Spirituality

The uptight… [and thoughtful] guide to psychedelics

Sometimes, when we’re upset, we get lost in the emotion, and mushrooms can help you take a step back and say, “Oh, this is the situation. This is how I’m feeling about it. What can I do about it right now? Am I looking at things in all different perspectives instead of just caught in my one emotion here?” 

I’ve seen people come in who had no color, no life in their eyes whatsoever — the lights are out. They don’t know what else to do. They’ve tried it all. They’ve spent thousands and thousands of dollars on rehab; their families have risked their homes and their cars, everything to help them. During… ceremony… lies down as we play music, dance, shake rattles, and assist them when needed. It’s beautiful to see someone come out of the ceremony and that light is on. You don’t really know what’s in there, but you see that the light is on. Something wakes up in them. This can be realized without plant… [and fungi] as well, but [they are] a useful tool to impel this opening and awareness. Even just a glimpse, or just a moment of recognition can often be enough to reassure people of their right to exist, to be happy and live meaningful lives…

Original Article (Bustle):
The uptight girl’s guide to psychedelics
Artwork Fair Use: Sophia Moran

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