“No risk of brain damage, violent behavior, and hangover, less carbs, less addictive, less risk when overdoing it, medicinal, more cost effective…” ~ Reset.Me
complete article here: Reset.Me
National Academy of Sciences Finds Conclusive Evidence That Marijuana is an Effective Medicine (Article)
This is huge! The National Academy of Sciences released a groundbreaking report today (1/12/17), stating there is conclusive evidence that marijuana can be used as a medicine for many medical conditions, such as “chronic pain in adults…chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.” ~ Drug Policy Alliance
complete article here: Drug Policy Alliance
“It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes Marijuana is the only thing that works… It is irresponsible not to provide the best care we can as a medical community, care that could involve Marijuana. We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that.” ~ Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Cannabis Facilitates Spiritual Awakening
published January 12, 2017
Perhaps the following Bible verse has made its way into your reality at some point in your life. “I give you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” ~ Genesis 1:29. Another Bible verse but less known says, “The Lord hath created medicines out of the Earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them.” ~ Ecclesiasticus 38:4. Cannabis, or its more commonly known name Marijuana, is a seed bearing herb that is being utilized around the world as a catalyst for union with the Divine and/or as a medicine for a variety of ailments, as instructed by the Bible and God itself.
I am a former United States Marine and Law enforcement officer of five years. I have an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts, and a Bachelors degree in Management. Currently, I am a semester and 400 hours away from completing my Masters degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in school counseling. After serving in the Marines for 4 years and being in law enforcement for 5 years, I was set in my perception of Cannabis as being something no one should utilize and that it should be illegal around the world. I did not base this conclusion on personal experience but rather on propaganda provided to me by those I assumed knew more about this herb that bears seeds than I did.
I smoked Cannabis in high school and never saw it then as being harmful, despite it being illegal. It was until I joined the military that I began to see it in a negative light and that was only because I was told to see it that way. This attitude toward Cannabis continued into my work at the Sheriff’s department but it also began to wane. I was aware of a few officers who smoked cannabis off duty and was also aware of prosecutors and a judge that did as well. I can personally recall 3 occasions when I myself smoked Cannabis off duty with another officer and then once again with my wife at the time, who was and still is a school teacher. They were enjoyable events and never had any adverse effects from utilizing Cannabis.
I resigned from the Sheriff’s department in 1997 to pursue my educational goals. My focus was on my education and moving into a career in education. Specifically, I was driven to assist “at-risk” youth in school because that is what I considered myself to be when I was in high school, hence my reason for joining the Marines after high school. Smoking marijuana was furthest from my mind at this point in my life, I had no interest in it and saw it as having no value in my life. Then in 2008, eleven years after leaving law enforcement, I experienced a life-changing event directly related to the consumption of Cannabis.
At the time of this life-altering event, I had already completed my degrees and was employed by the Office of Education. A co-worker at the Office of Education and I had arranged to spend the weekend together at my place. Upon here arrival, I noticed she had clothes, food and a big bottle of vodka. I questioned her about the alcohol and she said to me, “If you smoked pot, I would have brought that.” I thought about it for a while and figured it was a long weekend so why not smoke some pot. I then told her that if she had it then I would smoke it. She knew that I didn’t smoke Cannabis and that I had been a Marine and in law enforcement but I wasn’t aware that she utilized Cannabis. I was a bit surprised to know that she did but I also knew that most people keep it to themselves about utilizing Cannabis.
After sharing with her that I would smoke with her, she was a bit surprised and simultaneously excited. So she and I went to get some Cannabis from her friend and returned to my place to smoke it. I was expecting my usual relaxed feeling when I had consumed Cannabis but this time it was different. Within 3 to 5 minutes after taking a few drags, I began to feel the effects but this time I was questioning reality. My co-worker could tell something was up with me because I just sat there on the couch with a focused look. I said to myself in a low voice, “Reality, Reality, What is Reality.” At this point, she asked if I was ok and if I was tripping. I knew I wasn’t “tripping” but I also knew something was taking place that I had never experienced before. I then turned to her and said she had to leave. I told her that she had to leave because I was receiving “guidance” from outside of me, that said, “She needs to go.”
