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Do you always have to vomit during Ayahuasca?

July 30, 2020

When people think about Ayahuasca, they often think that purging is always part of the experience. But this is definitely not true! Not everyone has to vomit during their Ayahuasca experience. I would say that 50% of the participants have to purg, and the other half do not. Another thing is that purging in a Ceremony is not the same as when you’re ill. It’s a different experience. It helps you to release, to let go and to go deeper. A lot of people experience purging during a Ceremony even as comforting!

The Healing Medicine

Ayahuasca is an healing medicine. It’s not something you do for fun. It’s serious business. And for most people it’s a life-changing experience. When people want to do Ayahuasca for the first time, I recommend them to do 2 days in a row. That’s because many times the first Ceremony is all about cleaning up and also throwing up.

Cleaning to Open Up

There are several reasons why it can be that you have to vomit during an Ayahuasca Ceremony. It can be that your body has to be cleansed before you can open the portals that lead you deeper inside for the experience that you need. Your body is not used to go that deep. When you purg, you raise your frequency and you open up your consciousness and your true potential.


It can also be the case that you have difficulties to surrender, that you want to be in control. The purging can help you to surrender. You throw up to surrender to the medicines. Sometimes people are fighting against the medicines, against their journey, because they want to stay in control. They are fighting until they finally throw up and in so many cases people have after the vomiting they have the most wonderful experience they could ever imagine.

Doing Healing Work

But one of the most important reasons for purging during an Ayahuasca Ceremony is because you are doing healing work. We all are carrying trauma. Even if you’re not aware of it. There have been moments in your life, when you could not express the emotions that you were feeling at that moment. Ayahuasca can lead you back, into your past and let you re-experience these events. The emotions of these past experiences are still stuck in your body and by throwing up, you can heal this and let go of it forever. This could have to do with a trauma from the past, certain behavior or even addictions. It can also be the case that you have blockages in your system and therefore you can’t love yourself enough. And by releasing these blockages you can love yourself more.

Other Ways of Releasing

The energy can also choose another way to clean the body or release emotions. In that case it could be that you suddenly have to go to the toilet. It can also be that you sweat a lot during your experience or that strong breathing is helping you. In all cases these things occur to help you to clean and/or release.

Don’t be Scared to Throw Up

I would really like to point out to you, that you don’t have to be scared to come to an Ayahuasca Ceremony because of the vomiting that could be part of your experience. Purging is just a moment. Many participants say it is such a relieve to purge during an Ayahuasca Ceremony. And they feel they can release something and they feel just wonderful. So, you don’t have to be scared for throwing up. And remember, it’s good to choose the path where you fear is, because when you go beyond your fear, is exactly the place where you set yourself free.


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