09 Sep IbogaSoul in the Kootenays
As the BC wild fires raged on we felt the reality in our lungs and with a dense covering of smoke that blocked the pristine mountains surrounding the retreats. A comet touched down close enough to shake the retreat house on a recovery day and there was much laughter, self discovery, truth, delicious food, explorations in nature, new friends, releasing of past attachment to pain, surrendering to the process and time to study themselves.
Life is a gift, the most precious gift anyone has ever been given, and it did not cost any of us a dime!
That’s the truth. A beautiful reality for our newest addition to the family, Phoenix. This baby had the opportunity to meet and mingle with the over 30 people we brought Iboga and the Bwiti tradition to in the Kootenays this summer. Of course he was away from the ceremony grounds during our guests sensitive recovery times so that we could run a professional healing retreat but the consensus is that hearing his laughter. seeing his joy and interacting with him was beneficial.
Children are a reminder of the infinite possibility of wonder and of the gift of presence. A glimpse back into the ever curious state of mind that holds no judgements, attachments or self doubt.
The truth is that we are all a part of life. Sometimes our minds take us on a whirlwind roller coaster ride into the abyss of self doubt, unworthiness, self abuse, shame, guilt, fear, anger, anxiety and depression but you can get off whenever you decide.
The Bwiti tradition is a gift from deep in the jungles of Gabon, Africa. We share what has been told to us in our personal healing journeys never adding nor taking away from these truths. In combination with Iboga you are able to confirm these truths as knowledge so that they no longer remain beliefs. In the Bwiti tradition truth is valued above all else. Beliefs, attachments and assumptions are known to be dangerous because they are illusory until proven otherwise.
Changing yourself will take work. Iboga is a powerful tool for self discovery but it will only meet you half way. You will have to decide 110% that you want to get back to the innocent, fun loving, present consciousness that you came into this world as.
We will be so grateful to assist you on that journey back to yourself because hey, life is a gift!
+ Mama Robyn