Cannabis: An Outlawed Sacrament – Part 3/3

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

(Continued from part 2)

Physical Hologram

Teal writes that the physical world is a hologram created for the purpose of learning and progressing through different stages of awareness, and the brain, a ‘transceiver of information’, is the instrument that holds our perception of this reality in place.

When the brain’s normal functions are inhibited, the hologram held in place by the mind starts to dissolve and other realms beyond the physical are revealed.

The truth of what these realms really are can shine through with no blockages from the mind, and most importantly, they bring this enlightened consciousness back to the physical world.

However, cannabis is not a positive thing for everyone and this goes back to the fact that everyone reacts to it differently.

Matching the Vibration of Cannabis

Nothing external will be required for bliss in a higher consciousness, but for now, the tools that are at our disposal will help us get to a certain point before they’re no longer necessary.

Teal’s opinion is that what you get out of cannabis is determined by your vibratory rate.

If you operate on a lower vibration than the cannabis you consume, you’re uplifted when your vibration shifts to match that of the plant.

If your vibration is naturally higher, you may feel heavy, anxious or paranoid. There are countless factors involved such as the potency of the cannabis and the mindset of the user, but generally, I wouldn’t take a positive cannabis experience as a sign that you’re on a lower vibration.

Nothing external will be required for bliss in a higher consciousness, but for now, the tools that are at our disposal will help us get to a certain point before they’re no longer necessary.

More on Intention

Teal writes that cannabis is ‘extremely’ responsive to one’s intention. Whatever you intend for it to help you with, it will help you as long as you keep that intention in mind.

Otherwise, it will act according to subconscious desires, often causing frustration when one is confronted with subconscious issues (which they’d rather avoid) that need to surface for the sake of their wellbeing and spiritual growth.

I think cannabis and the subconscious are more interlinked than people think; perhaps the same could be said about all drugs.

No Resistance, No Pain

The best thing about cannabis is that it helps you release resistance. It prohibits the brain from translating negative, resistant or depressing thoughts and by doing so, prevents negative emotional responses and saves tons of stress.

You release resistance when you open the mind, and cannabis can help you let go of the heavy mental weight holding you back from a life of purpose, truth and spiritual growth.

Teal links its effect on resistance to its suppression of pain, writing that pain is caused primarily by resistance and when resistance is released in the manner cannabis helps with, pain is significantly reduced.

The true Self is fully present when we have no resistance, which is why I often write that calming and opening the mind is essential for creativity and meditation.

You release resistance when you open the mind, and cannabis can help you let go of the heavy mental weight holding you back from a life of purpose, truth and spiritual growth.

It’s Complicated…

Teal doesn’t totally support or reject spiritual cannabis use because it’s a complicated issue that varies from person to person.

The biggest mistake people make is relying on it to escape resistance or numb their pain.

She recognizes that these plants are teachers (as is everything else), but she believes reliance on them causes addiction and can ultimately distance you from the Self.

It may be best to live in a way where you can put the teacher plants down as easily as you’d pick them up, because reliance on anything will have the opposite effect intended.

Her opinion is that cannabis is indeed addictive, and the biggest mistake people make is relying on it to escape resistance or numb their pain.

She also points out that some spiritual seekers will become more fascinated with the attempted escape from reality than the organic spiritual evolution that brings them to enlightenment, and this is where the potential for addiction is strong.

I disagree because I don’t see cannabis as something used to escape reality, but to create reality while opening the mind to higher states of consciousness.

She makes a good point, however, and to rely on anything for the sacred connections found within is to set yourself up for inevitable disappointment.

As I mentioned, cannabis can be psychologically addicting like anything else (but definitely not physically) and it’s important as a spiritual seeker to remember that the teacher plants are a means to an end and not the end itself.

Enlightenment can only be found within, but if you can use the teacher plants without being used by them, they’ll change your life by dissolving the mentally created holograph known as reality and opening you to higher dimensions.

Legalize It

Teal supports legalization, because she believes the best way to make people want to do something is to make it illegal.

You feel a greater sense of freedom when you do something illegal, and she writes that it isn’t the high from the drug we actually seek, but the freedom that comes with a higher consciousness.

It doesn’t matter how you reach enlightenment; what matters is that you get there and enjoy the journey.

We don’t realize we’re seeking a higher consciousness through the freedom to do something the government tells us we can’t, and the freedom we feel from breaking the rules is a tiny preview of the freedom enlightenment brings.

It can be found naturally or through the use of mind-expanding psychedelics, but the most effect way to feel it on a lasting basis is to realize it’s already here and let it flow from within.

It doesn’t matter how you reach enlightenment; what matters is that you get there and enjoy the journey.

If you consider yourself a spiritual cannabis user, be aware of the herb’s power to dissolve your perception of the illusory world and be aware of your potential dependence (or lack thereof) on something intended only to help.

Mindfulness is advised when it comes to anything spiritual, and it’s possible to be mindful while keeping the mind open to the heart and intuition.

You can be open-minded yet mindful of the path you walk, and if you veer from it, you can recognize the culprit and do the inner work necessary for healing. Cannabis can heal you or prevent the healing you need, and it all comes down to your relationship with the plant and with yourself.

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2 comments

  1. Great article! In the summer of 1999 cannabis in harmony with Self revealed to this soul the Formless Absolute Eternal Still consciousness that is Self.
    The universe, time & space evaporated demonstrating the illusory nature of physicality. What freedom this revelation of direct expeeience is, and to be nestled in the bliss of Creator…There are NO words…Sat chit ananada

    May love bless you always 😊

    One Radiance

    P.S. Wes, feel free to connect.

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