Herbs and plants are an integral part of the life that exists on our planet on every level.  Plants are our food, our medicine, and are also catalysts to the expansion of our consciousness.  Throughout our daily lives we are more likely to coast by using our automated behaviors and modes to experience our reality, but at night those boundaries are broken down and our spirits fly.  These 7 plant allies can stimulate our consciousness to expand opening us to alternate experiences of reality and new ways of perceiving our selves and surroundings;

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1- Xhosa Dream Root – Vivid and Prophetic Dreams
Silene Capensis, or Xhosa Dream root is most associated with the Xhosa people of South Africa who are knows to ingest this herb to induce vivid and prophetic dreams.  This herb is often used by the Xhosa in the initiation rites of shamans and is believed to open up pathways of communication to ones ancestors. It is believed that the ancestors are most likely to communicate in the dream state.  The root is ground into a powder which is mixed with water and drunk in the morning on an empty stomach.  The effects are apparently slow to be induced and will take effect by the nighttime.  According to entheology.com, “The effects of S. capensis usually manifest during sleep as prophetic lucid dream states that are rich with significance.  Individuals do not usually perceive any effects in the waking state, although one individual did report perceiving wavy lines of light in the air about twenty minutes after consuming the root.  The dream state is often compared to going under water by the Xhosa.  Interestingly enough, it is said that the plant has no effects on individuals who are not meant to be diviners.
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2- Celastrus Paniculatus – The Elixir of Life
This amazing herb is not only known to promote the incidence of lucid dreaming and dream recollection for those who take it, but has often been called the ‘intellect tree’ because of its long history of use in ayurvedic medicine as an herb to help with mental focus, longevity, and memory.  Users have reported that by adding 10-15 Celastrus paniculatus seeds into their daily regimen, they notice a marked improvement in cognitive function, ability to focus, and sharpness.
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 3- Blue Lotus – Mind Body Spirit Herb
Blue Lotus was among the most sacred of plants to ancient Egyptins. It grew throughout Egypt where its consciousness-enhancing properties were well known and taken advantage of.  The Blue Lotus was associated with the origins of life and the divine perspective.  According to iamshaman.com the plant was used in Egypt to stimulate the sex drive and, “Egyptian medicinal practitioners also used this flower to stimulate blood flow, and as an anti-aging treatment.  The ancients worshipped Blue Lotus as a visionary plant and it was the symol for the origins of life.  When this flower was soaked in water or wine, and then ingested it acted as an intoxicant.”  Considered very sacred, the Blue Lotus was used to reach euphoric states of visionary consciousness.
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4- Wild Asparagus Root – Fly by Night
Wild Asparagus root, according to some old legends throughout Asia, allows the consciousness to fly during sleep.  Journeying into other dimensions and places while asleep are common associations with this adaptogenic herb.  Adaptogenic herbs help the body better adapt themselves to stresses that they face. This herb is also a respiratory and kidney tonic, helping to heal the body while letting the mind soar.
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5- African Dream Bean – Master Spirit Connections
Growing along the coasts of Madagascar, Southern Africa, Australia, and Asia, this common bean is used in a wide variety of ways by an array of people groups throughout the world.  Its uses vary from a skin treatment to a food given to teething babies to relieve pain.  However this bean’s most well-known and interesting use is its traditional use in South Africa to induce intense lucid-dreaming states in which a person is able to communicate with the spirit realm.  For its consciousness-altering properties, the meat inside the bean is eaten.
(Image Source: Dream Bean)
6- Mexican Tarragon – Grow a Garden of Herbs for Dreaming
Mexican Tarragon is commonly grown in gardens and used as an herb for flavoring in cooking. Also known as Mexican Marigold, its flowers are associated with Dia De Los Muertos celebrations and observances.  The herb can be used in a variety of ways to induce lucid dreaming from burning as incense, smoking before bedtime, or infused in water as a tea.
(Image Source:  Mexican Tarragon)
7- Mugwort – A Versatile Dreaming Herb
 
