As our community begins to grow a little please share your personal stories, journeys and experiences with us! You can share a little here, or better yet - make a whole new thread for your introduction!
We all have so much to teach each other and learn from each other, and one of the best ways to start that process is for us all to share a small bit about our personal journeys! You might never know how many other people relate to something in your journey or learn something profound just from reading your experience!
Lets reach out and connect with each other! Lets inspire each other!
Funny, I say "Sharing is caring" all the time! I grew up Mormon and beat myself up for about 35 years for never getting the promised spiritual experience. Eventually I finally came to the conclusion that I was right and everybody around me was wrong and that it wasn't God's one true church. While preparing for my mission at age 19 I heard a talk from a church leader saying that drug experiences are not spiritual experiences but counterfeit ones from Satan. That always struck me as weird and if I couldn't ever get the "real" one I might as well get the "counterfeit" one so I tried some psilicybin. I haven't done enough to do an out of body experience, but a head high with great visuals and broad thinking, creative connectivity and meaning. As a hopeful agnostic, I look forward to learning more about this type of spirituality which for me is connecting more with life.
Hi! I'm Winston. I like to play music and go on adventures. I've had depression since I was a kid and I've been searching for a spiritual solution for many years now. That search has taken me places I'd never thought I would see and shown me things I once deemed impossible. It's a wonderful world out there!
I've always been a "weird kid", interested in science and how the world works. I grew up amid some domestic chaos, my education isn't very formal. I first encountered "plant medicine" at a time when I had become fascinated on my own with the relationships between perception, consciousness and reality. Needless to say I was impressed. More than a small part of my attention over the past several decades has been spent trying to clarify those relationships in my own understanding, and trying to learn how to apply insights gained to "real life", as well as trying, with mixed results to come to grips with the irrational sides of myself and the outside world. I never tire of a real dialogue about what I like to call "metaphysical bullshit". I try to approach the world in as rational way as I am able but have learned to accept that rationality isn't always satisfying, or an adequate explanation of reality. I believe that belief is the mordant that fixes perception in consciousness allowing the subjective experience of reality. Belief is slippery stuff, not set in stone and not subject to will but able to develop or atrophy and to sometimes to change dramatically in an instant. If belief is to be useful and valid it must be in harmony with understanding. Belief can be cultivated but not commanded. At least that's how it looks to me from here.
Rational is a funny word.... It really just means that you believe it makes sense! So it ends up being based on belief... I get really interested sometimes when I notice the things I believe and how they shape my experience of the world...
I'm not good at the intro thing so I'll keep it brief.. I've been using psychedelics for 23 years now.. I've had some pretty interesting experiences along the way. Ayahausca is the avenue of exploration that I like to delve into most. I'm here to learn from others as well as to share.
What to say, what to say ..hmmm. I'm an avid supporter of psychedelics for therapeutic and spiritual use. I'm currently transitioning into my second life as I call it.
I've had a very convoluted life. I was stubborn as hell, free spirited, and defiant in the face of all the odds stacked against me.. but somewhere along the line, I lost my fight, I lost my spirit, and worst of all, I lost my faith. A few years ago, I started finding it again and this is a new chapter ....my second life.
This one isn't about fighting anymore, as I no longer need to. It's about finding purpose, and a sense of duty because I feel I can help many who were in my shoes but I am still under construction myself.
Post by Joe and Sione on Jul 29, 2018 22:53:07 GMT -8
Hi From Holland My wife and myself our on a spitiual path together and are Kundalini Yoga teachers and gongplayers. we have our practice on house. we are trying currenty working with ayahuasca vine only mini cure to help our meditations. I havent had a chance to check out the site yet so I will hold my questions till later. thank you for this forum. Love and Light Joe and Sione Vallee