An overarching intention with facilitating this ceremony is to help you change and expand your life in some shape, manner, or form. One’s diet prior to ceremony is an important facet of the entire ceremonial experience. The word “diet" actually comes from the Greek word “diaita,” which means “way of life.” What we are asking of you prior to ceremony is to change your way of life; from the food that you consume to the activities that you participate in, the people that you surround yourself with, and the media that you absorb. Ceremony begins before ceremony begins, and it starts with choosing to treat yourself, your body, your mind, your heart, and your spirit in a more loving, nurturing, nourishing way. Please follow the dietary guidelines listed here below. While you are encouraged to follow them for 2 weeks or more before entering ceremony, it is only required that you adhere to them for 7 days prior (or 72 hours for a few specific things listed below). These guidelines are in place for your safety and wellbeing, the comfort of your body and mind, and the ease of the sacraments to work through you deeply and effortlessly.
If you are absolutely unwilling to follow the dietary guidelines leading into ceremony, then this experience is not for you at this time. We understand that it can be difficult, foreign, and thus stressful to change your daily habits - and that is one of the reasons that we hold this gathering. If you are going to refuse to fully step into this preparation, then we kindly ask that you do not plan to attend this immersion.
How we prep for ceremony can determine how much we are able to take away from the immersion. The more that we put into setting ourselves up for a successful, profound, life-changing experience, the more enrichment we will receive from it. Trust the process, lean into your discomforts, and do something different. You will not regret it.
Challenge yourself with this. Pre-ceremony dieting can be incredibly life-changing by itself and if we really think about it, it is a decision to act in healthier ways in several different aspects of your life. There is only benefit to choosing into healthy practices.
The Greek word for diet is diaita which actually translates as "a way of life." Please remember that the less tangible parts of the ceremony diet are just as important as the food requirements. Who you choose to share energies with, where you choose to spend time, the content that you choose to consume via social media, television, the radio, etc., are all aspects of the diet. What vibration does your "way of life" carry? In saying that, if any of these dietary requirements conflict with any specific health needs of yours, please discuss those with us in order to discern if they can be accommodated.
Please reach out to us if these guidelines go against any personal dietary needs that you have.
While we are not automatically exclusionary when it comes to dietary mishaps, there are parts of the diet that are important and required when it comes to maintaining a healthy and safe space with medicine work. Our number one priority is the safety of our guests. Reach out if you need support with this.
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