Albahaca Dieta 2021

Date
06/07/2021 - 21/07/2021


ALBAHACA TULSI DIETA 2021

Dieta is a powerful and ancient nature-based practice.

It is the ancient practice of receiving the knowledge and deep healing of powerful curative plants by imbibing their medicine over a period of time – in the case of our Dieta it will be for 10 days, or for 15 days.

That’s up to you.

During Dieta, our channels of perception are opened, and a more direct communication with the Sacred Within and the spirit of the plants is possible.

The longer you diet, the deeper you go…

How does it work?

On Day 1 we meet in ceremony on Spaceship Zoom to open our Dieta together – and in this ceremony I will explain the process of dieta, then you will set your intention for your Dieta, and we will drink a tea made of our Dieta plant, Albahaca, and receive her in meditative silence.

The next day, in our own time and home, we will each prepare a simple warm baño (“banyo”) (“bath” in Spanish) of Albahaca and bless/wash ourselves with this preparation.  (basically, involves putting some Albahaca leaves in a bucket and then later washing in this preparation.  Very simple).

We will do this baño daily for a number of days.

We will also drink the tea preparation of the plant every day.

We will meet on Zoom every 5 days until we close the Dieta.

In addition to the above, during the period of your dieta you make a commitment to:

  • One Hour… enjoying being outside in nature (even if it’s only your balcony on a rainy day)
  • One session… of meditation and prayer per day. If you are already doing that – great.  If not, now’s the time to begin!  5 mins is a fine start.
  • Detox… from digital entertainment: movies, fb, twitter etc. Its ok to see a movie once in a while, or to use the screen to communicate with friends, or to research and educate yourself …but mindless habitual digital engagement is off-limits, I will explain why when we meet if you like.  Why not be creative or rest instead?
  • No sex…or self-pleasuring. I know, boring right! I will also explain why if you remember to ask me on Zoom!
  • Where possible the invitation is to consciously dedicate more time for art, crafts, nature walks, gardening, journaling, fishing, dancing, ceremony, singing, journaling, dream journaling, visioning, creative writing etc. A dedicated time for your Soul!
  • Observe the dietary restrictions below.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

In order to create the right conditions in our body for the work of our dieta plant, we observe the following…

  • No pork or red meat
  • No alcohol or chemical recreational drugs
  • No caffeine or stimulants
  • No dairy
  • No sugar (natural honey and fruit etc ok if desired)
  • No fiery chilli spices, onion, garlic.
  • Avoid processed foods in general – bread, pasta, things that come in packets from factories.
  • Go super uber lightly on salt
  • Low oil (healthy oils are important in winter, so we will navigate our oil intake mindfully. To be discussed.)

Wholesome organic veggies, grains, beans, chicken, fish, eggs, fruits and high-quality water is the way to go – in whichever way you prefer for your body.

SITTING WITH THE MOTHER… 

We will NOT formally be sitting with the Mother during the dieta– (some dietas include this aspect, some do not.)

However, you ARE able during this Dieta to sit with teacher plants such as sacred cacao, any sacred fun-guys you may have on hand, rhape, intentional and strictly ceremonial use of the sacred herb etc.

Chemicals are NOT permitted during your dieta.

That’s the low-down.

Basically putting ourselves into a sacred retreat together with our beautiful wise Mother Nature guiding our retreat…

POST- DIETA

This is the part of dieta that requires the most skill, maturity and discipline!

It is as important as the dieta itself.

After our dieta is closed, we gradually start to re-introduce the foods and activities we have avoided during our dieta.

Here are the timeline guidelines to re-introduce the following into your life again as desired.

  • Back to your normal oil and salt intake – incrementally starting immediately after dieta closes.
  • Introducing dairy, bread, pasta – incrementally, starting at day 5.
  • Introducing red meat, alcohol, spices, caffeine, sugar – incrementally at day 10
  • Sexual intimacy and pork – Day 15

So if, for example you, are doing the 15-day dieta, the entire dieta process is a commitment of 30 days.

Something to consider carefully!

We will talk about this more when we meet online for our Opening Ceremony.

Ideally of course, after dieta, we take full advantage of the great opportunity we have created for ourselves to modify our relationship to the substances that bring down our vibes.

INTRODUCING OUR DIETA PLANT 

Albahaca is the plant we will be dieting.

It is a plant chosen for her powerful protective energy, for her remarkable power to heal and awaken the Being.

