Receiving Kambo medicine from Raymond is a powerful experience, at least it was for me, and also my husband Joe. This work isn't for the faint of heart, so when I found a practitioner-before Raymond that I felt safe with, I wasn't adamant to try someone new. However, my husband had worked with Raymond before me, and was raving about the experience he had with him for weeks. His enthusiasm was so authentic that I knew I had to give it a try. My husband, Joe, couldn't fully articulate why he loved the experience with Raymond. It was just one of those many things in life that are "beyond words."
It was only Joe and I the first time I received Kambo from Raymond. It was a tight container and it was perfect! I actually had a unique reaction to the rapé (shamanic snuff) before even receiving the kambo. Initially, I was feeling guilty for holding up the process, though Raymond was just as I remembered from the first time we'd met. He was completely calm, present and did not rush me at all. He told me to take my time and just be with the experience. I was completely light headed and feeling ungrounded immediately after the rapé. It took quite some time to feel settled, and Raymond just held the container so well! Prior to this, we spent time really being intentional with the ceremony. Raymond's demeanor is just so tranquil and peaceful!
Kambo medicine can be a very intense experience and to have someone like Raymond holding space is truly a gift. Feeling safe and at ease is so important! He also holds the medicine with great reverence, and honors the practice as sacred, which I feel is of the utmost importance. I highly recommend experiencing this medicine with Raymond!