Free Your Mind
When I began smoking cannabis one of the first things I noticed and loved was its ability to free my mind. I soon began to discover the wellness benefits through my own personal cannabis experiences – this was before anybody was googling anything and my becoming a pot nerd - the health benefits came as welcomed side effects to my mind expanding experiences.
When I smoked cannabis, my ever-tight neck and shoulders would lighten up. My racing mind would finally tell me to stop and take a breath. And then another. And then a deeper, longer inhale with a relieving sigh on the exhale. *sigh*
"Now just be and let action follow inspiration – if only for a little bit," my mind would say.
So for a little bit, I would ask myself, “What do I want to do right now? How do I feel? How do I want to feel?” Steadily, those moments of mindfulness expanded from a little to a lot. Today I don’t try hard to live an inspired life; it’s simply what I do.
I changed. Hell, I’m still changing. I wake up every day and actively challenge myself to be a better version of myself than I was the day before. That overly critical, shaming self rarely even whispers to me anymore. Instead, I am a gentle warrior and my battle cry is one of bravery, abundance and love. I am my very best friend speaking soothing words of love, encouragement and motivation exactly when I need it. I actively intend to have a meaningful moment of connection with every person I meet. And, yes, I’m casually baked during many of these exchanges, if you’ve ever met me and wondered. Talking to strangers is one of my favorite pastimes; I hear incredible stories and learn new things from interesting characters and continue to expand my view of life's journey.
I prefer sitting at the bar where all the action is. I take a little longer at the juice bar counter or the grocery checkout line or with the budtender at the dispensary. Whatever I do, I'm in the moment so as to engage as fully as possible in the human experience. Being present seems to slow time for me and creates a joyful playground in which to create.
Cannabis became the catalyst for my transformation into a self-loving, self-soothing, aware and focused creator. I make time every day to be still and mindful, and visualize – sometimes I’m picturing a tough conversation or interaction I’m going to have later that day. Sometimes it’s about business ideas I’m developing. Or my future 50-year-old-self sitting on the porch catching up with my best girl friends. Or a moment where I’m being showered with love, respect and affection by the one I love. When I do this exercise, I’m casually baked and I feel it all - the good, the bad, and the scary.
Cannabis brings those moments of visualization to life and unlocks the most extraordinary feelings. Like an archaeologist, I explore the cracks and crevices of myself and uncover the hidden treasures of wisdom – gems that have been there all along, waiting to be discovered. When I find them, I say thank you and beam knowing another secret to living my best life.
What about you? Are you ready to make a change and don't know how or where to begin? If you're canna curious and inspired to learn more about the modern cannabis lifestyle, ask me anything!
I'm here to help.