Resistance Is Futile
Since then, Cheryl’s hard edge has softened. She’s more tolerant and less judgmental––even with “stupid, annoying people”. She can even find simple pleasure in the mundane drudgery of life.
“I have so much less resistance to life,” she says. “I am able to engage with this human experience and get meaning and joy out of it. I have a very different experience of things I used to hate and get annoyed with.”
Her newfound openness, however, has had a curious side effect. As her self-judgment and negativity fell away, the way she saw other people also changed. Her view of the world changed.
“It’s so powerful to see a glimpse of how amazing we are, how amazing the world is, and how we can choose to create a better life for ourselves and the people around us. And microdosing gives you the oomph to do it.”
Cheryl is careful to point out that microdosing is not some sort of magic pill. Despite the incredible shifts she’s made in her life, they didn’t happen on their own. “There’s sweat equity you have to put into microdosing to create the kind of changes that you want.”
Structure and human connection through community were also important to her process. Even through Zoom, the human connection in the group was a major catalyst for her. “Exploring this space with 50 people at the same time was a powerful experience,” she stresses. “We all have questions. We all get confused. We’re all in it together. Sharing experience makes it easier to go through.”
The diversity of experience helped her to cultivate compassion for herself, giving her a new perspective on the stories she told herself about her struggles.
On the tactical level, the defined structure and practical tools in the program grounded the experience. They kept her focused instead of getting sidetracked by distractions or overpowered by difficult emotions.
“Psychedelics require wisdom, not just knowledge. In the Microdosing Experience, you get insights from people who have walked the path. That is very different than reading books or watching videos.”
A Word of Caution
Even though Cheryl’s experience was overwhelmingly positive, psychedelics aren’t recreational. They are powerful and require respect.
You don’t want to use psychedelics casually. You’re dealing with your life, with your soul, with your brain. It’s science and spirituality. So be careful and make sure that you’re approaching it thoughtfully and consciously.
If you’re interested in applying the potential of microdosing in your life with guidance and structure, just click the link to learn more about the Microdosing Experience.
Resistance Is Futile