The first time I ever ate magic mushrooms 🍄 I spent most of the evening in the bathroom on my hands and knees... staring at the tiles.
I was astonished by how the patterns moved & expanded & changed.
I soon realized that the clarity & depth of my attention & focus determined how wild the visuals could get.
And I realized that I was ‘seeing’ in a non-ordinary way & that was what created the illusion of patterns swirling & dancing.
The mushrooms had facilitated a shift in consciousness that allowed me to access this way of seeing.
But that way of seeing is always there - we just have to shift sideways.
Normally when we ‘look’ at something our mind labels it ‘blue & white tiles’ and we accept that is what we’re seeing & move on.
However, if you step sideways out from behind your Mind and just ‘look’ at something... magic begins to happen.
At first your Mind might continue to throw up labels or judgements, just keep coming back to clear seeing of what you’re staring at. Allow your focus to soften & instead of ‘looking at’ one point - which is what we mostly do - widen your gaze to take in the entire object.
Allow the object to fill your visual field and continue to drop any label or judgement - any thought - as it arises.
What will you see? Who knows... who knows indeed... what DO you see?
This is just one technique we teach on Heart of Tribe Retreats for shifting your state of being - stepping sideways into a magical reality.
And today... this was me stepping sideways & playing with reality while waiting for the bathroom at @footbridgecafe
A more magical life is always waiting for us... Even when it’s a really long wait for the bathroom!
Join me on retreat and learn this technique. Link in bio.