Back in 1989, more than 30 years ago, there was an article – an interview actually – about cannabis as a spirit plant, called “Resurrection of the Higher Self”. This was long before legalization started turning the corner in the U.S. The article was so stunning, that it was rejected for print!
“Hey you don’t smell bad for a fat person!” … that’s a descriptive example of the kind of “humor” called sarcasm that’s designed to cut or give pain. You may have one or two (or more!) family members who spew this kind of toxic crap.
Well, my last blog about cannabis' ability to wean people off of alcohol certainly stirred the pot. (No pun intended. Oh, on second thought – that's a pretty cute pun 😜) Anyway, thanks to the many people who shared their "cannabis for wellness" stories with me in reaction to my blog.
It was around the year 2002 that a friend and I traveled to Amsterdam to take in the coffeeshops. Coffeeshops were the "code word" in that Dutch city for "get your cannabis here" … consuming in the public and in the daylight nonetheless!
"When the pain of being stuck hurts more than the pain to change"
This is the tagline on my website for why people should connect with me.
I think it's brilliant – and I had nothing to do with creating it.
It actually comes from a man who emailed me thanking me for helping him quell the emotional turmoil he'd been wrestling with.
Humans have been communing with the cannabis plant for thousands of years… ritual use has been discovered in archeological digs in China, India and Israel dating as far back as 2500 years (and that's what we know!).
But today, as cannabis has become "normalized" or mainstreamed in Western societies, it's lost much of its specialness as a plant conferring higher consciousness.
All the fancy-schmancy gimmickry for consuming cannabis has yet to steal fire from the preferred approach of smoking! Can you believe it? And with all the new "cannabis naive" people coming my way,I decided it'd be helpful to offer up my favorite tips for the time-honored tradition of preparing a joint.
I'm excited to let you know about an intriguing event that doesn't make any of that necessary and if you're fascinated by the cutting-edge of where medical cannabis is going, then I got some good news for you in this week's blog…
Among our little team, I work with someone – a very skilled, considerate and lovely person, who wrestles with on-going, almost unrelenting, anxiety. In fact, the anxiety is so intense that it keeps this person from doing their best work.
Yes, meditation is being talked about and promoted in every corner of our culture these days. The most popular form is called mindfulness meditation. But as I discuss in this week's blog, if you're struggling with a highly emotional mindset, you may need to proceed with caution.
As you may know, my emotions release work embraces the judicious use of cannabis to help us spelunk our Inner depths. This is called "Shadow work" and I've gotten a lot of feedback regarding this. It's heartening to know that so many are also exploring this path as I discuss in this week's blog.
Have you heard the term “shadow work”? It’s one that’s volleyed about in discussions of personal growth and transformation. I explain in this week’s blog, how “shadow work” is a very appropriate term in healing and feeling better about yourself.
There's a shit show happening in the yoga community known as "Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan."
After several months of speculation and accusations, a 3rd party investigation of Yogi Bhajan released its horrific findings – damning conclusions of widespread and on-going sexual abuse, molestation and rape.
We’ve been trying to solve emotional suffering for a long time – thousands of years.
Everything from ancient and contemporary ascetics meditating in caves and ashrams to years “on the coach” in psychoanalysis. And prescription meds, lots and lots of prescription meds.
For about two years, I experimented with psychedelics in the underground… ayahusaca, psilocybin, MDMA, acid and a host of “designer” entheogens – that’s the catch-all term for psychoactive substances, whether they’re plant based or stirred up in the lab.
Not long ago I was listening to a well known spiritual teacher who, in the course of talking about something else, nonchalantly dropped into what they were saying, "And as a Mystic, I …"
This off-handed yet weighty description about themselves stunned me and I explain why in this week's blog.
Mystical traditions teach that there’s an infinite world inside of us – and the question for Western minds has always been, “How do I access that infinite Inner world?”
Of course, most of us know that meditation is the one approach recommended time and time again.
Despite the growing widespread acceptance of cannabis, my niche is still very esoteric. I suppose anytime you start discussing the mystical or spiritual, it can become an “eye roll” for many. (Personally, several years ago, I know it would have been for me!)
Everyone’s relationship to cannabis is different – from non-existent to long and enduring.
In my MasterMind groups and courses, I teach you the transformative art of going inward with cannabis plant medicine, amplifying the power of Awakening. Subscribe and join me for exploring this cutting-edge approach to emotional freedom.