WHAT IS DIETA?
Dieta is a Spanish word that means – simply enough – “diet.”
When working with teacher-plants, "dieta" describes dietary and behavioral regimens that allow one to navigate most safely and effectively into working relationships with such plants. These relationships can bring about profound transformations, and the dietas are designed to best facilitate them.
It's my experience that maintaining and participating in the disciplinary container of the dieta prior to ceremony is a type of offering to the medicine; a respectful gesture to show my offering of commitment to the sacredness of ceremony, my body as a temple and the healing I am seeking.
Dieta's are known to last from a few days to months depending on the medicine and practitioner. We believe a 4-day dieta prior to ceremony will allow the relationship between your mind & body to strengthen. It does this by releasing toxins, chemicals, & stagnant energies. Your dieta will be a combination of a specific food menu as well as abstinence from all recreational drugs & alcohol, sex, social media, news, TV, and , please, do your best to avoid draining people and environments.
DAY OF CEREMONY
On the day of ceremony, your last meal will be no later than 11am. It is suggested that your final meal be light and easy to digest, such as fresh juices, oatmeal, toast, rice, fruit, or cooked vegetables. Your body will need energy to deal with the intense experience. Feeding it ample nutrients will serve it best.
Do not consume dairy, meat, refined sugar, oils, spicy food, or processed foods the day of ceremony.
WHAT TO EAT
WHAT NOT TO EAT
RECREATIONAL DRUGS & ALCOHOL
Do not partake in any recreational drugs or alcohol at least 4-days prior to ceremony. It is best to not mix these other substances with the medicine. Some combinations are known to cause psychotic episodes, digestive issues and other experiences we do not want to have in our sacred space.
SEX & MASTURBATION
We advise abstaining from all sexual relations, as they can cause big energetic shifts in your body, which are unfavorable for maintaining focus and balance needed for setting intentions, and may leave you vulnerable to others’ energies during the ceremony.
SOCIAL MEDIA, NEWS, TV, VIOLENT FILMS
TOXIC SITUATIONS & PEOPLE
Try your best to avoid stress, shocks, and other events that may cause disturbing and negative, or otherwise intense feelings.
Maintaining your dieta after ceremony is an important and valuable means to integrate everything that happened during the ceremony. If you want to maintain the momentum of your healing, keep the insights you’ve gained, and have them apply in your life journey, it is recommended to seal that commitment with a little bit of post-sacrifice.
If you're taking any type of medications, it's extremely important to let us know.
Some medications may not react well with the sacrament, resulting in an unfavorable experience. For more information, please click the HEALTH & MEDICATION HISTORY button below.