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Are you a servant or a provider? An injunction into those who put themselves in a position of offering Iboga.
Iboga's great injunction and subsequent efficacy in assuming the position of a tool from which aspirants may resolve dis ease resultant of imbalance in both psychological and physical energies in the body is to be certain a deeply involved spiritual process thousands of years old and the ultimate study of self in service to god as the practice of Bwiti through the masterfully divine Iboga.
With this being said, it is fast becoming of the utmost importance as moderns seek out Iboga's capacity of solving problems derived of mental and psychosomatic origins or generally a want to fulfill a desire for self awareness, for us to revisit and ask more questions of how Iboga is offered within the west and modernity today.
It has become apparent that adaptations and watered down forms of Bwiti practice are commonplace within the world of Iboga and its offerings. Through its retreats and its "providers" we are experiencing fragmentary teachings that are in contradiction to Bwiti practice and we must assume economic wants have had a lot to do with such cavorting from truth.
We will start with visiting the concept of Iboga 'provider' as we see it today and pose serious questions around its appropriate exactness according to Bwiti rites, community understandings and spiritual developments within a destination such as Gabon. Firstly, there exists no such concept of 'provider' in Bwiti teachings. If one desires to learn Bwiti teachings one starts with initiation. Please excuse the simplifications that will follow, Bwiti teachings and history are of deep spirit and therefore oral in tradition reserved for those undertaking the servitude to God by directing oneself to the practice which can only be experienced by an individual chosen of and by the self to develop connections to spirit.
A relationship is required through initiation to unfold organically within a community in somewhere like Gabon and a subsequent surrendering to a teacher ensues, this teacher being energetically aligned to your particular spiritual roots and having formed a spiritual understanding of your personhood. The community and spiritual forces act to form appropriate visions around your future development. This development in reality never ends and years of constantly experiencing intense psychological conditioning and rites according to inseparable processes that are Bwiti to achieve status. Bwiti music, rites and Iboga are exactly why Iboga works and has strong protection for suitors wanting liberation and or transformation. Long story short, there exists no traditional understanding involving someone who has trained to provide Iboga medicine to someone with individual wants of resolution. Bwiti doesn't have this system and anyone offering this system is not following tradition and represents a mere fragment of the inseparable process of Iboga generated by its frequencies of music, rites and medicine. It simply does not exist. If we seek Iboga, we must find someone who has been through the correct initiations and training of which we speak here. The person is imbibed by spirit because spirit cannot be paid for, it can only be developed through the exact traditions and overseen by tutelage that does not place economic exactness upon spirit. If one claims to be able to train someone in a few months for a monetary figure without the relationships outlined, serious questions must be asked of this source. This serves to reduce, fragmentize, homogenize and hierarchize an ancient wisdom that is whole, exact and purposeful and one where none of its elements ever existed separate or apart.
To be healed is to be whole, a process that has separated wholeness and offers healing is compromised. Iboga is a spiritual healer, it is our connection to god, it is above and beyond what cannot be obtained by ego driven purpose or a desire to be economically advanced and materially orientated. To be economically driven firstly is to lose one's vision, spirit removes visions through the willingness of the mercurial. There is no university degree in Bwiti and Iboga. If we offer Iboga, it comes through deep ongoing training within tradition and spiritually advanced connection overseen by the highest level teachers who have never broken the seal of their tradition. You are not a provider, you are a servant to god. A conduit to the spirit world, a psychic conductor, a magnet that helps draw negative force.
This is not a pretty world of self importance, this servitude is not light work, shadow work, transformational life coach work, so called provider training that can be paid for and not experienced, this is deep and intense psychological conditioning that no dollar buys, totally experiential and cannot be fabricated. Spirit will only work as deep as the healer understands themselves to be capable and this is why we have traditional systems that are what Iboga is, that is what Bwiti is. To train the servant according to how Iboga works. One must come to realisation through training and completely now that we create our experience and consciously choose thought to physically experience reality with each man and woman being completely volitional and insurmountable by any other. To be controlled to an illusion and control is a delusion.
Further, we must ask serious questions of the modern plant medicine movement and its maladjusted, contrived efforts to expand plant medicines scope through economically driven perspectives. Self importance drives this movement, ego dispenses its activity and we are what we eat and we eat the spirit contained within the medicine that the medicine has taken on. The medicines take on intent, purpose and reflections of those designing the outcomes and without protection when applied through a imperious ego driven propensity to succeed, we are all at risk of making inseparable traditions of something like Iboga vulnerable to a new paradigm of change where the aspirants do not see that they have created what Iboga now does because they are too literal and without the deep understandings necessary to protect themselves or Iboga and therefore experience that they are the very ones creating reality through Ibogas intent to make one see this very function.
Never before has it been this paramount, that we see and seek out the correct traditions of Iboga before this movement of money driven egocentric non visionary and non traditionalist forms of Bwiti inadvertently damage what is the primary function of all through Iboga, that we are gods in training, serving god, seeing that we are creators without beginning and end with all in nature simultaneously.
This cannot be done by anything other than the frequencies of Bwiti, the true initiation and rites which build our connections with spirit, our understanding that these systems are eternal, corrective, designed by Iboga and man together in spirit outside of time and should not be bastardised into saleable processes such as integration, preparation, breathwork, gift stores or makeshift villages that serve to control and protect one's self importance and validate and justify ones material gain through money. If we go outside of he spiritual sytem we have done so bcause one has nt understood that they are the system. That Bwiti is them. You water down and make paletable because of ego and this shows a lack of vigilance in being diligent with your conscious though which promotes spirit. Nothing of truth can come of this and primarily, the new practices will now dwindle and sever our deep connections to ancestral worlds that can truly guide us to safety during these times of descending knowledge. Know that it is with humble intent and hearts and ears open that Ikara and Bwiti Canada walk together in servitude to spirit, to get out of the way of that which blocks Ibogas great healing efficacy by walking its traditions as they were intended. Iboga is our connection to god, Bwiti is the study of its understanding and we are the creators to its service.
We greatly encourage and welcome people to ask and pose more questions, to seek out deep sources of Bwiti understandings and offer these links willingly. There exists an endless consciousness cirriculum from which we can learn truth.
Our healing as people is driven by the self, we seek to allow space that frees up Iboga to work, to let go to its spirit connection and experience love as human co-creators.
The time has come to walk the path of the tradition as it was intended and do away with the distractions to our healing. Holidays, activities, pretty images, hop ups and modern takes on things like microdosing and modern perspectives on Iboga are in the way of Iboga and Bwiti. We come first. Bwiti. Ngondet nadipuma. Black Panther and beyond. This is not a sentimental traditionalist perspective a a collectivist would have it, rather, it is what it has to be for us to remain in contact with the correct ancestory. We welcome all questions of the traditions, we walk in the deepest intent of truth derived from the practice of letting go of spirit. The neverending service of paying attention and not reacting to that which is deemed good or bad.That which is beyond polarity in understanding of creation as Servants to god. Ikara Black Panther Nzengho.
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