What's It Really Like To Put Slimy Amazonian Frog Secretion On Top Of Burn Marks On Your Skin?
Today was the third day in a row of applying the resinous secretion of the Giant Green Monkey Tree Frog to my skin.
Often referred to as a POISON (which it's not) this secretion is full of potent peptides which help the body go through all kinds of magical healing processes.
It'd been quite a while since I'd tuned in with the Great Frog, so these three days were a re-initiation into our ever-deepening relationship.
After a few HUGE weeks of ceremonies, yard maintenance, family stuff etc, my sinus inflammation went berserk again, which is one of the reasons why I decided to have multiple doses of Kambo in a short period of time; to get a decent amount of medicine into my system for it's anti-inflammatory properties.
Coupled with sinus rinses, eucalyptus steam bowls, ayurvedic nasal oils, and cannabis oil, I've noticed a massive difference in a short period of time.
Today's experience was gentle and meditative. I could feel the intuitive wisdom of this traditional medicine navigating into different areas of my body to undertake healing work.
With deep presence I could feel the intricacies of my pulsating heart sending blood around my body, I could feel the steady rise and fall of my lungs, a warm pressurised oscillation throbbed throughout my different sinus cavities, a moderate swelling in both of my hands, and it felt like fibrous muscles in my hamstring were being carefully threaded apart to release some tension and adhesions.
Sometimes the Spirit of the Frog comes to me in visual form, and the past two days it manifested a lot clearer than it ever had before.
It came in beautiful animation, appearing from my periphery, facing me front on, it's soft tongue gracefully and slowly lapping my face; as if thou was pleased to see an old dear friend.
There was no purging, in comparison to the previous two days, which largely consisted of the stock standards of a Kambo experience that many people have the *cough, pleasure* of going through.
Racing heart, thumping in my chest and head, nausea in my stomach, as well as my upper and lower intestinal areas.
There was swelling in my lips and under my eyes, a pretty uncomfortable feeling of pressure and fullness in my throat, a dull throbbing ache in my right calf, exhaustion, a general overall bodily discomfort, some semi-pleasant tingling in my arms and hands (as pleasant as can be with everything else going on) and some hearty purges.
The level of intensity, areas of sensation, discomfort and pain, and the experiential component of the experience can be slightly or profoundly different every time.
Many people experience similar sensations, due to the peptides inducing specific bodily processes, such as smooth muscle contraction, vasodilation, tachycardia, gastric acid secretion etc.
Unless scientific testing was done on every single stick of dried frog secretion, it's impossible to know the specific peptide percentages on each stick. Combine that with the differences in each individual person, and the experience could play out in any number of ways.
With all the potentially *and likely* uncomfortable effects, there's a reason why people come to this traditional medicine - because it weaves magic on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of being.
One has to be open to receiving the healing and guidance being offered though, as it's not always as profound as people would like it to be, and it doesn't always appear in the way that people expect.
Have intentions, drop expectations; a shorter version of what I generally share with people who place enough trust in me to come and receive this medicine from my heart to theirs.
The frog is a totem of transformation, and this Great Frog certainly has the potential to transform the lives of many people who come to greet it.
A beautiful ally during the Winter months to warm our hearts and keep the internal fire burning bright.