Since as long as I can remember, I have experienced bouts of moderate to severe anxiety. I try to be transparent about it, because I feel like being up front about my own shit helps other people feel like they can be up front about theirs. Honesty allows for greater connection and stronger relationships. Sometimes, people that I spend time with at work or at school will ask me how I manage it. I usually respond by explaining that I meditate twice daily, do a full yoga asana practice 6 times per week, and try my best to not take life so seriously. While all of these things are true and have been extremely helpful, I typically leave out the part about how occasionally eating psilocybin mushrooms or going to a trusted friend’s apartment to smoke toad venom out of a crack pipe (sorry mom!) have changed my relationship to anxiety in a way I never thought possible.
I have always had a strong underlying feeling that I needed a powerful tool to root out the anxiety that was causing me mental harm. I found this tool in psychedelics and entheogens.Read More