The Truth About Psychedelics
Updated: Apr 27
The medical industry doesn't make money off of people who are healthy, they make money off a sick and mentally unwell population that blindly accept prescriptions approved by the FDA that come directly from a lab rather then nature. Many as a result of psychedelic illegalization have abused and misused these substances which are the modern day "mascots" of psychedelic use but nothing could be farther from the truth.
The truth about "medical professionals" and experts is that they don't really care about saving lives but only care about making a profit. Greed and fear is the reason why psychedelic substances are still illegal meanwhile things such as alcohol/prescription drugs remain open to the public. Many of these substances have been proven to provide the users with healing, mystical experiences, stimulate creativity and synchronize the brain hemispheres. Psychedelics give us access to parts of your subconscious and conscious mind that you wouldn't normally easily access which can result in great psychological/spiritual healing. Psychedelics can offer you a mystical experience, synesthesia, ego death, euphoria, healing and extra sensory perception. Psychedelics have a long history across the world for being used for medical and ceremonial purposes including Morning Glory Seeds along with many different species of flowers.
Along with many species of mushrooms, These plants have been apart of the progression of human consciousness and awareness for thousands of years despite what some people may believe. Psychedelics when used correctly are a great tool for physical, mental and spiritual healing which is why it's feared by the medical system. Creativity, connection to wholeness, philosophical/empathy centers being awakened within the brain and greater awareness are the results of controlled use of a psychedelic but like any medicine can be abused which is what the mainstream media uses to give these substances a bad reputation. They want people to be stuck in the default mode network in the brain and for people to stick with what 'medical experts' suggest is best for them.
Practical Guidance For Using Cannabis As A Spiritual Ally
Cannabis can be tricky to work with spiritually but extremely rewarding. For many, even most of us, there’s a learning curve in finding out how to most skillfully benefit from the cannabis plant as a spiritual ally. A number of factors can influence the short- and long-term spiritual effects of cannabis—dosage, strain, frequency of use, attitude toward the plant, GMO or Organic, one’s state of mind and body at the time of the encounter, the specific setting, and, maybe most important, the ability to quiet the discursive mind and allow periods of inner stillness, as in marijuana meditation.
A teaching from wisdom traditions may help establish the ground rules for how to work with cannabis for spiritual awakening; how to best work with our thoughts and intentions in formal practices and throughout the daily walk. The simple way of expressing this teaching is to say that we create our own reality. But that principle is slippery. Our operating system configurations were almost fully internalized before we were capable of understanding what was being downloaded. Some of it may even have been carried over from previous incarnations. The result is that we tend to be driven by narratives operating below the horizon of our awareness. The great teachings say that bringing those drives, the unconscious material of what Buddhists term samsara—the confused mind of the unresolved, unhealed ego—into the light of day ultimately allows us to learn how to function skillfully and gracefully as authentic, spiritually awakened beings.
The DMN & Creativity
The DMN (Default Mode Network) is a large-scale brain network that includes the prefrontal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex, inferior parietal lobe, temporal lobe, hippocampus, and precuneus. The default mode network is responsible for abstract thinking, daydreaming, rumination, projecting the future, and introspection. Some describe it as the “home of the ego” or “the voice in your head.” As such, the DMN controls the conscious mind and may limit some of the background noise of the subconscious for the sake of efficiency. Doing this is thought to limit the activity of other large-scale brain networks to maintain order and conserve energy. You can think of the DMN as a reducing valve, regulating pressure control of firing synapses in the brain to reduce distractions. When the DMN is inhibited, information can flow freely from different parts of the brain.
If creativity is about connecting links, psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin, DMT and mescaline may enhance creativity by suppressing the control of the DMN to allow for more connections to take place. It’s theorized that in a psychedelic state, we can form new ideas we normally wouldn’t develop because of this free-flowing information that can enhance creative problem-solving abilities. It's also been proven psychedelics effect people differently based on what core beliefs are and where they are in the spiritual journey. When it comes to how humans solve problems, researchers examine two types of conscious creativity: convergent thinking and divergent thinking.
Psychedelics are the key to unlocking the inner creativity within our subconscious, psychedelics are used by many artists and musicians to explore the creativity that is within them. Psychedelics can also have a break through impact on assisting you to overcome darkness from your past and proceed in a life path direction where you raise your vibrational frequency and cons