Beyond the Whirlwind

Accelerated Spiritual Development Process Work for Regular Humans

The Whirlwind: Zach and Meghan’s Process

Personal Spiritual Development Journals Return: The Whirlwind of Accelerated Learning, Healing and Unconditional Love

Sharing the Process Back in the day when I spent five years in the Amazon undergoing my Ayahuasca shamanic apprenticeship, one of the clearest messages I ever received was that one of the areas I can be of most support to people on similar journeys was to simply share...

Crumbling Massive Structures: Co-Dependence and Femininity

Man, sometimes it's hard to fathom how these processes work. But they do. If you want the background as to how the Universe set this space up, click HERE.   My Judgements on "Femininity"   So the pieces that I had gotten so far in this round of processing...

Two Sides of the Training Coin: Spiritual Development and Shamanic Apprenticeship

The spiritual development/shamanic apprenticeship pace has been moving at a speed I’d only experienced while living in Peru in active Ayahuasca ceremony. But for a person who is in a life purpose apprenticeship, the training never stops. It takes twists and turns,...

Healing Core Beliefs (and new techniques we are learning!)

Alright - here's my energetic nerd-out. I'm going into detail about the actual spiritual development techniques we're using along the way here (many are new to me - coming in on direct intuitive and higher self feeds). So this is long, but if you're into this work, I...

The Impact of Deep-Seated Insecurity and Body Image Constructs

To see from the beginning of this partnering process, click HERE Judgement and Communication Since my mega-purge and Zach's love ceremony, so much has continued to shift over the last couple weeks that it's hard to keep up with. Some of the most important pieces that...

“Linked Spirits”: Zach’s Perspective

Written by Zach Link   The Search for Connection All my life, I have been searching for something to tell me I was good enough: to value me, to satisfy me, to guide me, to help me, to protect me, to see me, to love me. Something larger than myself. Surely, there...

Let There Be Greg

Zach recounts his experience as the victim of a violent hate crime, and in turn what was created subconsciously to protect him…

These Things I’ll Never Say

Zach’s first big emotional purge, triggered by an unruly child (and guess what roots it hit?)

Accelerated Spiritual Development Articles

Accelerated Spiritual Development Language and Concept Toolkit

Those of us who work in plant medicine often have a focus on spiritual development. But what does that mean exactly? Even for those who don't work in Ceremony or apprenticeship, the process is the same (just accelerated by intent, other modalities and plant work.)...

The Impact of Deep-Seated Insecurity and Body Image Constructs

To see from the beginning of this partnering process, click HERE Judgement and Communication Since my mega-purge and Zach's love ceremony, so much has continued to shift over the last couple weeks that it's hard to keep up with. Some of the most important pieces that...

Healing Core Beliefs (and new techniques we are learning!)

Alright - here's my energetic nerd-out. I'm going into detail about the actual spiritual development techniques we're using along the way here (many are new to me - coming in on direct intuitive and higher self feeds). So this is long, but if you're into this work, I...

Two Sides of the Training Coin: Spiritual Development and Shamanic Apprenticeship

The spiritual development/shamanic apprenticeship pace has been moving at a speed I’d only experienced while living in Peru in active Ayahuasca ceremony. But for a person who is in a life purpose apprenticeship, the training never stops. It takes twists and turns,...

Crumbling Massive Structures: Co-Dependence and Femininity

Man, sometimes it's hard to fathom how these processes work. But they do. If you want the background as to how the Universe set this space up, click HERE.   My Judgements on "Femininity"   So the pieces that I had gotten so far in this round of processing...

Is the Blind Spot of Spiritual Arrogance Slowing Our Process?

What is Spiritual Arrogance? I know - the scary, sensitive, defense-producing sound of the word arrogance (especially when it's aimed at us.) Add 'spiritual' in front of it, and many of us are defending the truth of who we are at all cost, down to the very core of our...

Internal Struggle of Women: Lilith vs Eve

Let me begin by saying, I am in no way, shape or form a Christian scholar. I am the quintessential "spiritual not religious" type who looks for Spirit in everything, where I believe it always exists. The interesting parts of the Lilith and Eve story is how I see it...

Ayahuasca Emotional Purging (After Ceremony and at Home)

Ayahuasca Emotional Purging One of the first things people thing of when it comes to Ayahuasca ceremony is the purging: the best friend/worst enemy puke bucket, the toilet paper rolls for inevitable eye and nose faucets, the exact path to be taken to the bathroom if...

