Updated: Jan 3
Greetings kambo warrior, it's Jon here for Planet Kambo. This is my second video
from this recent trip to Slovakia and in today's video I want to talk about three things to focus on when you're going through a kambo process to make it just a little bit easier.
Focus on your breath
The first thing to focus on is your breath. I actually did kambo here three days ago I and it was a very difficult process but one thing I did was I kept coming back to my breath.
During the process your mind is going nuts, the voice in your head is going crazy with, "Oh my god, what are you doing?", "Take it off, I don't want to do this anymore!", "Why am I doing this? Oh god it's this again".
When this starts happening the best thing to do is treat it like a meditation and just come back to your breath. Push everything else to one side and just focus on your breath and I find that really helps. It really helps to focus me on the task at hand of getting through this process and pushing all of that mind chatter to one side.
Focus on time
The second thing is focusing on "time" so when I do kambo I use a timer on my phone. I
have my phone next to me with a stopwatch on it counting and I know my own process.
When I do kambo, as long as I take a sufficient amount of points anywhere, from 15 to 25 minutes is usually the length of the process and by length of the process I mean before I
start feeling better.
The process usually goes on a bit longer than that but it's the 15-20 minutes since when I start purging properly, when the bile comes and I start feeling better and I'm over the worst of it.
So by having that timer next to me I know that no matter what point I'm at in the process, even when it's getting really difficult, when I'm really suffering the bit just before the purging starts, when I look over at that clock and I see that I might be at that eight minute mark or ten minute mark or the twelve minute mark and I know I've only got another X number of minutes to go. So if I'm at the ten minute mark I look at that and I think, "Okay I've got a maximum here of ten more minutes with this I can deal with that", so having a timer for me really helps having that light at the end of the tunnel, and actually even though Kambo is a very difficult process, it is relatively quick, so having that timer there just keeps that in your mind.
Anytime you're suffering you can look over at the timer see you've only got eight minutes left or ten minutes left or whatever and that can really help you to get through the process, where if you don't have the timer, then you don't really have any idea of how long you've been in it for. You've got a rough idea but, when you're in a kambo process, if you can't see in front of you, time kind of goes out the window, so having a timer there can really help.
Focus on the prize
The third thing to focus on is the prize at the end which is how good you're going to feel so when you're going through this unpleasantness, this nausea, dizziness and the sickness that
you go through in a kambo process, just imagine in your mind how good you're going to feel afterwards.
Usually for me this is the feeling when I finish the process and I'm lying in bed and I'm just basking in that kambo afterglow and I'm just feeling good and also pleased with myself that I've gone through that process that I made it through and I'm proud of myself that I did it because I know that, before I did it, I didn't want to do it.
I mean I wanted to do it because kambo is a great medicine but there's always that part of me that's thinking, "Oh my god I really don't want to do this", so enjoying the feeling after of just basking in that afterglow having that in your mind can really help as well and also having something to eat is always nice when you've been fasting. To eat a good meal after kambo always feels really good so having that in your mind even if it's just for a second, you could just imagine yourself lying in bed, feeling good then imagine yourself eating.
Those three things I find can really help to to get me through the a process:
You've got the breath, you've got using a timer, and number three is imagining in your head the prize at the end, that light at the end of the tunnel when you've completed your kambo process how good you're gonna feel and how much you're going to enjoy eating that meal afterwards.
That's all from me for now and I'll see you in the next video