It was an incredible experience, and one I’m profoundly grateful for. I’m definitely going back at some point. I haven’t finished with aya yet, and would like to go deeper next time in terms of visions and insights. The first three ceremonies were basically about purging, out of both ends, along with some insights that kind of told me that I need to put a name to my illness because once you name something you can then conquer it. I also read elsewhere that the very act of naming an illness has a healing effect. This has led me to conclude that I need to undertake some specific testing to see what strain of candida I’m suffering from. I’ve had basic testing for candida albicans twice before and both times it came back negative although I’m not sure how effective or accurate the tests were. I’ve read that the candida immune complexes test is supposed to be a good one so I’m going to look into that.
I truly believe that I cleared out a lot of crap from my system, and the fact that I was able to relax and spend some quiet time in a jungle setting with a group of nice people, along with some delicious and healthy natural food really contributed to my improved situation. On the other hand, I’m concerned that I may have negated some of that healing by pigging out after I left the retreat. I’m wondering what would have happened if I’d stuck to the strict diet a little longer. It just seems weird that during my travels I felt pretty good, and the moment I get back home and eat I came down with some brain fog and started feeling a little funny. Is it just a coincidence? Or was it just a matter of time?
I like your idea of cleaning out the organs/glands. That certainly could be beneficial. Which herbs would you recommend?
Peru is an amazing place, so of course I’d highly recommend it.