THE POWER OF WORDS, THE STRENGTH OF EXPERIENCE AND THE MYSTERY OF COMPREHENSION…
…are the principle resources that I will use to continue my work, my project, or better said my flourishing; but the back-up that I have is infinite.
I am abandoning the precious past in which I was connected to shamans, taitas, ancestral medicines, the Amazonian jungle, visionary journeys and experiences of expanded consciousness. I am leaving behind me a phase of more than 15 years, working with all types of natural and ancestral medicines. With this, I cut myself off from a part of myself that no longer wants to continue in this process of flourishing that I am experiencing. In another article I will talk about how difficult and complicated it has been to leave behind a place as thrilling as leading an organisation so wonderful, innovative and satisfying.
I have been working with ayahuasca and other shamanic substances for many years. Many years ago I stopped taking the substances as part of my own inner evolution process, but now I am leaving all activities related to the companies that I myself have founded and that have presence in more than 20 countries. I have left 100% of the profit that has been generated in the companies; converted into expansion, human resources and technology, in 12 houses setup for the companies’ activities in the Americas and Europe, and in a communication system that reaches millions of people all over the world. The company is self-financed, solvent and with great development potential across the globe. But best of all is the surprising team that I have attracted to this company.
It is exactly the right moment to withdraw and leave everything in the hands of the people who have accompanied me and been co-creators of this international organisation. Paula Carmona (Colombian), Miquela Quaglia (Italian), Laura Torrabadella (Spanish), Paula Savelli (Uruguayan), are some of the women who have been with me in this project for between 2 and 11 years. All women who will head up the company. And there are others who are emerging with much strength and wisdom to inspire, make decisions and accompany the energy of this multi-national that is dedicated to personal development with the use of entheogenic substances.
Many people will think that I am withdrawing because the company is falling apart, but it is precisely the opposite; it is the moment when we are working with the greatest number of collaborators and students, it is the moment of highest activity. This past weekend I have inaugurated the two new Holistic Epicentres: Milan, Italy and Waterford, Ireland. This year we have entered the USA, Ireland and Costa Rica. It is the point in time where the highest number of students want to join our ayahuasca school and it is the moment that the greatest number of international projects and opportunities for expansion are arising. But for all the positive things that this moment holds, I cannot be trapped into continuing what now must be taken on by others.
Maybe it will occur to other people to think that if I am withdrawing it is because I have already healed myself, resolved my life or because I don’t anything more, but it isn’t like this. I must withdraw because I have finished the prologue of my healing, I have only finished the foundations. It is important to know when to put a full stop in the right moment and turn the page. I must finish writing the introduction and if I don’t withdraw now at 58 years old I won’t have enough time for all of the chapters that must be written in my own hand-writing. I still have the most important thing remaining to do. The most important thing for me is that I am not tired, nor drained, nor bored, but simply challenged to delegate and trust.
Of the almost 200 people who work across the group of companies that I have founded, a small leadership group will take charge of the management of countries where we are active. The spiritual leader of the whole organisation, to whom I am leaving the energetic legacy is Erik Moreno, a Colombian who is at present in a monastery in Germany finishing his preparation to assume this responsibility. Just today I was informed that he successfully completed his stay in one of the world’s most important centres for personal enrichment. I sent him there to carry out a preparatory quarantine before taking on this new role on 18th of December, in our end of year convention. It ought to be a Colombian because it is in Colombia where I first came into contact with Ayahuasca, and it must be someone with the characteristics of a leader. Increased experience and maturity will come from here onward and other experienced men will accompany and support Erik and the women who will lead the organisation.
On the 19th of December, after leaving everything in the hands of my people, I’m going to publish a farewell letter telling you many things that I have never told you about the creation of this non-religious organisation that has distributed the most ayahuasca around the world, and giving details about how the organisation will go forward; in fact it will be much better than up until now, because the people who will be left in charge will imprint a new energy that is much more young and vital. It is fantastic to have surrounded myself with people who are better that I am in many ways.
At the beginning of the year we will present a film made by Carlos Alejendre in which you will be able to see everything that has happened to us all in this process of flourishing to our potential.
ANOTHER PROJECT COME TO FRUITION:
Almost 2 years ago I began a new project related with the Conscious School®, I took it on a tour around many countries with the pleasant satisfaction and surprise that there are lots of people aligned with this new concept of conscious work without using any substances. After many years of taking ayahuasca I understood that we are all capable of expanding consciousness without needing to take anything, even though I recognise that getting to know ayahuasca is the best thing that has happened to me in my life.
I have scheduled over 30 retreats in 2019 in which I am not going to use any shamanic medicines, only one entheogenic substance: THE CONSCIOUS WORD, with which I am going to transmit the secrets and keys to the method of Inner Evolution® that I have created and with which we have been working to awaken consciousness and individual transformation in more than 50,000 people.
The new company that I have founded is Inner Evolution S.L.U. Related to the Conscious School®, it is also designed to expand worldwide, but in a different way, with other principles and new offerings directed to a much wider public who wish to go deeper into the work of consciousness and spirituality from a focus point that is essentially human.
I want to thank all of the taitas, shamans, collaborators, students and team members of the organisation for being with me in this creative process. In some sense, the worst has passed. I had to assume the consequences of initiating something innovative and revolutionary, as never before had it been possible to access so easily and in so many countries entheogenic processes with medical and psychotherapeutic accompaniment within a format with business backup. Because of this, there was a lot of criticism, defamation, rejection, threats and judgement that I have welcomed from my heart and have transformed into everything I have done; I haven’t held on to anything at all from my past, I have used it to create and to arrive at this point of being able to leave it behind.
At this moment I am flying towards Uruguay and Argentina to give 5 Conscious School® classes and I return 11th – 16th of December to Barcelona, from where I will then finish the year from 20th – 23rd December in Marbella with the first Conscious School® retreat. Here I will begin the feat of transferring everything I have learned, received and integrated in myself in the last 3 decades so it can be used by those who recognise, value and give themselves to this possibility of working to support and accompany processes of transformation.
From this moment forward, I will publish many more articles on this blog, will start building my house (that I don’t yet have) on a piece of land with lots of fruit trees, to live with my family. I will be giving much more support to each of the people who join me and my method.
9 months ago, I wrote a big part of my farewell and withdrawal letter because I made this decision in August of 2017 and I planned the public communication to be this day and this time: 29/11/2018 at 11:11am. On a day, month, year and time where the number 11 coincides 5 times: 11-11-11-11-11
In passing I will leave you with a phrase of 11 words that I wrote just at the moment that I left jail after being there from 2008 to 2010 due to Ayahuasca: “At any given moment in life you can start from scratch”.
Alberto José Varela