When I first began using cannabis we would just take a hit from a bong, watch funny YouTube videos, and walk around my neighborhood laughing and enjoying the effects. The effects for me were as follows:
-Heightened sensory acuity
-Deep present moment awareness
-Time slowing down
-Powerful feelings of empathy
-Strong yearning to uncover life’s mysteries
This lead to some big breakthroughs in my personal life, and left me wanting more from life. I realized that I had been drifting through life consuming, and I had a desire to create and make the world a better place. At first this was merely a conceptual idea and I took no major action towards shifting my reality.
After about 6 months of using it in this manner I started writing and reading on topics that interested me with the purpose of uncovering things that my sober, conscious, mind would normally bypass. I realized that I had thoughts and desires that, in the past, I thought were silly or insignificant. These “ah-ha” moments opened up possibilities in my life and beckoned me to think bigger.
After I opened my world to new possibilities, the Universe started bringing people and experiences onto my journey that both excited, and challenged me. It was almost as if it broke down a layer of my mind that held me back because of fear. I started trying new activities:
-Dancing in front of people
-Playing musical instruments
-Talking about deep topics to people I hardly knew
- Eating foods that I previous “disliked”
These excursions outside my comfort zone were the exact catalyst I needed to start playing a BIGGER role in my own life, and truly own my status as a creator. This is the shift that helped me go from being a consumer to a creator, and that has made ALL the difference.
Within a year I had committed my life to serving others, and I was determined to gain the skills and experience needed to dramatically impact the lives of those along my journey.