She was confused of course and upset but realized I was serious and she gathered her clothes to leave. I didn’t want her to go but I knew she was supposed to. Immediately after she left, I received a phone call from her and stayed on the phone with her until she got home. After hanging up the phone I received guidance again from a source outside of me, instructing me to smoke the remainder of the Cannabis. So I found the remainder of the joint that we had not finished and I smoked it. Then I was guided again to listen to my favorite band TOOL and to listen to two songs by them (Lateralus) and (Third Eye) and to put it on loop to repeat and lay down on my couch. So I did as instructed by this unknown source and almost immediately after laying down, I felt a burning sensation in my lower back. I thought I had accidentally dropped the Cannabis I was smoking, on the couch and so I began to sit up and check. As soon as I had the thought to sit up, I was again guided to not sit up and that everything is ok and that this taking place right now is for me and that I needed to relax. I never opened my eyes, I just eased back into the couch and relaxed.
Within seconds of relaxing on the couch, I could feel the heat in my lower back begin to intensify and it began to move from its place of origin. As this intense fire began to move, it split into two and began to criss cross up my back as two snakes on fire. Somehow I was able to see this taking place with my eyes closed. While the fire snakes slowly moved up my spine, my body began lighting up in different areas and in different colors. When the fire snakes reached the top of my head, I found my self outside of my body and hovering above my body, perpendicular. I wasn’t afraid of what was taking place, just astonished as to how I could be outside of my body and viewing it from above. As I wondered about this, I saw a blue being peek its head out from the right of my body and I asked, to myself, “Who is that?” Then another blue being peeked its head out from the left of my body and I asked again, to myself, “who is that”. Then my next question was, “who are they”. Immediately upon asking that question, they both wisped away but I had no idea where they went. As soon as they left, then I was moved from being directly over my body to being in the corner of the room near the roof and still observing my body. I then was wondering how I got to the corner of the room and by the roof. As soon as I had that question, I went through the roof and began moving up and away from my home, my city, my state, and the Earth.
I found myself to be in what we refer to on Earth as space. I was at this time reminded by whom had been guiding me throughout the evening, that we were all one and that we all originated from the same place and there is no separation between anyone of us on Earth or off Earth. I immediately realized that what was being shared with me, was a truth that I had always known but had forgotten and that we all on Earth had forgotten our oneness and interconnectedness.
After this experience in space, I was moved to another reality that I had been to before but had forgotten and it was a place of eternal bliss and Love that we on Earth have forgotten. It was home for me, I remembered it and I wanted to remain there and not return to Earth. After this experience, I was moved to another reality and in this one I could see my body standing but it was naked and the arms were reached out and my legs were spread. It was identical to the Vitruvian man by Leonard da Vinci except that there was an arc of energy going over my head and originating from my right hand to my left hand. Above my body was an eye and the eye was opened and I knew immediately that I was awake and that my third eye was open, but I didn’t know at the time what a third eye was or what awakening is. Somehow I knew before knowing what any of those terms were.
Once this was shown to me, I was back in my body and I sat up immediately and looked for anything to write on because I was afraid I was going to forget what just happened to me. After writing this all down, I realized my perception of reality changed and I began to cry because of how I lived my life and particularly how I raised my children to be materialistic and competitive. I felt like I had literally lived a lie my entire life but then I was comforted by those responsible for my awakening. They shared that there is no judgment on me or anyone else and that it was necessary for me to experience life as I had, asleep.
I was exhausted after this whole ordeal, to tired to even go to my bedroom so I lay down on my couch to go to sleep. In the morning I immediately grabbed the cardboard box top that I had written on, to see if I was dreaming the whole thing or did all this happen. I began reading what I had written on the box and I knew it was all real.
