Rima & Russell examine the dilemma of using plant medicines in the west while not engaging in cultural appropriation. You’ll hear: a definition of ayahuasca, what it’s used for, and where it comes from; what the term ‘shaman’ means & what it signifies now; what a ceremony might look like & what the role of the leader/facilitator is; what integration means & why it’s important for ayahuasca participants from the west; a discussion about how Westerners can engage with the medicine without engaging in cultural appropriation; ways to make the medicine accessible/non-exclusive while maintaining respect & integrity; the idea of money/profit & how it relates to ayahuasca; how ayahuasca offerings can be promoted authentically; ways we can use the message & teachings of Ayahuasca to engage in constructive conversations about her evolution & adaptation & more.
Shaman Isabella is vivacious & eccentric as she shares about consciousness and how to leave our stories behind to create joyful lives. In today’s political climate, it’s easy to feel stressed, afraid, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed… we talk about practical things you can do right now to shift your consciousness and your reality so that you can experience joy NOW & in your day-to-day life. You can choose what you want to focus on and Isabella provides many tools to do so in a light & humorous way.