Aaron Rodgers revealed his past use of psychedelic drugs not only helped improve his mental health, but ultimately led him to the “best season” of his NFL career.
Appearing on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, 38, said ayahuasca — a psychoactive tea containing the hallucinogenic drug DMT — helped him “unconditionally love myself.”
“To me, one of the core tenets of your mental health is that self-love,” Rodgers told host Aubrey Marcus.
“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?”
The drug has been used for thousands of years as a traditional healing method in Central and South America.
The league’s reigning MVP has spoken out in recent years about his renewed passion for life and the game.
All in all, Rodgers said ayahuasca impacted his life in more ways than he could have ever imagined.
“I laid there afterward on my mat and then opened my eyes and it felt like I was opening my eyes for the first time,” he recalled.
“I really feel like that experience paved the way for me to have the best season of my career.”
The former Super Bowl champ also noticed a striking difference in his relationship with the Packers since taking the plant-based psychedelic.
“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,” the four-time NFL MVP continued.
“They won’t care about what you say until they know how much you care.”
Rodgers’ honest interview caught his rumored girlfriend’s attention, who praised the quarterback for “changing history and forging the future.”
Blu — who was first linked to Rodgers earlier this summer — said of his podcast chat, “Changing history and forging the future one courageous truth at a time. Legendary moves.”