I have a confession….. I am a Psychonaut.
Aside from ingesting once in my early twenties, I started dabbling in the “magic mushroom” world in late 2022; that was when Colorado announced the decriminalization for possession and growth of psilocybin for personal medicinal use. I started paying attention to the studies, and by January I decided that I was going to take a “heroic dose” journey and see what they hype was all about. So I did it; I took 5 grams, put my headphones and eye mask on, and put my husband on “sitter” duty.
Well, let’s just say I accomplished the goal. It was an out of body experience that took me to what I feel was another plane of existence. I don’t need to tell my whole experience here, but I will say that it reaffirmed by spiritual beliefs in the afterlife, and gave me some peace that I didn’t even know I needed. I understood the power of this tool and why its capacity for healing is so great.
In June I attended the MAPS Psychedelic Science Conference in Denver. It was a beautiful blend of science, art, and cultural representation, and it was here that I gained the courage to focus on this method of healing as a core modality of my practice. It is the bridge between medical and mystical that I have been waiting for and I support exploring this medicine as a treatment for so many mental health conditions that are currently plaguing our country.
If you know me personally then you know that I have quite the green thumb when it comes to gardens and houseplants, so I figured growing mushrooms couldn’t be that hard. After initial success I’ve had multiple failures (though I’ve heard every good mushroom grower has their occasional heartbreaks). Either way, I’m continuing to increase my supply and adapt and improve my mycological knowledge and yields.
I am now offering the natural medicine in conjunction with psilocybin guided sessions and/or micro-dosing guidance for my established clients. My grassroots research has started and I am excited to see if I can truly make a difference in this arena.