Here are more details on the long history and amazing health benefits of Tulsi-Albahaca
https://www.verywellhealth.com/holy-basil-4766587

Once your place in Dieta is approved you will need to source organic Tulsi, which can often be found flourishing in your local community gardens or purchased inexpensively from your local health food shop and online.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS

Holy basil should not be used by people who are trying to conceive because preliminary studies on animals showed that holy basil may cause uterine contractions and negatively impact fertility.

Another animal study showed that holy basil may slow down the rate of normal blood clotting, and it is suggested to stop the use of the herb at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery and two weeks after any type of surgery.

Holy basil is not recommended for those who are taking specific medications such as anti-coagulants (drugs that slow down blood clotting) these include:

  • Coumadin (warfarin)
  • Heparin
  • Aspirin
  • Plavix (clopidogrel)
  • Fragmin (dalteparin)
  • Lovenox (enoxaparin)
  • Ticlid (ticlopidine)

Because holy basil’s adaptogenic properties are known to induce relaxation, people who take drugs that also cause drowsiness should be aware of this.

If you are keen to do Dieta but have contra-indications as per above, please email Vicky (adminguru@graciasmadre.org) with details and we can advise a different path of participation in Dieta so that you can still join us if you wish.

If you are pregnant, there are many positives for the baby and you from receiving Tulsi during pregnancy AND there are contra-indications too, to be taken very carefully into consideration.
At higher doses, Tulsi leaves can affect the health of a pregnant woman and her embryo. Tulsi leaves may stimulate the flow of blood to the uterus and pelvic area, which can cause contractions.  In severe cases, it can even lead to a miscarriage.
Please check out the link below and also spend some time googling to come to understand the nature of Tulsi medicine re pregnancy.
https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/tulsi-basil-during-pregnancy-health-benefits-and-side-effects/
If you would like to proceed with Dieta, with the above in mind, let’s keep the daily tea dose light (half measure) and focus more on the baños, ie topical application.

DATES

10 Day Sacred Journey Dieta – 6th July 2021 to 16th July 2021
Includes 3 meetings/ceremonies (on spaceship zoom)

  1. Day 1 Dieta Opening ceremony
    Tuesday July 6th
    7pm – between 9 pm and 9.30 pm
  2. Day 5 Dieta Ceremony
    Sunday July 11th
    7pm – between 9 pm and 9.30 pm
  3. Day 10 Dieta Closing Ceremony
    Friday July 16th
    7pm – between 9 pm and 9.30 pm

Contribution – $175 + $4 booking fee
10% tithed to Amazon Watch, who are empowering the rights of the indigenous people and projects that protect the Amazon.

Don’t let money-money-money stand in your way.

If you feel the call to come, let’s see if we can create a payment situation that will work with your situation. Contact:  adminguru@graciasmadre.org

15 Day Sacred Journey Dieta – 6th of July 2021 to 21st of July 2021
Includes 4 meeting/ceremonies (on spaceship zoom)

  1. Day 1 Dieta Opening ceremony
    Tuesday July 6th
    7pm – between 9 pm and 9.30 pm
  2. Day 5 Dieta Ceremony
    Sunday July 11th
    7pm – between 9 pm and 9.30 pm
  3. Day 10 Dieta Ceremony
    Friday July 16th
    7pm – between 9 pm and 9.30 pm
  4. Day 15 Dieta Closing Ceremony
    Wednesday July 21st
    7pm – between 9 pm and 9.30 pm

Contribution: $250 + $5 booking fee
10% tithed to Amazon Watch, who are empowering the rights of the indigenous people and projects that protect the Amazon.

Don’t let money-money-money stand in your way.

If you feel the call to come, let’s see if we can create a payment situation that will work with your situation. Contact:  adminguru@graciasmadre.org

TO PROCEED WITH YOUR BOOKING, PLEASE COMPLETE THE DIETA APPLICATION BELOW AND FOLLOW THE PROMPTS.

Your well-being is very important to us…

If you are unable to tick one (or more) of the boxes below DO  NOT BOOK but instead email us and together let’s assess your specific situation and suitability to benefit from this work.

Make a careful and honest assessment…

Please now carefully re-read and deeply consider the Dieta dietary and behavioural restrictions detailed above on this webpage. Tick this box only if you commit to them for the duration of your Dieta AND POST-DIETA.

Please re-read carefully the contraindications section detailed above and tick this box only if you can confirm that none of these contraindications apply to you.

By proceeding to the check-out you are confirming that you, and anyone you are booking for, has carefully completed this Dieta application and is eligible for participation.

Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
10 Day Sacred Journey Dieta
(includes $4 booking fee)
$179.00
15 Day Sacred Journey Dieta
(includes $5 booking fee)
$255.00

Payment Details
(Please note payment will be billed by SACRED FIRE TRIBE - our sister organisation)