Ayahuasca Spiritual Development vs a Spiritual Experience in Ceremony – What is the Difference?

Do you know the difference between Ayahuasca spiritual development and having a spiritual experience in ceremony? It's very important, and makes all the difference as to what changes in your world.   Which Track Are You On?   As the Ayahuasca Shamanic...

Ego Work: The Protector of our Deepest Fears

*Originally published in 2011, then updated in 2014 and 2019 Ego Work   Not claiming to be the guru of ego work (lol that would be ironic!) So if any piece of this does not resonate, apply, or you just totally disagree, don’t use it. I’m not claiming to have a...

Meghan’s Ayahuasca Shamanic Apprenticeship in the Amazon

Coca Leaf Reading in the Andes

Please Note... These Ayahuasca Apprenticeship Journals are a compilation of actual journal entries (edited for readability), blogs, and experiences during my time in Peru and in the States beginning in 2007. Everything written is done so with as much integrity and...

First Journey to Peru: Unknowingly Headed Towards Ayahuasca Shamanic Apprenticeship

Pre-Peru Journey The month leading up to Peru I was a mess. A total mess. I had gained back almost half of the 30 lbs I had lost on the raw vegan detox, I was eating fast food, drinking, smoking, my room was in shambles, my heart was aching over lost romance…all in...

First Ayahuasca Ceremony: The Holy Shit Hour

Preparing for my first Ayahuasca ceremony   Well by now I was thoroughly excited and properly nervous for my first Ayahuasca ceremony in the Peruvian Amazon. We had been mulling over all day what this mysterious vine and plant/tree combination called Ayahuasca...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #2-5: Life Has Changed Forever

The Morning After First Ayahuasca Ceremony The morning after my first Ayahuasca ceremony, I was groggy and felt like a thousand pounds had been heaved from my stomach (that may be an accurate estimate.) I couldn't even think about eating. Yet I felt even better still....

Ayahuasca Ceremony #6: In the Village of the Shamans

Invited to the Shamans' Village? On the last day of the Ayahuasca program, the Buddhist women in the group comes up to me. "Hey Meghan, so I hear you're coming to the shamans' village with us after the program." Huh?  "What? I don't know what you're talking about." I...

Post-Ayahuasca Crash (No Magic Pills)

Post-Ayahuasca Crash I felt so connected to my true self after working in Ayahuasca ceremony. Like nothing could touch me - I'd seen myself and my truth and everything else would just - align. I didn't expect a post-Ayahuasca crash. What I was not prepared for was my...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #7-11: First Emotional Purge

Return to the Amazon After my initial entrance into the world of Ayahuasca Medicine (see Ayahuasca Ceremony #1: The Holy Shit Hour), I had immediately booked another ticket to get back as soon as possible, running on the intuition that I may forget what I learned...

Falling Fast Towards Ayahuasca Shamanic Apprenticeship and Love

Catching Real Feelings   So Luco and I had ten days in between groups at the Ayahuasca center. We'd finished one, and I'd pre-paid two more (not cheap either!) Ten days of actually having the opportunity to explore whether there was something real there, or this...

Formally Begin Ayahuasca Apprenticeship

Back to the Village We got back to the village, my first time in over six months, and I felt different. I felt like a person in actual Ayahuasca apprenticeship. Plus, I was now unofficially seeing Luco. That brought up a whole slew of other emotions and...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #12: Jealousy Builds

New Old Friends Jealousy has been a major problem in my life. It's rooted in deep insecurity, and something I haven't been able to even manage well, much less heal it. It could be a problem here. We met the Buddhist woman (who had been in my first group and come to...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #13: Jealousy Purges

Building the House So the construction of the house was underway, and Luco was constantly gone during day working on it. We had gotten the website up (planning to open in a few months) and were beginning to make plans with potential visitors. Having the Beautiful Girl...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #14-19/Plant Diet #1: The Reality of Village Life Sets in

Hard Intro into the Reality of Village Life We had heard rumors that a couple we knew from the program would be coming back. We headed back to Iquitos to find out. "Hi!" A warm reunion between Luco and the three of us ensued. Apparently they would be out here about a...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #20: Village Gossip Brews a Storm

Village Gossip Begins to Brew So the Boyfriend (ex now?) and the Spunky One had been visiting for weeks and dealt with the village parents "presenting" their adult daughters to him competitively as the pair had broken up (see The Reality of Village Life Sets In)....