When I got up from the couch I walked to my kitchen because my computer was in there and I was going to get on it but I don’t remember why. As I approached the computer, I saw a bottle of Prozac sitting on my kitchen counter. I had been taking these pills for depression since about the year 2000. Three times during that period I tried to stop taking prozac and each time I became suicidal. However, on this day after the events of last night, I grabbed the bottle of pills and laughed to myself. I laughed because I couldn’t believe I had to take this stuff and so I through the bottle in the trash and never took prozac again and never had a suicidal thought or feeling.
After throwing the bottle of pills away, I sat down at my computer but again I don’t know what I am on there for. I was looking at some pictures on Google and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Right in front of me were three pictures of exactly the three events that took place that evening. I had never seen the pictures before and was apprehensive to click them so I just put my cursor over it to see if the name would pop up. The name Kundalini Awakening showed up and I was not familiar with that so I opened another Google page and typed in Kundalini Awakening. As I began reading what this new term to me was, I realized that this is exactly what happened to me. From there began my awakened spiritual journey.
What I have come to realize is that all the events leading up to this spiritual awakening took place intentionally and Cannabis was the catalyst along with music. From the point of this awakening I began utilizing Cannabis regularly and found it beneficial for many things that I love to do since the awakening that I didn’t do before. For example, I was never a poet or an artist or a musician but now I am. I also realized that this is an herb that we are all intended to use and that it was placed here for our benefit, just as all the other plants, trees, and herbs. I could also see why the status quo would want this Divine herb to be illegal but not because it is bad for the individuals who utilize it but it is detrimental to maintaining the collective consciousness in a lower vibration.
Knowing that this Divine plant was kept from us intentionally for superfluous reasons, I wanted to know more about it and its obvious spiritual benefits. One of the many things that I discovered and is that Cannabis is associated with the Hindu God Shiva. Kundalini is also directly associated with the Hindu God Shiva. Every year in Nepal, one of the most holy events, the Shivaratri, is the celebration of Shiva through prayer, meditation and cannabis. The God Shiva consumed marijuana as a blessing according to interpretations of ancient Hindu text.
Sadhu’s in Hinduism are holy men and Sadhvi are holy women and they are dedicated to achieving moksa (liberation), via yoga, meditation, and a devotional ritual of smoking marijuana. They find that it assist in their concentration on God Shiva. It is the ritual duty and not a recreation pleasure for these holy men and women in their devotion. It provides them an alternate state of consciousness, connecting them with the Divine. Having had my own Kundalini experience via the utilization of Cannabis, I completely understand the truth of the Sadhu’s devotion and utilization of the sacred plant.
Theologian, Ariel Glucklich, PhD, Georgetown University states, “Marijuana is used in rituals for Shiva in order to attain higher levels of consciousness, visions, loss of individuality, identity with God. A whole range of psychic and spiritual phenomenon that are produced by Cannabis are the goals of allowing and encouraging it’s utilization.”
Cannabis is also consumed by Rastafarians for it’s spiritual application and not just recreational use. The Rastafarian way of life encompasses the spiritual use of marijuana and both Rastafarians and Sadhu’s say a prayer prior to consuming Cannabis. Rastafarians utilize Ganja (Marijuana), for understanding and to establish the connection between oneself and Jah (God). They also find Cannabis to be a catalyst for self-realization and mystical experiences. Another connection between Rastafarians utilization of Cannabis and Asia is the word Ganja, which is Sanskrit for the Cannabis plant.
The utilization of Cannabis for religious and/or spiritual applications can be found around the world in a variety of cultures. The demonization of this sacred plant began for obvious reasons and also not so apparent reasons. That is another topic to explore but in short, there were corporate and political interests that saw Cannabis and Hemp as a threat to profits and propaganda. Hemp was in direct conflict with investor and publisher, William Randolph Hurst in the 1930’s and his desire to print newspapers from trees. He administered a smear campaign against Cannabis demonizing it in the public eye. In the 1970’s you had the beginning of the so-called “War on Drugs” and the United States turned on the pot smoking community that protested for peace during the Vietnam war. In short, a corporation perceived, and rightfully so, that their profits were in jeopardy because of the growing popularity of hemp. Also, the United States government also realized they would lose support for their war agenda if they did not remove Cannabis from the public. Again, that is another topic and we are focused here on the spiritual attributes of Cannabis.
