In late 1980, I took LSD for the second time. This time it was in the form of a small white tablet. When it kicked in I stripped naked and stood in front of the bathroom mirror. It was daytime and I was home alone. On impulse, I began to Tone, repeating the sound of, “ohm”, out loud. Immediately, intricate tattoos began to appear on my neck, starting at the top and growing down. As they spread over my shoulders and started down my chest, I became uncomfortable and began to wonder if I might have been an Aztec priest in another lifetime, one who had participated in the ritual of human sacrifice. The thought of seeing myself kill someone by cutting out their heart made me feel nauseous. When the tattoos reached the bottom of my rib cage they stopped growing and turned into feathers. I was now half man and half bird.
Marveling at this unique form, I felt the impulse to raise the pitch of my Tone. After a moment, my body transformed into a minotaur. I was now half man and half bull. Not particularly pleased with this form, I purposely raised the pitch of my Tone again. This time, I became a centaur. I liked this form and turned sideways to see it better in the mirror. I could still see my human body but superimposed over it, I was a centaur. My centaur arms and torso were shorter than my human arms and torso but much more muscular. My blond centaur hair hugged my scalp in tight ringlets. Excitedly, I wiggled my centaur rear and stamped my hooves repeatedly while flexing the muscles in my centaur arms and shoulders.
Thinking about this experience later I wondered what would make it possible for me to have an experience like this? The best idea I could come up with was cellular memory. I thought, by Toning, I was able to access and control the expression of my body’s cellular memory, cellular memories of other lifetimes in other forms. Over the course of the next two years I took the last two tablets of LSD but nothing of significance happened. I guess I had learned everything I wanted to know from drug-induced, altered states of consciousness.
Disclaimer: Even though I’m sharing my drug-related experiences with you, I don’t advocate drug use. In many cases they’re considered illegal. Personally, I prefer a clear mind when I explore the nature of my own consciousness. I’m a better observer. In fact, my most profound experiences in altered states happened when my mind was at its clearest. Openness, fearlessness and curiosity also play vital roles in entering altered states of consciousness.
Many of us have been convinced that looking inward is dangerous. It’s not if we decide not to be frightened by it. However, like anything new, it’s best to start by taking baby steps. When we really want to know something it’s as if the entire universe conspires to make it happen. In other words, we get what we concentrate on whether it’s by design or default. There are no accidents so it’s up to us to be clear on what we want. Reading the Seth books served as a powerful trigger for me because he’s supposedly talking to us from the great beyond and much of what he describes is subjective, at the thought and feeling of actualization.
Pete – http://realtalkworld.com
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create our reality from what we believe about ourselves, and the world around us.
If we do not consciously choose our beliefs, we unconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love, understand and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat ourselves, and the world.
Blessings of love and understanding be to us all!
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!