If “Anxiety disorder” is a mental illness, then are most of us mentally ill? Enter Cannabis.

Back in the day, anxiety was the wallpaper and furnishings of my mind. I (somehow) soldiered through, but living in anxiety was a way of life for me. I’d panic in social situations, I’d worry about upcoming events (that paranoid feeling of suspicion and mistrust of people or their actions without evidence or justification), and I’d ruminate – focusing on repetitive thoughts of catastrophe.

Early-on in college I was introduced to cannabis (ha! marijuana as we used to call it). I discovered that a toke or two could relax me and moderate those jittery feelings that created a pit in my stomach, a tightness in my chest, and punctuated my attempts at concentration with dissociation and agitation.

Sure, it was at the height of the War on Drugs, but I considered cannabis my War on Anxiety. It was my relief medicine and the black market suppliers were my, well, medicine dispensers 😜. (If you navigated the black market as well, I’m sure you have your own eye-rolling stories to tell. Let me know in the comments section!)

Only thing, my cannabis medicine was palliative – so when I was no longer under the influence, my anxiety pushed back.

Here’s the Thing about Anxiety

From a yogic perspective, anxiety is where your mind, body and soul are on high alarm because there’s a threat you need to take care of.

Alternatively, Western science sees anxiety as a pathology that needs to be medicated and treated like a disease.

And how’s that going?

In the U.S. alone, some 40-million Americans (19.1% of the population) have been diagnosed with a form of anxiety disorder. But that’s just those who saw a health practitioner and could be counted. What about the countless others who grapple with anxiety and stay away from the medical system?

The Yogic Approach to Anxiety

What goes around, comes around. About 10 years ago, I began studying a multidisciplinary emotional release method that includes a form of kundalini called Emotional Liberation®. It reduces stress and overcomes frustration and self-doubt. I began adding the judicious use of cannabis. For me and hundreds of others since then, this plant medicine has offered a support that amplifies the method’s effectiveness for releasing anxiety.

That’s why I teach and guide it. It’s effective and efficient for releasing difficult emotions of all kinds. If you’re drawn to exploring a new way of living, I invite you to try this out.

I offer a series of free practices that will help you in getting in touch with whatever is knocking loudest on your head and heart. I’m cautioning you now that they aren’t easy (if you’re doing them right), but you will feel re-set, calm and emotionally nourished when you finish. Each one is only about 20 minutes long (the introduction makes them a bit longer but once you’re familiar you can jump into the practice).

You have all the answers inside of you and that’s what you connect with during these practices – a deep dive that will put you in touch with your Higher Self to meet and release what’s upsetting your life.

It’s my gift to our awakening community.

These practices are safe and nurturing. It’s the best – as it gets so tiring pretending that we’re not feeling what we’re feeling. We gotta feel it so that we can release it:) Yes, many (most?) find a small amount of cannabis very helpful in this work (but the important piece here is small amount because if you take too much, you’ll numb yourself out and lose the ability to touch into your intuition.

So make sure you create a comfy private place for yourself and have your water, tissues (you may do a lot of releasing), your journal and, if you’re going that route, your cannabis by your side. Let me know how it goes! I’m here for any questions you might have!

With Love,

What people are saying…

“I am so grateful! I’m experiencing such a release of hidden emotions that have been building up for years.”
– Rain
“This helps me reach emotions I hid away years ago.”
– Kirsten
“I am noticing a sense of inner strength being built as well as a deeper, more sustained sense of groundedness.”
– Priscilla

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