The Journey began when I realized how disconnected I was to my body (2006). When I learned that life's school was in session but this time within my inner world. I became a student again, where the home work was known as self work, where the exams were known as being present during the unexpected events arising and the internship was the practice of truly living what I have realized and tended to. This has led me into shifting my core studies within the legal field straight into Holistic Studies. Beginning with holistic psychology into sacred plant medicines, Ancient studies of Ayurveda & Chinese Medicine, where it was a journey of study, self healing and wholeness.
Within my personal healing journey and holistic studies, I have witnessed the importance of having a bridge for the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical body. Acknowledging that there wasn't just one approach that can tend to the uniqueness of a living being. Instead, life has given us an opportunity to witness how expansive we are. Where it wasn't just talk therapy or the idea of a pill that will solve it. Instead it was a journey of re-membering ones own existences.
This journey of re-membering has brought me to our ancient ancestors, "The Elements". Re-discovering how they exist deeply within us, guiding me into the study of Elemental Theory through the lens and practice of Tibetan Ayurveda.
I learned how it provided a bridge for the elements and in witnessing the physical holding that one's healing Journey has. Through my study I was reminded to return to my roots, where I traveled throughout South America and continued my path of healing and learning in Peru. Where in 2015, I met mi Maestra Ynes, who received me as a student and deepening my relationship with Abuelita, Ayahuasca a Sacred Amazonian Medicine.
See, my Journey with Psychedelic Medicines began in 2012, where its essences slowly guided me into deeper steps within my healing, my holistic practice and study. I have attended a number of retreats, conferences and courses provided through MAPS, LAPS along with Courses within psychedelics and the body, brain & spirit. Learning and experiencing the importance of integration therapy after one's healing journey with these Power Plants.
Throughout the years of healing and studying sacred plant medicines, in 2017 I began to deepen my understanding and study of Cannabis. Attending the core courses within Oaksterdam University (2018) and the Practitioner Program within Holistic Cannabis Academy. Which provided further research and study on how this sacred plant tends to all of the bodies, from the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual body.
In late 2018, I began to provide Sacred Journeys called "Journey with Canna". Providing the participants the opportunity to learn more of her(b), of Santa Maria. I have witnessed how many had the familiarity of the plant being a stress reliever but then also an escape from what is present. They never thought that there was more to her or even the healing properties that she provides. This was the beginning of sharing the sacredness of an ancient plant and speaking of her Spirit and why she is here with us, today.
In 2019, I was pulled to dive in further within the properties and study of psilocybin "magic mushrooms". I have sat with mushrooms within ceremonial spaces and within solo journeys but this time she wanted me to learn more of its properties and the brain. In January of 2020, I had the opportunity to attend a program on "Psychedelic Integration in Psychotherapy" focused within psilocybin. Providing further in-depth study of a patient's experience and the importance of integration through preparation and post Journeys.
As I continue to research, study and deepening my healing and experiences within this realm of work, I am grateful to say that this field is an on-going journey of learning, healing and embodying.
Many have asked, "What is the purpose of me studying in Peru and journeying within psychedelics." My answer every year continues to shift, because as I continue to bring myself into spaces for my personal healing, I just know that I will continue to follow what pulls me. In this moment, I am here to deepen my relationship by learning more of why these Sacred Medicines have been calling for me and for me to be with it and to see how it speaks to our Spirit and into the cells of our body.
Therefore, I would like to share that when one begins to trail the path of healing and embodiment, this is a path that is truly unknown and I highly recommend for one to walk such path with a guide, a teacher, an elder and/or facilitator. A soul that has trailed this path for sometime, an elder within such field of healing and study. Because as we begin to walk within the depths of ourselves (our cells), we will begin to discover of why our people in the past would under go specific initiations (i.e. Rites of Passage). Rituals that will assist a soul in the transitions within their life stages.
Recently I have completed 7 out of 8 classes within a course study of "An Integrative Appraoch to Psychedelic Therapies and Sacred Plant Medicine" taught by Medical Doctor and Author, Joseph Tafur. A dear medicine brother who is offering throughout the USA and within Latin America, speaking on the art and science of the ancestral spiritual healing and their impacts within psychedelic-assisted therapies.
As I approach the final class of this amazing 8 week course, I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and deepen the study on how these Sacred Plant beings are here to assist us within our healing, our learning and our evolution as a whole.
In the meantime, my Journey continues in re-discoverying my roots within Peru and Cuba, where I have been inspired to provide a holistic approach of balance throughout the US and within Latin America. Providing consultations and discussions online & within group calls (Skype/Zoom) as an option in providing talks and embodiment sessions.
Acknowledging that we are all on journey, that we all are teachers and students, here to inspire one another, and remind each other that YES, WE ALL HAVE A PURPOSE, a GIFT, and an eternal HEART. We are all here to connect with our inner sense of excitement/aliveness and to thrive as human beings and to live our lives within our Highest & Fullest selves.
The Path into Embodiment..
Kati Inez Mesa, Holistic Activist for the People & for the Earth. Providing Talks & Clinics throughout the U.S., South America & Caribbeans.