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Monthly resource roundup #4 - March 2023
A breakthrough study illuminates the ways in which psychedelics promote intracellular neuroplasticity, aka acting on receptors inside of cells rather than outside (as previously thought). This doctor explains why this is such a remarkable discovery.
Another study explored specifically the effects of DMT on the brain and is the first of its kind that conducted two types of brain scans before, during, and after the DMT journey. Results are similarly staggering — “the brain switched in its mode of functioning to something altogether more anarchic”, the authors report.
I just learned about a super cool (free) initiative called Drugs over Dinner. You’re matched with a small group of people to promote “compassionate conversations about the healing potential of psychedelic medicine” — conversational prompts included. Whether you’re struggling to integrate, are a clinician, or simply want to talk with others about psychedelic journeys — definitely worth checking out.
DoubleBlind is hosting a virtual summit on psychedelics and intimacy on April 8. Learn more about the 3-part event here.
Do yourself a favor and gift yourself 8 minutes to listen to this Ram Dass musical meditation. Quiet your mind, open your heart.
Earlier this year I shared that I was doing a meditation course with one of my Teachers Julia Frodahl. Julia is the real deal, I could not recommend her work enough. She beautifully weaves together language and poetry to communicate her teachings, offering an incredible depth of wisdom. If you’re interested in a foundational meditation course, you can now enroll in the self-guided 8-week meditation intensive Become Ocean.
I enjoyed Become Ocean so much that in fact I already enrolled for her next course starting April 8, a compassion intensive. This one offers a sliding scale (and scholarships) and involves six weekly group calls. (Reminder, none of these links are ever sponsored, sharing genuinely because I’ve gotten so much out of her work.)
Trip of Compassion is still one of the best documentaries on psychedelic healing out there. The movie chronicles the journey of several trauma survivors healing their PTSD with MDMA-assisted therapy — including real-life footage of the actual therapy. Here’s a moving 1-minute clip.
To close this week, I’d like to share an excerpt from Julia's meditation course Become Ocean, a teaching which I’ve found deeply relevant to the psychedelic healing journey:
“Your deepest longings are the guiding light of your whole journey. Don’t douse that light with empty thing because it’s uncomfortable to feel the longing, especially the longings that don’t yet have a name. Sit with the longings. Sit with the longings as long as you need to to understand what they are. Listen patiently and attentively. Listen to what a given moment is trying to tell you. See what a given moment is expressing. Make yourself available to what it is saying, stop trying to control the conversation. Do not get up just because you are uncomfortable. Let yourself go to the edges of your longing, and listen. Sit, and listen.”
Reminder to apply for a full-ride scholarship to a psychedelic experience if you haven’t done so yet! Applications close next Friday. Learn more here.
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