Nick Polizzi is the Director at The Sacred Science team. Aunty forgets how she found them, but it began with watching a documentary that they did in the jungles of Peru, taking 8 very ill people to a healing camp. No running water, no electricity, bugs and critters, strange rituals, and primitive smashed root and bark meals prepared by people that did not speak their language, at all. One of the rituals was the smoking of ayahuasca, that Aunty’s numba one, ichiban shiatsu masseuse Dick, of Hikari Shiatsu used to talk about.
Aunty was blown away after watching the hour long documentary. It was honest, human, and what modern medicine would call miraculous, but in Peru, in the depths of the jungle, was commonplace.
Aunty now has a copy of The Sacred Science (you like borrow?) and also subscribed to Nick’s emails. He is kinda intense, but in a good way. Most of the time, Aunty skims through and then files away, but today’s email was special, and worth a shout-out.
He shared advice that a shaman friend gave him, “Don’t let the illusions of your past or future rob you of the infiniteness of your present.” He also shared a Sanskrit poem by Kalidasa, an Indian poet and playwright from 16 centuries ago:
Look to this day,
for it is life, the very breath of life.
In its brief course lie
all the realities of your existence;
the bliss of growth,
the glory of action,
the splendor of beauty.
For yesterday is only a dream,
and tomorrow is but a vision.
But today, well lived,
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
and every tomorrow
a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Isn’t that pretty awesome? What will you do with your today?