How do you write the warmth of the summer rain? Can the nature of spirituality and eternity ever be wholly elucidated through the limitations of finite and definitive words? Do you understand the validity of thinking with sentience not sentence? Do you ever search for those deeper layers of self/intuition that refuse to be constrained by the subjective metaphorical mind maze of weaponised language? Perhaps our greatest lessons can never be taught for at some level they are already felt/known. This doesn't mean that you need to indulge in psychedelics to search for these hidden layers of comprehension, and neither should you rely on them as a philosophical/spiritual crutch.
Personally, my experiences helped me to see through the smoke and mirrors of my internal dialogue and observe a deeper layer of self, complexity, sychronicity, and a beauty that objectively exists, but remains shrouded by subjective perceptions of our myself, yourself, ourselves, the world and the nature of reality. Whilst I have used my psychedelic recollections to weave together this narrative thread; with an enquiring mind, would I have come to comprehend my symbiosis with natural law without this shortcut? Most certainly! And these substances are definitely not for everyone.
The entheogenic experiences of my youth awakened a deeper awareness of my connection to nature, but the hard work, research and cognisance arrived in the years and decades following the reverberation of the experience. The trip provides a transiently glimpsed shortcut to the destination, just make sure you don't get lost along the way.
One More Thing
Although I’ve just scratched the surface, only when you wholly comprehend the divine majesty of our connection to the natural process do you observe the idiocracy of those we herald as the greatest minds of our time. With transhumanists like Ray Kurzwell, Ben Goertzel, and proclaimed visionaries like Elon Musk (who seek to ”upgrade our operating system” and merge our minds with A.I) intellect has triumphed over wisdom and awareness. Alas, they appear content to externalise their ignorance as humanities inferiority. Make of it what you will; to my mind, our greatest discoveries lay in the awakening of what we have forgotten, not the allure of what we’re being pushed towards.
You can find the spiritual prequel to this post HERE
Thank you for taking the time to read my post, until my next time, I will leave you to decide who has the perceptualflaws.
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