Updated: Sep 14, 2020
If you are here, chances are that you are curious about microdosing, psychedelics, or personal development. Well, you’ve come to the right place.
FIND YOUR JAM
At Microdosing Guru we'll answer questions like:
What is microdosing?
Is microdosing the best methods to explore my inner world?
What are the risks, the benefits or the science behind it?
Is life better on the other side?
How can I make the most out of my existing microdosing practice?
Am I the only one out there doing this?
Are psychedelics for me?
I know all about those questions, because I had them before I started my journey.
If you've landed on this page, you have probably heard about psychedelics, having a vague idea about the whole concept. I won't try to be exhaustive here, there are far better resources on the internet that explain in depth what psychedelics are, how they work, with an innumerable amount of scientific studies having been published.
Rather, I will attempt to give a taste of what microdosing can be like by sharing my personal experience, my story, and my point of view. I am sure lots of people will be able to relate to me, the inside of my mind looks like a battefield. No thought seems to be in place, in one piece, or even settled. Thought upon thought upon thought is just floating around.
From my Inner World:
"Thought upon thought upon thought… My mind is a goddamn mess and it is hard to extract the main themes, hard to sift through what is truly important and what's not. And what’s more is the part in which I have to express my thoughts in words for others to understand me."
When I first started learning about psychedelics, I was fascinated by the idea of more “mess” and more thoughts arising due to fresh neuroconnections. I was in for the madness, the heightened creativity, the extraordinary experiences, and the desire to feel life on a whole other level.
Microdosing is still far from a mainstream trend, but it is undoubtedly branching out of Silicon Valley’s underground. The microdosing trend started a few years ago amongst Silicon Valley moguls who wanted to improved their performance and enhance their creativity. However, it is a trend that has quickly caught on, and is fast being adopted by the rest of us. The mere practice of microdosing LSD has expanded to psilocybin mushrooms and many other psychedelic substances. What started as a rather niche section of the internet is quickly growing and becoming more mainstream. “What started as a hushed way for driven tech entrepreneurs to squeeze a little more genius out of their days is gradually making its way into post-yoga class conversations among the trend-minded,” The Healthline says.
Unlike macrodosing psychedelics (taking a full dose of psychedelics and accessing altered states of consciousness), microdosing is the practice of consuming very small amounts of psychedelics that have a subliminal impact. This means that you will not experience any overtly altered state of consciousness, thus there are no hallucinations, no visuals, or anything like that. Microdoses are enough to stimulate your brain, but not to alter your daily perception in a greatly noticeable way.
Is microdosing the best method for me to explore my inner world?
You are the only person who can decide whether microdosing is right for you or not. There are a few things to consider before embarking on this journey, and they include understanding your intentions for wanting to microdose in the first place, your family history of psychiatric disorders, any present addictions you might have, and whether or not you have read enough to make an informed decision as to whether microdosing is right for you.
"You are the only one that can answer these questions for yourself"
Exploring your inner world is a life long process, not a “do-it-once” kind of thing. If microdosing is your jam, and you want to push your limits, explore your creativity, get in touch with your emotions, unleash your potential, connect with yourself and things around you in a novel way, then using psychedelics is one way to do it. If microdosing is not your way, explore your options, attune to what resonates with you and just do it.
On a very personal level microdosing spoke to me. After having a macrodosing experience with psilocybin mushrooms, I understood that psychedelics and the states that they enable are the one thing that speaks to me the most. I got in touch with my divine purpose and now I am embodying it.
Is life better on the other side of ignorance?
they say "There is bliss in ignorance"
You know the saying, right? Well, I have a slightly different perspective on it . There is bliss in not knowing at all, for sure, but once you kind of know, there is only restlessness. However, once you transcend restlessness and break free from your own mental patterns, you find freedom which can also like bliss. Once you are freed from all the meaning you attached to your emotions, and feel the liberty of choosing what those feelings should mean to you, then you get a whole new perspective on what life is all about, and you are inevitably more grateful.
So, to answer the question, is life better on the other side? It definitely is, but the going through the door is painful and some can get stuck in the middle.
How can I make the most out of my existing microdosing routine?
Unlike other practices in our daily lives, this practice is not performance-based. Microdosing is all about getting in touch with what comes to you. The best thing is to do is journal, let everything out; don't refrain, tune in, and don't hold back. A journaling practice can be a catalyst for deeper things within you, but you cannot force anything and nor should you expect anything. Just enjoy the ride and trust in the process.
Am I the only one out there doing this?
Of course not, if there were no other people on the planet microdosing you would still not be the only one! There would be at least the two of us because I am on the very same journey.
But besides you and I, there are plenty of people microdosing, so many in fact that highly prestigious institutions have asked microdosing individuals to participate in their studies. For example, the Beckley Foundation partnered with Imperial College London to start a self-blinding study in which they asked people around the world, who were microdosing to enter the study. Participants followed their self-blinding intake protocols, took performance tests before, during, and after microdosing, submitting their results. For more information or to enter the study, you can find more here.
Are psychedelics for me?
All in all, starting a microdosing practice is just like any other new activity. You have to learn more about it, try it for yourself, and then decide whether it's something you really want to dive into. One thing is for sure, is not for the faint hearted!