The real work starts when you return home
The healing process that comes with ayahuasca does not end when the ceremony ends. Integration of the lessons you received is just as important as the ceremonies themselves. After the ayahuasca ceremony, you can experience yourself and the world around you very differently. Therefore, the real work starts when you return home! That is where you can achieve true growth by implementing the ayahuasca lessons.
Fundamentally, ayahuasca integration means cleaning up your act in support of your upgraded self. Ayahuasca helps you to let go of what doesn’t serve you anymore, but this can be a tough process. All areas of your life – job, relationships, mindset, habits and/or addictions, diet – may be up for transformation in the period following the retreat.
At a very basic level, integration is a process of growth and evolutionary change. It is a process that is very much in the nature of people, and so each of us possesses the wisdom and the ability to follow this natural process. However, if you don’t really have a spiritual background or if you have limited experience with self-inquiry and introspection for healing and personal growth, the integration process after the retreat might feel like a lot to take in. For some, it can be overwhelming and leave them more puzzled than before.