Journal! Journal! JOURNAL!!!
The lessons, growth and insights continue to this day! This testimonial is long overdue!
I’ve sat down many times to write of my Iboga experience, but how do you REALLY put the most deep and profound healing of your life into words??!!
I’ll give it a try!
This was my first time working with Iboga. My coach, guide, therapist, friend and sister through my journey with the medicine was Sherry. I’ve worked with other plant medicines, but my experience with Iboga and my work with Sherry was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.
I did the Psychospiritual Retreat ~ one on one. It was about a week-long, and the work was DEEEEEEP! Deep - is the only word I can think to describe it. At Ibogawaken, my physical, emotional, and spiritual safety and comfort were Sherry’s top priorities!
Sherry patiently and effectively answered my endless questions leading up to the ceremony week. She gave me tips and great information on how to prepare my mind, body and the space for the journey.
Everyone’s journey will be different ~ so go into yours with an open heart and soul. Try not to overstudy other people’s experiences etc. Focus on yours and what you want out of it.
My healing focused on getting to the root of my dependence on alcohol, which stemmed heavily from childhood, my complicated relationship with my parents - specifically my mother wound ~ mama trauma.
I had done many years of work on myself before being called to Iboga. Prior to working with Sherry, I would say that my relationship with alcohol was “casual but with vague boundaries”. Once I started ~ I had a hard time stopping. If I was experiencing painful dynamics with family, be it conflict, neglect or withdrawal of respect and love etc. – I would immediately reach for alcohol to try and numb/heal the pain. It was a pattern I had struggled with for almost 25 years.
I’m grateful today to tell you – I am no longer affected in that way.
I no longer associate alcohol with healing. I did THE work!
Like I’d mentioned before, everyone’s journey will be different.
You will receive what you need from the medicine!
All I’ll say is that ~ Iboga is no joke, and I had my a$$ kicked ~ in all the right ways!
I did a lot of journaling during my retreat!
Journal! Journal! JOURNAL!!!
I was committed to my healing, and Iboga carried me through! ❤
And then there’s Sherry!! Having her support through my journey took the experience to a whole other level!
When I say Sherry was there – I mean it! She was fully present, fully THERE for me throughout the entire week. She never left my side.
She helped me pull apart the things that came up for me, my limiting beliefs, the importance of setting boundaries and the importance of forgiving myself!
Sherry is a healer and totally meant to be doing the work that she does ~ she was THE best person I could’ve had by my side to do this type of intense transformational work!
She is loving and sweet, but she’s also honest and tough (when you need it). And she has the most contagious laugh ~ she is HILARIOUS!
She’s also a great cook ~ my meals were prepared for me throughout the whole retreat. And I loved every meal! In fact, one of the meals she prepared for breakfast is my favorite breakfast recipe now! I have it at least twice a week.
I could go on and on…..but I’ll bring this to a close cause, as I’ve mentioned before ~ everyone’s experience with the medicine will be unique to them.
If YOU are being called to Iboga – I encourage you to lean into the calling.
It really can be equivalent to yearsss of therapy ~ if you do the work and are committed to your healing!
I am so grateful I listened to the calling.
Thank you, Sherry and Ibogawaken. I no longer crave alcohol, I set very clear boundaries, and I am intentional that what I consume is healthy and nourishing for my body, mind and soul.
Thank YOU, Iboga, for showing me my truth, helping me to break my codependency and for reminding me of how worthy I am.