Addiction/dependency is any repeated behavior, substance related or not, in which a person feels compelled to continue regardless of the negative impact on his/her life or the lives of others.
”The addict comes to depend on the substance or behavior in order to make himself feel momentarily calmer, or more excited, or less dissatisfied with life.” Dr. Gabor Matê
The ayahuasca experience offers deep personal insights and helps us to look at the motivation behind our behavior and how it effects our lives and the lives of those closest to us. It gives us a fresh perspective, one in which the addiction can be seen in it’s totality. The purging helps to release the build up of toxins in the body which can alleviate cravings. Ayahuasca opens the door to a spiritual experience, where we see ourselves as we truly are, spiritual beings having a human experience.
Behavior change takes time. A spiritual experience does not make a spiritual life. Ayahuasca is not a “silver bullet”, but the self awareness gained through ceremony is invaluable as a foundation for building a more spiritual life.
“Focused self awareness helps us to observe, understand, accept, and modify our feelings, thoughts and behaviors in order that we may live more fulfilling, satisfying lives”.
Simply getting away from the old scene and spending time in nature, eating healthy food, spending time meditating and contemplating can have a profound effect on the person suffering from addiction. We have plants to help you relax, plants that help you sleep, remedies to clean the toxins out of your system. Whatever you need, nature provides.