|Mushroom Sutra by Alex Grey|
What is microdosing and how can it help me?
I’ve been getting these two questions a lot lately and I thought I would shed some insight on it for you all.
Microdosing is typically taking a psychedelic or plant medicine in very small quantities (1/10th -1/20th Of the average dose) which is ALMOST subperceptual. The psychedelic is taken 2-3 times per week for 40 days then taking a break before trying a different substance or starting a new cycle on the same substance. Ideally a mood diary is kept to track how you are feeling and depending on which substance you are using, a special diet may need to be followed.
Depending on which psychedelic is used, It can help ease anxiety (especially social anxiety), depression and migraines as well as increasing feelings of well being, creating more flow states, productivity and creativity...and much, much more.
But not every psychedelic works for everyone in the same way. So it’s best to listen to your body and honour your own experiences.
I’ve been microdosing on and off for 4+ years now. When I first started, there was hardly any information out there about it especially with the, at the time, rarer plant medicines like Ayahuasca and Huachuma so it was a lot of trial and error at that time.
I find that .25g of mushrooms (or slightly less) or 5-10 drops of Ayahuasca / San Pedro can really make a huge difference in uplifting my mood and my ability to interact with people and engage in life in a purposeful and meaningful way (especially if I’m in a depressive episode it can really help me snap back from that in a hurry).
Over the years I’ve learned what works and doesn’t work. Like Individually microdosing with mushrooms, ayahuasca or San Pedro is a wonderfully integrated and gentle experience. I will say however that for me, this is not the case with LSD. I find LSD triggers me, gives me more anxiety and an unwillingness to leave my house. However, I know plenty of people who have the opposite experience on LSD. Not every medicine is for everyone.
So it’s up to you to do your research and see what’s the best fit for your body and mind. You will know within the first week if something is or isn’t right for you at this time.
Keep a journal, keep the doses tiny and truly listen to your body ...don’t pigeonhole yourself into a particular psychedelic just because it’s working for everyone else. There are so many options out there.
If you need any help or advice with microdosing, dietas or integrating any of the work you are doing (pre or post integration), I am here to help. Please feel free to reach out to book a session with me.