Sometimes there’s news that’s barely that. You had an assumption already, but then that assumption is confirmed. You knew it was true, you felt its legitimacy, but here it is, explicitly stated on a podcast: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback and ex-beau to tree creature Shailene Woodley, had a great experience on ayahuasca.
This guy got a lot out of his ayahuasca experience:
This man did ayahuasca and felt better:
speaking to Aubrey Marcus on the Aubrey MarcusPodcast, he said, “To me, one of the core tenets of your mental health is that self-love. That’s what ayahuasca did for me, was help me see how to unconditionally love myself.”
“It’s only in that unconditionally self-love, that then I’m able to truly be able to unconditionally love others,” he added. “And what better way to work on, for me and this is my own belief, my mental health than to have an experience like that?”
People use ayahuasca for many things. To process trauma; to download like 10 years of therapy in a night; to simulate a colonic. And each person gets something out of it, usually. Rodgers got a better relationship to football. He credited the psychedelic, generally taken in group ceremonies, with his winning back-to-back MVPs.
“I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” Rodgers said of the coincidence. “I really don’t. I don’t really believe in coincidences at this point. It’s the universe bringing things to happen when they’re supposed to happen.”
Rodgers added, “There’s signs and synchronicities all around us at all times if we’re awake enough to see them and to take them in and to listen to our intuition when it’s speaking to us or pounding us in the head saying, ‘Hey, dummy, wake up, this is what you’re supposed to be doing.’”
May we all awake to the synchronicities around us, and become better football players along the way.