Whether it's flirting with the possibility of leaving the Green Bay Packers in lieu of a new job as the host of Jeopardy to cosplaying as Nicolas Cage and laughing in the face of "cancel culture," Aaron Rodgers marches to the beat of his own drums. During the off-season last year, the four-time NFL MVP said that he was "immunized" in the wake of a Covid-19 surge, although that notion would prove to be untrue as the superstar quarterback came tested positive for the virus last November. With that incident in his rearview mirror, this offseason appears to have changed his outlook in life, and that's because of a drug that he has been willing to put in his body for the last few years, called Ayahuasca. When an individual takes the psychedelic drug, it omits a "trip" that is similar to being on LSD or mushrooms. Ayahuasca contains DMT (N-Dimethyltryptamine) which is illegal in the United States of America, but it's not unlawful in the country of Peru, which is where the 10-time Pro Bowler went to experiment with the hallucinogens drug.
The former Super Bowl champion recently appeared as a guest on The Audrey Marcus Podcast to explain why he took a journey down to Peru back in 2020 to experience Ayahuasca firsthand and how that has resulted in a heightened level of play on the football field and a better understanding of self-love.
"To me, one of the core tenets of your mental health is that self-love. That’s what ayahuasca did for me, was help me see how to unconditionally love myself," Rodgers said. "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?"
To hear A-Rod go in-depth about his trip on Ayahuasca and how it has impacted his life journey, scroll up and skip ahead to the 1:27:18 mark.