Safe use of connection supplements
As defined in the SpiritWiki, a Connection Supplement is a substance that facilitates a stronger connection to Consciousness. Connection supplements help you pour water (i.e. Consciousness) into the glass (see Water Glass Metaphor).
If legal in your area, connection supplements can significantly speed up your healing and connection process, but you have to be careful. Connection supplements raise your Consciousness Quotient. This is great in a healthy physical unit in a situation where you have established a semblance of right action, right thought, and right environment, but not so good in a physical unit that is damaged, where the mind is filled with old energy archetypes (wrong thought), the body engaged in unaligned action, and the environment highly toxic. Consciousness is powerful and if you are not prepared, it won’t be an easy connection. If you are not prepared, you may experience discomfort, agitation, confusion, paranoia, anxiety, anxiety attacks, and even (if there is mental and emotional pathology), Ego Explosion.
The reasons for this are explained in the Lightning Path workbook series, particularly workbook one, two, and three, but it basically comes down to awareness. The more Consciousness you have in your body, the more aware you are; the more aware you are, the more aware you are of pain, deception, oppression, self-delusion, negative ideas and archetypes, confusions, compromises, and accommodations that are required of us while oppressed and disconnected by The System. Becoming suddenly aware of all that is wrong and unaligned in your mind, at your workplace, in your society, and in your life can cause major psychological and emotional challenges. Therefore, if you are going to use connection supplements, you have to prepare. Here are some tips on safe and productive use.
- Read the Lightning Path materials, over and over, again and again. Start at the beginning and move forward from there. The LP materials are all designed to help you make open, easy, authentic connections.
- Choose your supplement carefully. We recommend medical grade, sativa dominant cannabis oils because they are quality controlled and have consistent potency. This allows you to carefully dose and to avoid situations where you get disoriented because you unintentionally consumed a high dose, or a dose from a dirty supply.
- Start low and slow. A drop, then two, then more. Find your comfort zone and aim for that. As you clear blockages, obstacles, and fears, and as you slowly establish Right Thought and Right Environment, gradually increase your dosage.
- Enter your cocoon. Create a safe space and don’t leave that space. Avoid “screens” of all forms (phones, television, etc.).
- Have a notebook, a Healing and Connection Journal, with you so you can write down your thoughts. This way you can examine and discern (see Discernment) them in the more familiar Normal Consciousness.
- Important, set an intention. Say something like “I want information that I need right now,” or “What is the most important thing I need to work on?” or some similar question. You can go in without a direction if you like, but you increase the risk of losing your ground and control.
- Note, connection supplements can cause Flooding. Flooding is the sudden and overwhelming flow of thoughts, memory, and image caused by the naive use of Connection Supplements. Flooding can cause panic attacks, Ego Explosion, and other forms of Connection Pathology.
- To control flooding, pay attention to what bubbles up. Jot thoughts, ideas, images, etc., down into a Healing and Connection Journal. If you are new to the use of connection supplements, try not to process thoughts, images, and feelings while in a connected state. This could invoke anxiety, negativity, paranoia, and could reinforce Mental Infections. Instead, engage in Grounding Exercises in order to calm yourself and slow down the flow. Focus on a candle, a picture, a flower, etc. Once you can control your thoughts you can reflect, analyze, and process. If you need assistance, you can request Connection Guidance.
- Finally, be prepared to take action. The point of using connection supplements is to speed up the healing and connection process. It is going to be the case that you are going to experience pressure to change thoughts and behaviours and transform your thinking and action. In particular, you should work towards alignment by working to establish Right Thought, Right Environment, and Right Action. If you don’t act upon the awareness and insights, you will experience increased anxiety and disjuncture.
Note, if you experience guilt, shame, paranoia, fear, or other negative emotions that turn you away from your healing and connection practice, it is because you haven’t established right thought. If you find this is the case, read LP resources. The Lightning Path provides various resources and tools to help you in your healing and connection process. Just browse the main menu or peruse our book list. If you are experiencing difficulty (fear, anxiety, paranoia, etc.) try the Triumph of Spirit Archetype System (TOSAS). The TOSAS is a toolset, a psychological technology if you will, designed to help you clear away old energy archetypes that make connection difficult and replace them with new energy archetypes that heal and make connection easier! The TOSAS is available online but a print version of the archetype deck can be quite useful.