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A true spiritual path

Is it cheating to use psychedelics in the pursuit of personal and spiritual growth?

No.

Plant teachers and psychedelic medicines are part of an especially powerful spiritual path that only few can handle. They aren’t for everyone, just as tantra or vipassana meditation isn’t for everyone. It is a genuine path of healing and spiritual growth that has been around for longer than any religion we have today and that has at some point in time been part of the practice of all of them. They are at the very core of the mystical experience that once upon a time gave birth to religions, although those religions have since fundamentally perverted the insights given. Psychedelics are the tools of healers, shamans, witches, visionaries, psychonauts, spiritual explorers and messengers. They are tools of change and enlightenment, of love and transcendence. They are catalysts of evolution and reconnect people to the source.

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My theory about Asperger’s syndrome

More and more people are being diagnosed with high-functioning autism aka Asperger’s syndrome. Some might see such a diagnosis as a confirmation that something is wrong. After meeting my fair share of people with Asperger’s I however doubt that they are actually the problem. I think it might be the rest of us that are falling behind.

Let me take some examples.

One trait that seems to me to be characteristic of Asperger’s is that you tend to speak the truth and stand by what you know is right. That is obviously quite problematic if the rest of us are used to manipulating and telling the occasional lie. But who is really the problem in this situation?

Another distinctive feature is that people with Asperger’s often have a special interest that they become somewhat obsessed with. That becomes a problem if one is expected to be a generalist who knows a little about a many things. But is the problem really that too many of us are experts? Or are perhaps too many of us talking too much about things we actually know nothing about?

People with Asperger’s often need to consciously learn behaviors and reactions in social situations.
“Now he raised his eyebrows in that way, which usually means that he is skeptical about what I said. An appropriate response to that is that I … ”
The rest of us do much of that subconsciously. We react to stimuli automatically. It can be a gift not to have to think about such things all the time, but is it really?

The rest of us often react to stimuli that we have not consciously perceived and provide a response that we are unaware of giving. We stored that response a long time ago, and many times it is not up to par. In the worst case scenario we continuously and unconsciously play back unsuitable responses without ever understanding that they are automated in us.

What is really more problematic? Is it to be unaware of one’s reactions, or is it having to deal with social interaction at the conscious level, which opens the possibility to consciously adjust reactions based on what you learn?

We often forget that we live in an ongoing evolutionary process. Since changes take place in a reasonably manageable pace we imagine that things on the whole will remain as they are now. We imagine that what is considered normal today will always be regarded as such. That is obviously wrong. Much of what is considered normal today will be regarded as completely backward tomorrow.

It must be quite tricky to have Asperger’s when everyone else is behaving in the backward manner that the rest of us often do. Then it may be worthwhile to consider who is really the issue. If those with Asperger’s are on the next evolutionary step, the rest of us could be the problematic evolutionary laggards.

Photo: Just let it be by Brigitte goes RAWR!!! on Flickr

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About indigo and crystal children

What are indigo and crystal children? I have read that they only have one chakra and that they have no karma. I have also read that they are helpers sent to heal this wounded world. Is that true?

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My understanding is that indigo and crystal children are a couple of concepts (among many) that attempt to describe the next generation in the human evolutionary process, which centers around a rising of awareness. They have certain characteristics that they share with many, but which are so prominent in those generations that it stands out.

To take an example, it is common that indigo and crystal children do not automatically accept authority or orders. They need explanations, not reprimands, which is a trait that is often attributed to the 80’s baby boomers and beyond.

Another characteristic feature is greater empathy. They are generally more sensitive than the often somewhat blunt generations before them. Their ability to pick up on things that others miss lets them; for example, see through the many everyday lies that surround us. Lies are also something they often sharply distance themselves from. These are traits that are highlighted also in concepts like HSP or in increasingly popular diagnoses, such as high-functioning autism (Asperger).

I have not noticed that these children are essentially different from others in terms of the chakras or karma. They face life’s challenges, just like everyone else, and they bring their life lessons with him, just as we all do. The difference is that they have other, refined if you so will, prerequisites. When the environment is wise and loving these children blossom to be totally amazing people with extraordinary gifts, but when the environment is unsympathetic and blunt they are violated as we try to convince them that they are wrong. Without support they easily slip into depression, mental illness or addiction.

Sure, it would be easy to perceive them as “helpers sent to heal the world”, because if we follow their lead the world will recover. But I do not perceive that they necessarily come with that purpose and we should not have that expectation of them as individuals. It isn’t their thing to save us, but rather each one of us needs to take responsibility for our own salvation.

I sometimes make the comparison to different operating systems. These children are Windows 10, while a typical person from the 1960’s is Windows 3.11. It would be best if the older generations tried to follow the younger and update their systems. Unfortunately we often do the opposite. Our social system tries to educate children to be less than what they are, ie downgrading them. The former Swedish education minister Jan Björklund, for example, is a typical 3.11 person. He loses it when he meets Windows 10, because he does not understand how the system is built and it is way too fast for him to comprehend. But because he sees himself as what is normal and desirable, he tries to reduce the performance of the children. Of course he has the best of intentions in doing so, but he lacks the understanding that the generation that he wants to help actually overtook him a long time ago.

Another who has described that eloquently, but in a different time, is Kahlil Gibran in his text about the children in The Prophet. Our children are teachers send to us from the future, and so it has always been. It has just not always been as clear as today, since we are in the midst of a shift in consciousness.

Photo: Dream of an Orphanage child by SAM Nasim on Flickr

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