 Throughout the ages Mugwort has been a widely used herb in Europe associated with treating digestive or parasitic troubles and as a dream herb.  Mugwort, like Mexican Tarragon, can be smoked, burned as an incense, or drunk as a tea.  Mugwort is known to also stimulate lucid and meaningful dreams.  It can also cause things deep in the subconscious to be exposed during dream-time.
(Image Source: Mugwort Leaf)
Main Image Source: Juan Carlos Taminchi
This list originally appeared on quantumstones.com by Stephanie Lucas


The sun is shining it’s about that time again! NYC where ya at? I’ll keep it brief … 2 things .. One ..We are looking for participants to join The Skin I’m in Project. 30-60 min short featuring women and men reflecting on how they feel about themselves. A nude photo/video shoot including the use of meditation,crystals and essential oils. We definitely have a method to our madness plus we will speak on camera about the whole experience while looking at the photos. The session is very helpful and healing, I’m even thinking about doing it 😁 .. 2 participants will be free and the remaining 3 slots will be open for booking. The genius behind this project is @bluetreasurephotography 2nd….  50/50 Shoot Now, Pay Later… $100 + Limited offers … Click the link for details! .. Don’t second guess yourself!

What is melanin and what physical and metaphysical function does it hold? 

1) A carbon-based substance found in the HUE man body and all of the organs that are a necessary part of the electromagnetic system and provides color for the hair, eyes and skin (especially brown and black people).

2) A chemical molecule/natural element that gives color, life and consciousness to every tree, plant, animal, mother earth and the universe while connecting them with one another.

3) Dark matter Consciousness

There are three basic types of melanin: eumelanin, pheomelanin, and neuromelanin.

The most common type is eumelanin, and is produced in ‘black’ and ‘brown’ subtypes.

Pheomelanin is a cysteine-containing red-brown polymer of benzothiazine units largely responsible for red hair and freckles.

Neuromelanin is found in the brain, though its function remains obscure.

The production of melanin is called melanogenesis. In the skin, melanogenesis occurs after exposure to UV radiation, causing the skin to visibly tan. Melanin is an effective absorber of light; the pigment is able to dissipate over 99.9% of absorbed UV radiation.[1] Because of this property, melanin is thought to protect skin cells from UVB radiation damage, reducing the risk of cancer. Furthermore, though exposure to UV radiation is associated with increased risk of malignant melanoma, a cancer of the melanocytes, studies have shown a lower incidence for skin cancer in individuals with more concentrated melanin, i.e. darker skin tone. Nonetheless, the relationship between skin pigmentation and photoprotection is still being clarified

Where else can melanin be found?

Melanin has been found in the oceans, the soil and our food, particularly bananas, eggplants and greens. Melanin is present in clouds and stars, and it has even been discovered on the outer surface of Haley’s comet. Melanin has been found to be active in unearthed bones which were over a million years old.

As ever present as melanin is, it still remains a mystery to scientists. It cannot be analyzed. It cannot be broken apart. It cannot be fingerprinted. Recently it was discovered that melanin is mutating every 7 days so if you are experiencing mood swings, it’s because you are changing and evolving.

Why is having melanin an advantage on earth ?

(The more melanin, the greater the advantages)

– Protects from the sun’s harmful rays and radiation.

– Enhances vision (especially at night)

– Slows aging/less wrinkles,

-Provides “soul” and rhythm

-quickens muscle response

-protects against harmful effects of cold

-absorb energy like a magnet

-Allows proper digestion of vegetable proteins

-Enables survival off of plant-based (vegan) diet

-Connects with nature, animals, mother earth, and the universe

-Allows proper functioning of the pineal gland (3rd eye) and the chakras

What has an effect on Melanin? 

