Each time I have an experience I feel myself connecting more and more to the world around me... Whereas before I was a separate entity, all locked up inside my body/mind, I can tangibly feel and visualize that there is no separation unless I believe there is. I've learned to trust and embrace my emotions as they come and go but at the same time not let them overpower me.... I can honestly say that I've had one experience where, completely sober, I saw the same beauty I saw through the lens of substances and it was a life-changer. Without my previous psychedelic experiences it would have been an every-day kind of thing, but I found myself alone on a beach watching a sunrise with tears streaming down my face because I finally realized that I was as much a part of it as the ocean.
Love the part about the beach, that had to be absolutely incredible. I wish people would realize the reason we take these things, it isn't to get all messed up, it's to have an experience that can be truly life changing :)
I've seen people while I was sober too, but always only one at a time. For me, these people are shadows and I rarely see them "in" anything other than the air. In my most spiritual trip I saw a ton of these people all night and I couldn't even tell which people were tangible and which were entities. My boyfriend explained it that it is because I am connected to the moon. He said that he used to be connected to it, and when he was he saw people like that too. I can't say if he's right or not, but it is an interesting insight. But almost always when I see people like that it's rather comforting, because i feel like they are watching over me, yet never interfering with my life.
"everything you could ever want or be, you already have and are"
a quote from the movie I <3 (heart) huckabees Dustin Hoffman says it,
this pops into my mind alot and i think "oh yeah"
love that quote =]
This is a loaded question!
I'm going to try and keep it simple. The first time I went to a festival was the first time I experienced anything psychedelic and let me just say, it literally changed my life. I began making so many connections about the world and I literally felt like I had a revelation. That everything we though we knew was completely wrong and that this world is something truly amazing, we are lucky to have been given a chance to experience it. I have since that day never been the same. I lost all care for material things, other people's opinions about me and my lifestyle choices, and started realizing just how bad things have come to in our country. It made me a new, better me, and I have never been happier or more at peace. And I also love the way I can interact with others while having an "experience". We literally understand each other on a totally different level and barely have to say a word, its so amazing :)
Although I will throw in there that I am still struggling with finding myself and letting go of that egoic part of my mind. It will come with time <3
the ego is what ties us to this physical world.. letting go of the ego entirely would release you from it,.. your right on path mama everyone is working on shedding their ego =]