As part of my own healing process, as described in my Bio, I took courses to curb my anger, and, at the recommendation of my chiropractor, I started studying hypnotherapy. I studied some of the Masters, including Brian Weiss, Michael Newton, and Dolores Cannon. I’m now a Level 2 practitioner with Dolores Cannon’s QHHT. QHHT stands for Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique, and involves the practitioner facilitating the client entering a trance state in order to access information about Past Lives, and for the client to gain knowledge from their Higher Selves.
I also started meditating daily and gradually became able to manage the discomfort with only the occasional medical marijuana usage. I began to view my episodes of pain as messages, telling me what I needed to change in my life.
I’d learnt in hypnotherapy that we design our lives while in the spirit world, before we incarnate. Through hypnotherapy I’d also learnt that all experience is valid. If this was true, I thought, then I designed this life myself. I realized that I am completely responsible for this life, so I decided there was no sense in externalizing blame. I suppose I wanted this challenging life for both the experience of this pain and then to learn the lesson of overcoming it.
Working with the Plant Medicines Ayahuasca and Iboga
As part of this quest for knowledge, I discovered Ayahuasca and learnt that Ayahuasca is feminine in nature and focuses on the heart and soul. After first taking Ayahuasca in the Amazon, I’ve now worked with that medicine eight times. Ayahuasca helped me deal with issues like childhood traumas and lack of self love. Using that medicine I realized I had only covered up my childhood traumas and that I still needed to deal with them. I was messaged I need to practice self love and compassion at a deep level, to experience more joy in life and remove my negative behaviors. Ayahuasca helped me open my heart chakra and I became more accepting of others. I integrated the lessons of my Ayahuasca journeys through meditation, affirmations and journaling.
Then, at an Ayahuasca ceremony in late 2019, I discovered another plant medicine from Africa called Iboga. Iboga grows in central west Africa, primarily Gabon, Cameroon and the Congo. If you look at old maps where the continents were all together in one land mass called Pangea, Gabon, Cameroon and the Congo would be at Pangea’s center.
According to tribal legend, 400 years ago a man out hunting caught a porcupine for he and his wife to eat for dinner. Upon returning home, when the wife ate the porcupine, she had a mystical experience. The next day she took the porcupine to the local tribal elder. The elder had the husband show him where he’d caught the porcupine, and there they discovered the porcupine had been chewing on a tree root. This was the discovery of the iboga plant and its mystical properties. Some people believe Iboga was placed there by ETs who wanted mankind to discover it.
Since it’s discovery, the Bwiti tribe of Gabon has been using Iboga for religion, to promote radical spiritual growth, to stabilize community and family structures, and to resolve pathological problems. A Bwiti King has the following advice for people taking Iboga: “if you see a window, go through it, and, if someone wants to talk to you, you should speak with them, they may have an important message for you”.
I have benefited a great deal from Ayahuasca, Iboga and other plant medicines. For some individuals, plant medicines can augment other alternative healing modalities, boosting the recovery process. Plant medicines are understudied, though, and each individual must decide for themselves if plant medicines are for them.