New Year, New Me

Choosing a new years resolution can be really difficult. This year, I am trying out a new way that chooses it for me!

There is an old saying that says, what is faith without works. I think this is something that we can apply to many aspects of our lives. The aspect that I find relates most to me and I assume my readers as well, would be on the topic of taking mushrooms! In other words, what is the point of using this amazing tool if we are not integrating the lessons into our daily lives?

New years resolutions

Coming up with new years resolutions can be difficult on it’s own, not to mention sticking with them. In my case however, picking a resolution isn’t the issue, it’s coming up with one that’s actually worthwhile that I struggle with. Now, I know any self improvement is a step in the right direction, but this is our resolution for the new year! It should be something that changes me and shapes me into a better person. Not something as simple as “try to keep my room more tidy”. So how can we come up with resolutions that will actually help us to become the best version of ourselves? I think you can guess where this is going.

The solution

To everyone reading this who has had at least one experience with psilocybin, I think we can all agree that this medicine has the potential to create profound changes in our lives. Regardless of how you choose to partake in your experience, mushrooms open our eyes to all aspects of ourselves both good and bad. I describe these experiences as profound because many times the things we learn about ourselves come as a surprise. In simpler terms, they allow us to be introspective and view ourselves from a different angle, enhancing our awareness. In my first experiences with the substance, my guide stressed the importance of integration. Making it clear that without it, using the medicine is rather pointless. After spending some time forming my own conclusions, I wholeheartedly agree and consider the integration process the sole purpose of embarking on the journey in the first place. And now that it’s that time of year to start thinking about our resolutions, why don’t we take some pressure off our shoulders and let the mushrooms decide it for us. I mean, they do know us best, right?

The integration

Now, I am not advocating that you need to get up and eat a bunch of mushrooms before new years! I understand that these kinds of things take planning and require a sort of universal readiness or calling. With that, I’m sure for those of you who have had multiple experiences, you keep a journal or at least have memories of the things this medicine has shown you that you could work on or change in your life. New years is literally the perfect time to commit to these changes and unlock the full potential of psilocybin. 

 At the end of the day, we are all on our own life journey. While starting a new year doesn’t actually change anything about our lives, I believe it is a good reminder to look deep inside and make sure that we are continually evolving into the best version of ourselves. Whether that is something you know intrinsically, or taking mushrooms to go even deeper, all that matters is that we are improving and evolving every year. Setting goals is so important to our evolution as it gives us something to reach for and literally pull down into our everyday reality. If we have no landmark, how can we know where to go? With that, I guess the point of this blog is to highlight the importance of integration and how it benefits our lives. Everything that happens, happens for us, not to us, and keeping that in mind we can extract a lesson from almost anything and give ourselves another chance to integrate and implement change. Like I said before, what is faith without works?

Mush love, Westcoast team 🍄

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