Beyond the Trip: How Psilocybin Mushrooms are Revolutionizing Mental Health
Approaching the Doorway to Psilocybin: Part 1
If you (or someone you love) suffer from frequent anxiety, inability to relax, or addictions of any kind, this article is for you.
In many ways, this story is about our deepest fears and overcoming them as easily as we will allow ourselves to.
What if healing and transcendence
did not have to be any more difficult than changing your shoes?
As an experienced copywriter of over 18 years, I have rarely encountered difficulties expressing my ideas. This article is no exception, but it does hold one caveat – my first experience with psilocybin mushrooms.
The therapeutic benefits of psilocybin mushrooms are hard to put into words. Many people describe the experience as ineffable – too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.
As someone who makes a living crafting catchy phrases, I rarely get to experience this wordless space. However, my first psilocybin journey took me to a new vista of experience I had never imagined possible.
Slowing down and looking at your life takes a small amount of courage, but it’s worth it!
These days, I can take a moment to decelerate, immerse myself in nature and reach a state of mindfulness, though it may not last for an extended period, and perhaps by design.
While I would describe my current life as rewarding, and I wake up most days motivated to pursue my aspirations, it wasn’t always this fulfilling. In fact, it was quite the opposite.
I can remember depression and suicidal ideation going back as early as 12 years old.
While I don’t perceive psilocybin, psychedelics, or any one “thing” to be a cure-all, the information contained in this post is scientifically validated and its implications on societal mental health are seismic.
Today’s most effective leaders are trauma informed and plant medicine aware.
Whether you decide to take psilocybin or not, it’s important you understand how this compound will shape our society over the next couple of decades. Addiction and trauma affect us all, either directly or indirectly.
Odds are, most anyone reading this is likely already living a good life. As a result, many are simply seeking ways to enhance our lives further. Would you agree?
If you have access to the internet and you are not reading this from your sleeping bag on the street, you are already in the top percentile of the planet in terms of wealth.
I have found that the bridge to what we want rests in realizing that we already have it on some level.
In other words, if you want blessings in your life, focus on the ones you already have
So, what about making a good life better?
Well, to put it quite simply, the journey begins within. While that may sound like a trite statement, psilocybin teaches this on an experiential level.
It’s funny how the mountains we build in our minds, and the excuses we make, prevent us from stepping through that door and living the life we say we want to live.
Survival mode, addiction, hyper-vigilance and a chronically “ramped-up nervous system” are often indicators of unresolved trauma, but relief is much much closer than most people realize.
What stories are you telling yourself about yourself?
In time you may come to find the emotions we carry day to day are mostly stories that we tell ourselves. Stories that have become beliefs and convictions sufficient to where our bodies recognize them as true.
As you sit at your desk writing an email with the same levels of adrenaline that your ancestors had while running from a bear, this is a healthy response delivered in an unhealthy way.
I’m not talking about the fear we feel when we are in immediate danger. I’m talking about that irrational fear that exists in probabilities and things that often never come true.
The high-tension static in our mind-body drains us of our life force and clouds out the best of what life has to offer and what we have to offer life.
What season of life are you in?
So, then, as we consider the idea of healing our psyche, dissolving our traumas, and leaving the cave of shadows that our subconscious so eagerly projects, I find it curious how reluctant we can be to leave that dark, damp and moldy place when offered a proven, safe, reliable and effective bridge.
Is it time for a season of change?
That cave of anxiety, addiction, depression and/or trauma is like an open prison cell that we refuse to leave simply because it’s what many of us have always known. Fear has so many names and so many expressions, but ultimately, “illnesses of the mind-body system” only have a few root causes.
To continue your journey toward understanding psilocybin, and its effects on your mind/body and society as a whole, check out part two here.