Why Grandma’s Chicken Soup tastes better than Ayahuasca

If we are tired of the way things are but aren’t sure how to approach change, we can call a friend and get drunk, ask Siri questions about how to live a happier life or find a therapist. If the therapist is busy we can always book an Ahayusca retreat or visit a grandmother. When my grandmother was still alive, I always opted for this. A long ago, I came to an understanding that my grandmother’s chicken soup was more therapeutic than counseling and unquestionably tastier than Ayahuasca. The invisible essence of love was always present in that chicken soup for my soul. Opening the doors of her charming kitchen filled with rosemary, garlic, and feelings of affection was like entering into a heavenly gate. No matter what was happening in my life, I always felt at home, gracefully grounded, and nourished in that kitchen. My grandma with her healthiest outlook on life already knew that whatever is done with love, is done well. Sometimes the words that moved us the most are the smallest or the quietest words. Her favorite quote is that everyone creates their own weather inside. She also made sure to constantly tell me to wear a sweater just in case. Now, her life advice is priceless to me. In my heart, homemade chicken soup cooked by any loving mother or grandmother anywhere in the world will be more beneficial than ayahuasca ever could be. As a result, whenever I need a magical cure, I always make my grandmother’s chicken soup. I attempted to duplicate the taste thousands of times; it’s still far from the original, but it doesn’t make me puke into a bucket. Please, don’t get me wrong about the benefits of psychedelics. Miraculous healing occurs for some – although psychedelics don’t do the healing work for us. Through them, we are shown the work that needs to be done. If interested, please read my article Psychedelics as Catalysts of Spiritual Development. In a nutshell, any heart-centered therapy that is most in line with human nature is always the best in my opinion. People go to therapy for all kinds of reasons. There is no recipe for healing that suits all cases. The shoe that fits one person pinches another. Perhaps one did not need to be loved so much as to be understood. Some clients, want the therapist to just acknowledge their trauma, their pain, and their sadness. They just want to be heard, validated, and loved in the most basic form of love, but so many therapists won’t do that. It’s too simple. It’s too human.  Yes,  if we can’t feel ordinary love, we cannot reach any higher. Most therapists are somehow lost in the translation of life and forget that attention is the most basic form of love. By paying attention, we let ourselves be touched by life, and our hearts naturally become more open, alive, and engaged. The power of the mind is not the same as the power of love.  The brain can and does link memories and emotions using chemical signals that tell other parts of the brain and the body how to respond when that memory is triggered. When our mind crashes, freezes, or gets stuck, a hard reset by our heart intelligence might be necessary.  The mind’s intelligence is knowledge. The heart’s intelligence is understanding. Only if we understand why something bothers us can we detach from it, let go, and be free again. By understanding, we can reprogram the brain to neutralize negative thoughts and replace feelings. Our mental and emotional state will greatly improve, and our physical bodies will start to heal. The process of change requires forgetting what we know about our illusionary world to explore new ways of being. When we go beyond the mind and stay a little brainless, we can reconnect with the beauty of life like love, forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, and compassion. All that beauty comes naturally only from our heart’s intelligence. A fish cannot drown in water. A bird does not fall in the air.  And the human heart cannot die. The heart is made of love and must ever strive to return to love. Throughout human history, many cultures and spiritual healing practices have emphasized the importance of following our hearts, listening to our hearts, and gaining wisdom from our hearts. Our heart intelligence is the doorway to the healing power of peace. And love never comes from the fighting mind, only from the peaceful heart. The Real Me. The real me sees and knows things that are not identical to what the eyes of the mind can see. If not balanced, feeling and thought are two very separate life dimensions. We don’t suffer from existence itself; rather, the memories that are locked away in our hearts and minds prevent us from experiencing the beauty of life.  Our very own fear, guilt, shame, and emotional debt are shaping the drama of our lives. What happened, what is happening, and what will happen next to us. All of these ongoing concerns are already memories of the past, present, and future that are energetically generated by our own fear and recycled in our brains and hearts. Our brain and our heart are registering all those painful memories and traumas simultaneously. When an experience is recorded as a memory, it goes through the emotional and cognitive filters, associations, assumptions, and interpretations of the person. That’s our mind’s memory process. Our heart memory process is completely different. It goes through energetic imprints creating energetic structures of the low or the higher vibrational frequency. The lower the frequency, the denser our energy, and the heavier our problems seem. The higher the frequency of our energy or vibration, the lighter we feel. Our heart intelligence is always guiding us to the coming together of all opposites.  Our heart intelligence always prefers to view our feelings and thoughts as a healthy mix of life, rather than a problem. During my healing sessions, I always use the spiritual gateway of the heart energy to relieve the strong repressed emotions and emotional toxicity that are deeply trapped and connected mostly in our etheric, emotional, and mental bodies. Once we experience a little distance between two dimensions of life – the life of the mind and the life of the heart, this might be the end of our drama. This state of the mind has been considered the most comfortable and restful state of the brain, full of magical activities like healing and regeneration. The mind, once stretched by a new idea by the heart’s intelligence, never returns to its original dimensions.