Realities between reality?
It's just exploring the depths of self,...oneness....
Can "oneness" truly be realized through psychedelics?
For sure psychedelics can take us on a trip.
I now know what a psychedelic journey is like. I didn't try them in my teens or even in my 20s,... but I see why they can be enticing.
As human beings we are 'curious' and altering our consciousness through hallucinogenic substances helps us to find what we seek....
Sometimes, we are unprepared for that which we thought we were after.....
I am not an advocate of drugs in any way. I believe everything does serve a purpose. Sometimes it takes a little help from a foreign substance to achieve a very desired state. What we desire isn't lasting through plant medicines or drugs.
Trance states are temporary.
There are psychedelics used in both shaman and non shaman rituals that can lead to trance states. Either way these trance states may lead to insights but there is always fine print to be mindful of as well.
I believe plant medicines can lead to craving or addiction to a world that is at our disposal without the need for drugs.
Everything serves a purpose and it takes wisdom to know what is truly most loving for us.
In the past year, through unchoreographed dancing I've experienced trance like states or altered states of consciousness.
I believe everyone has a modality or way of accessing these altered states.
On my path, I am finding the key to freedom is in making loving choices.
For me, these choices often involve being flexible yet committed to my truth at the moment.
Sometimes I make errors and I forgive myself because it is loving to do so.
Life is about choices, risks and consequences. If I make the most loving choice then I succeed and learn. If I don't make a very loving choice then I also learn.
The gate is a choice: "Love" or " "not so loving." And there are many gates, doors, portals...
These gates of love and non-love are all leading to various lessons and adventures.
They are all choices you and I get to make.
My choice to live in harmony within my body.....
I choose what I want to experience. I get to choose and bear the consequences of my choices. I get to feel my way or think my way.
If you know me, you know I am more of a fan of feeling my way than purely thinking my way. If you follow this blog, you know that I find it far more rich and deep to delve into the portal of the heart.
There in the depths of our heart is a feeling that goes beyond "touching" into sensing the invisibles. It goes beyond mundane details that the mind can quickly pick up on. This capacity to FEEL is like a muscle I am exercising. Daily practice is essential in my understanding of unspoken and unseen matters.
It is some of the unseen and unspoken things that captivate and hold wonder. It must be what our world was like when we first came out of the womb and for the first few months of our life. It reminds me of when I see mom's with their newborns. I see mother's so engaged gazing at their beloved baby. How tender it is seeing into a baby's eyes.
I remember what it was like when I looked into my nephew's eyes when he was born 7 years ago. It is a powerful loving feeling beyond words. For a moment time was suspended and our realities seemed to collapse into one. An invisible energetic circuit dissolved any barriers between him and I. I would call that moment when our eyes locked almost magical even enchanting.
Enchanting moments are what make us smile and desire more shared awareness of union or oneness.
The key is held in our own eyes.
Eye gazing can be a powerful key into the inner mystical world.
We can gaze with eyes closed as well. The inner world does not require that we "see" as the inner world is unveiled or revealed in divine timing.
The good news is also that eye gazing doesn't have to be done with anyone.
I am practicing solo eye gazing to get comfortable with looking into others eyes for longer periods of time.
The eyes have so much to express. They are "a key" thru a gate of perception. Perhaps, staring long enough into my eyes can induce a trance state. I'll let you know what develops.
What I know for now is that a point of focus can serve as a way to dissociate us from our surroundings. The point I am getting to is that "perception and mystical phenomena" are within us.
While we each have the key to our inner world, the key is not outside our world. It is possible to reach the mystical without externals including substances.
It also seems to me that it has become popular or fashionable to use plant medicines. Sadly under the disguise of spiritual and or medicinal there are those whose venture is anything but spiritual but rather for profit.
Everything serves a purpose. While a medicinal plant or conscious altering substance can induce a period of deeper meaning into our life, it cannot do the work of a lifetime.
Life is a huge school with many playgrounds.
There is always more to learn, explore, and enjoy.
Ultimately drugs offer immediate entry into unexplored territories and can be intense... yet short-lived.
We may uncover deeper insights about ourselves and yet the 'real work' is still post trance.
A far greater tangible reality exists beyond substance induced trance states.
All is sacred including the world of plant medicines, but not everyone beholds it with sacredness. In my humble opinion unless we have done a fairly good amount of inner work, the work of a lifetime cannot be reduced to one, a few or several plant rituals or ceremonies.
It can become addicting to participate in one more cleanse, one more ritual, journey...to either purify, shed, learn, understand, etc. When does it end?
Everything serves a purpose. Still, there is a consequence or risk involved in any choice. It is possible to get hooked on feel good mystical experiences. These feelings may be magical but they are impermanent feelings of connectedness. Being in the clouds may be nice for a while, but real life is still on the ground.
If my life off the clouds is not so pleasant then maybe that is something to change.
The reality and truth is in: being in our body and grounded.
In fact, becoming addicted to such phenomena is anything but liberating.
I am no more or less enlightened by mystical journeys or experiences.
While everything serves a purpose it is wise to discern between what is me, not me and mine and not mine.
I have found it far more empowering and liberating to make choices that connect me to my soul's temple or body. It is empowering to be grounded and aware of my infinity as well as my mortality.
I get to choose when, how, and where to be when I am grounded in reality. I can surrender to a far greater wisdom when I am inhabiting my body.
There is more aliveness in being in my body. There is a far greater humanity to me when I am abiding in my body.
Abiding in my body, I come to learn and understand about the pains of self and others. I become more sensitive and compassionate. I become stronger in spirit. I also experience greater happiness and pleasure in and through my body. Is this not why we incarnate?
Still, we are interesting beings. We want what is 'over there' and then when we think it over, we have it and have changed our minds....
"I" want the extraordinary when I've yet to fully appreciate the ordinary.....
Everything serves a purpose and everything has a season.
All is in all...if only my finite mind can perceive it so?
What gate are you at now and do you need a key?