For me, the most important thing to come out of my plant medicine experiences last year was a sense of PERSPECTIVE.
A deeper understanding of the profundity of soul, and spirit, and Universe…
An awareness of the infinite mysteries of the metaphysical, and of my humble space within it all…
A sense of safety and belonging that far exceeds the superficial, a calmness, a wholeness, a peace…
I am eternally grateful to The Our Heart Centre Team for the sanctity with which they approach their roles as guides, and for how powerfully and lovingly they hold space for all of those within it.
It feels always completely safe, completely protected, completely secure. To be vulnerable and exposed in such a beautiful and truly kind space allows for the healing to begin. And that’s when the magic happens. 😉
What’s it been like being a part of the Our Heart Centre family over the past 2 years or so? 💚 Where do I start? 👀
It feels like I’m a completely different person leading a completely different life than I was 2 years ago 🎭 And it makes me wonder, did my life really change that drastically? Factually, did my life really become all that much “better”? 🤔 I mean, I had good enough friends, a good enough job, a good enough home, a good enough set of values I upheld, good enough health and a good enough sense of self.
So what really changed?
Well. My perspective 🔬
I can’t remember much of my first Ayahuasca ceremony, but it was really cool! My mind was blown 🤯 Seeing “things” I’ve never seen before, experiencing them in ways I didn’t know I could experience things. It was magical. And I’ve always had an affinity towards weird and wonderful things that lie BEYOND 💫 and I’ve always known there is something MORE. So yeah, that’s how I would describe it: really cool 🤩
After my mind was blown wide open, it started sinking in that all these weird and wonderful things weren’t “beyond” or “up there”, they were inside all along!🐚 The integration and continuation of these things into MY LIFE has been the most blessed aspect of being part of Our Heart Centre. But we’ll get there…
Back to my first “set” of experiences (which was Ayahuasca ceremonies, Changa ceremonies, Sound Therapy Meditations and generally getting together with the Our Heart Centre family 👨👩👧👦)
Okay, so my mind is blown. My perspective is expanded, and can never go back to being narrow, cause now I experienced what I experienced… now what? 🤷🏽♀
Well. In that expansive state, my perspective began to change! Just like that. All that seemed “good enough”, just wasn’t cutting it anymore ✂ and how I was living my life, wasn’t either. Yes, factually, things were just fine, but I just realized I’m worth so much more than “just fine” and have the power (had it all along! 💪🏽) to change my life from “just fine” to AWE-SOME!
2 years later or so:
👨👩👧👦 I have friends that I call family, and my family is much smaller and more precious than my friend circle ever was;
💻 I literally have the same actual job, but it’s now at a firm that makes me want to actually wake up in the morning and fall in love with what I do every day;
🏡 I moved to a city I love, live in a beautiful home and finally live with my amazing partner, and my already pretty good relationship with my parents back in my hometown has just sky-rocketed as we grow together spiritually;
🙏🏽 I live by considering whether something serves me, rather than a set of rules, and am way more spiritually obedient because the obedience is being directed towards my self and higher purpose;
🍲 I am reconnected with my body and listen to what it needs more acutely, and with the help of a wonderful nutricianist I met through Our Heart Centre, I have learned how to actually feed myself; and
🕴🏽I have a direct line of communication with my Higher Self and with Source, and my sense of self and ability to “Self” (verb) has became more and more natural.
Alright so perspective expanded, perspective changed, and here I am 2 years later… how?🧐 And that’s where the integration and continuation I found at Our Heart Centre has played the biggest role!🙌🏽 So I’m going to share a little piece of what I have learned from each below.
🌵 Ayahuasca, San Pedro and Changa ceremonies:
The ability to work on myself and my life from a heightened yet deeper perspective has made things more efficient than I could’ve imagined. I have abolished deep-rooted traumas I wouldn’t even allow in my conscious wake, literally couldn’t even face them in my own mind, and was able to face them head on and dissipate them in a few moments during the ceremonies, after YEARS of not even being aware of some of them.
