Reaching a higher point of view
Deep Journey Information
 

- for referred clients only

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Brief overview of the services

that are included in a guided Deep Journey

 

 

The Preparation:

 

This transformational experience starts with finding your core intention. To help you clarify your core intention I invite you to use the series of questions below. Answering them in writing can shed more light on what it is your are intending. Our goal for you is to find your highest intention possible. Having a clear intention is crucial for steering your experience, it’s like the rudder that sets the course for your journey.

 

Five days before your Deep Journey you will begin to microdose with small amounts of plant medicine. This helps to acclimate the body and allows you to begin to practice infusing your life with your intention. (See instructions for the Drink recipe and Morning Intention Ritual below.) We will speak more about how to make that happen.

One or two days before your Deep Journey we will schedule a one hour preparation session. In that session we go over all the logistics and preparations for the big day, and we also thoroughly map out your intention. We may for example clarify the wording of your core intention and raise its vibration. In order to be an effective guide it is helpful for me to learn more about the context of your intention, understand your current life situation, the challenges you may be facing, and what history they might be rooted in. We may also find it useful to collect all accompanying key questions you have.

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The Deep Journey:

On the day of your Deep Journey I come to your home. I will be prepared to stay with you for 6 hours. During your experience I take detailed written notes and also try to catch all key developments and insights on digital audio recording. These records are very helpful for your process of integration afterwards.

 

Where exactly the journey will take you in response to your intention is impossible to predict. The only thing we can expect is that it will be a surprise. This process and the wisdom of the plant will always give you what you need and that can often be different from what you want. The key to a break through experience that results in a deeply significant and often life changing awareness is going to be your ability to surrender. In order to surrender you may have to let go of ingrained habits you are using to control situations in your life, and release any possible resistance or fears that show up. Perhaps the most important support I provide as a guide is helping you to do all of that. We will speak more about this in our preparation session.

Optional:

 

The Integration Work:


In order to integrate the experiences during your deep Journey and to make room for the realizations to become part of your life, I recommend two follow up Integration Sessions. For most people the integration work is just as important as the experience of the Deep Journey itself.

(You may book the integration support sessions in advance, or whenever you feel you need them.)

 

I strongly suggest to schedule at least one integration session. The best timing is usually fairly soon, within a week after your Deep Journey. 

 

The second one can take place anytime between one to three months later. The spacing is completely up to you, as well as the amount of additional support and integration sessions. You may decide you want more support sessions than you initially anticipated.

 

These sessions help you to pause, reflect and become more aware. They make it easier to stay on track and keep life moving in the direction of your intention rather than falling back into old habits. During the integration sessions I may offer additional tools to support you, simple exercises or processes from my long experience in working with clients. You may want to integrate the qualities of self love into your daily life. Or you may want help in creating a blueprint of how to approach and respond to potentially challenging situations in the future. 


If we have not spoken in person yet:

 

I offer a free 30 minute consultation to meet you on Zoom and answer any remaining questions you have. Just send me an email to schedule some time: tomma.vonhaeften@gmail.com

You will find a lot more information about my other work and myself on the public pages of my website above. This is an invisible page I give special access to, so you won't see it on the drop down menu.

Summary:

  • You schedule a free 30 min consultation to answer any questions you have.

  • You decide to go for it and book your dates for a Deep Journey with me.

  • You start clarifying your core intention.

  • We connect via Signal to arrange for microdosing.

  • You start microdosing 5 days before your Deep Journey.

  • We meet for a one hour Zoom Preparation Session one or two days before.

  • I come to your home on the day of your Deep Journey. (Or you to mine)

  • I stay with you for 6 hours of presence, guidance and support.

  • We meet for a one hour Zoom Integration Session during the week following your Deep Journey.

  • We meet for a second one hour Integration Session anytime between 1 and 3 months after your Deep Journey.

All Plant Medicine Questions:

For all specific questions about plant medicine, please always contact me on “Signal”, the safely encrypted communication app. Please use these instructions.

