LSD and similar drugs may open the so called conscious mind to MIND - but often in a context of new wine into old bottles.
The results of attempting to exploit and manipulate Mind - ARE - the consciousness and its reflection that we call the world.
The realm of direct and true INSIGHT is not at rest in LSD like it is in a truly present Relationship.
There is GREAT fear of opening the mind to its True Nature - because fear IS the mind of control and control IS the begetter of self-guilt - which then becomes a false basis of identity from which all addiction arises (both socially invisible or acceptable and the tip of the iceberg of what is visibly and destructively known as addictive behaviour).
The crisis of individual and collective disintegration or breakdown of even the forms of trusting relationship becomes a willingness to re evaluate that which was previously NON-negotiable.
The 'getting' movement of thought and desire, is not our true nature. It COSTS us our true nature. The term true may be applied to an honest appraisal of the current state of thought and intent - and experience - but Truth is Awake and unspeakably free, glorious, wondrous. But the epithets are not to attract the 'getter' so much as to stir the awareness of that in you which DOES KNOW - but has been usurped, eclipsed or covered over by 'the mind of perception'.
In essence I am saying that the direction that these treatments indicate has value - but the real context of anything HELPFUL is a real relationship.
The sophistication of our addictive mind includes all the ingenuity of self deception and denial, and humanity as a whole is asleep in such intent. The blind cannot lead the blind. Real relationship with each other is one with real relationship (honest receptivity) within ourselves. The Spirit and Nature of what is received in honesty and trust can be articulated in all kinds of symbols or terms - but its tangibility is felt as unifying, integrating peace, freedom of feeling in joy and of thought in sharing love's recognition.
When there is a true desire to know, these things are revealed, because they are only hidden by the desire to know the 'getting' mind of private addiction to one's own thought and experience above all else.
Thanks for the opportunity to share this here.
I was prompted to return here to say that willingness is the key. One cannot force good - or insight - upon the unwilling. One has to work with willingness - submit to and discern willingness.
But where one recognizes that one's power has been given away and one is victim to one's own thought. Then despite the momentum of habit, a willingness can invite a process of healing, regardless of the apparent intensity of one's own resistance to such change.
A culture of support may be hard to find - but to hold true to willingness - regardless of how often one seems to slip, will cultivate and attract a culture of support.
Wilfulness also attracts a 'culture of support' in seeking to perceive and manage all things so as to validate and justify the separate self sense.
If that is what we want, that is what we get. But because it can never truly fulfil and disrupts our peace, we WILL realize that we do NOT want it. Being able to want what we in fact do not truly desire, is a capacity to impose an imaginitive will upon Life and identify with that as our own life. This is a mistake.
You don't need support for your ego - but for willingness for truth. This is not a head thing at all. We don't determine or make truth. It Is. Peace is the inevitable result of acceptance of what is - as it is - and that is anything BUT passive!
Live passionately - in a fullness of presence!