Melanin is influenced by the electromagnetic field of the earth, by light waves and sound vibrations. Because of its magnetic properties, people with higher concentration of melanin in their bodies are more in tune with nature and universal forces

 

 

 

Ever heard of the saying turning led into gold? Why would anyone think turning one element into another is possible? There is a few ways to look at it. I know two popular perspectives on it. From an alchemical stand point turning an element of lesser value into a element of more value makes cents. Understanding the process of transmuting elements is powerful knowledge for reasons I hope you can think of on your own. Gold was said to be the perfect state of a metal, (western perspective) so that is what alchemist aimed for . On a meta-physcial level turning led into gold meant transforming yourself from a human being controlled by desires, physical pleasures into a person that has control over desires/thoughts/urges etc. becoming in a sense perfect or at one with all. This knowledge was once and still is held in secrecy. Be an alchemist Infocus247.com Did you choose a path or will you walk both!

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I have been a supporter/ of the “blue elixir of immortality” for about 8 years now. When I was first introduced It was used more for recreational purposes. Seeing the ceiling form wave like behavior  and being in the “happy zone ” was all I cared to experience while using mushrooms. Once I began getting into Yoga this opened up a door that taught me that mushrooms have a much more important use when informed with the correct knowledge.   Many people speak of the third/first eye It was not until I studied as well as went into meditation with mushrooms that information began to come together and make sense. The cubensis mushroom is a teacher. The first lesson is breath. You will find your body naturally taking in deep flowing breaths.  The feelings you have when ingesting mushrooms is a feeling you can naturally bring about through breathing techniques once practiced.  I look at mushrooms as  an “intellectual fuel”  to the human body which is your vehicle, but not everyone drives a spaceship quite yet. Your base of knowledge dictates what you can “do” while in this vehicle, powered by the intellectual fuel.  When I began my mushroom experiences I was still earth bound using the effects to enhance what I saw in this reality. Colors being enhanced vision a bit more acute and being more in tuned with feelings and nature.   Later down the line through meditation I discovered that  mushrooms in combination with meditation/yogic breathing help activate  the production of DMT. DMT has been known to bring about visions and take your perception to places that feel just as real or more than the experiences you have during your day to day life. DMT is naturally produced by your brain when your sleeping or under very stressful adrenaline filled moments.

Psilocybin is the active ingredient in mushrooms that cause you to feel the effects.

“Hallucinating by definition is seeing things that are not there.

Visualizing by definition is forming a mental picture of something.

MUSHROOMS ARE NOT HALLUCINATES BY DEFINITION! throughout my 8 years of cubensis experience I never Hallucinated once. I do have many visuals and journeys that I can share and insight that I have yet to grasp a full understanding on”

 

There are many forms of DMT. Ingesting the Mushroom/Psilocybin would be more if not the equivalent of getting your body to create DMT on its own.  DMT and Psilocybin are similar in compound structure.  Once the mushroom is ingested  the active compound Psilocybin is converted into Psilocin in your body.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 7.55.00 AMScreen Shot 2014-05-05 at 7.44.55 AM How do you change your perception while on mushrooms?   Thoughts…  your thoughts and knowledge base will help you with a natural learning process that leads you to know what you need to do.  You will only know once you are ready.  Ill leave you with one of my experiences when I went into a deep meditation on cubensis.  Also the use of mushrooms in Kemet/Ancient Egypt.

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Selenite crystaSelenite Crystal Point| Standing Generator - Click Image to Closels are remarkably peaceful. They carry a very high vibration, and instill clarity of mind and a deep sense of inner peace. Selenite will assist you in opening your crown chakra and it can even assist you in contacting your Spiritual Guides and Angels.

Another wonderful property of Selenite is that it has the power to cleanse and clear other crystals and negative energies. You will never need to cleanse or recharge your Selenite crystal, as you need to do with many metaphysical stones.

I have to pick up some new stones/crystals  soon!

