Ayahuasca Journey 2: Synchronicity with Ganesh by Peter
Sunday July 9th, 2017 8PM
Four weeks prior to my 2nd Ayahuasca trip, I had a lucid dream where I entered a strange dream realm. In this mystical dream realm, I walked into a sauna full of steam and moisture. The room had an orange/pinkish hue. As I entered the room and looked to my left, I saw a giant pinkish/peachy entity with massive elephant head. He was sitting in a giant hot tub full of steam looking at me with serene eyes and acknowledging my presence. It was the Hindu deity, Lord Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. Please note, I am not Hindu and at the time, I did not know too much about Hindu deities. In fact, three years ago I was debating with my Hindu friend on why he even believes in these fairy tale religions with three faces, six arms, and elephant heads. Anyway, after Ganesh acknowledged me, I proceeded with my lucid dream, which I will not get into here.
Monday July 10th, 2017
The next day I was ranting and raving about my dream experience to one of my friend/coworker Edric at work over chat. That day, my gym partner Matteus had gone regularly to this yoga class and wanted to introduce Edric and I for first time. When I got there, guess what was the first thing I encountered in the room, a medium sized statue of Ganesh. I totally tripped out on the synchronicity and mentioned to Edric and Matteus about it.
Two weeks later, on Sunday July 23rd I encountered the opportunity to take Ayahuasca and signed up for my first session on Friday July 28th, which I will not discuss here but have gone into detail in another post. I will mention though, the day after my first trip, an image of Ganesh popped up while scrolling through random Instagram images. So I looked him up on DMT-Nexus forum and apparently, many others have encountered him. On the site, I read the following… “Ganesha is known as the Lord of New Beginnings, as the Initiator, Guardian of Gateways etc…and so it is appropriate that so many of the Ganesha experiences posted here are initial experiences.” It may just be coincidental, but my first Ayahuasca trip came shortly after my vision of him in the dream I mentioned above.
Friday August 11th 2017
Fast forward two weeks later to my 2nd Ayahuasca journey, I got to the ceremony and greeted the the shaman and the other patrons and proceeded with my first dose.
Participants that night: Jarvis (the shaman in his late 30s), John (his assistant, ex-marine in his late 30s), May (she left), Paulo (from Colombia also left), and Rauchet (black male in 20s).
I laid down and as the dose kicked in 30 minutes to an hour, I started getting close eyed visuals very similar to my first trip. They were these characters in human form of various colors interacting with me through non-verbal communication, “the cool dudes”. It was relatively chaotic and all over the place. Again, with the men with hats, beards, shades and pretty girls all offering me drinks and trying to interact with me by showing me things. So after staying in this inner world journey for a bit, I sat up and started to get my open eye visuals.
A rainbow colored hue, purple and pink haze began to fill the studio and the room became looking very cosmic. As if the studio was in some space like ethereal dimension, the heavens. I looked down at my feet (which seemed very child like) and sleeping bag (which felt like I was floating on some cloud being cradled in this dreamy space). As I sat there, looking up at the rainbow colored auras in the room, there appeared out of thin air on my left side this 3D virtual like being, Lord Ganesh! And the first thing I said to him was, “Holy fuck you’re real?!” Lord Ganesh looked at me and proceeded to laugh with deep bellied hearty laugh and replied “Yes, I’m real”. And the second thing that came to mind was that I felt that I should ask him a question. Although not verbatim, I asked him, “What about the prophets, Jesus, the Buddha?” Not sure where I was going with my question but out of nowhere, appeared another figure in front of me next to Ganesh, a blue skinned deity no other than Lord Vishnu. He too started laughing and said… “They are all incarnations of me”. I was elated and in awe of their presence.
Suddenly, to my right, burst forth this bright light and halo, quite in contrast to the purple and pink haze in the room. In that halo was a cartoonish/artsy (contrary to 3D/Virtual) white-haired old man, sitting on the grass in meditative posture, under an apple tree. He looked upon me with grace, intent, and a gentle smile. And he said to me “You found me!” Then he burst out into haughty laughter and joy. As he laughed, so did Ganesh and Vishnu. I too then started to laugh out loud with glee and joy. It was pure bliss and ecstasy, all four of us laughing and chuckling together. Then they vanished and I laid down with such a huge ecstatic smile on my face. I think that old man may have been some guide or guardian, or may be even an old guru of mine, perhaps in a past life. He looked a lot like Lahiri Mahasaya from Autobiography of a Yogi.
Lahiri Mahasaya in full lotus
Not too long after, I began to sober up and went outside to tell one of the assistants regarding my vision. After some discussions, it was time for my 2nd dose, round two. When it started to kick in, I went back to my spot/sleeping bag and once again, after some inner world close eyed visuals, the Ayahuasca realm started to overlay the room again. I was pretty disoriented, confused, and was floored this time around. As a laid there staring out one of the windows something profound started to happen. A quick flash, where my peripheral vision and awareness began to expand and the feeling got wider and wider. As it expanded, I, the ego, my personality, my individuality disappeared. Suddenly, I became, and was the universe itself, pure consciousness/awareness. Union with divinity. The all seeing eye. Shortly after it subsided, I came to realize I had just experienced my first encounter with the Godhead, what the Hindus call Brahman. I did not encounter this on my first journey, but have experienced this in my subsequent trips and would stay in this state for much longer periods.
Of all my trips to this day, the visions that occurred on this day were the most realistic and will forever leave a lasting impression.
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