Updated: Oct 13
Meditation and Marijuana
Could cannabis be your gateway to enlightenment?
I had always been curious about meditation, but never really made any real effort into learning about it. It wasn’t until my life began to spiral out of control that I felt like it was crucial.
A few years ago my health began to deteriorate. I was waking up nauseous, always dizzy and incredibly light headed. I had little to no appetite and couldn’t seem to hold anything down anyway. I was in and out of the hospital and constantly at the doctors office. They were doing tests and running lab work, but yet still had no answers for me. I’d missed several days of work and my boss let me go. This caused extreme stress and my anxiety was through the roof. To top it all off, my 2.5 year relationship ended. So now my daughter and I had to find a new place to live, unemployed and bedridden. I was willing to do anything for some relief and that's when I began meditating.
Too weak to hit the gym and still unable to hold very much down, nothing brought relief quite like meditation except cannabis.
Meditation does amazing things for our overall health and wellbeing, as does marijuana. So combining the two is an experience unlike anything else, reducing anxiety and depression while elevating your mood in blissful euphoria. The combination makes us feel better mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Just 5 minutes of stillness and silence with Remedy can help increase creativity and focus. Or maybe try a guided meditation with some Lavender to help you sleep soundly.
There is no right or wrong way to medicate and meditate. You can get spiritual, but it isn't necessary. Do what feels good to you. Honor your practice, your body, and your mind.
Sometimes I sit alone in my closet smoking my stresses away, listening to music. Other times I love getting lost on the trails with a fat blunt and being one with nature.
To begin, try starting with just 5 minutes. Then try 6 and gradually increase that over time. If I try meditating without cannabis, 7 minutes in and I’m done! My brain kicks in and I’m on to the next thing on my to do list. But WITH cannabis, I can go deep and for about an hour or so.
If you’re new to meditating try using an app. There are quite a few out there like Headspace, Calm, and Aura. There is a small monthly fee, but totally with the investment.
Marijuana Meditation Tips
Choose your strain wisely and start slow. Probably just a couple hits or a couple bites of an edible. If your tolerance is on the higher side, feel free to do more… I do ;)
If you need sound or music, have music. Maybe even Google or make a medicate and meditate playlist!
If you cannot sit still, that is fine too. Walk around, go outside, take a hike. Moving meditations are a thing too and can be great for fidgety people that find it difficult to sit for prolonged periods of time. Giving your body and your hands something to do can deepen the meditation practice allowing you to fully let go.
Focus on your breathing. Slow deep breaths. In the nose, hold it, and out the mouth.
Go inward… Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.
Keep a glass of water or tea nearby to avoid getting dry mouth from the marijuana.
I hope y'all find this information helpful!
I'm thinking about medicating and meditating LIVE! Hosted on IG of course, or possibly even Zoom for privacy reasons. We'll see!
But we could smoke, meditate, chat a bit... I can answer all your questions about the wonderful world of weed and entrepreneurship in the life of a single mom!!!
What do you think - Would you participate?! Lemme know in the comments below