Be Patient & Don't Rush Big Decisions.
It's important to take at least a few days to process & digest everything you have received & put together a realistic & responsible plan. Take your time before making any big decisions or jumping headfirst into shallow waters.
Cultivate a Daily Practice.
There are so many simple yet impactful practices you can begin to implement immediately to support your well being. Just to name a few: Journaling, Meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercising), yoga & qigong. All these practices can help to ground you, move energy, & cultivate self awareness. Check out my Youtube Channel (Celeste Palmer) for guided Pranayama & Meditation.
Connect With Nature.
If we want to connect/reconnect with ourselves, we must first connect with Mother Nature. She is the portal to the Soul. The bridge to source. The language of the Universe. Mother Nature is the connector of all. We simply can't be well without getting outside & into nature. If you can, go for daily walks, swim in freshwater, play in the woods, get a little sunshine, & breath in the fresh air.
Working with Ayahuasca stimulates our head space & it's easy to lose touch with reality. When we are ungrounded and operating from our minds, we lose connection with our hearts & our bodies but for optimal health we need all three to be balanced. Some grounding exercises look like getting into the body through exercising, cooking, gardening, ceramics, walking barefoot on the earth, tree hugging (one of my favorites), doing house chores like laundry or the dishes, organizing your finances, etc. Think Earth Element, all things material, & working with your hand.
Create Clear Actionable Steps.
Take some time to write down at least 3 actionable steps you can take as soon as you get home then prioritize them. (EX: have that difficult conversation, apologize for that thing, look for new jobs, write that post, sign up for that class, take guitar lessons, make that phone call, speak with a financial advisor, etc.)
Work With a Professional.
Working with a trained therapist in tandem with Ayahuasca is extremely powerful in helping you make sense of your experience & identifying different patterns or old habits. Healing is not something that has to be done alone & having someone to talk to & guide you through your own psyche is invaluable. If you need referrals please reach out & I can get you in touch with someone I personally know & trust.
Get to Know Your Shadow.
Another topic that deserves its own blog post. Ayahuasca is Shadow Work. The shadow is the parts of ourselves that we have disowned & disassociated with. But as long as we are disassociating with parts of ourselves we are fragmented & cannot be whole. Ayahuasca has the capability of taking us to the root of our pains & shining light on the deepest parts of ourselves that we have disowned for whatever reason. Robert Masters has some Incredible books with practical tools to help you cultivate awareness & get intimate with your shadow & I incorporate shadow work into my 4-week Sacred Wellness Coaching Program.