I’m 28, some people would still call that young, so I’m not coming from a place of “old school” judgment or anything like that. I’ve experienced a lot spiritually in my years so far and also have well explored and observed the world of marijuana. It’s a whole different world that you enter when you smoke pot and it concerns me how it’s generally being used today.
We can get one thing out of the way right now, I’m 100% on board for marijuana for medical use, including severe depression and such extreme cases, and also for the future of this planet, even for professional spiritual use. But to say that marijuana is good for us medically so it should also be fine to use recreationally, that’s really not based on anything, only the fact that people enjoy that high because it’s easier to find than a high while being sober. The things in life that are hard to get are the most worthy in my opinion.
There are some who claim to use it to advance themselves spiritually when they have already achieved a certain level of awareness and spirituality for themselves. It may help them connect to higher beings for a higher purpose, whatever it may be. If that’s the case for those individuals, then maybe it’s right for them. There are individual cases and I cannot speak for all of them. This article mainly focuses on the youth today and individuals who are searching for a higher meaning and instead of searching within themselves, they constantly search through the drug, and do not end up finding happiness or true self-knowledge.
Statistics show that 41% of marijuana users are between the ages of 18 and 34, the other smaller percentages are staggered in older age groups. I think it’s safe to assume there would be a very large percentage that is not accounted for, for the ages below 18 years old and it would be amongst the highest percentage of users. This age group, and young adults, is mainly who I think needs to become more aware of the different sides of marijuana. But regardless of your age, everybody should try to be informed about the spiritual consequences of marijuana.
I can’t get behind recreational use with marijuana for a lot of reasons. Mostly spiritual reasons.
The biggest issue for me with marijuana is that it interrupts the spiritual work that you do on yourself. They work against each other. On one hand, marijuana wants you to let go of all control and give it up to the experience. On the other hand, your spirituality wants you to drive yourself where you need to go. So when high, your mind tries to fight your soul from leaving and doing its own thing, it doesn’t feel natural for the mind to lose control. But the high requires you to completely let go in order to do its job of taking you away to another place, worry-free. Continue reading “Why I Don’t Believe In Marijuana For Recreational Use”