Like I explained in the video what one needs for comfort is completely up to the individual. I just know now that I'd have done well with my own blanket, a body pillow or at least some type of cushion to lie down on and something to hydrate with, like coconut water. I was sure to bring tissue, which was needed because I surely cried a river and had to blow my nose constantly. I had some natural repellent, which was absolutely needed because, hello random jungle insects & mosquitos. And a couple of my fave crystals for comfort. It would've also been nice to have some fruit or nuts to snack on in the morning, and probably my toothbrush and natural toothpaste to brush my teeth after it was all over the next day. Fortunately, for me I went straight back to the comfort of my apartment the next morning. But to be safe, just pack whatever you'd need on an overnight or weekend trip and that should cover all the bases.
Your Moon Cycle
If you're a lady who menstruates, it would be a good idea to inform your shaman or facilitator(s) that you are cycling. It's not typically a problem, but you just want people to be aware to look after you, and maybe adjust your dose if they deem it necessary.
The first few days after my ceremony were a shock to my entire system. I couldn't concentrate on external stuff very well. Everything was super cerebral and inward feeling. I could hardly stand to be outside in the sun, or absorb loud sounds from traffic, smells were repugnant, and I deeply felt all of my senses. It was almost unbearable. It passed within a few days or so, but I had to do a LOT of grounding and being in nature helped with this tremendously. Here I am talking about my experience on IG.
Do your research on your shaman and group. Having a shaman and guides who are experienced is pivotal, because you never know what will come up for you emotionally during ceremony. So, having a compassionate, supportive community around you to safely guide you through is everything.
Have you experienced any sacred ceremonies in your travels? If so, where and when? Do tell!!!