recesses of her mind, letting it rest there. But as fate would have it, a family member brought up Ayahuasca months later.
“Immediately, I thought: Oh my God, I’m not crazy. Maybe this plant medicine is for me.”
Sarah rekindled her interest in Ayahuasca and started her research afresh. In her investigation, she felt a powerful sensation in her heart: this was meant for her.
“Now was the time to find the perfect place for me, where I would feel safe and comfortable to take this scary step.”
She came across OMMIJ and felt an immediate connection with their retreat in Spain. She made an application, hoped and prayed she would be accepted. Within two weeks, she was on the plane heading for the retreat.
“I was so nervous, but the minute I stepped into their home, I felt at home. I could see the love in each of the guide’s eyes, so much peace and warmth. I felt completely at ease.”
The ceremony itself was an experience she will never forget. Despite her nerves, she found comfort in the patient and calm guidance of the ceremony leaders. “I did it, and oh my God, I’m so glad I did. It was by far the best thing I’ve ever done.”
Sarah’s Ayahuasca experience completely exceeded her expectations.
“I’ve always believed in magic, but the magic it gave me truly gave me everything I asked for. I wanted enlightenment, I got enlightenment.” She learnt things about herself she didn’t know before, both beautiful and challenging realities.
But what was most significant was the immense love she felt. This experience was the missing puzzle piece for her; it was a catalyst for change, not just in her life, but also in her entire family’s life.
“It completely transformed my life. It transformed my entire family’s life.”
Sarah’s story ends with a powerful piece of advice to anyone considering trying Ayahuasca:
“If you’re considering it already, what are you waiting for? Do it, because it changed my life. It seriously was the best thing I ever did.”
Her Ayahuasca experience has been a source of strength and enlightenment. She is now at peace, happy, and above all, she loves herself.
“It’s an absolute joy to be alive. I feel so blessed.”
The power of Sarah’s story lies in her sincerity and courage. Despite her fears and worries, she took the leap, and the results were incredibly positive. For those feeling anxious or uncertain about trying Ayahuasca, Sarah’s experience shines a light on the possibilities it offers. It shows that even the scariest steps can sometimes lead us to the most beautiful destinations.
“So, thank you, OMMIJ. You’re always in my heart.” And with those words ends Sarah’s story, a testament to transformation and hope, made possible by the power of Ayahuasca and the support of the OMMIJ community.