Medical fads come and go. Back in the day, when my mother suffered from menstrual cramps, what did her doctor prescribe? Morphine.
“I didn’t take it,” she told me. “I feared that I had an addictive personality.”
Mom and how many millions of other people? With morphine, the problem isn’t just about personality. The drug has addictive properties. Yet morphine used to be routinely prescribed by doctors before they figured that out. Morphine and cocaine used to be available from Sears catalogs, along with injection kits.
Today as I write about marijuana, I’m not aiming for scare tactics. But I would like to balance some of the other articles out in the blogosphere… and add my perspective as the founder of Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
Before getting started, let’s be clear. This is not intended as a political article. Legalizing pot is smart, in my opinion, but I won’t push that on you. What would I like to do instead? Warn you of the perils of pot, based on energetic literacy.
I have read auras of plenty of people under the influence. Energetic literacy skills are perfect for assessing what a consciousness-altering substance really does to a person.
Adventurous Reader — Yes, that’s what I’m going to call you in this series of articles — consider the perspective of an aura reader who finds it laughable when pot supporters tout cannabis as safer than alcohol, cigarettes, or even coffee. Healthy from an energetic literacy point of view? I don’t think so.
How weed shifts consciousness
Getting stoned on grass feels good because of a vibrational shift to consciousness. Did you ever wonder how that works?
Why does weed make a person feel high rather than rectangular or like a topiary? Let’s use the hypothetical example of JOE, who is quite the stoner.
At work, Joe doesn’t seem like a pothead. The guy keeps his job, doing the bet he can and fitting in fine.
JOE seems to identify in consciousness with his human experiences, which is what folks usually do. JOE talks pretty darned normally about going to the gym; the cool apartment where he lives; people and things that matter to him; his pet turtle named Spike.
Normally human, that’s how JOE seems.
But just a few tokes into his very first joint of the day, what starts happening with Joe’s consciousness?
To be continued in Part Two of this article. Let’s pause here for your questions and comments.