Cannabis has a long and detailed history that anyone and everyone should look into for themselves. I am confident that you will find that what you have been told isn’t the truth. From my own personal experience as well as my own research of this topic, I know we as a collective have been misled regarding this Divine plant and I am also aware of why we would be misled. I understand it of course, but I do not agree with it. We are to perceive that it is outlawed for our health and safety, meanwhile, cigarettes, alcohol, and prescription drugs remain legal and readily available despite the statistics indicating the immense amount of deaths associated with those ‘legal’ drugs. Then we have Cannabis, which has been utilized for thousands of years for industrial, medical, and spiritual applications and ZERO reported deaths, yet it is illegal.
Fortunately the winds of change are blowing and people as well as countries around the world are awakening to the true reality of this plant. At the time of writing this, there were 4 states in the U.S. that have legalized Cannabis for recreational use and now there are 8 states. In addition, to these states, medical marijuana is also available in 24 of the 50 states. Internationally, countries are decriminalizing and there are currently about 5 countries where Cannabis for personal use is legal. I can see eventually the prohibition on Cannabis being dropped as it was for alcohol.
It is my hope that you have found this article of interest and I also hope that you will look for yourself into the benefits of this plant. Cannabis is indeed for everyone but is not necessary for everyone to consume. I suggest utilizing your own discretion and if you feel guided to explore this plant, do so and look further into how it may be beneficial for you. Balance is also the key to everything in life, including the use of this plant. Something that my guides relayed to me when maintaining balance in this reality, they shared, “Water is good for you but if you drink too much of it, you’ll drown.”
I smoke Cannabis almost everyday. I say almost everyday because some days I don’t have any or I forget that I do have some. I forget to smoke because it’s not in the forefront of my mind and it holds no addictive quality. Cannabis is a blessing and I am grateful for its presence in my life. I know that it has helped many around the world and will continue to regardless of its legal status. It was the facilitator for my Kundalini Awakening and projected my consciousness into a higher reality. I prefer to utilize the plant when I am either creating art, writing, playing music, listening to music, making love, meditating…I guess I could just go on and say I like if for everything. However, I don’t utilize it for everything but I could. For me, the best usage for Cannabis is for spiritual enlightenment. Some may believe that the two don’t go together but history says otherwise and my own personal experience does as well.
Below are a few quotes relating to Cannabis:
- “When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” ~ Bob Marley
- “I smoked marijuana for 50 years…It opened my mind to a lot of things, and now its active ingredient, THC relaxes me and eases my arthritis pain. I’ve concluded that marijuana should be legal…” ~ James Garner
- “I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is a flower. God put it here…” ~ Willie Nelson
- “It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics… dope and all that crap. It’s a thousand times better than whiskey – it’s an assistant – a friend.” ~ Louis Armstrong
- “To make marijuana against the law is like saying God made a mistake.” ~ Bill Hicks
- “40 million Americans smoked marijuana; the only ones who didn’t like it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton.” ~ Jay Leno
- “Marijuana… That’s not a drug, that’s a plant.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Thank you for taking the time to read this article and Blessings to You and Everyone that you know.
“Everything on Earth has a purpose. Every disease an herb to cure it. And every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.” ~ Mourning Dove
Thank you California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine for legalizing one of humanity’s oldest friends, Cannabis, such a sacramental healing herb. Congratulations to Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota for voting in medical cannabis. Thank you to Higher Vision Cannabis for healing the world with cannabis! @highervisioncannabis
art by Alex Grey
“We’re excited that Mainers have chosen to adopt a more sensible marijuana policy, a policy in which we are not punishing Mainers for using a substance that is safer than alcohol,” David Boyer, the campaign manager for the yes side, said.
complete article here: BDN Maine