Working with San Pedro is a powerful and dynamic way to further one’s healing and self-knowledge. It takes courage, and the desire to step through one’s personal illusions and structures, to enter into the heart-healing and personal transformational space that this medicine makes available.
The experience of a San Pedro ceremony is unique for each person. This difference depends on what each person brings to ceremony; one’s intention, beliefs, emotional reality, and space on the day, combined with the space and holding provided with the ceremony, and the personality of the medicine. A common thread is that by the end of the day most people feel an opening into a soft and precious connection with their heart.
San Pedro ceremonies are not for everyone! This is a journey that we take into ourselves and possibly facing our own inner demons, and not everyone wants to take this journey; yet this is where our power lies, in the places that we do not want to go to or we attempt avoid.
Mind-set and the physical setting are an important aspect, as is the person who holds the ceremony, as both impact one’s medicine experiences. Feeling comfortable and safe with these is a good foundation.
It is ‘normal’ to have a little fear, or sense of apprehension before a ceremony, as the psyche gets ready to let go of control. We from the ‘developed world’ find it quite disconcerting to know that we will be stepping out of our normal way of holding ourselves and allowing a plant-spirit to enter our consciousness. This plant has a history of more than 3000 years of doing this healing work, and holds a powerful knowing and intelligence when working with the human consciousness.
It is an amazing experience to participate in a ceremony with say ten people, each person with their specific issues and intentions, the medicine working directly and individually with each person’s issues. Quite a consciousness has San Pedro, one that if we try to understand and figure out can be frustrating. If we let go, trust and allow the medicine to work it’s healing magic, whilst feeling and releasing from our heart, a profound path to healing and personal re-empowerment more often than not opens up with much challenge, beauty and love.
So really it is all up to you, this is a powerful and dynamic medicine, which if you allow it will bring you healing, insight and a greater knowing of who you really are. It will open your heart and support your connection to your soul and your authentic path for this lifetime.