Searching for the Truth

Another Blow It was a relief getting back to the US and out of the drama for a little while. It was difficult as people continuously complemented me on how physically and energetically lighter and more attractive I had become. It was hard with my mixed feelings...I...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #35: Apprenticeship Rite of Passage Initiation

Commence Rite of Passage Integrity Test I had a game plan - needing to find out the truth. I was going to go on acting like everything was normal, and when I got there, present an option to Luco which will show me his true feelings. Then I would strategically keep...

Hindsight from the Future (2012)

Hindsight from 2012 Reading over that story in hindsight (years after I wrote it) made me laugh out loud at parts. It was so insanely intense at the time - maybe the hardest thing I've ever done. But now, after four years of Medicine and experience, it blows my mind...

Reaching New Levels of Understanding/Transcending My Teachers

Reaching New Levels of Understanding So it's been awhile since I posted. I have been back from Peru for a couple of months now, getting ready to return and launch the Infinite Light program soon. New levels are coming, as well as the beginnings of transcending my...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #180-184: Purging the Western Consciousness

Working on Purging the Western Consciousness Wow time is so crazy ... in some ways I feel like I just began my apprenticeship...the deeper I go, the bigger the picture gets. All the way to purging the Western Consciousness (well, chunks of it anyway). At the same...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #185/Plant Diet #5: The Hardest Ayahuasca Purge So Far…

Shamanic Diet - Leading to my Hardest Ayahuasca Purge so Far... Wow has it really only been two weeks since that last post? It seriously feels like a lifetime ago. It's a time-warp in the Medicine. And I'm warning you right now, words cannot do this thing justice....

Ayahuasca Ceremony #190: Breaking Through Insecurity

Not Done with the Emotional Purge Wow. Wow wow wow. Okay let me start at the beginning of this week, and try not to jump ahead! This is longer, but more stuff happened, so what can I do? 🙂 I'm doing what I previously thought impossible since it was so deeply rooted -...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #191/Uchu Sanango Diet #2: Know When it is Time to Walk

Uchu-Sanango Diet So this round in Iquitos I did the same things as I did before, but I felt like a million bucks doing it with all that energy gone and the ego perspective not messing with my mind. I was so ready for another Sanango diet! I had no idea I'd be faced...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #197: Observing Ayahuasca Apprenticeship Pitfalls

Ayahuasca Apprenticeship Pitfalls (to name a couple) While nearing the 200 ceremony mark, it has been extremely interesting and beneficial to me to finally see others get into longer term work in the Medicine. Until now, I only had myself to compare myself to. I'm...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #203: Shedding the Serpent Skin

Blind Spots of Control I think I'm ready to shed the serpent's skin. The last group was unbelievable for me. I had been holding the intention since I got back, to level out the energy after a turbulent growth period (it basically leveled out on its own as soon as the...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #207: Money Ego Judgement, Abilities Rise

Updates The last group was slow and steady. No blind leaps off rocky cliffs, no last minute dares out of moving traffic, no endless battle between my heart and ego. Just unfolding, unraveling, unlearning. A natural, smooth process of blooming, becoming, beyond. The...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #211/Plant Diet #6 with Crystals: Belief Systems Popping Loose like Weak Rubberbands

Belief Systems Popping Loose Wow things are really fun right now. Purging can be so cool once the heavy, confusing shit no longer clouds my beautiful mind:) I can't believe how time STRETCHED so wide and deep during a quick ten days. Gotta love smashing a belief...

Gossip Sucks

Gossip Sucks Gossip sucks. No one claims to like or be a part of, and is most of the time considered a very superficial, annoying part of life. I have come to understand how dark, sneaky, and serious this little energy can be. First of all, it is viral. It finds a...

Holier Than Thou Pushes Anger to the Edge

Nature of Relationship It's been an emotionally eventful couple of weeks. Since the last post about gossip (which, though I'm happy I wrote it, did have an ego trigger in there) stuff has been churning up from the underground about all kind of things, grabbing the...

Riding the Tide into Heart Wounds

Heart Wounds It's amazing how quickly the blindside can slam you. Just when you settle into a nice, comfortable place...BAM! This is the life on an accelerated path. I'm not sure if I would pick this style each time - maybe next lifetime I'll live on the beach...