🎶 Sound Therapy Meditation:
A weekly opportunity to share, relax, retune, readjust, and check in on what areas need focus for the upcoming week. And a weekly opportunity for my mind to take a back seat and let my heart and soul do some work. There have been some weeks I didn’t even want to share because I thought I would just bum everyone out with how terrible things have been with me. But alas, it turns out that that week has been challenging for everyone, and we all just hold each other in a safe space, just by relating, connecting and knowing we’re going through life together.
✨ Family Constellations:
I learned so much about what gets passed down blood lines and generations. This was such an insane experience, I can hardly describe it. Learning about how to break generational patterns, the power of speaking to people’s soul and the acknowledgement of my power to start or end things that I will one day pass on or ensure I don’t pass on to my descendants.
🌈 Chakra Workshop:
I’ve been blessed enough to have attended the workshop twice, and it boggles my mind how I have had a different class every time. What stood out for me in the first class is so different from what stood out the second time, and I’m sure the same would be true for the third time and fourth. The integration I received from Chakra classes was and is invaluable. Every week is about taking all those weird and wonderful things and putting them into PRACTICE, every week is about bettering MY quality of LIFE. This has been my favorite part, because “be positive” was not enough for me anymore, I needed REAL steps and guidance, and it has shed so much light on the intricacies of life.
🛠 Crystals, Angel Cards, Incense, Oils, Apps, Links, Symbolisms
And along the way, I have come to know all the tools that God has put on this earth for me to use and access freely and with more understanding. Much of these tools I learned about and gained an understanding of during Chakra classes. It’s been amazing!
What an awesome journey 🛤
What amazing people I have the honor to walk with 🐾
What an amazing life 😍
Thank you, Our Heart Centre! Thank you, Universe! Thank you, Me!
I am enough, love yourself, make peace with family and friends, let it go. So much more that can not be explained in words. I have changed in so many small ways that has made a huge impact in my life. I am blessed beyond measure. Thank you Our Heart Centre!
For me Aya planted little seeds that are still growing. From years of numbing pain, I ended up numbing all feelings and became desensitized to all emotions. I denied myself the privilege of feeling anything. I am slowly learning to love myself 🌱🌿🌷🌳☀️
Firstly, to my beautiful Angy-Lee… if you only knew how proud I am of you, and the woman that you are. You have built a beautiful healing centre, you serve beautiful medicine, YOU ARE beautiful medicine.
So far I have attended 3 uniquely different ceremonies held at Our Heart Centre, unlike any I’ve ever experienced before. The first – an all women’s Ayahuasca ceremony. The second – a voice opening ceremony accompanied by San Pedro. The teachings in both journeys were profoundly clear, and major shifts occurred in my life afterwards. The third ceremony (and most magical) was the family connect ceremony, where I was able to share the sacredness of plant medicine with my 11 month old daughter.
To the team… thank you for holding solid space. It is held with love, it is held with integrity, it held with pure intention. I love you guys, I trust your space, I am moved by your music, I feel held and supported by every one of you every time, and I am eternally grateful for the work we get to do together.
Ayahuasca, San Pedro and Changa ceremonies:
I had my first Ayahuasca Ceremony with Angy-Lee in 2016 and instantly became part of the Our Heart Centre family. My life since then has been incredible and I still can’t believe how far I have come.
Before Our Heart Centre I was extremely lost and depressed with nowhere to turn to. I still get a lot of up and down days this comes naturally with being human, but thanks to Our Heart Centre and plant medicine I am able to better deal with these problems and understand it on a deeper level.
Angy-Lee and her facilitators provides the utmost safe space before, during and after any ceremony and it is because of this and so much more that I am honoured to have these remarkable people in my life. They have helped me understand myself and my life in a way I never thought possible.
I used to feel like an empty vessel floating through space, but thanks to years of plant medicine through Our Heart Centre and working on myself the flame that has always been deep within me has been awakened once again shining brighter than ever before.
I am finally living because I had the power to choose and I chose life!
Thank you Our Heart Centre for helping me along my journey.