Do you live from day to day with an irrational fear of the unknown? Do you have sudden panic attacks because things are not going your way? Have you been struggling with an anxiety disorder and are looking for a way out after countless therapy sessions that you could trace your way to your psychologist’s office with your eyes closed?
Then this article is for you.
First, I want you to know that you are not alone. In my career as a shaman, I have met many people who were in the same boat as you and know how hard it has been.
If you will like to know the answer to permanent freedom from anxiety whether mild or severe and wave your therapist the last goodbye as you step into life with newfound meaning, read on.
Anxiety is a Healthy Emotion; In Excess, it isn’t
We live in a consciousness of self, here and now, and don’t know what will come next. We hope it will be good but know it can also be bad. The hope for the positive is what has driven man in all of his activities since the beginning of time.
However, the fear of the unknown; of what comes next, is just as powerful.
The human is anxious. We know we can work hard to try and make things better but are also aware of our vulnerability to error and danger.
Anxiety is a healthy emotion every human is born with that serves as a natural defense mechanism against potentially harmful events or scenarios.
When in excess, however, it is considered a mental disorder. It is now considered a worldwide epidemic with 1 in every 13 people diagnosed as patients according to the World Health Organization.
We get anxious when we are seeking for a job; when crossing a highway; when we are low on cash; when we face trauma; when work gets so stressful; when we have deadlines to meet; when we have public speakings, and generally when things don’t go our way.
Psilocybin Mushrooms Ceremony
The use of psilocybin-containing mushrooms also known as magic mushrooms has been long traced to historic healing rituals of the ancient Celts. They were however banned in the late 1960s as criticisms were made against them.
Psychedelics are finally regaining popular interest and many experts believe they hold the key to treating mental illnesses such as anxiety disorder, addiction, and depression.
The call to once again legalize the use of psilocybin-containing mushrooms (also called the psilocybin ceremony), has never been louder.
Psilocybin for Anxiety
These wonders hold the key to the open-mindedness and surrender needed to trigger the healing process from anxiety. We are so engrossed in the ‘what will be?’ and have lost touch with our present selves. We are failing to see that our existence is a gift and ‘the now’ should be cherished.
The psilocybin ceremony enables us to let go of the ‘bad outcome’ mind-set to embrace ‘all that can be’; an awakening to a mind full of peace and free from worry. The mind possesses an infinite potential to heal itself and the psilocybin mushrooms unlock this potential.
The psilocybin ceremony seeks to enlighten the mind and take it to a transcended level of perception.
Pam Sakuda, a terminally ill patient gave this narrative of her psilocybin experience in the New York Times before she died:
‘I could feel the negative emotions in me start to gather until it became a dense mass… it felt alive. I broke into tears as I felt everything within me become concentrated, then start to fade away… I was suddenly made to realize that this anxiety, this irrational fear of death was standing in the way of my living the little time I had left to the fullest.’
Psilocybin for Living Fully
The ceremony is nature’s struggle to correct the anxious mind by forcing it to face its fears. Like a mother, she wants to assure and comfort you that tomorrow is going to be just fine.
Karen Geier, a writer whose work has featured in many posts of top-notch news agencies gives another narrative of her psilocybin mushroom experience. She had been a victim of anxiety disorder and accompanying depression for years. According to her, therapy helped and she usually felt better after sessions, but her relief was only temporary.
She needed more…
She tried out the psilocybin mushroom ceremony and documented her healing process in stages.
She initially felt relaxation of her body and subtle changes in her sense of taste. From there on, she remarkably recorded that her mind was taken straight away to the source of her anxiety which triggered an attack.
After a while, she noticed she was able to let go of her fears as each came to mind. The negative emotions no longer found a place to reside as the host was rejecting them.
Still, a little while later, she suddenly felt the urge to engage in a positive activity and started working out. She was surprised at this as she never liked working out.
She moved from there and completed the rest of her ceremony in stages, and that experience alone maintained her for months in a state of heightened eagerness to be productive.
Outstandingly, on becoming sober she couldn’t recall exactly when she jotted down the experience.
Her last note was:
‘‘This is the real me I lost years ago’’
The enlightenment the psilocybin experience brings was the main effect the ancient druids sought after.
With it comes a simplification of the thought process. You suddenly feel the need to enjoy life as it unfolds with childlike innocence. The boundaries of the adult ego and the need to behave in a certain ‘socially mature’ way suddenly dissolve.
Many participants suddenly feel an overwhelming joy during the experience and laugh at even the slightest of things. From a chirping bird on a tree to water flowing, from air flowing over your face to the deep rumbles of the earth, there is a sudden connection with nature purifying force and they can feel the pure, untainted love of correction.
Microdosing vs. Ceremony Dose
For micro-dosing, you spread the dosage into different stages over about a month and taking about a tenth of the normal dosage for a complete trip at a time. There are little to no hallucinogenic/visual effects and it helps lighten mood gradually over time.
Full ceremony dose involves much larger dosages than micro-trips and will cause visual perceptions to change and you will feel deeply connected to the love of the universe. You will experience dramatic events; happy or scary, but will all lead you to a place of deep enlightenment and renewal of your sense of purpose.
It is ideal to seek the help of a guide, therapist or shaman before you try a full trip as a first-timer, as the experience can be overwhelming. The Shaman should guide the ceremony and experience acting as a gatekeeper and vessel to the the healing powers of the Universe. The Shaman does not heal, just calls on those powers to be available.