I smoked marijuana twice while we lived in San Francisco and once in Santa Rosa (we moved to Santa Rosa in 1980). A friend from Sonoma County gave me three joints while visiting me in San Francisco. He called it Acapulco Gold and said it was really good stuff. The first time I tried it I smoked two joints back to back. Almost instantly it kicked in and, on impulse, I began to send energy to Sandra through the palms of my hands, something I did with my own body during meditation. She sat at the opposite end of the couch from me and had refused to share a joint with me.
At that time in my life I meditated regularly and had developed the habit of channeling energy through the palms of my hands as they rested palm up on my lap. I would visualize a continuous loop of energy rising out of my hands and going down through the top of my head before flowing down my arms and out through my hands again. It was part experiment and part practice in control. I discovered this practice had a soothing affect on me.
With the heightened effect of marijuana, the energy coming out of my hands felt like solid columns. As I directed energy over Sandra’s body it felt like I was touching her skin. After several minutes she began to fidget and look uncomfortable. Suddenly, she stood up and announced she was going to bed. We said good night and she left.
Alone, with no one to talk to except Cindy, our hamster in the cage at the end of the couch, I focused my attention on the lamp sitting on the nearby table. As I looked at it, it flew up into the air and started flipping end over end while transforming itself into other objects, including a glass ashtray. Several minutes later, my daughter, Crystal, came downstairs to give me a goodnight kiss. As she walked away, just before she disappeared around the corner of the hallway wall, she turned into a bright golden ball of light. Who are we? What’s reality? What’s the purpose of life?
Disclaimer: Even though I’m sharing my drug-related experiences with you, I don’t advocate drug use. In many cases they’re considered illegal. Personally, I prefer a clear mind when I explore the nature of my own consciousness. I’m a better observer. In fact, my most profound experiences in altered states happened when my mind was at its clearest. Openness, fearlessness and curiosity also play vital roles in entering altered states of consciousness.
Many of us have been convinced that looking inward is dangerous. It’s not if we decide not to be frightened by it. However, like anything new, it’s best to start by taking baby steps. When we really want to know something it’s as if the entire universe conspires to make it happen. In other words, we get what we concentrate on whether it’s by design or default. There are no accidents so it’s up to us to be clear on what we want. Reading the Seth books served as a powerful trigger for me because he’s supposedly talking to us from the great beyond and much of what he describes is subjective, at the thought and feeling of actualization.
Pete – http://realtalkworld.com
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create our reality from what we believe about ourselves, and the world around us.
If we do not consciously choose our beliefs, we unconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love, understand and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat ourselves, and the world.
Blessings of love and understanding be to us all!
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!