Do spirits really exist? Is there more to this world than we are normally aware of?
Hi from Peru, people.
5 years ago I was a logical, rational person working as a computer programmer in London. I was restless and unhappy and searching for something, but I had no idea what it was. I didn’t believe in ghosts, spirits, energy or any of that other New Age hippy-crap. And I certainly did not believe in God.
Somehow though this search led me to Peru and ayahuasca, a supposedly sacred visionary medicine used by shamans for thousands of years to heal illness. I was sceptical but also excited that maybe it held the answer I was looking for.
Since my first experience back in 2004 I have spent 2 1/2 years living in the Amazon and have now participated in more than 200 ayahuasca ceremonies as I continue on a path of physical healing. During that time my entire view of the world has been radically changed. I have seen and interacted with many spirits, from demonic entities emanating from the depths of hell to divine angels. I talk to spirits on a daily basis in my normal waking state. And they talk back. I have had my ideas about self radically challenged and am on a path from which there is no turning back. I guess I got what I was looking for, but it is not what I expected! Life is harder, scarier and more beautiful and rewarding that I ever thought possible.
Pablo Amaringo worked for years as an ayahuasca shaman and recorded many of his visions in his paintings…….
I believe that there is order in the Universe and that life is essentially good. I believe that there is a deep part of ourselves that is untouched by life experience. I believe that we are all cared for and safe, even though I am scared most of the time. I believe that everything is actually made out of love, even the most heinous aspects of man and humanity that you can think of. I believe in God. (Although I have a awful lot of issues with him still to be resolved and right now I am still pretty damn angry with him).
But I want to know what you think.
Do you really believe there is anything beyond this 3-dimensional world that we live in?
Do spirits really exist or are these experiences just drug-induced hallucinations?
Is there a governing force behind this world or are we just some random accident of science?
I would love to hear all of your ideas on this vast topic.