—–Looking down upon the tiny little beings of the human race really humbles humanity. How are we any different than any other living thing that’s just going about its day? We live in this infinite, massive, expansive universe and it is often so easy to feel like we are at the center of it all. We clearly are not, and although it is wise to have an insight of your ego and how you affect the world there is clearly a billion times more things that don’t involve you. We should not so easily get lost within ourselves being the center of the universe. It is a balancing act for sure but a lot of depression and stress and angst and anxiety in the modern human, especially the American, is a result of this imbalance and us taking too personally everything that’s happening in our lives. It is really not all about us, but likewise, we have to be happy with ourselves before we can be happy with what’s around us. You see, it’s not the easiest pickle to figure out.
What I’ve learned to love about psychedelic medicine and the San Pedro in this situation is how non-ordinary states of consciousness can be a positive force for living and dealing with ordinary states of “normal” day to day consciousness. Our brains need stimulation in non-ordinary ways too no different than our bodies need it and why we do workouts that cater to different muscles not too much used, which we then are sore from. If we are in an emotionally good place then we ARE in a good place. Emotional health is everything and contrary to popular belief regarding whatever politicians and laws tell us regarding the “War on Drugs,” psychedelics can dramatically benefit emotional well-being and leave us in a very healthy, light, calm, loving, accepting, efficient, and connective place.