After the multiple family tragedies that I endured in my life, I’ve been on a quest to to find meaning and to heal the wounds that each trauma left. My mother died when I was 14, my 9-year-old brother was murdered when I was 19, and my sister committed suicide when I was 36.
Getting back my physical health through nutrition and exercise after my brother was murdered was my first healing experience. My mood, energy, and strength returned as I focused on moving my muscles and nourishing my body with healthy foods. I also found that I had a gift in helping others gain back their health and youthfulness.
Then I found my self-confidence and power in martial arts and public speaking. Without Brazilian jiu-jitsu, I would’ve never had the courage to take the action necessary to continue to grow and to share my story. Public speaking provided a cathartic release of painful emotions while allowing me to positively impact thousands of others.
But the most powerful experience that changed my life was an ayahuasca retreat I did in Costa Rica at a place called Rythmia.
I’ll be honest, when this opportunity came up to attend a plant-medicine ceremony I didn’t want to do it. I know from my past experiences with psychedelics that it would bring up painful memories from my past. After 9 months in Asia, I had gone through a complete transformation physically and mentally. I wasn’t convinced that a trip to the jungle was what I needed next to reach a higher level.
After much deliberation, I decided to go. And what happened next changed my life.
Listen to this episode with CEO and founder of Rythmia, Gerry Powell, as I discuss my experience with him to make sense of of what happened.
Gerard Powell is a consciousness thought leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker. The founder of Rythmia Life Advancement Center and shares his life-transforming journey through plant medicine and illuminates the path to healing, awakening, and true happiness.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
– Ayahuasca: The plant medicine experience (7:13 – 10:15)
-Where to go if you want to experience the most profound truth that will lead you to greater happiness (11:50 – 12:55)
-What is Rythmia Spiritual Retreat Center (14:50 – 16:40)
-Is Ayahuasca for everyone? (18:17 – 20:40)
-Can we agree that money is important? (21:44 – 24:20)
-How to recognize the different levels of pain (28:33 – 30:30)
-Why forgiveness has the power to heal and make you whole again (32:50 – 34:55)
-How to set an intention (34:56 – 35:30)
-The connections between emotional trauma and physical pain (36:10 – 38:30)
-Let it hurt, let it heal (38:32 – 39:54)
-What you get out of the plant-medicine experience (40:45 – 41:20)
-How to know if you are ready to take the journey (45:53 – 46:40)
-What really happens in Rythmia (48:01 – 50:05)
-What to do if want to learn more about the power of ayahuasca and Rythmia (50:58 – 52:10)
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