Ayahuasca: Expectations versus Reality -Part 4
Expectation- Ayahuasca is something you can learn and know all about in a short amount of time: When it comes to Ayahuasca, there is often a feeling especially after doing enough journeys that some may feel they know what they are doing. And to a degree, it isn't wrong to feel that way when one finds themselves a seasoned journeyer and someone who has been through and through the process of deconstructing and reconstructing themselves. Nor is it wrong for the newcomer to also feel they've seen all that there is in the infinite that lies beyond when having a cup of Ayahuasca. After all, both have gotten a glimpse or a gaze into what is beyond our senses and within ourselves, so to the average person who hasn't done or even heard of Ayahuasca, their insight could be useful should it ever come up and the person need a bit of guidance or insight. However, despite whatever knowledge is obtained, there is more to learning about Ayahuasca than just journeying and more to it than can be uncovered in just journeys alone.
The Reality of Ayahuasca is- It is always a constant learning curve: When you really start looking into Ayahuasca, there is more to it than meets the eye. And given the diversity of humans and our many ways of handling things in life along with how we approach things, there is an infinite amount a ways a journey can go when just dealing with each person. Even two people who grew up with the same experiences stiff have a different outcome for each simply because those two people are their own people. Both have their own drives, passions, things that they love and hate about themselves, and so much more that can alter how Ayahuasca works for and with them. Not to mention, every time we as a person sit down before that cup, we are different each time and a different person so that alone can open a can of ways a journey alone can go.
Outside of that, another thing that makes Ayahuasca a constant learning curve is the way it interacts with different types of conditions in people. While in theory, it is worth the try and see what all it can cure and work with, the cold reality in part of this path of healing is there are just some people who are not help-able in this manner due to extreme heart conditions or other problems that could cause complications. Not to mention that the medicine doesn't always work the same way with two people suffering from the same condition due to difference in one's way of life as touched on in the previous paragraph. Everyone is a walking chemistry set and therefore, everyone is gonna have different chemical make ups going on. So a method that may have applied to one person could be essentially unhelpful on a whole for another and it is best to keep on your toes.
This isn't to say there aren't some connecting threads and generalities that can be followed, for everything has a connective thread. However, in the world of Ayahuasca, there are more variables that often meets the eye. There is a lot more, both known and unknown when it comes to Ayahuasca. All we can do is keep an open eye and just observe. Never assume because things went one way before that things will be the same or close, for everything changes. Even if it's just at the cellular level, there is still a change.