Plant Medicine/Sacred Sacrement
For centuries, the shamans of the Amazon and Endo-European continent have understood and partnered with these sacred plant medicines for healing, purification, stamina, strength and clarity, as well as to invite spiritual revelation and divine energy into their lives.
At the Meehl foundation, we conduct every retreat in the light of this old wisdom, guided by the elders of ancient tribes who have been practicing these rituals and preparing psilocybin medicines for centuries. More importantly, we do not IMPOSE anything at Meehl Foundation. You can choose your healing path and do as little or as much as you feel comfortable doing. This way, we empower you and give you control of not only your healing journey but yourself as well.
Upon reaching the Meehl Foundation Spiritual retreat Center situated at Springdale, Washington, USA, you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature and wildlife. The center is sprawled across 45 acres with a plethora of wild plant medicines for you to explore. Everything will be done with extreme caution and under the supervision of a certified practitioner. The plants that the medicines are obtained from for your ethereal experience include:
Kambo is a traditional healing ritual that calls on the medicine of giant monkey tree frog to induce a multi-level purification process that returns you to a balanced, natural equilibrium by detoxifying and rebooting the immune system, releasing stagnant emotions, and eradicating negative energy held within your body.
Cacao is a loving and gentle plant medicine that unites you with the heart of Mother Earth; opening your heart chakra and elevating your creative consciousness with a feeling of expansive and euphoric connection.
Los Niños are a wild-growing fungus native to all of the Americas, with potent curative properties for the mind, body, and spirit. When taken medicinally, Los Niños induce a deeply introspective healing process that effects every level of your being.
Yopo & Hapè
Hapè is a medicinal snuff used widely in the amazon for a range of physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. Yopo is a specific type of Hapè that is particularly powerful when taken in ceremony.
You will have the opportunity to meet a variety of Hapès during your retreat according to your spiritual needs and calling, including Yopo should you choose.
Sananga is a unique and powerful healing ally that is applied as eye drops. Shaman's in the amazon insist that Sanaga will heal any and all ocular disorders, as well as increase night-vision, cleanse negative energy, increase good luck, and awaken a person's spiritual insight and vision.
At The Meehl Foundation, present you with a variety of options that you can choose from according to your needs, preferences, and level of comfort. Most people come specifically to participate in a psilocybin ceremony/sacred sacrement during which you experience a 5-hour mushroom journey. Including curated activities that help integrate the experience and reconnect with your spiritual self; such as drumming, dancing, and different ancient rituals. All of this is done under the supervision of an experienced shaman in a modern, comfortable environment. However, there are many other activities included in each retreat.
To prepare, you may choose to be a part of the Cacao ceremony. During this, cacao beans are crushed and mixed with water, cacao butter, and a unique mixture of herbs and botanicals to enhance the effects of the other sacrements, ceremonies, and activities you may choose to partake. The cacao ceremony include intention setting activities and a fire bowl ceremony for release as a means to condition, expand, and prepare your mind, body, heart, and soul for the upcoming healing journey. Afterward, you are guided through integration activities to ground and center your intentions, as well as integrate your experiences... which you may choose to have in quiet and peace or to the rhythm of soulful music and connective sharing circles.
What to Expect?
It's important to keep in mind that the experiences you have during the retreat are specific to you only; tailored specifically to meet your emotional, physical, and mental needs at the time. Consequently, if you decide to attend another ceremony afterward, you should expect each experience to be unique.
However, commonly reported experiences include shivers, sweating, nausea, the release of negative energy and emotional trauma, deep healing, intense dreams, spiritual insights, visions, etc.
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Our programs are inclusive. People of every age, race, religion, identity, and orientation can become a part of our retreats and embark on their journey of spiritual transformation.
Kambo itself is both a medicine and a ritual to call on the healing power of the naturally produced secretions that are obtained from giant monkey tree frogs. This medicine is a waxy substance, a protective layer secreted by the frog. You should know that we deeply respect the animal that provides us with the substance. During the process, these frogs are captured humanely from the surroundings, the wax is gently scraped from their legs and they are released back into the wild after that.
The most important aspect that makes this medicine unique of all, is that it is considered a live medicine because it is obtained from a living creature without harming it, instead of dead drugs that we are often prescribed to take. This fact makes it the perfect one for spiritual ailments since it is the life force moving through the frog that guides us on our journey of healing and connects us to ancient wisdom.
What To Expect
Before getting to know what you get at the end of Kambo, you should be aware of how the process is done.
Kambo is a strong purgative that acts on the lymphatic system to create systemic clearing. For it to safely take affect however, it is applied on top of superficial burns that are made by searing the uppermost layer of the skin so that wax can be absorbed directly into the lymphatic system. It then travels to your heart and crosses the blood-brain barrier. This triggers a chain of chemical reactions in the body and as a result, what you experience is specific to your body systems and internal needs.
During Kambo, most people report feeling intense warmth, profuse sweating, increased heartbeat, cramps, or body pain, and sometimes mild swelling as well. With all this, comes nausea that it slowly builds, leading you to the final feeling of purge, and the ceremony ends.
But it doesn’t end as the ceremony concludes. Even several hours after experiencing Kambo, you can have heightened awareness, with a general feeling of well-being and a deeper connection with your inner self. It reboots your body mechanism in the long run, ridding you of negative emotions and bad luck.
This is an intense, medicine free journey during which you will get to experience a variety of mystical activities and embark on a guided, well-arranged healing journey under the supervision of a certified practitioner. This is specifically for you if you find yourself attracted to ancient ceremonial activities and are fed up with modern-day medicinal practices. This is ADDED to all 3-day retreats
While western medical practitioners focus on healing symptoms rather than the core problem, during soul-retrieval we focus on helping you to find your missing pieces, put them together and work on a deeper level to heal your soul.
What to Expect
Different people experience the aftereffects of the soul-retrieval process differently. However, it's common to go through feelings and encounter things that you might not understand as the parts of your soul rejoin you. While your body integrates those parts and gets acquainted with newly acquired energy, you can have flashbacks from past experiences and recall memories that can be pleasant or unpleasant.
But these signs are not just mental or emotional you can sometimes feel physical signs as well such as you may experience mild flu or aches. Nausea has also been reported but there is nothing to worry about in all that. It goes on until the integration process completes and as soon as it does, these signs stop immediately and you’ll find yourself plunged into a deep feeling of peace and will be able to think freely without your trauma and negative experiences burdening you.
As you go through all these changes after soul retrieval, it's crucial that you give your body and mind to integrate those changes. For this purpose, you are suggested to take some time off your work to relax and practice calming exercises; such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga.
Additional activities we organize during these retreats are drumming, medicine bag making, various exercises, healing sessions, spirit guides, dancing, music, and much more that will cleanse your mind and body completely and completely transform your way of perceiving the world around you.
To summarize it all, even though these ceremonies have been oppressed, frowned upon, considered unsafe, or even outlawed in the past, more and more people are turning towards finding natural remedies for physical problems and emotional issues. Recent, modern research has also finally started supporting the use of these medicines obtained from nature and encouraging people now to return to treatments obtained from ancient wisdom.