Four weeks ago I arrived on the Canary Islands. The weeks before were a bit wild but as expected going on retreat was about the best thing I could do.
I love the work with Kambo. I mean what’s better then puking the hell out of your stomach 😜
With every purge layer by layer you leave behind some of your past… deep routed patterns, conditioning, trauma, etc.
Kambo is one of the most potent medicines for the body, mind and soul that I personally experienced.
So what did it do for me?
Well, not only that I found awareness about some of my ill-making patterns and was able to let them go. I experienced how strong my mind(fuck) really is. I saw THE light. I discovered the frequency of my heart.
Well let’s see what I’ll manifest next but first I’ll listen to the advice some of the great mystics gave in the past:
“If you believe to be enlightened, just spend a weekend with your family.”
I’m not enlightened but one thing I can say for sure:
One day I’ll look back to these 3 1/2 weeks and can tell how they shifted my life 😉
The last couple of weeks have been somewhat challenging and retreating from my life in Vienna was a good choice. Arriving on Tenerife I started to get into a different mood… a different mode staying with a dear friend.
Thursday, I transferred to Gomera. Here I’m living in a cool villa of a ’70s rockstar in a beautiful barranco. From my balcony I have a wicked view, seeing the awesome night-sky, constantly hearing strong atlantic waves as they hit the shore. I hardly ever go to the village – why should I? – living at this beautiful place in peace.
On Friday I started working with the Amazonian warrior doing Kambo ceremonies. I’m not sure what has changed but the ceremonies are less rough then last year’s and the effects seem to be much deeper.
Last year it would usually take me a half day to recover but now I’m fine within less then an hour. The last couple of days I would do Kambo ceremonies every morning. After some rest I meditate, do Qi Gong and read, watch or listen to inspiring stuff.
My mood has changed completely within these few days. I feel quite relaxed, free and wide again.
Looking back at the last couple of months I learn a lot about life, myself and my patterns.
Last year, while I was trippin at the Gomera Pan-o-rama festival I realized that wherever I put my focus on things start to “grow”. I had learned that by putting my focus on negative things in people and situations that the negative becomes bigger… and bigger. But when I put my focus on the light and love, the positive things grow.
Well, that might not be news to you but for me – being educated and working as a counselor – I have learned I need to process shit.
But you know what? Once you start processing it, it never ends. There is no end to things you can process in you or in others if you start to focus on it…. and along the way you might forget the love and light in life.
Last year, after my Pan-o-rama experience I thought I had left that pattern behind me for good and once I fell in love with a very special woman I started to solely focus on her light.
It was such a beautiful experience only poems could describe how it felt. But eventually once a seemingly challenging situation appeared my deep routed old patterns kicked in… again.
I have this habit that once I believe to see subconscious dynamics in challenging situations I start to explain them – trying to process stuff with creating awareness to avoid things to turn south. What happens in reality is that I create more shit by trying to process it – it’s like a self-fulfilling prophecy – manifesting the negative. And this is exactly what has happened the last couple of weeks.
Well, there is so many negative things in the world out there and although a lot of bad stuff happens I truly believe that it is my choice where I put my focus on. It is my choice what reality I create! It is my choice – without being naive or blind – to still put my focus on light!
Life is so beautiful… if I allow it to be. I love my dear friends… I love my companions… I love my life! And I love the new life I have co-created!
There are more fake guides and teachers in the world than stars. The real guide is the one who makes you see your inner beauty, not the one who wants to be admired and followed.
The other day, I had a conversation with a dear friend who recently had her spiritual emergence. She talked about someone who got infatuated with her. He told her the story of Shams and Rumi and that this was the way he loved. She said that he believed to be her Shams.
Who is Shams?
Shams-i-Tabrīzī is the one the – so called – master of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī. The one Rumi deeply fell in love with on his path to enlightenment.
Before Rumi encountered Shams, he was a highly respected scholar and a conservative Imam.
When the Sun of Tabris met the Prophet of Love in Konya in 1244 they became passionately infatuated and locked themselves up in Rumi’s library for 40 days. Their encounter was so intense no-thing else besides was possible. The people around Rumi thought he had become intoxicated and insane.
In a way he did 😉
A poem describes Rumi’s path during these days as such:
I was him
I’ve become him
I’ve become without him
I’ve become just like him
I am with no face anymore.
Hmm, it’s funny to me, my friend thought that – to her lover – she was Rumi. But to me it’s more likely that she is Shams for him.
You see at least for a Sufi, Shams is much more than a person.
Shams is a symbol.
A symbol of love and a symbol of this path to enlightenment.
Anyone can be Shams to you if you truly are infatuated with your Shams.
If you want to see the stars through his eyes.
If you want to love life through his heart.
You become one with him and then you become him.
And once you become him, you see light.
And then, when you see the light, you see your own light through his eyes…
In the depth of the sea you find riches beyond imagination,
but if you seek safety, stay near the shore.
Saadi, Rose Garden
For quite some time this was the quote that welcomed the visitors of the website for my counseling services. Today, I believe to understand, why I didn’t have that many clients then: It must have scared the hell out of them 😜
Eventually, I would take the quote offline. Not for commercial reasons though but because – with some changes in my private life – it perhaps scared the hell out of me 😉
I guess I am back on track now for some deep sea diving. Yet, of course, I’m neither always aware of my fears nor my tricky ego. So I also stay near the shore at times.
However, if I truly want to encounter someone, I know no better place to encounter.
Yet, to do so, trust is necessary.
Love is necessary.
Mindfulness is necessary.
But once these preconditions are given it’s the only place I’d like to encounter.
It’s like paradise… exploring together riches beyond imagination 😉