Aaron Rodgers doesn’t appear to have any regrets about his previous relationship with NASCAR star Danica Patrick.
On Wednesday’s episode of the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast,” the Packers quarterback mirrored on their two-year relationship and recalled taking a visit to Peru collectively to do ayahuasca — a plant-based psychedelic tea containing the hallucinogenic drug DMT — which he stated helped him to carry out higher on the soccer discipline on account of its psychological advantages. It’s unclear if Patrick additionally experimented with the concoction.
“I used to be courting Danica [at the time Rodgers met Marcus] and that relationship was nice for me as a result of she is on her personal journey, and spirituality is vital to her,” stated Rodgers, who additionally recalled “one of the best day of his life” when he did mushrooms on a seaside with mates.
“We each had been discovering our manner, studying about various things, practising meditation strategies.”
Rodgers and Patrick known as it quits in July 2020 after courting for 2 years.
“So Danica and I deliberate a visit all the way down to Peru with some mates to go do it,” Rodgers recalled, referring to the beginning of his ayahuasca journey.
The 2-time NFL MVP stated the pair “had an unimaginable expertise climbing Mount Machu Picchu” earlier than going proper into “an ayahuasca ceremony.”
Rodgers, who mentioned the main points of his emotional ayahuasca expertise, defined that the psychedelic “gave [him] a deep and significant appreciation for all times.”
“My intention the primary night time stepping into was I wish to really feel what pure love is. That was my intention and I did. I actually did,” Rodgers stated. “I had a magical expertise with the feeling of feeling 100 completely different fingers on my physique imparting a blessing of affection and forgiveness for myself and gratitude for this life from what appeared to be my ancestors. I got here again and the pandemic hit.”
The couple remoted collectively amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rodgers went on to elucidate that ayahuasca helped him uncover self-love after an intense a part of the journey, by which he sat with adverse ideas and criticism about himself.
“To me, one of many core tenets of your psychological well being is that self-love. That’s what ayahuasca did for me, was assist me see methods to unconditionally love myself,” he stated.
Following their cut up, Patrick stated she “discovered lots” from her relationship with Rodgers.
“I believe we study probably the most about ourselves by means of relationships, however there’s nothing like heartbreak to essentially throw you within the deep finish of that,” Patrick stated in a 2021 episode of “Working Wild With Bear Grylls.”
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“I’ve discovered lots, and as damaged open as I used to be on the unhappy finish, I’ve felt a lot pleasure in so many extra cases and so many extra unlikely locations than I ever have, so it’s like my coronary heart bought damaged open to each ends of the spectrum.”
Rodgers went on so far actress Shailene Woodley, whom he met someday through the coronavirus pandemic. They introduced their engagement in February 2021, with the 2 reportedly calling it quits for good in April.
Patrick, in the meantime, confirmed her breakup with Carter Comstock in March, after practically a 12 months of courting.
Rodgers — who’s returning for his 18th season in Inexperienced Bay this coming season — signed a three-year, $150.8 million extension in March. He additionally instructed reporters in June that he “undoubtedly” desires to complete his profession with the Packers.