The Iboga Ceremony represents the physical engagement with the medicine, but the true beginning to the process is the day a commitment is made. Preparation is a valuable aspect to the journey, creating momentum and a connection with nature.















The Iboga Ceremony represents the physical engagement with the medicine, but the true beginning to the process is the day a commitment is made. Preparation is a valuable aspect to the journey, creating momentum and a connection with nature.


Self-Inquiry


IbogaJourney offers guidance for all who reach out. Committed, considering, or simply curious. Jeremy and Deena are available to share their combined experience working with close to 700 guests. The first step is to connect by email, then the following consultation will be by phone. Once a commitment to ceremony is made, there is a shift. The same forces that lead people to Iboga begin preparing them as well, but there needs to be a level of receptivity.The senses are numbed with distraction, so the practice of awareness is the best place to start. Eating, habits, relationships, family and work all have hidden teachings as unconscious patterns are revealed. Bring awareness to life and watch the subtle patterns emerge. It’s always a great benefit to ask, ‘What is the message in this pattern?’ This helps to add intentions for working with Iboga. Self-inquiry is an essential part of reaching a clear expression of these intentions.
This inward process demands patience and stillness, but with practice and IbogaJourney’s guidance, the focal point of the journey will emerge.


Journaling and free-writing are helpful exercises for self-investigation, to help clarify where priorities are. In this writing, we dare to express deep aspirations, possible life improvements, wounds that need healing and talents to fully manifest. Over time, go back and forth from simply watching life with awareness to clarifying direction with journaling. By taking time away, insight can be gained from what was previously written.
It is important to give time to absorb the underlying issues. By regularly reading over writings, different points may show as actually belonging to the same theme or pattern. This is a valuable method, but understand there is no right or wrong here. Its more about dedication to the inquiry. Open to truth no matter how it may reveal itself.

The Calling



Even before the ceremony, Iboga has a strong influence. Synchronicity becomes obvious and dreams may bring forth memorable messages. Situations will arise that show precisely the emotional blocks one carries. The medicine will illuminate weak points, resistances and the belief systems still held on to. While things may seem more difficult as the ceremony approaches, it is merely an opportunity to focus on what is to be shed and what is to be enhanced.
Allow whatever challenges that arise to just be as they are. Awareness of them is the key. In this case, difficulties and failures are a good sign that transcendence is near. Allow these challenging emotions to play themselves out. All the while, watching and observing how intentions are connected to this. Many guests have found that this simple preparatory recommendation has led to the shedding of layers far before the ceremony.



Start Now


In this process of inner reflection, life becomes the guru. There are countless opportunities to shed and grow. A jovial attitude will assist in this, as seriousness can weigh heavy. Inner kindness and sincerity allow for forgiveness of oneself and others. Take time to digest all situations and make space to breathe through them. One of most potent ways to do this work is on a meditative forest walk. Best done alone, without a phone or device.
The resonance of nature’s balance inspires remembering of the balance within. Walk with every sense fully aware, taking in the entire field of energy. The mind may wander out of presence, but constantly check back in to what is immediate and now. On every walk, this will become easier. It is also important to prepare physically. Stay active and


exercise. If overactive, incorporate rest. For diet, nothing strict is required. The most important thing is to become aware of what feels best. Digestion, energy, sleep, weight and so on. Everyone is different. Some general guidelines are to limit the consumption of caffeine, processed foods, chemicals and refined sugars. All guests must be free of drugs, pharmaceuticals and alcohol. The required time is determined in consultations.

Integration



IbogaJourney’s commitment extends far beyond ceremony. Jeremy and Deena are always available for post-integration work by email or phone. Iboga leaves a powerful resonance, but this frequency is only part of what leads to realization of our intentions.
Integration following the ceremony helps to accommodate a higher vibration and frees us from challenging settings or circumstances. A hasty return to obstacles and decisions is counter-productive. An easeful schedule afterward is important to experience oneself anew.
Plenty of rest and epsom salt baths are a great asset. Salt continues the movement outward of old energies, toxins and blockages freed up in the session. Time should be taken each day for reflection on the ceremony. Journaling, meditation and yoga are effective methods to

maintain a connection. Spend as much time as possible in the forest; it is amazing how the trees quiet the mind. The body will require nourishment. We share many diet recommendations in our closing circle, but this can be very unique to each person. Iboga can challenge beneficial flora in the gut, so probiotics should be taken before breakfast for the first week after the session. As the digestive system has been cleaned out, a diet free of processed foods and chemicals should be adopted following ceremony. Eat often, and in smaller portions.
Life will not stop challenging, so if old patterns or habits is creep back, remain poised and confident. Resistance or blame will only feed it. It helps only to recognize it, smile at it, and smile inward. Often things are taken far too seriously, fueling drama and conflict. On the contrary, whatever is happening, keep light and laugh. Humour helps to make things relative and place them in a better perspective.



I feel myself getting better every day. Iboga has given me hope again.
James, Alaska