This is an application for a 7-day dieta. The dieta will be held on our land in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
A dieta is a major step in your life. A journey that is most naturally started by listening to a deep calling from within.
When a deep calling from within is answered in harmony, a dieta can become like a proverbial breeze in your back. A breeze that has the potential to support you over the course of a lifetime. It has the potential to deepen your connection with the forces of the Earth & Spirit. The plants, the animals, the songs, the healings, the teachings, the silence, the Source.
A deepening of your connection to Spirit by weakening your body.
A dieta is like the planting of a seed in your heart. Chiric Sanango will most likely be the Master plant available.
As you will enter into a deep commitment with the Master plant, only you are responsible for that commitment. There will be little handholding on the way.
During the dieta, a few parts of the Yawanawá creation story will be told. These are ancient stories that hold a lot of spiritual force. Listening to them in the space of dieta can open certain doorways in your being.
During the day we will be spending time harvesting the flowers of the Santa Maria plants. So it is good to know that this is a combination of a dieta held in silence, and a gathering that is with people physically working with sacred plants.
If you feel called to spend time in dieta, and work with harvesting the Santa Maria plants, then this could be a beautiful gathering to be part of. We have learned that working with the plants in dieta deepens the connection to the plants in the spiritual realm. We have seen and experienced profound healing, beautiful visions, and a lot of connection and community while tending the plants. They have been a great gift.
The Indigenous people of the Amazon see dietas as a study.
A deeper initiation into the world of the plants, the medicines.
Expanding your capacity for presence.
A dieta is a time of empowerment and stepping more firmly into your true self.
You will bring your own tent and sleeping gear and will sleep in nature, apart from the other people. You will be spending most of the time by yourself, without any electronics or connection with the outside world. The house will not be available for the whole period. It's 100% spending time in nature and with yourself.
A dieta is a very fertile ground to plant seeds for the future. It could be seen as the start of the rest of your life.
We ask you to write a proposal for your dieta. A proposal is like an extended intention, where you write clearly why you want to go into the time of dieta.
Use the space below to write your proposal.