100% of these donations will go directly to helping these grass roots organizations
When I heard the call to meet ayahuasca in Peru a few months ago I was also met with the challenge of finding the right place and people to work with. I spent weeks, feeling out and looking though hundreds of retreats, but none of them felt right. I would bookmark places and then return to them, reading reviews, and trying to find something that reached out and grabbed me, or energetically clicked and said “come here!”. It wasn’t until I was fully ready within myself to book a retreat that through the ether, popped up Etnikas. It took almost no time for me to feel that this was the place and I think the main reason was because they offer volunteering opportunities during the retreat. I decided that if I was going deep with Aya, I also wanted to give back to solidify the experience. Thus I booked my retreat, bought my plane ticket, and packed my bags for one of the adventures of a lifetime.
I was blessed to meet so many angels working at the facility. Etnikas puts an emphasis on giving back to the community through several different avenues. While I was there I had to opportunity to work with dogs at their dog shelter. As some of you know, Peru is home to many stray dogs. Some of them are treated well and look healthy, but many of them do not. I got to hear the stories about the animals there, what they had been through, and how they had been rehabilitated. Spending time with them allowed me to be in the presence of many angels. I could see so much light shining through their eyes, having known that they were now being loved. It is the hope of Etnikas to find homes for these pups, be it in Peru, or a different country that they can have a family to love.
My friend, Becca who I met at Etnikas and underwent 3 ayahuasca ceremonies with gave me a call the other day and that is further reason for this post. She told me that she was returning to Peru to bring back two more dogs to the states, one she had already found a home for, and the other she would give a home to until another home was found. Upon leaving Peru the first time, Becca had already adopted one of the dogs, Blanca, and she is now living very comfortable, and coming out of her shell with Becca, her son, and her other fur babies. She told me that Etnikas was also in the process of building a self-sustainable orphanage. This orphanage is another beautiful way that Etnikas is taking care of the community and helping the children of Peru. Right now they need help to give these projects wings, that is why I am offering 15% of my sales to help breathe life into this. Hopefully as my business becomes more stable, I will be able to up the percentage, and I have a feeling that I will watch these things grow together. Becca will also be creating a gofundme page that I will share the link to when I can if you feel like donating directly to that.
This is something that really feels right, and I am confident in. Oftentimes charities accept donations, or monthly donations, but only a small percentage of that donation goes toward the actual cause, while their CEOs are multimillionaires. This is something that I can honestly say I went to Peru and experienced. I donated and watched before my eyes as my money was turned into dog food, then brought to the dog shelter. I can attest that everything I will be sending to Etnikas will be used with the most beautiful intentions, and will go much further than we could even dream. Thank you for beings present and for reading this. Even if you can’t afford anything, it still helps to send some positive energy and love their way.