Why Do I Microdose?
Nature has given us so many amazing things.
I get questions all the time about why I would indulge in “taking drugs”, even in small doses, and why I would risk doing something that is considered “taboo” .
Let me ask some other questions… you draw the parallel:
Why do you spend time in the sunshine? Why do you put a coat on when it is cold, and take it off when it is warm?
Why do you take your hand off of a hot burner?
Why do you drink water?
Why do you eat food? Why balance your diet and intentionally take fruits and vegetables, and not just eat bread all day? (well maybe you do, but you might want to think about that as well…)
The answer to all of these questions is obvious.
In each of the above examples, we have evolved and come to understand what is good for us. Eating healthy food makes us feel better. Drinking water keeps us alive. Keeping our bodies at a median temperature makes us feel good. Not keeping our hand on a hot burner doesn’t bode well for our ability use it the next day.
So, why, if we have proven to ourselves that taking small amounts of a natural psychedelic medicine is good for our brain would we not do so?
(Now I do understand that the direct comparison of life-sustaining food and water are more important to survival than higher mental function, so bear with the analogy).
Just like drinking water has been proven to be healthy, I believe we are not far away from a time that we will see the same parallel logic to engaging with plant medicines. Microdosing allows me to function: not as good, but even better than when I do not do so. It’s not just that it isn’t damaging, it is clear to me that it helps me function better as a human. It makes me more loving, have more clarity in my thinking, better able to focus, and better able to interact as a well-rounded human being.
The history of this practice is becoming more widely known, and we do know people took advantage of the medicines throughout a long history of time. We also know in more recent years, the studies of what the medicines do in our brain is reinforcing the theory that they allow us to have higher brain function and operate at a more advanced cognitive level.
We have all seen the two comparison images of “this is your brain on drugs” and the fMRI images of our brains on psychedelics compared to its “sober” state. Stigma is a powerful thing, and the work that was done to stigmatize psychedelic medicines has left an indelible image on many people’s minds. We need to wake up as the human species and realize we were sold a lot of controlling un-truths.
The science of psychedelics is growing. Both in the sheer amount of people who are giving anecdotal reports of how the medicines are changing their lives and finding purpose, as well as the science of how they work chemically in the brain.
Microdosing isn’t something I now see as a taboo I engage with to be a rebel. It is not some novel wildly exaggerated hippie practice. It is something I see as a human right, much like drinking water, or breathing air. It is an act that soon, I believe, will become as common as drinking water.
I believe we will embrace the science and story of psychedelic use not because of its novelty, but because it allows us to raise our vibration and understanding as a species, and start acting like, well, adults.
Do your own research, find a trusted source for getting some clean and pure medicine, and discover for yourself the power of microdosing. Wether you are looking for help with depression, anxiety, addictions, or for cognitive levelling up, you may find that this is the water you have been long thirsty for.