Easter was just here and spring has arrived. My favourite time of year. Full of new beginnings, renewed commitment, and a lightness in my step. I am pleased to offer you two new videos on my website: Integration Coaching and Spirit Plant Medicines.
During the winter months I have been incubating parts of myself that, like the tulips, are starting to push their way up to the surface. Hello ☺ I have also been working with a team of exceptional people who are engaged in mastering leadership and team work. Of course that is all about learning who I am, claiming myself as powerful, keeping my word, and noticing what stops me. The journey of awakening.
One of the tools I have found helpful in this journey is plant medicines, or entheogens ("generating the divine within"). In the Amazon, the indigenous people believe that certain plants have an intelligence that desires to communicate with us, which is the purpose of their existence. There are a variety of plants with specific properties that help us in different ways, such as healing physiological ailments or psychological/mental issues, and spiritually connecting us with our higher selves, generating an experience of no separation, belonging and connection.
I have been aware of this support for over a decade and am very grateful for the guidance and companionship I have experienced. Their potential for raising our collective consciousness is unfolding, and I am indebted with their contribution to my own. I am truly delighted to report on recent research findings that corroborate what I and many others have intuitively felt is possible. See below:
- If you have not read it already, here is a game changing article in a February issue of the New Yorker article by Michael Pollan which gives background information and describes the current research that documents how treating people with psilocybin (aka magic mushrooms) for anxiety and depression has successfully reduced these symptoms.
- Two beautiful interviews with two people who were part of the above mentioned research trail at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
- Audio link from the CBC radio program Tapestry, of an interview by Mary Hynes with Anthony Bossis, the lead investigator from the trial at New York University. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/tapestry/taking-the-grim-out-of-grim-reaper-with-a-psychedelic-trip-1.2992608/psychologist-anthony-bossis-can-psychedelic-drugs-help-ease-the-fear-of-death-1.2994067
- In Brazil, some prison inmates who have been convicted of seriously violent crimes are being given ayahausca, a powerful entheogenic tea made from two plants found in the Amazon. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/world/americas/a-hallucinogenic-tea-time-for-some-brazilian-prisoners.html?_r=0
I believe that as human beings, we all have the capacity to change, we are changing continuously, and our job is to be intentional about it, so that it is a positive shift that aligns with our purpose for being here.
As you will see in my new videos, integration coaching is an essential element of aligning consciously. All our experiences are purposeful, demanding attention and reflection. As with spirit plant medicines, the initial encounter is just the beginning. Call me to book a session to discover more.
I look forward to speaking with you, and being of service to your awakening, as of course you are to mine.
With love GILLIAN