One month after leaving April 2-9 classic retreat, my life continues to be transformed for the... read more
One month after leaving April 2-9 classic retreat, my life continues to be transformed for the... read more
My week at MycoMeditations was just what I had hoped for and more. The logistics of the trip were handled so well from the moment we touched down in Jamaica. My group was the first to stay at Bluefields Bay, and the staff there took great care of all 11 of us. My underlying anxiety that had brought me to this journey was quickly quieted after meeting Eric, Justin, Dan, Athena, and all of the great folks at Myco. The setting was picturesque for the three trips that we experienced. Each mushroom dosing session was followed by a thoughtful discussion the next day. There becomes a strong bond between each participant during this week. We were excited and encouraging of each other as we dealt with issues that had long been our nemesis.
For me, it seems the psilocybin allowed me to view life from a completely new perspective. Moments that had previously brought up strong emotions seemed to come up with the new ability to objectively view the event and even why it was necessary. My emotion and sympathetic nervous system seem much more disengaged from normal stressors and anxiety-provoking events post retreat.
I feel like I've been granted a 2nd chance to prioritize relationships in my life and put away things that aren't good for me (i.e. chasing stressful accomplishments that end up being empty victories). I hope to go back with family and friends to share the experience some day!
We appreciate the review...and we're happy that you were able to find a new perspective in life that will empower you throughout your future. We love hearing about changes such as yours!
I've been back from this experience for a week and I am certain my life will now be divided: Life before MycoMeditations and life after MycoMeditations. I made this trip with my aunt, and found it an excellent experience to share with a loved one. We will definitely be back and I am already lining up in my mind all the others I would like to share it with.
I cannot overstate the skill, love, and qualification of the operations and facilitation teams at Myco. We both felt completely safe and looked after the entire time. And the friendships formed with the other participants in our group of 11 will last a lifetime.
Also incredible accommodations, food, beautiful beaches. But all of that pales in comparison to the transformations I personally experienced and saw in others.
Book it now -- it will be the best thing you've ever done for yourself.
Hi Jessica, thank you for the review!
Aside from all that is happening in the world...we hope you've been able to enjoy "Life after MYcoMeditations" :)
Much love, MycoMeditations
I followed Eckhart Tolle for more than a decade and he helped me focus on what I could find beyond my mental patterns (and filters) from where I see my "normal" life. I have never saw the light though, except for a few glimpses. It is not that Eckhart didn't succeed with me... what happened is that my mind made a lot of "noise" and I found myself pulled into unconsciousness by rumination and judgmental thoughts.
“If you are in front of an angel but you only see a stone statue, you don’t have to look somewhere else to find the angel… just continue looking at the stone statue…” Eckhart explained something like that in The Power of Now, to describe how witnessing “what meets the eye” could do for you.
I kept looing at the stone statue…
I found about Psychedelic substances nearly two months before I showed up in Treasure Beach, knowing exactly what I wanted. Knowing that I found what I was looking for (without actually knowing that I was looking for it…)
What I wanted was to shot down, at lease for a few hours, that area in my brain which is responsible for all the useless chattering, rumination, my personality based on possessions, achievements, failures, neediness and so on.
I found it… Psilocybin opened a breach in my heavy, thick, conceptual operating mode, and for the first time in my whole entire life, I saw ineffable peace and wonder, connection with all creatures and things as all “equal.”
I saw innocence and respect between creatures and things to one another.
I saw beauty, unconditional love… nobody was more or less important, or special.
I felt I knew exactly what to say at the right moment and for the first time I felt every thought with overwhelming clarity.
I have lost the compulsion to describe what I was seeing as if everybody already knew what was going on.
I could not stop crying out of happiness when I first saw all this.
I used to talk and write about all things Eckhart described as if I knew what I was talking/writing about but I didn’t know what I was doing. I thought I knew UNTIL I experienced it.
Eric and all the facilitators were a key factor to make this possible. All amazing people!
I felt, support and understanding in some of my difficult transitions within the dosed sessions.
I found simplicity and connection that is not coming from normal human interaction.
I am especially grateful to the people of the Blue Marlin (cooks and maintenance) Their love and dedication for what they do was, and still is, alive as part of my immense gratitude.
The effects of the mushroom are long gone, but almost all rumination disappeared, and when some “voices” want to take over, I feel their energy and I just smile.
