In understanding the sentient nature of reality and the eternality of divine consciousness, I was met with the question, “what is a drug and what is its role?”
I searched for a universally applicable definition of the word, “drug,” from an eternally valid perspective, as our modern circumstantial understanding could not facilitate an eternally unchanging perspective and was fraught with ambiguity.
What is a “drug,” specifically, to the mind itself, free of situational context? What is it to a computer intelligence? What is it, actually?
I define a drug as, “a functional deviance from psychological norm.” With this definition, I can better understand drugs, without the illusive perception of the requirement of the physical undertaking of material ingestion, which suggests that the meaning of a drug is strictly tied to purely material and evolutionary norms of consumption — a definition that is useless to me as it provides no understanding aside from a very basic observation.
If we abstract this idea of a drug to incorporate various forms of psychological pressure and influence, we can actually gain valuable knowledge and wisdom regarding how we should approach life.
If someone tells you a lie, which results in your making a mistake, was that lie a drug? I think it was. If you understand it this way, you can see drugs everywhere, and with that perception, more of reality becomes explained. See, I don’t think we should be simply wary of drugs that happen to be physical ingestibles, but instead, we should be wary of the effects that are placed unto our minds, as that is the real concern.
Any functional deviation from ones psychological norm can be considered a drug. This understanding allows you to create and manage drugs in your mind, for improved functionality. If you decide to go on a diet, perhaps a no starch/low glycemic diet, then you have established a new drug in your mind. This drug may cease to exist, in this case, if you establish the new way as a norm (although, more likely, it may still exist more weakly, as you have adapted to the new state, but the possibly Satanic pressures of the environment may still exist to be overpowered).
This refers back to a common realization, that we may have cultivated a social normalization of psychological erraticism, and with this definition I use, we may have therefore cultivated the pressured normalization of a drugged mind and thus being on some drugs could prove to be more sober, considering that society’s mind is riddled with various deviances, some more extreme and some less. This is because a drug is pronounced through instigated deviation.
I have provided, so far, two great purely psychological drugs.
The first one, although I didn’t mention that I think it’s a bit like a drug, was the nature of the truth of “I” — that I am the ultimate eventuality of myself guiding angels who direct material form into a harmonious manifestation of my being. I say it’s like a drug because it doesn’t seem to be the default thought. However, it has a good feeling and is a healthy thing to realize.
With the second one, I did mention it seems like a drug. This was the belief that all feelings are good and that reality is perfect. Again, like the other one, there seems to be a differentiation from the default observation. Like the last one, it is technically the truth and it is also healthy to teach yourself this believe it through a well-formed understanding.
Even though both are true, you see it requires a little bit of a push or effort from doing nothing, so I see it as a functional deviation from the norm, the norm being a natural gravity of the mind. I don’t think life is just about finding a way to fall constantly, as it could seem, but instead it is a way to enjoy rising and falling — to enjoy flying, which I do believe is technically possible (and a fair bit more).
Now, you have heard of a bad drug (a lie which resulted in a mistake), three good drugs (a good diet, and two important beliefs that one should know as understand into knowledge). I have a word of caution and warning about drug behavior (stemming from my personal understanding of the word drug, mentioned prior).
I have seen so many mental techniques, and I have tried so many mental techniques, and I have to tell you, these seemingly innocuous strategies to forming and influencing one’s mind can be dangerous. Let’s start at the most famous and a very powerful one — be in the now.
Before elaborating on the hidden nature of this practice, let’s think, for a moment. Do we really need to be in the now? Is it necessary to be alert in the moment? Is there something understandably beneficial about this state of being? Or is there another reason we’re avoiding being about the now, instead of in it, focused on it like a magnifying glass setting fire to paper?
Have you ever tried it, focusing keenly on the now and present? It has a remarkably cool effect, it’s like you see Heaven for a moment. I knew this for a long time, but for some reason this practice never held its own weight — it was always a task which required unsustainable amounts of energy. In fact, these days, I’m wary and weary of these hyper-focus energy-draining forms of meditation.
You see, this practice is a drug, but while it offers a glimpse of what looks like Heaven, it doesn’t actually fulfil the full need for enlightenment. Furthermore, evident by its energy requirements, it is actually something that is not desired to be continuously done, as the body finds it unnatural, indicating that it is cumbersome to some of your angels/systems/memories and it is not an eternally sustainable belief or practice. You trade a relaxed tension and a fuzzy perception of the present for a tense perspective of what is only a part of reality with a rather crisp view of present-time.
Let’s think about this practice even more, however, as there’s even more to learn about it. What is this perception of the present moment, precisely? The human body passively receives information, processes it and propagates it in a variety of ways, and eventually forms a perspective of this information. One cannot confidently and resiliently claim that we can see in real-time. The only possible conclusion is that by focusing on the now, our mind is summoning an image of this word, the “now,” or the “present.”
Not only is this practice not sustainable, it’s also labeled incorrectly! It should be, “remember the now,” in order to be accurate and not possibly inflict damage through misconfiguration stemming from ill-informed intention.
So, what happens if you follow one of these practices with uttermost earnestness and devotion? You may likely inflict damage onto yourself. That’s the problem with our modern society’s rendition on enlightenment. It’s a bit dangerous to figure it out because it involves understanding the damaging effects, through first-hand observation, of poorly prescribed meditation.
As a meditation for gathering obversions which will hopefully lead to an understanding of enlightenment, “remember the now” could be more effective. The result could help one see the present expression of the self, which is the sight of present life. Enlightenment isn’t only about noticing the present, however. Although in an enlightened mind, one does find a great appreciation for the present, the meditation of simply focusing on the now is misleading. Ultimately, an ability to enjoy life in the way it was originally intended is sought, and this concerns more topics than the ever loving now.
So be careful with psychological drugs. They can help and they can harm. I hope to provide healthy, accurate, real, and effective information regarding enlightenment that will allow one, without much toil, if any at all, to find the definitive and non-ambiguous state of enlightenment, and the truth of reality, that I have found.
When you find a new mental strategy, consider it honestly for what it is. Think of how it may benefit or detriment you. Remember that most spiritual advice is like light from the moon, similarly illuminating as the sun, but distinctly differently information is being presented, which although allusive to the truth, may have bugs.