I did my first kambo session
What is Kambo?
Its an ancient indigenous medicine taken from the venomous amazonian sapo tree frog.
When applied onto the skin kambo activates a radical physical, emotionial and mental cleansing process.
How does it work?
You have 3-5 tiny burns from incense on your skin, just enough to take the top layer off so that the body can absorb the medicine through the skin. This can be done on the arm or ankle and it can leave a slight scar so be mindful of that if it bothers you, when you are deciding where to have it. This is one of the things you decide before you start.
If you have any heart, stroke, major health issues you will probably not be able to try this healing ritual.
So the medicine is administered on top of the 3 areas of skin exposed, you can feel it fairly quickly, it was pleasant for me as my upper body heated up.
It can take up to 10 mins to feel nauseaous.
I never got the sick feeling so I just started drinking pints of water so that you have something to purge when the time comes.
Drink the water, then throw it back up along with anything that is in there.
ou do this over and over for maybe 8-10+ pints the idea is to get down to the bile, which can happen quickly or slowly, no right or wrongs there. Like most things, every experience is different with quite a few variables.
If you dont like being sick then this is not for you, but if you are happy to purge then it can be very powerful, a bit like putting your digestive tract in a washing machine.
It felt to me like I was giving my insides the best clean they have ever had. I wouldnt say I like being sick, but I do like the feeling of peace afterwards. I actually never really felt nauseous at all, I had to use my fingers to stimulate the gag reflex, guided and encouraged by Jen just to keep going until you got the water back up, you need to be prepared to just get on with it. Pour water in, regurgitate it out, repeat until the medicine wears off, around 30 minutes.
There is a dosage to be considered. How much? Jen made this decision for me, it was perfect for the first time. There was no suffering involved just the idea being sick infront of your mate, but funnily enough because it is just water, there is no smell (I had fasted from the night before) or revolting stuff, a bit of blie eventually but water in water out, simples.
Before we started the frog medicine I had rappe.
A tobacco that gets blown up your nose into your sinuses. I have done this several times in S America, but this was wayyyyyyy better.
Jen administered the rappe which stings initially, I had a mild to medium dose of a brand you can get here.
Top quality gear, always the best idea when putting it into your body.Then she read a prayer, it was the nicest prayer I have ever heard, calling in all the energies we need to assist in the healing. We had already discussed my intention for the ceremony, which was simply guide me through this madness and show me clearly what my purpose here is, and please heal all the aches in my body.
I have a strong faith, which has been tested, but I know its the only place I can go to be free. Trust in the process and stay alert for instructions how to navigate these mental waters.
After the prayer I could feel tears running down my face, she played some beautiful music and I just sat with the feeling, putting out my clear intention to heal anything in my body that needed it, Jen talked me through intentions and goals/dreams, it was beautiful.
I was sitting on the sofa for this part, then went down on the floor on a yoga mat to start the frog medicince.
Incense is used to make the marks on the skin, its a tiny sting of no consequence in terms of pain, then that gets wiped off, the medicine was scraped off a stick and 3 wee dots of it were put on top of the areas of prepared skin.
There was a slight stinging and very quickly I started to feel it. I was thinking who the hell thought this one up? Expecting to feel sick I sat, waiting for whatever was going to happen, but only warm nice feelings came. Jen kept checking in with me.
I was a bit surprised that it was pleasant, still expecting to feel sick any moment. But it never happened, I drank the pints of water as directed then purged up, no drama, just an inner cleanse of pretty monumental size.
The frog part took around 25 mins and I was done, when I drank my last pint, it just would not come back up, the body wanted to keep it, so that was it.
Jen is uber intuitive and connected so she was tuning in and letting me know things were releasing. I then felt a bit cold and a tiny bit shaky, no big deal, but I was aware of it.
Jen held the space beautifully, it is very important to do this with someone you completely trust and who can keep you on track.
Aftewards I was tired but calm and very zen. My friends had told me they felt very alert and clear afterwards, but right then I just wanted to lie down and have a gong bath, which is something you will be able to do in the not to distant future.
The morning after I am flying to Malta and writing about this experience.
Would I do it again, most definitely. There are many benefits to it, and unlike other plant medicines there are no trips or hallucinations, it's over and done with before you know it, and the worst thing that can happen is nothing and the best thing can be untold revelations and healing.
Like every protocol that is availble to us on the healing, evolutionary journey, you need to tune in to your intuition and feel if its right for you. Its all about timing, it could be the time or not, only you know.
If like me you like to try everything then this is definitely one for you.
It obviously has an effect on your digestive tract, cleaning, clearing and stimulating bile.
This can kick all the organs into life, reminding them of the jobs they have to do.
So many bodies are stagnant due to our lifestyle, so a reset is the gentle reminder it needs.
Mentally I really enjoyed the process, logically it just made sense, and as always I thought of all the people who could benefit.
One problem people have, even with cold water and coffee enemas, is that they will not even try it. Too far out the comfort zone and possibly no real understanding of the power of these protocols to help our bodies heal, to take the weight off the burden we have put on them, putting our disgust and resistance to the side and just feeling into the fear and letting it go.
Is Kambo for you, I have no idea, but what I do know it almost all of us need healing, if you do not pay attention to your eco system it will stagnate and die. This can take decades but it will happen.
Death, I believe is not to be feared, but having a toxic overburdened body is.
If you do not look after your body, then someone else will have to.
Who is that going to be?
Today 2 days later I feel great and have definitely had clarity and made clean, clear decisions.
I wrote 3 blogs on the plane, stuff was just flowing.
I will be doing this again for sure.
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Huge love and gratitude to the frog, and to all the animals, plants and medicines here to help us wake up.