What to do next?:

I have prepared a little Preparation Check List, that you can use to keep track of the next steps to take in preparing for your Deep Journey.

Counter Indications

If you are on medication with an SSRI, SNRI, TCA, or MAOI It is not advised to explore using this plant. You might want to do some research about your specific medication, or talk to your doctor about possibilities to pause your medication.

If there is a history of schizophrenia in your family, caution is advised as well.

Here is a helpful article: https://www.essence.nl/drug-interaction/

 

 

 

Extra Support for Healing Trauma 

If you have trauma history, you may need more than one preparation session to create a greater sense of safety for yourself. Establishing a stronger foundation of trust and understanding can be important in order to feel safe and supported enough to be able to let go as fully as possible and surrender to this transformative experience.

 

Please let me know if a process of building a therapeutic relationship would make a difference for you. We can decide together how to adjust and expand the preparation in a way that is right for you.

 
 
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Legal Protection under "The Divine Assembly"

 

 

As you may know, Psilocybin is still a schedule 1 illegal substance.

That means you are not allowed to buy, own or sell it.

In Massachussetts there are currently four cities that have decriminalized Psilocybin, which doesn’t make it legal yet, but at least the severity of the offense has been reduced. The cities are Sommerville, Cambridge, Northampton and Easthampton.

 

To create a space of legal safety for our work together,

I want to encourage you to join “The Divine Assembly”.

 

“The Divine Assembly community believes in the divine power of responsible psilocybin use. The purpose of the Divine Assembly is to connect people, protect the responsible and religious use of psilocybin, and cultivate health and healing.” 

 

As a member of the church your use of psilocybin is legally protected, because it is considered the sacrament that enables you to create a deeper connection to the Divine. While there is a strong movement to decriminalize and hopefully later on even legalize the magic mushrooms, it is obviously hard to predict how long that might actually take. In the meantime, becoming a member of this church provides a pretty good legal safety net.

 

I became a member in August of 2021.

Joining is easy, online and free of charge.

 

 

You can learn more about this church and join it here:

www.thedivineassembly.org

 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

 
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Setting your Intention

You can use any of these questions to clarify the intention for your personal journey.

  1. Is there an area in my life I want to transform?

  2. What is my highest vision for this area that seems possible to me?

  3. Is there some kind of experience or quality I long for that is currently scarce or lacking in my life?

  4. What might it feel like when that experience or quality is a regular part of my life?

  5. Is there something I might need to give up in order to let it in?

  6. Do I have questions about my life’s direction?

  7. What would it feel like to know I am on the right track?

  8. Are there core relationships with members in my close family that need to heal?

  9. How would it affect me and my life if this healing took place?

  10. Do I wish to connect more deeply with my ancestors, guides, angels or spiritual teachers?

  11. Do I wish to have a closer relationship with or feel the presence of the divine?

  12. Who, apart from myself, might be most impacted when I or my life changes?

  13. Is there anybody who might not welcome this change?

We will clarify your intention during our preparation session the day before your Deep Journey.

 
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Plant Medicine Morning Drink Recipe and Ritual

 

Adapt this recipe to your tastebuds

 

 

  • Organic Cacao powder

  • Content of one capsule plant medicine 

  • Hot water

  • Raw honey to taste 

  • Coconut oil / coconut butter 

  • Ground hemp seeds  or a non-dairy  Coconut/almond/hazelnut creamer

 

Blend or stir well.

The amounts in this recipe are flexible, no precision is needed.

 

Drink it in the mornings on an empty stomach 15 to 30 minutes before you eat breakfast.

 

As you drink, focus on your intention by picturing it or speaking it either silently or out loud… and as much as you can, allow yourself to feel what it feels like like when it has become a reality. Keep holding, or keep returning to this intention by feeling and breathing into these emotions while you drink.

 

The purpose of using the microdosing during the five days before your Deep Journey is to introduce the plant medicine to your body and to begin the co-creation process with the plant through your intention. You can use the same intention every day, or try out a different one every morning. 

