posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 11:26 AM
Its a tricky thing, but if you have a doctor who will work with you, I think that was the best advice. Herbs are medicine, medicine was once herbs,
but now much of today's medications have found synthetic constructions, which makes it have a more pure and directed action. I would not mix them
without advice from a pharmacist or your doctor. If somethings is working for you now....I would stay with it.
Yes nature provides us with solutions, but only a true expert, and not an internet backroom Herbologist can really give safer advice.
Sometimes chemistry in our mind or bodies get out of wack and can disrupt our perceptions to a degree where we have negative interactions with
society. Usually it is through others we become aware of this development. Some medications are directly designed to help balance that chemistry but
often it is trial and error before we find the one suited for our needs.
Finding a balance of Herbs and or medication is almost impossible to be done alone because trusting your own observations while your perceptions are
off is like drunk driving; You think you can drive but in reality you cannot. This of course was just an example.
Physicians, friends, family, pastors, priests, Rabbis and others can be our sounding boards in this process of trial and error.
But I would also add, assessing ones own desires and see if a fear is harbored inside, fear silent or expressed about loosing these experiences,
because in the end you want to understand them. I of course do not know you but it is common that inside, one may have a hope to understand the
shifting of perceptions and feel perhaps if you loose that, something special may become unattainable. This part of human nature is often the lock
which makes it difficult to over come many human dilemmas. But if the experiences are disruptive or observed negatively by others, we cannot dismiss
the idea that some change is needed in ourselves.
However this where it may become difficult because while we want guidance in a mixed experience of perceptions, inside we may fear loosing a unique
part of our make up. Thus unknowingly we cultivate the very conditions which are making things confusing. Why do I say this? Because once you
understand your inward and outward motivations, you give yourself the tools of guiding your thoughts and responses. Sometimes Herbs and medications
are needed as a bridge in those tools, but like in Law we need someone else to help us in that area.
Like a boat coming into harbor we often need a tug boat or a harbor master to help guide us to safety. When we cannot understand the waters we are in
we need to have someone we can trust. Someone who has the insight to call out the depth of the uncertain waters of perception. This would be someone
you will give a degree of trust and even sometimes blind trust that this person is helping you straighten out the confusing patterns of thoughts which
one sees and contemplates.
Yes a good doctors guidance is often the first best start.
However if you don't already, I would keep a personal record of your thoughts feelings and experiences and see if there is a pattern . . .but also I
would record the positive along with the negative.
But most important in my opinion, I would get as close to my faith as much as I could. Choose one which guides you in the cardinal values of life,
peace and service; each of these values is helpful unto itself. Service helps us loose our concerns and builds strong self esteem.
Learn it, study your choice, become it and let the pattern of faith bring confusion into the light. I would not jump into something so fast that I
spoil the journey, but take it one line upon line precept upon precept. There are so many faiths out there, from non belief to extremism. I would
avoid the extreme and slowly embrace the very one which soothes my heart. Of course there are also great sources of philosophy which teach powerful
lessons, I would read often things like Mark Twain's wisdom; C. S. Lewis was one of the greatest thinkers I know, along with others.
When we embrace the minds of such people we allow a part of their wisdom and life observations to become part of ours.
Also remember as I do, we never loose as long as we are trying.