Psychedelics Can Expand Your Consciousness


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39755649944It might seem as though we are all separate, and individual from one another and our environment. While that may appear true and could very well be true in some ways, we are also all connected at the deepest levels of existence. When understanding this, we can look at how we operate daily and begin to ask questions: Why are we so concerned with dominating one another? Why do we strive to be better than others? Why do we chase pieces of paper so that we can have more and more things? Why do we judge one another? Why are we unable to be at peace?

Personally I have not done psychedelics so it cannot be completely accurate for me to say exactly what you would feel while doing them. I can say that I have had many experiences where I experienced immense levels of peace and wonder, complete peace with myself and seeing the environment around me as nothing more than vibrating energy. Meditation can lead to feelings and experiences that can resemble much of what is described by some who have done psychedelics, but the experience may not be fully the same. Either way, if you are able to attain these understandings on your own or through the use of psychedelics, it is clear there is a common universal understanding in what is concluded from both experiences.

We are all connected. We are all one. We are all vibrating energy and our mind is not who we are. These are just a few of the many common conclusions brought forth by either psychedelics or meditation. Many have had their lives completely changed by coming to these conclusions. This is why we might ask; why are psychedelics illegal? Some are completely natural and offered to us by nature, yet they have been made illegal. Does this seem odd?

“Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behaviour and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.” ―Terence McKenna

As Terrence McKenna pointed out, psychedelics can lead to vast understandings and expansive changes to ones life that would push them to begin changing how they live life. Most likely, one would not be as susceptible to the control of the system after realizing these truths. They would have less interest in getting locked up in mind shaping things like education, media and social norms set out for the public. This is obviously a serious threat to those who are laying out these means to control which is why psychedelics are illegal.

From my experience of coming to understand what I have through meditations and dream states, I can say that I have drastically changed my life as a result. In fact my only goal is to BE, and for me, being is leading me to open others up to a world of potentiality. One that is far beyond what we see in front of us and think must be this way.

I cannot sit here and advise you to take psychedelics, I am merely making a point. What you choose to do is up to you. I do however feel that one can achieve all of the same understandings without the use of psychedelics, but they can still be a very powerful tool in moving us along our own journey’s.

Check out this powerful short documentary that sheds undeniable light on the link between psychedelics and consciousness.

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  1. my first experience with psychedelics was with marijuana in college. this definitely changed my perspective in life, i felt like after smoking weed, new neurons and new paths have been curved in my brain. I would have to say it did enhanced my consciousnesses.

    • LEL

      Marijuana while one of the most useful drugs and enjoyable, is not a psychedelic drug. You can lace it with some psychedelic substances but weed itself is not a part of that drug category. This is more along the lines of acid or mushrooms.

  2. achilles

    Would it be fair to think meditation as bodybuilding without chemicals versus psychedelics as bodybuilding with steroids?
    Did God put weed, shrooms etc so that we can use them to be enlightened? OR it is not that innocent?
    I am a meditation addict and I can go soo deep when I smoke yet I am not sure if that’s the way to go..
    Please share your opinions..

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  4. There’s no ‘cheating’ involved in using tools that awaken what could take a lifetime to never realize.
    I would love to have a Psychedelic experience, once a year or so.
    In my youth, I did abuse them, LSD in particular, because it was so much “fun”…
    As I grew into maturity, i realized there was more to them, and stopped over indulging.
    At times I think they had a hand in my being over idealistic…in thinking that this wonderful World we have…and look what’s been done in the process of exploiting every possible resource.
    If anything…they’ve made me hyper aware of the fact that we are the guardians of the Planet (and not doing such a good job)…and that there is much more to Life than the pursuit of the ‘Almighty Dollar’, to Achieve and attain things I hardly have time to enjoy.
    In a nutshell, they’ve given me insight to what real ‘riches’ are, and how wonderful and simple life could be,

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  7. This article plus the comments inspired me to write something that will eventually turn into a song. Here’s a draft:

    Woke up eaten alive
    By monsters of numbers, materialized
    Dreams were dark and cruel
    Trying to trap me in a world I don’t belong

    They said “come inside” but they’ll eat me alive
    On a day, overnight, out of space and time
    When my experience is worthless to those eyes
    And existence is a cheap trick, we are paralyzed

    But I was grounded by the kind human soul
    who reminded me that I can rise above
    This too shall pass, we are flying too low
    There’s more to life than we realize

    It is about time to speak of this love
    Where we are all one and the same
    and there’s no one to blame
    but the very world we became

    We are condemned to be free
    in blissful company of kindred souls
    dancing around the spirit of life itself
    during a bright night with sparkly stars

    Hold my hand and let me know who you are
    so we can sit together and enjoy
    the wonderful life, where you and I
    can walk around the world as one

    There are colors, many streams
    and they’re bursting at the seams
    of life alone, together in peace
    grounded by the kind human soul
    of self-transcendence in love

  8. K.

    I will attest that a trip on LSD (as well as two other substances in smaller doses) led me to have a major breakthrough in what was a strong battle of low self esteem, as well as having mild characteristics of body dysmorphic disorder. This resulted in the first conscious time I had looked in the mirror and saw myself as I was, not how I thought I looked or even worse,how I believed others to perceive me. It was a beautiful thing to look in a mirror and at last not only really see myself, but to embrace it and like what I was seeing. I have since used LSD very sparingly as I believe it is can be useful and can be appropriate in certain circumstances so that one may truly unleash what may be holding them back in their mind – my experience, simply put, was letting go of a very flawed image of myself, which,in return, lessened a severe low self esteem and to this day I have not returned to such a damaging psyche.

  9. Kristin

    I haven’t done a single thing in my 28 years (not pot, nothing. I don’t even take tylenol unless it’s absolutely necessary), though I’ve been looking more & more into it lately. I almost feel as though psychedelics are a cheater’s way to “enlightenment”, though my understanding is that traveling the “same” path via meditation wouldn’t be exactly the same. I definitely agree with much of what has been said above with respect to perception of our reality (a yoga teacher training program a few months ago really opened my eyes) though I’m not sure I’m quite ready to put myself into what I would consider to be a compromised state. I do appreciate the friendly approach to the topic though- keep it up.

    om. shanti. peace. <3

    • hi there… hope you are doing well! Have you ever considered a sensory deprivation tank experience? Apparently (have not tried myself), this can be an extremely powerful psychedelic experience… and more importantly one you can exit at any time you wish. search youtube for “sick joe rogan interview” and he talks about them near the end.

      x Take care

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