Source – RainbowDoorways 

happywholelife Positive thought of the day: I believe in my strength to handle anything that comes my way! There is nothing that I can't handle, even if it is difficult, challenging, exhausting, and tests my limits. I will breathe deeply. I will stay calm. I will not resist. I will come out of every obstacle and every single day even stronger than the last. Breathe. One moment, one breath at a time... #happywholelife #positivethinking #breathe #strength
@happywholelife Positive thought of the day: I believe in my strength to handle anything that comes my way! There is nothing that I can’t handle, even if it is difficult, challenging, exhausting, and tests my limits. I will breathe deeply. I will stay calm. I will not resist. I will come out of every obstacle and every single day even stronger than the last. Breathe. One moment, one breath at a time… #happywholelife #positivethinking #breathe #strength
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@byasha Wow!! I’ve been just working on my handstand since a few days & already feel so much stronger!!! Still nothing more then 5 sec of the wall though but at least a way to work on my inverted hollow back ☺️ which is def harder then it seems! What are your yoga challenges?? Any inversion, armbalance, meditation, food or something completely else?
@scionraphaella "When we walk like (we are rushing), we print anxiety and sorrow on the earth. We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the earth… Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth. Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” (Thích Nhất Hạnh) >>>>>>>>> #HigherConsciousness #Awakening #Awareness >>>>> If You think like ✶This✶, Know that You are not alone 🙏💜 Peace.
@scionraphaella “When we walk like (we are rushing), we print anxiety and sorrow on the earth. We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the earth… Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth. Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” (Thích Nhất Hạnh) >>>>>>>>> #HigherConsciousness #Awakening #Awareness >>>>> If You think like ✶This✶, Know that You are not alone 🙏💜 Peace.

A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer.  th (5)It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions.  Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety.  Useful for recognising one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others.  Balancing yin-yang and energising the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilises mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.

My Experience: I ordered some Tiger eye beads online and made a bracelet/mala for the purpose of counting breath. I was meditating and tapped into some strong vibrations while I was going through each chakra using lam,vam,ram,yam  etc  mantras. The way i made the mala was …18 tiger eye beads x 6 rounds = 108, the 18 TigerEye beads are connected to 7 smaller beads (symbolizing 7 chakras) … connected to two Leopard jasper  beads (symbolizing left ad right brain) same size as tigers eye beads. I still have this mala/tool and it helped me make much progress in terms of focusing my attention on breathe and gradually increasing lung capacity for deep breathing.

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@NightmareTales    •Humanity Rising• Photo by @nois7 http://www.CYBERYOGA.LA

@NightmareTales is one of the most brave and flexible yogi I follow on Instagram. His post will make your stomach drop and confidence rise. Pushing the limits to test your ability is the only way to know your max! … If there even is one. He inspired me to climb and test my balance. Balance I barely can keep on flat surface! … Stay In Focus

•Earth 2014 A•D• Photo courtesy of @briancrawfordphotography Check out my new YouTube video CYBERYOGA 1•0 GENESIS
•Earth 2014 A•D• Photo courtesy of @briancrawfordphotography Check out my new YouTube video CYBERYOGA 1•0 GENESIS

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Good Afternoon, Today feels refreshing.. Went to sleep reading The fifth mountain last night. There was a few things I learned but the one thing I remember was what he wrote of children. ” A child can teach an adult three things, to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” I have the first two down pact the third ability requires me to really want whatever it is I’m lusting for then it happens! Pick up the book by Paulo Coelho –@eyeFocus
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Cool Yoga Pose with the Fresh Kicks to Match – @amand_mar
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@andrew7sealy I don’t have blocks…but I do happen to have this awesome can of “Protein Powerhouse Raw #Sprouting Blend” that serves it’s purpose in many ways. #RawEnergy keeps#MarchMovements flowing even at 12:28 am “These are some of the things that hydrogen atoms do given 15 billion years of evolution” and it continues. Clear Intuition brings forth fruition. Continuous creation 💜😄🙌@jackdufour @patrickbeach @perns_yoga @carsonclaycalhoun@phelpshair @allthoseotherawesompeople 🙏