It feels important to raise the topic of psychedelic drugs and their involvement in spiritual awakening. It seems to be a growing trend for evolving people to want to short-cut the natural evolutionary process by involvement with transcendental experiences induced by drugs such as Ayahuasca and DMT. Openhand's direct experience comes from 'picking up the pieces' with people who have inadvertently accessed higher dimensions too rapidly and then suffered the after effects of trying to integrate their experiences in a grounded and balanced way. Such practices have led people into paranoia and delusional reality manifestations. They come with a strong 'health warning'...
DMT: help in passing on
DMT is a naturally occuring tryptamine compound produced in the pineal gland (co-located with the third eye). It is activated through deep consciousness meditation and is released by the brain on death. It induces a euphoric feeling, and my knowing, is that it helps release the soul from the bodymind upon 'passing over', facilitating the transition back into the higher vibrational realms.
DMT is also found in the naturally growing Amazonian plant Ayahuasca, which has been used for centuries by Peruvian Shamans for healing and bringing on transcendental spiritual experiences.
It is probably the case, that used in the right circumstances by highly evolved and experienced people, such ceremonies can induce an expansive temporary view on the higher dimensions and can therefore be beneficial. They can inspire people to walk the spiritual path. However, unless people are properly facilitated with the integration of such experiences in an on going one-on-one basis, they can lead to powerful side effects, some of which, practitioners may not even be aware are happening.
Expanding too quickly
During our course work we've frequently worked with people who've suffered strong negative side effects from being involved in Ayahuasca and DMT 'ceremonies'. These drugs work by rapidly relinquishing attachment to the physical body and the realm of materiality. In so doing, one's consciousness is quickly expanded into the higher realms and especially the fourth dimension.
As we've been discussing in our forum about psychic attack, the fourth dimension is awash with negative entities that have been intervening in mankind's natural evolutionary process for thousands of years. When we 'light-up' in the fourth dimension, we can draw these entities to us like moths to a car head-lamp.
In itself that is not a problem, PROVIDING our level of evolution is high enough to deal with the negative effects - to be able to be awesomely okay under psychic attack. These entities will purposely read your karma and 'push buttons' in order to get you to release energy - they create fear and paranoia.
Level of evolution
The key issue is our level of evolution. What people have frequently found in taking these drugs, is that they are opened up to the higher dimensions too quickly, before they are ready. There's then the risk of activating karma, which after the experience, they are then unable to fully integrate.
Once the effects of the drug have worn off, one's vibration is lowered again, the influence of the activated karma remains, but now there's not sufficient energetic sensitivity to access the source of the karma in order to process and integrate it. Unless, as I've already pointed out, there is consistent on going facilitation by experienced healers.
Although practitioners have used Ayahuasca to release entities, the very reverse can happen if there isn't sufficient level of vibration - it risks becoming a 'magnet' to this Opposing Consciousness.
No short cuts
There are no short cuts to the natural evolutionary process of Ascension. It requires dedication to walking the path day by day. The journey invites us to confront our distorted behaviours and conditioned thinking in the daily interactions we have in life. Only then can we consistently and permanently raise our vibration into the higher plains.
This approach may be less glamorous, but glamor is merely a facade that so easily crumbles just like the illusionary realities such experiences can create. From the Openhand perspective at least, the mountain is best climbed step by step. Only then can we be truly sure of reaching the 'summit'... and staying there!