Aaron Rodgers doesn’t seem to have any regrets about his past relationship with NASCAR star Danica Patrick.
On Wednesday’s episode of the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast,” the Packers quarterback reflected on their two-year relationship and recalled taking a trip to Peru together to make ayahuasca — a tea. herbal psychedelic containing the hallucinogenic drug DMT – which he says helped him. to perform better on the football field due to its mental advantages. It is unknown if Patrick also experimented with the concoction.
“I was dating Danica [at the time Rodgers met Marcus] and that relationship was great for me because she’s on her own path and spirituality is important to her,” said Rodgers, who also recalled “the best day of his life” when he did mushrooms on a beach with friends.
“We were both finding our way, learning different things, practicing meditation techniques.”
Rodgers and Patrick called it quits in July 2020 after dating for two years.
“So Danica and I planned a trip to Peru with some friends to do it,” Rodgers recalled, referring to the start of her ayahuasca journey.
The two-time NFL MVP said the pair “had an amazing experience climbing Mount Machu Picchu” before jumping straight into “an ayahuasca ceremony.”
Rodgers, who discussed the details of his emotional experience of ayahuasca, explained that the psychedelic “gave [him] a deep and meaningful appreciation of life.
“My intention the first night was that I wanted to feel what pure love is. It was my intention and I did it. I really did it,” Rodgers said. magical experience with the sensation of feeling 100 different hands on my body giving me a blessing of love and forgiveness for myself and gratitude for this life from what seemed to be my ancestors. I came back and the pandemic hit.
The couple have self-isolated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rodgers went on to explain that ayahuasca helped him discover self-love after an intense part of the journey, during which he sat with negative thoughts and self-criticism.
“For me, one of the fundamentals of your mental health is that self-love. That’s what ayahuasca has done for me, it’s helped me see how to love myself unconditionally,” a- he declared.
After their split, Patrick said she “learned a lot” from her relationship with Rodgers.
“I think we learn the most about ourselves through relationships, but there’s nothing like heartbreak to really throw you to the bottom of it,” Patrick said on a 2021 episode of “Running Wild. With Bear Grylls”.
“I’ve learned a lot, and as broken as I was on the sad ending, I’ve felt so much joy in so many other instances and in so many more unlikely places than ever, it’s like my heart had broken at both ends of the spectrum.
Rodgers then dated actress Shailene Woodley, whom he met during the coronavirus pandemic. They announced their engagement in February 2021, and the two reportedly called it quits in April.
Patrick, meanwhile, confirmed his split from Carter Comstock in March, after nearly a year of dating.
Rodgers — who returns for his 18th season in Green Bay this upcoming season — signed a three-year, $150.8 million extension in March. He also told reporters in June that he “definitely” wanted to end his career with the Packers.