Spirituality and Cannabis
First and foremost, cannabis is a psychoactive drug. It alters your state of consciousness and shifts your perception. You move from solely focusing on the 3D realm and actually open to the perspective of the fourth dimension.
So can you have spiritual experiences by smoking cannabis? Absolutely! Just understand that these are fourth-dimensional experiences and we live in ascension times. We are spiritual beings in physical form on an ascending earth at a time when 12 dimensions of experience are available.
You hear about psychedelics often in the spiritual community, and while most people are brought up to believe they’re harmful and should be avoided, some will tell you that they aren’t harmful at all. In fact, they’re believed to be quite beneficial for the spiritual seeker who wants to glimpse a higher consciousness. Spirituality is interesting because it draws in people with all kinds of different beliefs, and some people use it to stay away from drugs. They embrace the power of meditation and other spiritual practices to raise their vibration instead of getting high, and they have spirituality to thank for their sobriety. They’d probably regularly indulge in their drug of choice if it weren’t for their faith.
Russell Brand and David Wilcock are two good examples.
You may be wondering what that has to do with the spiritual effects of cannabis, the sacred herb, as an ally for awakening. When we use cannabis meditatively, with intention and focus, its ability to clarify and amplify can both shine a light on the illusions we carry and invite us to release into a deeper, more relaxed, open-hearted presence that feels right and real. As with other entheogenic medicines, cannabis is a condensed and heightened mindfulness and awareness meditation.
Intention is a key starting point for that realization and working with cannabis spiritually. In effective ceremonial environments, like those of the Native American Church, for example, entheogenic medicines can dramatically potentiate the manifestation of an intention. In its own particular way, the effects of cannabis can do that too when used skillfully. Along with its truth serum clarifying capability, when you can maintain a degree of non-thought presence, cannabis meditation can assist in bringing about a softening of the armor and a freeing of the heart in compassion. Intentions fueled by love have much greater potential for spiritual awakening and manifestation. Cannabis enhances life and puts us in touch with our authentic spirituality, but like religion, new age beliefs or anything else, relying on it could distance us from our higher consciousness and our ability or willingness to bring our spiritual awareness up from within.
The ideal life in my opinion is lived free from the desire for anything, beyond wanting to share awareness and enlightenment with the masses and make the world a better place, and cannabis is at its most potent when the user could just as easily put it down and carry on without it. There’s no potential for dependence in this case, and the less frequently it’s used, the more powerful it is. I can’t speak for the more powerful psychedelics, but I can say that cannabis will either help us transform or help us dig a deep psychological hole that we can’t seem to climb out of. It all depends on how we see it and how we use it, so remember that life is worth living with or without it and try to make the world better for everyone, regardless of how much or how little you use it.
According to Boldsky.com writer Abhishek, the cannabis high operates on a higher vibration mostly unknown and unexplored in modern society, making it different from synthetic drugs that, in my opinion, lower your consciousness. It can also help cosmic energy flow freely throughout the seven chakras because of its higher vibration, which is imparts onto the user. The seamless energy flow results from the chakras’ increased ability to absorb subatomic particles.
It can help the 7 endocrine glands function properly, but only if it’s used in moderation. I’d imagine using it too heavily can inhibit their proper functioning, and anything that becomes an obsessive habit will begin to have a negative effect. Cannabis is no exception, which is one reason moderation is encouraged. It’s important to be in the right spirit and the right frame of mind when using it; otherwise you might not get everything out of it you seek and longtime users may be driven to use more to find what they’re looking for, which doesn’t work.
If you use it specifically for spirituality, it’s best to be clear on your intention before, during and after. It can also enhance psychic powers due to the free flow of energy through the chakras, which can help us understand the purpose of existence and reclaim our seemingly lost connection with God. I’m sure some people would laugh at the idea of having psychic powers because it sounds like something out of a children’s cartoon, but as we expand our consciousness, we’ll be amazed at the kinds of things we can achieve.
“It is important to consume marijuana in limited quantities with the right spirit. Focusing on your thoughts and your heart will certainly serve to change the way you think and understand certain fundamental aspects of life.” – Abhishek