Well… I’m trying to learn, dear friends… not to write all about myself in the comments on other people’s blogs — much as I’m self-absorbed ;)), and much as I love if/when they ever do the same on mine. Difficult though it is, for a story-babbling rambler like me… one must try. :))
I did love Anne’s shrooms post, though, and it got me to write about some of my own experience, over-stretching that little love-lettering comment field… and so I share it here, along with my deleted-from-there response.
Is that weird, especially on a sobriety blog? Yes?!?!? Perfect. I love weird. Let’s all stay weird. And interconnectedly wired… at least at the soul level. ;))
Day 200: Shrooms and quarantine ?!! — via Nomorebeer2019
Yep, you heard me. But first, I would like to make a clear disclaimer: Most of them are illegal, and for a reason. MANY of them will lead to addictive, self-destructive and sometimes deadly situations. As for the special class of Psychedelics, they can be dangerous if taken unsafely and without preparation, and can provide […] – Anne [with an E! ;))], of CanIreallyBeSober.home.blog
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My deleted-from-there bla bla bla reply…
Gorgeous post, Anne…. I’m all for it. I’ve only done them a handful of times, maybe less, that’s all I felt needed I guess. More than two decades ago (ayayay, I’m old. ;))
Even one good-conditions experience can be enough, to access deep understanding of spiritual interconnectivity.
That rainbow mushroom graphic alone, sent me into a positive reverie of one of my own very few positive entheogen experiences: on a beach at low tide, watching the sky, with the shallowest waves washing over me and my future life-mate. It looked nothing like your post image of course — it looked like clouds and sun and sea, and love, pure Love… but the image brings back the feeling.
In my youth I was always fascinated by the idea of hallucinogenics/entheogens; read about them in my teens and wrote high school papers on them; I was lucky to have awesome parents, in this regard, haha. But I agree, it should wait till adulthood.
I tried LSD once or twice in my teens with a pack of fellow fringe kids — once at a Pink Floyd concert — and it wasn’t positive. It was mixed with alcohol, probably marijuana as well (the latter of which was never good for me), confusing and disorienting (not to mention risky! God I don’t know how I was always so lucky! Must have been someone watching out for me… ;)) and I would have been way better off enjoying the music sober — if I’d only known how to do that without seeming uncool. ;)) (Though I NEVER would have admitted to buckling to peer pressure, back then — not me, no, I was a rebel! Lol.)
Then I tried it once again as a young adult, with some very trusted family-like folks that my high school bestie and I had met on our backpacking travels in Europe, the summer before we went to university… it was incredible. Universal awakening at the deepest core level.
There are all kinds of ways of accessing the divine energies; now I prefer other ways, like the Buddhist ones of meditation and mindfulness, that don’t use any substances; but I knew nothing or little of those, growing up. My dad had travelled through India and was more into ideas like those of Ram Dass and Bhagavan Das and all that, and he and my mom had some amazing free-spirited friends that would pass through our suburban household, from time to time, and tell us of their experiences.
I think it’s awesome when people like you write about experiences like these — it’s truthful, brave and kind. Especially when they include some knitting porn at the end. 🧶💙😍😉😆
Thank you, dear, dear friend. 🙏😘💖🌿 xoxo nadine/stl
OMGGGGGGGGGG….. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. (Image courtesy of “Hippie Anne” [with an E].) With gratitude. 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙 🙏 💋
*Wikipedia link to entheogens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entheogen
11 months + 28 days sustained sobriety from all non-food “drugs” (namely alcohol, for me) other than caffeine; day 9 of sobriety from monitoring sites with imagined/perceived intermittent gossip/blogger-abuse. Holy shit!!! This is freaking major progress!!! And ANNE – something else I forgot to say – congrats on 200 DAYYYYYYYSSSS!!!!! . 🎉🎉🙌😍 ❤️ 👏🌱🌷☀️🌿😘🤗