Frozen in time. My focus at a laser like level previously unheard of. I sat in this position for over an hour and a half. Feeling the acid wash over and through me. Watching the forest come to life, breathing and moving as if it were a single level organism. To my right a torrent of water rushing down the river and over the falls. In my hand the single most delicious beer ever to grace my lips. I saw the world for what it really is. A host for life. Humans aren’t special, we’re just the most effective virus to walk the earth. Earthquakes, tornados, tsunami’s, flash floods, hurricanes, volcanos, meteors, Earth has a wide variety of defenses against us but we continually take it’s best shot and keep coming back stronger than ever. I envisioned what it would be like to live in the prehistoric era, when the oxygen levels in the atmosphere allowed the animals of the day to be massive compared to now. I pictured a civilization living in symbiosis with nature. What a dream it was.
FUCK, the hippies were right all along. 9-5, debt, government, marriage, retirement, all unnatural social constructs to keep us from the truth that we’re all just animals. Wondering the planet for our 80 ish years till we return from the void that we came from. Far better to live off the land, taking only what you need and returning any excess. But modern society is slave to it’s excess. Not me. Not anymore.
My understatement of the year is that acid changed me. Opened my eyes to a realm I had only read about through other people’s experiences. I experienced the feeling of connection that we all share with mother nature. I felt the pain as a result of man’s colonization of Earth. I saw colors in the sky, my own personal kaleidoscope in my mind. Blue, green and purple vortex’s that looked like I was traveling through. I felt like my already better than 20/20 vision had turned superhuman, seeing details in leaves, trees, the ground that I never noticed before. All the trappings of society fell away. I realized the full extent that most of us are “plugged in” to. Constant information overload, facebook, reddit, instagram, twitter, youtube. I started to see them for what they are and started to plan on how to use them to my advantage instead of my detriment.
I returned from my weekend in Yosemite completely refreshed, but the feeling was fleeting. Society quickly crept back into my mind. Challenging everything I fought to push away in my weekend retreat. Writing this down has been eye opening to me.
It’s time for me to unplug again, get away, turn off my phone, drop acid and reboot my fucking mind.
Drop a comment below if you have any experience with LSD, I’d love to hear your thoughts.