Antidepressants put a lid on things. They don’t solve them. In some cases they might ease anxiety to a level where the person can face their issues, but in most cases antidepressants are a way of coping while not actually doing anything about the core problem.
Psychedelic medicines work in very much the opposite way. They blow the lid off things. They find what you have carefully locked away in your subconscious and shove it in your face. The only way of actually dealing with that is to work through the core issues. Psychedelics don’t solve problems, but they give us the clues and keys we need to solve them ourselves.
One puts a lid on things.
The other blows the lid right off.
One helps you tuck things away.
The other throws them in your face and urges you to deal with them.
That is why antidepressants and psychedelic medicines don’t go well together. They are opposing forces and represent two very different and incompatible ways of handling things. If you are really unlucky such a mix can even be life threatening, so if you are going to work with psychedelic medicine you should always get off the antidepressants first.
The same goes for other methods you might want to work with. Make sure they are all pushing you in the direction you want to be going. If you want to handle things by tucking them away neatly in your subconscious, then don’t mess around with things that might make them surface, such as meditation, mindful sex or many healing techniques. If you want to deal with things by lifting them up to your conscious level and then dealing with them, you should stay clear of things that will push them down, such as alcohol, nicotine and social drama.
Leave the alcohol and social drama to the people who want to put a lid on things, and leave the meditation and mindful sex to the people who want to see and work through their issues.by