 

 

Alternate drink option:

 

If you prefer more simplicity, you can also simply take one capsule with a glass of hot or warm water with a dash of lemon juice.

 

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Deep Journeys away from Home

You may live too far away for me to drive there and back in one day, or your home may not have the privacy you need for this experience. In such cases I may be able to offer the healing space in our home in Great Barrington. You may even want to add an overnight stay in our guest room. Please ask me about it.

More information here!

 
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The wilderness of your soul

 

11/13/21

7 and a half years ago, I heard my future calling me. 

 

It was during a break at a Celtic Beltane celebration. I felt the need to step out of the large beautiful gathering space, away from  familiar faces, and be by myself for a while. I was in the middle of a painful life transition. 

 

For three weeks in a row, the man, who was my teacher and mentor, had launched relentless attacks against me during our weekly zoom meetings for defending the benefit of a specific type of healing work. The other two members of our core study group joined him in his rally against me, and our gatherings had become a full out battle to keep me under his control. The taste of confusion, hurt and breathless bewilderment that grabbed me as I listened to friends I had trusted and a man I had admired, was penetrating my daily life.

 

I went out the back door down into the sprawling garden, was drawn past the lovely spring blooms in the generous perennial border, came to the edge of the thick lawn that ran along the wooden fence, found myself opening a gate, set foot on a mowed tractor path that curved with the fence along the edge of the forest… walked for a while… and then stopped. I had followed a sense of being drawn forward, and now I sensed I shouldn’t follow the path any further, so I waited and looked around for something to catch my attention. There was nothing special about this little rutted stretch of path or the forest that opened to the side of me. The first silky leaves just began poking out of the budding branches, grasses and woodland plants were sprouting through the brown carpet of snow pressed leaves… and finally I felt that it was the ground of the forest that beckoned me to step off the trodden trail onto virgin soil and vegetation, and so I did. I took perhaps a dozen steps and paused again... feeling the difference of standing amidst the forest: it was a place where the plants grew in communion with each other. I felt the soft earth, covered by layers of leaves beneath me, and wondered if this was a patch of soil no one ever stepped on before. I felt inexplicably peaceful here. Then I heard a voice:

 

“I want to take you by the hand and step with you into the wilderness of your soul”

 

And I knew what it meant! I felt like a part of my soul had spoken. These words instantly captured the feeling experience of how I longed to work with clients! The wilderness was the place where my teacher didn’t want to go, where he’d have to give up control. I understood why I didn’t belong in his circle any longer.

 

Making my way back to the gathering space I noticed rose petals on the ground leading to the front entrance. I was amazed I hadn’t seen any of them when I arrived! And now they laid there… and I felt their sweet invitation, to follow their trail of love, welcoming me home to myself. 

 

During the following weeks I left my teacher and found the words of how I now wanted to work with clients:

 

“I want to take you by the hand and step with you into the wilderness of your human nature, stand with you on the untouched soil of your being and awaken the dormant senses of who you can be, of the possible, of what lies yet beyond your imagination. I want to lay a trail of love that you can choose to follow, without pushing or convincing you. Instead I will leave the full responsibility of that choice and decision in your hands, because that’s where it belongs.”

 

It described a feeling place that was extraordinarily vivid to me, but in real life I had no idea how to make that happen. It took more than 5 years for my soul’s longing to begin manifesting. I didn’t know what was slowly being prepared, growing like mycelium underground. In fact I often felt quite lost during that time. Life kept taking me in unexpected directions. I started gardening and fell in love with it. I wondered whether I was perhaps not meant to work in a transformational way with people any longer. Maybe the last chapter of my work would be simply one of a gardener? Now, in retrospect, can I see the magical orchestration that happened, which allowed all the significant pieces to fall into place. 

 

A week ago I suddenly remembered the moment in the forest when I heard the voice of my soul. And I experienced a moment of awe in realizing how fully that sensed vision has now become my reality. 

Cost

In order to make this work available to people with many different financial means, I offer these guided Deep Journeys on a low end sliding scale.

You can see my Sliding Scale Fee Schedule here.

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

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