-"To both of you, Naveen and Dick: would you say that one of your biggest takeaways from these aya/dmt experiences is the validation of other entities ? "
No, absolutely not!
There are no other entities; I am them and they are me; we're one and the same. It's the rational mind that is trying to separate them.
Synthesis is the keyword, not analysis!
My "biggest takeaways" as you called them, were "life-lessons" *) and (very physical) healing.
All in all it wasn't that heroic; I accompanied my best friend who was suffering from terminal cancer and chose to go for ayahuasca instead of chemo cure. I absolutely didn't know what to expect; never heard of ayahuasca before.
On my arriving there on the spot (Brasil, nature area up in the mountains) I felt that I should partake in all the activities if I wanted to do any good there. And so I did and I did very well; the spirit liked me! The one in charge there said to me that it looked like I did not accompany my friend, but that he accompanied me and that I was the one who was "called".
*) example of "life-lesson": Lying all day (800-1800) on you back on a mattress drinking ayahuasca at least 3-4 times things sometimes would get pretty hectic. When that happened there was this deep (male) voice like thunder telling me: "if things get all too much: SIMPLY BE! (this was 25 years ago).
This left a deep impression on me in such a way that I remember and use it still today!
If you want me to understand this:
PS - Naveen, I really liked your '9' rating because, to me anyway, it suggests that you were leaving a little something for your normal self or ego, if that makes any sense. It probably doesn't, lol, but that's how I read it.
you will have to elaborate!