My neediness of recognition, affection, consideration and such are history now. And same, when emotions related to that arise, I am there… looing at them with a sense of peace.
When I feel discomfort (and I still do) I don’t try to change it. I just look at the discomfort without rejecting anything.
I remember things from my past and I still have a role in society. Nothing changed in the external, but now I feel I have a choice to how to react to events in life.
What was fundamental was the complete acceptance of the frightening of the unknown.
If you believe that mushroom will make you feel good, you’re just wrong. What mushrooms gave me was the opportunity to enhance all perceptions and see clearly all feelings I carried all my life with me.
I just didn’t fight to change them or to understand them. I didn’t come to Treasure Beach to make “peace with my past” or to understand my parents or to find out what was wrong in my childhood.
I went there to abandon all of that because I understood that all memories (and emotions attached to them) have the compulsion to keep running inside myself. By conversing with them, they continue to reinforce themselves, and if you do it under your mushroom trips, you will probably end up getting stuck even more with them, and wasting this amazing opportunity to be really free.
If you try to understand your past, there’s always more… and more. It’s just not worthy. Just be determined to let the past go. Your past is not what you really are and it’s only purpose is to tell you “who you are” and wanting for you to believe it.
You’ll probably feel nausea during your trips… just be with it.
You’ll probably feel that you’re somehow delusional or stupid in the middle of the trip… just know that it won’t last, and be with it.
You’ll probably also face confusion and regret for having come all the way to Jamaica for “this…” just know that it won’t last either, and be with it. Just trust.
Don’t try to change, understand, fix or interact with your own feelings during your sessions. They just want to get stuck with them to keep going. Just let them be.
If it’s possible, don’t socialize or try to fix someone else during sessions, unless you’re moved by that “love that doesn’t have opposites,” and in that case, you will exactly know what to do or say.
Try not to mix alcohol or other substances before or during your trips. Be as present as you can.
Your inner being knows what I mean within these lines.
From the MycoMeditations Team, we all really appreciate you taking the time to share about your experience with us. You are an amazing individual, and we are happy that we were able to have the pleasure of hosting you.
Thank you for providing insight into your journey, and take care!
We have been guests at Myco twice, both retreats have far exceeded expectations. My wife and I feel absolutely revitalized - individually and as a couple.
We have made life long friends.
We can’t wait to go back.
It will be the best investment in yourself you could possibly imagine.
We are both practicing physicians, and can each attest to the absolute safety of the experience.
The team is professional and kind.
The food is completely locally sourced and exquisite.
The guest houses are right on the beach, in a rural and safe local fishing village.
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND SUBMIT YOUR MYCO APPLICATION!!
YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!
It's been great to work with you and Beth on both retreats, and we're grateful that you both got so much out of your experiences to keep coming back.
We appreciate the review!
Going to Myco has been one of the most important things I've done in my life.
I've read most of the reviews trying to figure out what I could say that hasn't already been said. Everyone's experience is unique so I figure the best I can do is share my own thoughts.
My experience at Myco was eye opening and life changing. I'm still the same person with the same problems, habits and thought patterns. But now I have a more open mind. I don't feel so hopeless when I think about bettering myself. I've had a glimpse into a whole other world I've yet to explore.
I went to the retreat hoping to get a sense of direction in my life and maybe a feeling of assurance that might come with that. I'm not so sure yet I got what I wanted, but I got what I needed.
This is just the beginning for me. Thank you Myco!
Thanks for your review!
We're happy you got what you needed, and it sounds like this is just the beginning for you. We wish you all the best in building the future you deserve.
Take care :)
The title tries to express the experience and outcome but words fail to describe what was an enlightening and sanctifying process and experience. This was for the week but process of becoming ones authentic is ongoing. Constant growth. I learned not only a great deal about myself but especially of others. It has helped me professionally and personally and better understanding of my own and others struggles with anxiety / depression. In this life/ existence, pain is not optional but suffering is.
Please know to not come with specific expectations. It will unfold as necessary for each individual need. I’ve not used these drugs before though leery at first but felt safe under the caring staff as well as Lolo the pet dog!
I now know the connection to authentic self is there ...for all of us...just needed this reminder.
Thanks to Eric and all staff.
Rediscovering our authentic selves is what it all seems to be about in this life. Thank you for sharing, and we're happy you had such a productive retreat :)
The MycoMeditations Team