Another Wave – SOOO Done with Annoying Defense Mechanisms!

Heart Wound Purging vs Defense Mechanisms Alright so there was another round of that last purge, but on a deeper level this time. With the wound extracted from Paul, I was able to handle getting even farther down the fear hole, hitting areas so vulnerable I hadn't...

Large-Scale Heart Purge/Relationship Training

Heart Purge and Relationship Training What a whirlwind! This heart-purge/relationship training was no joke. I've since learned that this has been a large-scale phenomenon (prep for 2012?) and it is nice to know I'm not alone. So as this cycle comes to completion, it's...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #216/Plant Diet #7 with Crystals: Substances

Shamanic Diet God it feels good to be back in the Medicine, and coming back to my real self after that monster of a purge. Most of the emotional volcano was complete before I left, now we're just sweeping up some energies and allowing the new (true self) belief...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #221/Plant Diet #8: Cement Layers of US Consciousness Cracking

This has been one of the biggest breakthrough sessions I've experienced so far. So much of the three month heart purge at home, plus first session all building and leading up to this. I have a whole new perspective on the concept of longing. Doubt purges are...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #225/Plant Diet #8: Do What it Takes

Who am I, Why am I Here, and am I Willing to do What it Takes? I've been back to the US for a little over a week, and things are still rolling like crazy. I don't even know where to start this blog because so much has happened since the last one, but here goes...

Rebelling Against Myself

Emergency Road Trip What can I say? I'm in an experience, for sure. Had a little last breath spin out on Catalyst boy for a minute, but it kind of fizzled down as that purge seems to be coming to completion. I'm developing the freedom to choose. It all came to a head...

Six-Month Collective Consciousness Purge Completion: A Humble Wow

Long-ass Process to Collective Consciousness Purge Completion Yes, I know it's a boring, direct kind of title. But it's true. It's been a few weeks since it finally came to completion of this collective consciousness purge, thank f'cking God. That was one of the...

The Layer Above My Soul: New Relationship, Old Triggers

New Relationship, Old Triggers I know it's been forever since I posted. Sometimes when I'm in the whirlwind, I can't see straight enough to form actual, coherent words. Until I can see it, I obviously can't articulate it. But here we are, in the midst of deep...

Ayahuasca Ceremony #230: Time to Fly (Releasing Fear of Failure)

How Much Fear of Failure Do I Have? Wow. As I begin to emerge from the little cocoon I've been resting in, I'll be curious to see how it shows up; the integration of major foundational movement in Peru, plus application back in the US. And now it's on. It's up to me...

Zach’s Corner

 

Let There Be Greg

Zach recounts his experience as the victim of a violent hate crime, and in turn what was created subconsciously to protect him…

“Linked Spirits”: Zach’s Perspective

Written by Zach Link   The Search for Connection All my life, I have been searching for something to tell me I was good enough: to value me, to satisfy me, to guide me, to help me, to protect me, to see me, to love me. Something larger than myself. Surely, there...

Who Are These Two Humans?

Meghan Shannon Elder

Meghan Shannon Elder

Accelerated Spiritual Development Instructor and Shamanic Medicine Worker

After a two year intensive spiritual development training program with Iyanla Vanzant, Meghan spent five years in the Amazon studying with Ayahuasca shamans. She currently lives in the DC area (is also a sign language interpreter in DC), and is still human AF. She loves to share this process because it is a GAME CHANGER. Visit her Ayahuasca-focused sister site, www.beyondtheceremony.com, or follow her on Instagram @beyond_meghan by clicking this box

Zack Link

Zack Link

Accelerated Spiritual Development Apprentice

After being outed as a teenager within his small religious community in the south, Zach went to college to try to “pray the gay away”, only to accept his true self through trial by fire as a gay man. He’s into gaming, learning languages (also works as a sign language interpreter in DC), and sharing this process with others. Human AF. Follow him @zachshalack by clicking this box.

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Let There Be Greg

Zach recounts his experience as the victim of a violent hate crime, and in turn what was created subconsciously to protect him…

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“Linked Spirits”: Zach’s Perspective

Written by Zach Link   The Search for Connection All my life, I have been searching for something to tell me I was good enough: to value me, to satisfy me, to guide me, to help me, to protect me, to see me, to love me. Something larger than myself. Surely, there...

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