Ram Dass, dying at 88 years old this week, was a larger than life character in the 60s – trained Harvard professor and psychiatrist before he transformed into a yogi. His life’s journey is remembered really for 3 things … for bridging the limitations of western science – that is, clinical psychology, as a leader in the whole explosion of using psychedelics – to landing with the very mysterious Eastern experience of yoga and meditation.
Because my area of expertise is combining meditation with judicious use of cannabis plant medicine for creating deep shifts in troubling behavior patterns, I really appreciate Ram Dass’ journey and his very public declaration that our only purpose in life is to go within–to the soul.
Now many today believe that psychedelics …. LSD, Ayahuasca, Psilocybin Mushrooms are going to help them solve their problems. Whether they think it’s troubling emotions, high stress, needing a creative boost. Many, many reasons … they’re taking these substances to get relief or effect change.
And I see many students and clients who come to me because a lot of the psychedelic journeys are not working or at least not meeting their expectations. Ram Dass found this same thing. In one account, he said that after coming down from a high, he was depressed. As his tolerance to LSD increased, the thrill had diminished. It’s about that time that he went to India, found a trusted teacher and experienced through meditation – what he called a … Spiritual upheaval. He said he realized that his spiritual realizations without drugs had been far more enlightening that some 400 Acid trips. Make a pitch here for exploring without psychedelics … How do you do that Becca? I employ cannabis plant medicine with active kundalini-like practices and I can show you how to do this. For starters, grab my quickstart guide to “Conscious Cannabis” that you can find on the page where this video is. I invite you to join me on this learning path. I’m Becca Williams, and I want you to take good care of yourself and I want to help you do that.