Sananga is a medicinal eye drop that comes from the plant called Apocynaceae. The roots of the plant contain the active ingredient of Ibogaine. Sananga was traditionally used to increase the sharpness and quality of vision for hunting in the dense forests. For westerners, it can heal conditions of the eyes such as glaucoma, cataracts, nearsightedness, astigmatism, farsightedness, dystrophies, and other types of common vision problems.
About the Process:
It is best to keep the eyes closed during application and then blink the drops into the eyes. Sananga gives a very strong sensation to the eyes, or rather, it burns unlike anything else you have ever experienced going into your eyes- but believe it or not- you will most likely want to continue to work with it again and again! It gives an unparalleled stillness of mind, mostly because of the intensity of sensation but as it decreases you are left with a euphoric, relaxed state. The whole process lasts from 5-15 minutes depending on your sensitivity.
Mental and Energetic Benefits:
Most plant medicines have some element of physical discomfort. One of the greatest benefits from continued work with these remedies is learning acceptance and the power of non-resistance. Our resistance is what causes discomfort, and if we can relax enough into any process that life presents us with we will be victorious through our ability to surrender. This is put so eloquently by Mestre Raimundo Irineu Serra:
"It is undeniable that, in any career, art or profession that we choose in life, will only arrive to the culminating point the ones who totally surrender in heart and soul. This is the rule that is exercised by the Divine Science."
Sananga helps us to overcome our fear of pain, fear of the unknown, and opens the third eye and crown chakras. It works specifically on the pineal and pituitary glands helping us to receive spiritual insights. It resets our energetic field and clears our "panema", the name for negative/heavy/stagnant energy that is believed by Brazilian natives to be the root cause of all dis-ease.
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