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Psychedelic drugs: a dangerous thing to avoid at all cost or a life-altering resource?
In this episode of Inner Archeology, Sarah and Emily talk about psychedelic drugs, share their experiences with them and go over how they both went on an exploration journey with mushrooms.
Key Points In Episode:
- This episode is part 1 of Emily’s and Sarah’s conversation about the benefits of psychedelic drugs.
- Psychedelics were massively vilified by our parents’ generation but they now seem more open to the idea that they could be acceptable. Sarah’s mom even jokes about going on ayahuasca retreats! LOL
- Emily had her first experience with Silybin in her 30s – she hadn’t done anything prior to that. She did a massive mushroom trip that ended up being life-altering, in a really good way.
- When the time is right, Sarah would like to be able to have conversations about drugs with her kids because that’s something that wasn’t really talked about before.
- What about you, would you want to leave your children to figure things out on their own or would you open up to them about them? The world is made of many things, including drugs, alcohol, and sex, so why not talk about them?
- Emily topped the mushrooms up with a small dose of ecstasy, which led to all sorts of good visuals and her feeling very connected to #MotherEarth. Everything – the sky, ground, etc. – felt very alive and communicative.
- Mushrooms feel very feminine to Emily, whereas marijuana feels very masculine, energy-wise. Do you agree?
- Did you know that psychedelic drugs tend to highlight end-of-life stuff? There have been studies showing that.
- Hearing mushroom stories always makes Sarah giggle because they are so similar even when it’s different people sharing their experiences. #MushroomThoughts
- During her mushroom trip, Emily felt as if she was embodying the mother of the universe – feeling all of the joy, sorrow, and loss of a mother that had ever existed.
- There was a freaky moment where Emily felt that each of her friends was her child and they were pulling parts of her body..!
- Emily realized that what she was experiencing was the epitome of her potential as a mother, making the greatest sacrifice she could make by giving her body to her children to sustain them. She felt so in alignment and as if she was an eternal floating memory.
- Emily walked away from that experience feeling really connected to the idea that being a mother was something inherent to her whether or not her mother was still on planet Earth.
- She also felt as if she faced her own death, and it wasn’t scary at all. Though it took her some time to process the whole experience.
- Sarah has done acid once (#NotHerThing) and mushrooms 4-5 times. Only one mushroom experience was positive while the others weren’t negative but more controlled and in a party setting.
- She once snapped and wondered whether she was going to lose her mind… and also learned that you shouldn’t look at yourself in the mirror when tripping (oh, and avoid public bathrooms too!) and that she’d rather be immersed in nature.
- Her first experience doing mushrooms was at Hangout Fest where she swam in the ocean, while her second was in Bali with someone who really knew what they were doing and with a beach and stars as the setting.
- Sarah’s mushroom trip in Bali was a mile marker that helped her realize that her relationship with her boyfriend at the time needed to come to an end and she felt the universe putting its hands on her cheeks and saying ‘You’re doing great, you’re trying so hard and doing a great job!’.
- She was immediately released from that relationship, had a massive empathetic growth toward people in her family, her anxiety levels plummeted, and she felt as if the Milky Way was fire, all while listening to some great music.
- Sarah feels that, in a really weird way, her Bali trip set her up to have a baby. It has been one of the top 3 most important experiences that ever happened in her life.
- If you’re thinking of going on a psychedelic trip, keep in mind that the people who are around you, the intentions you set, and your surroundings can be the difference between a truly spiritual and revolutionary experience and something uncomfortable.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Sarah Turner on Instagram
Emily Pennystone on Instagram
@Inner.Archeology on Instagram
InnerArcheology.tv (video version)
Inner Archeology on YouTube