I have been working with the Taita Inti team for a while, attending the weekend ceremonies in Europe and I had the honour of being invited to the 1 month diet in the northern Peru.
The retreats were amazingly teaching and life changing but in my last retreat with Taita Inti in Vienna I got the message that I needed to go to the 1 month diet in January 2017. I was actually planning to go for just 10 days but in that retreat I was so sure that I needed to do that that I gave a break to my job and went to Peru for the diet.
My time at the diet was like riding a rollercoaster, all the time feeling either too desperate and like going lunatic or full of hopes, life and love.
I noticed that how some of my personality traits, which I thought were my personality traits, were indeed the defense mechanisms I hd created due to the wounds I had when I was a child. I realized I no longer needed them and had to discard them.
I had fears of darkness and sleeping alone -and to be honest I still do – but as I went deeper into those fears I saw the actual causes of those fears were the fear of uncertainty, fear of people and even fear of being happy, so, basically the fear of Life! I thought I was living my Life fully, always moving and travelling and meeting people and doing things but that had nothing to do with real Life unless one trusts and surrenders to the Universe one hundred per cent.
Ayahuasca taught me that I can improve myself not by chasing the fears like chasing the white rabbit but by working with the root causes. She showed me that meditation and mindfulness is the way I can learn to cope with the fears and start enjoying Life more.
She also showed me how the energies work, how the vibrations we emit can change as a result of our positive or negative thoughts. The waves and circles and trails of light I was emitting were dancing elegantly with the feelings of trust and they were getting dark, intense, heavy and scary with the feelings of fear.
All those things one can learn easily from the books. I could have easily written a book about the energies, frequencies, law of attraction and mindfulness and meditation but the documentaries we watch, the books we read, the teachers teaching us has nothing to do with the direct experience. Without the direct experience the filter of the mind won’t let us get the essence deeply but with the help of the plants all the books I’ve read have been more meaningful for me. I can understand the human psychology and body language a lot more, too.
The experiences and lessons were endless but anyways telling more about them will not convey what I’ve gained from the retreats and the diet. One needs to do that themselves, find their own blockages that prevent them from seeing the Life clearly.
The most important thing I’ve learned among tons of other lessons is that everything is interconnected with Love and once the fear is cast aside the real Life begins, free of future worries and past memories, a Life that exists only in the moment, full of Trust and Love. When one decides to be happy the Universe totally supports them!
The soul is a bottomless well, infinite and eternal. Every time we work with the plants they help us peel off more and more layers of the onion that is our soul. If one is committed to the quest of the Truth, and also willing to take the courage to change themselves, so are the plants, to share the wisdom they have with us or rather, as Maestra Naysha says, they will evoke the wisdom that is already within us all. Peeling off the layers, removing the blockages and applying the lessons is our work in Life. If we can do that we can raise our frequecy and create a Life that we want to have, a Life that is the best we can have to be in peace with our own souls and in harmony with the Whole existence.
What makes Taita Inti team special? Every shaman has their own ways but the way the team work with the energies, how they can see through people and understand the needs of their minds, souls and bodies and the individual work they do with the participants is outstanding.
The Maestras Suraiya and Naysha are open books about the plants, the spirits, dimensions, energies, frequencies, The Universe, human psychology and everything about Life and Existence. The other member of the team, Maq, who is also training to be a shaman, creates miracles with his shamanic drum in the ceremonies and assists the participants in many ways in the retreats. The breathwork he leads before the ceremomies and the support he provides during the application of the Kambo medicine is priceless.
In the ceremonies the team work with a limited number of people so that they can care for the participants individually. This is, for them, is not a job. This is sharing the wisdom and one can see how passionate they are to help others and how their eyes sparkle when a participant makes a liberating progress. They don’t judge or try to direct you but just guide and accept you as you are in a loving and caring way. They are lifelong friends, family and teachers. I feel so lucky and happy to have had the honour to have met them. They are blessings to this planet.
Millions of thanks for encouraging people to bring in the Love, Light and Trust.
Didem ( Turkey)