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Dear Lil and Anne,
my intention in this discussion is to bring about a kind of unified understanding, of the benefits and detriments of this activity. This is in my heart, because I believe that we need a clear message for the future. Part of architecture is creating instructions or a blueprint for how we can build this together. Do either of you think it is possible for you to weave together a kind of message, that places this plant in it's proper alignment with our movement?
If we had a manual for how to design a better future, what would the chapter on marijuana or other plants which influence our consciousness say ?
I have a understanding forming for myself, which I will ultimately weave together here, but I feel we all have something to contribute. so I am interested in what you might say.
Do you, either of you, feel like you could come up with such a chapter, or message which is comprehensive?
Hello All and thatnks Marc for this discussion!
What Ive found interesting about marijuana is that in my earlier years of smoking, I was only doing it for fun and when I got depressed or upset about something, for an escape from reality. Now as an older person, I find that I only use it for when I need to relax, be more creative with music, and writing. My way of dealing with depression and being upset is to let go and let God handle with those things that I can't. Ive also learned that, as someone else said, helping others such as youth and young adults find their place in life is the most exhilaring feeling in the world. No puff of the sticky-icky could ever replace that!
Marijuana is neither a sacrament nor a sacrelidge, it is simply a plant. It is good for some and bad for others. But it most certainly should be legal for adults to choose to use it as they please.
Legality is the only real concern to me about any drug or plant. Why should the government tell us what is good or bad for us? As adults we are responsible for our own actions.
The experience of each indivisual will differ, some will find spirituality others will just search the cupboards for chips and jolly ranchers.
From my experience dope does nothing that cannot be achieved by the commitment to leading a disciplined life of clarity of mind and purity of heart. No one has ever achieved enlightenment by artificially manipulating blood chemistry. Of course there are rituals and ceremonies which may or may not involve chemicals of some kind which may assist in a breakthrough which gives some insight as to the way forward. On the other hand such ceremonies are relevant a few times in a lifetime and not as a lifestyle. There are so many wonderful hearts with wonderful ideas out there yet so very few ever actualise. No one addicted to anything be it dope, sex, food or meditation has ever achieved their full potential. There was a time I believed as others have expressed in this forum and I speak as one who has indulged dope, nicotine and alcohol way beyond anything healthy. Now I dont even drink tea, I dont need any chemical highs, stimulants dont interest me..... water no gives me the most amazing high I have ever experienced. There are no free lunches on the road to enlightenment my friend. Clean for over a decade I now offer spiritual life coaching services to ones in over 60 countries. I am so glad that I outgrew my dependence, avoidance and denials. Of course everything I say could be wrong. much love, Michael http://cosmosis.net.au http://theinsightfoundation.org.au