RAPÉ: A TOOL FOR SELF-KNOWLEDGE?
Today, we go from tool to tool motivated by the need to find ourselves. And yes, certainly in a time that is full of noise, pandemics, crises, economic and social breakdown, and one or another climatic effect of global warming, you will need a space of silence to go inside, and above all, to get to know yourself beyond of the beliefs and narratives that have governed your life (and that many may be coming from outside).
Rapé is the main tool we use at Ancestrina. Not only has it allowed us to find a path to compassionate and intuitive self-knowledge, but we have also found multiple benefits with its conscious and respectful use (and not only we say so, but our loving community). Among the benefits of rapé is to silence thoughts, find a moment of very deep introspection, and the most valuable thing in these times, return to the here and now with more strength than ever. Doesn’t that sound like a wonderful tool?
And yes, we know that between tool and tool we can doubt, get lost or even succumb to a kind of Spiritual Evasion that never manages to fill us (in fact I talk about it on our YouTube channel and to see the series of videos you can CLICK HERE ). But I’m not lying when I tell you that this one changed my life, and not only did it change my life, but it connected me more with myself even if it wasn’t love at first sight. I have talked about this story many times and you probably read it at the top of this page… But let’s continue talking about rapé as a tool for self-knowledge.
WHAT IS RAPÉ AND HOW CAN IT BE A TOOL TO GET TO KNOW MYSELF?
Rapé is an alchemy. And although it sounds mystical and esoteric, I insist… It is. This medicine and self-knowledge tool is a mixture of medicinal tobacco (or Nicotiana Rústica ), medicinal plants, resins from sacred trees and ceremonial ashes from the indigenous communities of the Amazon (which is where our rapé comes from). And it is an alchemy because, in addition to undergoing a transformation process in its preparation that unites all the elements, you must also take into account that they are united in their proper measure and in a harmonious way.
And to tell you how rapé can serve as a tool for self-knowledge, I want to summarize its three great benefits (especially on the mental and spiritual level): It will help you concentrate or return to the present moment ; which is ideal for the art of meditation. It will silence your thoughts , and consequently, it will turn off your narratives and limiting beliefs about yourself and reality; that will give you the opportunity to know yourself beyond your thoughts, because I don’t know if you know, but you are not your thoughts. And finally, each of our rapés will act on energy centers and qualities of your being that you need to explore or strengthen; In this way, you will open yourself to recognize what you need and what you need to do to heal your physical, emotional and spiritual wounds.