There are a few athletes in sports history such as Aaron Rodgers who have been impacted by psychedelic drugs in the past. In fact, Doc Ellis’ no-hitter is a prime example of how these types of substances can influence an athlete’s performance. However, Aaron Rodgers flat out believes that Ayahuasca helped him become not only a better player but a better person as well.
“To me, one of the core tenets of your mental health is that self-love,” Rodgers said on the Aubrey Marcus podcast. “That’s what ayahuasca did for me, was help me see how to unconditionally love myself. It’s only in that unconditional self love, that then I’m able to truly be able to unconditionally love others. And what better way to work on my mental health than to have an experience like that?”
Ayahuasca helped Aaron Rodgers to love himself.
“The greatest gift I can give my teammates, in my opinion, is to be able to show up and to be someone who can model unconditional love to them,” Rodgers said. “I mean obviously it’s important I play well, and show up and lead and all that stuff. They won’t care about what you say until they know how much you care.”
Ayahuasca has been used for thousands of years as a traditional healing method in Central and South America. The reigning MVP has opened up in recent years about his renewed passion for life and the game. Rodgers said that ayahuasca impacted his life in more ways that he could’ve ever imagined.
“I had a magical experience with the sensation of feeling a hundred different hands on my body imparting a blessing of love and forgiveness for myself and gratitude for this life from what seemed to be my ancestors,” added Rodgers.
Rodgers believes Ayahuasca helped him win the MVP.
This is where Rodgers credited the plant for helping him have the best season of his professional career in the NFL: “To be way more free at work, as a leader, as a teammate, as a friend, as a lover. I really feel like that experience paved the way for me to have the best season of my career.”