I love phychedelics and they have helped me pull my life together significantly. One thing that I notice is your sense of reality becomes fraud, reality as you knew it before is completely replaced by this new, “real” reality. Everything in that reality seems just as real to you as things are when you are in your normal reality. I just was wondering this now and wanted to just get it out there, correct me if I am wrong or sound crazy, but when I trip I have these moments of realization of the in the moment, holy shit this is all real. What if you, after realizing, focused on that reality and everything going on in it as hard as you can? I don’t think you would get trapped but could it possibly make the trip even crazier because you’re aware of everything changing? Idk what are your guys thoughts…thanks!
I think it is crazy that what you are describing happens to us every night when we dream and we are kind of unamazed by it. To me, and I love psychedelics, dreaming is the most intense psychedelic experience you can have. It is a WTF experience that you are lying totally in an unconscious and paralyzed state while feeling, tasting, viewing, experiencing this totally other world and completely believing it even if it transcends the laws of physics or any idea of rationality. And then your brain goes through some sort of unknown process to wipe the memory of that dream away. And nobody knows why we sleep, except that you will literally go insane if you don’t. And we take it for granted. Like you could be hanging out with complete strangers and nobody thinks it is odd that you’re going to go lie in a dark room and psychedelically trip for 8 hours because you have to as some sort of physiological need. Or it blows my mind when I’m on an airplane or a bus or a hostel and everyone is sleeping and in some sort of other existence. I like to watch people sleep and think of what they might be doing. I think it might be one of the most important questions in regards to the very nature of consciousness — why do we sleep and dream—and why are we so sure that we are awake right now?
Yeah, I like this. After doing various phychedelics I feel like i have a better understanding and recall of my dreams. I think you might have been heading towards this but maybe in the same way that psychedelics allow us to process through things and better take advantage of our lives, dreams really are doing the exact same thing we just don’t know it. Really interested in trying to further understand this part of our mind and applying it in my life.
That was really well done Jon on so many levels. Informative and instructional. I’m excited to wake up tomorrow and view the world through your perspective. Looking forward to more videos. Cheers brother!
@ijesuschrist That is a great video, thanks for sharing! And I do believe it is entirely possible to experience the awesomeness of our lives and the world without the use of drugs. It’s a matter of healing your life, and LOVING. If you love unconditionally, you will find yourself with a constant joy in your heart. That is the only time, in my opinion, that you should experiment with drugs.
I really like this video too @ijesuschrist, I think this over normalization of life is why so many people live boring lifeless lives. It is overcoming this one hurtle in our mind that allows us to take control and advantage of the most powerful thing at our disposal, the brain. Anything is possible in our lives once we realize the epic reality were really experiencing.
I just got done with a 30 day challenge of not smoking weed. My realization after completion? Other than that I was basically comatose yesterday after smoking, I realized I don’t need it anymore, I don’t like my perception of reality while high, and I don’t like coming down. I actually enjoy sober reality now. So all that equals me being triumphant over pot head-ism.
I’ll try it when I get headphones as I do not have any right now. That’s a good idea because I’m finding I can appreciate the substance alone rather than socially. I get extra anxious and uncomfortable around people when I’m high. Thanks for the suggestion and give your dad some mad props, Christ our Lord the Holy and One and Only.
I wonder if there’s a significant difference between trips of people with different native languages. Some theories suggest that our reality is influenced mainly by language/our former speech, through association of words with objects, expressions with charged words. Unfortunately I can’t conduct such research since it’s going to be appropriate only on myself. Even better, people who speak fluently more than 3 languages must have a wider sense of reality.
It’s universally accepted that if you can’t tell the difference between what’s real and what isn’t you’re most probably in an euphoric/psychedelic condition without drugs. All interpretations we have are to explain the difference, or knowing the true definition of being in a psychedelic condition. People having trips on drugs while others have them without drugs is something no one can word unless with a mental illness or explanation of the conditioning. You can’t have any kind of trip without conditioning, so everything crazy is only people’s inexperience talking. If you’re not alarmed by your change of perception you’ll be just fine.