Mend The Splits and Return To An Integrated Psychedelic CultureSep 06, 2022
By Shiri Godasi
If you are reading this it is likely we share a common story - one that tells of deep passion about bringing psychedelic expansion to the masses.
We see the suffering in the world.
We want to do something about it.
And we know just how effective entheogens can be in providing breakthroughs, relief and much-needed healing - because we experienced it ourselves.
We are lucky to be living in a rich and diverse world. And, diversity, as we know, has its challenges - to put it mildly.
But while we are “different”, the idea that we are all fragments of the same Source consciousness is not new… We are all connected. One love. We are all walking each other home… Etc..
So I have been finding it rather bizarre to witness more and more splits emerging amongst psychedelic/spiritual groups.
This is not new - people are people and communities are mere microcosms, as we know.
But perhaps the conversation is growing louder.
Some jargon that is being voiced:
Threatened (!)... For holding varied opinions. For accommodating certain people.
Make no mistake - this is happening on all tiers - including in the leadership sector. Unfortunate yet a lived experience by many.
Perhaps it is because of the rapid expansion of the field. Naturally, there will be as many opinions as there are people, on how “psychedelic healing” ‘should’ be practiced.
Perhaps because of the fact that most of us are inventing and reinventing new realities to see what would stick and serve the people best - and that in this creative process ‘mistakes’ are inevitable.
Potentially because psychedelics don’t just amplify deep wisdom and truth, but *everything else* including all personality archetypes like the Ego and Shadow a-la Jungian Psychology.
Honestly - the why doesn’t really matter -
not as much as the how do we move forward as a united, integrated community.
That, and what culture is being created in the meantime.
Is it a culture that *represents* the richness in our diversity - of opinions, voices, Point Of Views, methods and the full spectrum of visionary humanity?
And how do we ensure that diversity in this very specific niche of therapy not only remains, but THRIVES.
IMO - the first step for this is to cultivate love for all that is different.
Loving awareness of what is.
Loving acknowledgement of what is.
Loving acceptance of what is, with extra compassion extended to that which is “undesired”.
These are the steps of the psychedelic integration journey.
These are the steps towards internal and external congruency.
These are the steps toward connection and unity.
But first - we must become aware. See it. Hear it. Let it flow and spill out of the program cycle, interrupt the ill system.
Because only then can we create a system that is more representing of the age of visionary possibility that is our birthright.
Disrupt, reimagine and reprogram - that’s what we’re up to here at the Psyched Soul.
And as we step into the forefront of culture my greatest wish for this community is to reclaim our true nature as a diverse, WEIRD and indivisible representation of Source consciousness.
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Shiri Godasi (She/Her) is a teacher, visionary creatrix, depth poet and mother. She is best known for her pioneering methods in the field of psychedelic integration and community bridging, including founding 5 psychedelic harm reduction organizations. She is passionate about creating a decolonized, psychedelic-positive counterculture and empowering others to step into radical authenticity/radical action to co-create a just world. Her professional certification program The Psyched Soul PlaySkool of Integration & Soulpreneurship trains people to become creative system disruptors through expert psychedelic support and heart-centered leadership. Her approach draws from transpersonal psychology, New-Earth sacred commerce, Eastern philosophy and multidisciplinary arts, fusing ancient wisdom with modern practices for a ‘Psyched’ lifestyle.
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