A few weeks ago, Kelly told me she wanted to write a story about growing teeth back. “Neat. But… whatever,” I thought. I didn’t believe in no stinkin’ teeth growing back. But wouldn’t it be nice?
A few days later she stumbled across an article linking tooth regeneration to nutrition. It might not have been the most reputable source, but holy crap! Tooth regeneration!
Then a couple days ago I discovered the idea of “oil pulling,” where you swish coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day. The antibacterial oil pulls toxins from your teeth and may even heal cavities. I shared the article on Facebook and lo and behold, I already had friends trying the practice!
Today a friend encouraged me to try the oil pulling myself. I did so begrudgingly, but it really wasn’t that gross. I don’t have any cavities, but I sure want to keep it that way.
To recap: in less than a month, Kelly and I went from wanting to believe in tooth regeneration, to seeing evidence of it everywhere, to finding ways to test the theory ourselves.
What do you want to believe? Make your list and let the universe provide the evidence! Start looking for the TINIEST speck of proof that your belief is true, and you’ll start a snowball of indicators that will eventually result in your belief becoming truth.
Does seeing the word Adderall make you salivate? Does it unleash an unreasonable craving, or pull up fun memories?
On November 24, 2013, I quit taking addies for good. I needed too much, I was abusing it, to the point that a friend had to step in and say something.
I’ve been experimenting with the medicine since I was 15, when someone at school gave me a tiny blue 5mg pill. Eager to try anything my parents said I shouldn’t, I began a 16 year infatuation with legal speed.
Adderall is just too good. It keeps you awake, makes you feel euphoric, lets you drink more alcohol and eat less food.
It is also a highly addictive amphetamine, and few people I know are able to turn it down when offered.
There’s nothing wrong with taking some occasional speed. And there may be some people in the universe who genuinely benefit from their prescription. But if you are a star child here to help consciousness evolve, it might be time to let the uppers go. According to starchildren.info,
It is critically important that if your child gets diagnosed with ADD or ADHD that you don’t run out and join the medicated child bandwagon. Medicating these special children will severely inhibit their abilities. This is a really easy option for many parents who just aren’t patient or can’t handle their Indigo children. Try to look at the bigger picture. You and your child have both previously agreed to your arrangement before you even set foot on this earth. Know that children can be handled without medication. This may be very difficult for some parents so consider joining a support group or even better, order up an angel to help you! It’s a difficult journey but one that can be made through together. The problem with medicating Indigo Children is that it lowers their vibrational frequency. They will be unable to or find it extremely difficult to fulfill their life’s purpose at this lower energy level.
After taking high doses of addy and observing my behavior, I noticed the drawbacks were beginning to outweigh the advantages. I constantly felt “lacking,” waiting for my next dose. There is never enough. I don’t want to share. After a few days on the stuff, I could barely smile because the tension in my head was so high. And coming down off an addy binge is horrific–no motivation, shortness of breath, weakness, boredom and depression, and wanting to eat every pizza I see.
Adderall takes such a prominent place in my daily life design guide because I see it as a mind-based epidemic spiraling out of control like obesity. It’s a symptom of our collective psychotic mind, over-thinking so much that we need an energy boost to keep up. Want another perspective? Check out Cat Marnell’s explanation of why we all need to finally get off the Adderall.
I feel so much better when I’m off addy. I’m glad I got to have all the fun I did with it, but it’s no longer serving my spiritual evolution. I write this having just drunk 2 shots of espresso, another legal stimulant I may someday wish to let go. Baby steps though right?
How do you feel about Adderall, legal speed, and uppers in your life design practice?
In response to my embarrassing coming out story, Jered Schue asked me what I’m going to do to change. What am I going to promise to myself? Obviously I got myself into this predicament, I can get myself out.
Budgeting? Not my style. Cutting up my credit cards? Tempting, but too complicated for me to even think about right now (although I still haven’t used one since April 4. Huge deal.)
I let the question sit for days, and asked for the answer to come in meditation. I know that taking action isn’t the answer, so it would have to be actions I could stop taking. Stop doing. Let go of.
It just came to me while meditating about half an hour ago. For 30 days, beginning Monday April 15, I’m going to rehab. Jessica Mullen’s School of Life Design Rehab for Thought, Drug, Alcohol, and Credit Card Addicts.
1. Straightedge, baby!
Someone actually emailed me suggesting I “might go sober.” My first thoughts: no way! Too simple! I like having fun! People who don’t drink don’t have any crazy stories!
Then she says “HOT DAMN it’s so radical and lovely to be even caffeine free” and I know she’s right. She reminds me of my therapist I loved so dearly.
Drugs have shown me so much, but I do want to get “there” naturally. I want ecstasy without the E. I want to feel one with the universe without DMT. I want to feel so proud of myself for being so brave without the mushrooms. I want to feel carefree and fun without the alcohol. I want to feel in awe of life without weed. I want to know the big picture while dead sober. That’s true power.
2. 15 minutes of seated meditation every day, no excuses.
So… I took a few months off meditating because I was too busy having fun. Life got good, and I coasted. But as Kamal Ravikant talks about in Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, you still have to do the work when you feel good. That’s what keeps the good times rolling.
This is an easy habit to get back into. Meditating is fun and exquisitely rewarding.
3. Eat vegetarian. Eeeease back into vegan.
I just stopped caring. I had too many drunken cheeseburgers to eat. But I know I feel better when I’m not eating flesh.
4. Say “I love myself” to myself all day, every day.
Everything else is way too stressful to think about right now.
5. Take my own advice.
Mainly I want to do my own worksheets every day because they work so well. In a perfect world, I would do a Daily Planner, a Daily Self Love, a Gathering Momentum, a Universal Order Form, a Life Story, a Flower of Life Design Template, and a Practice the Feeling of Abundance worksheet every day. Well fuck it then, I’ll print out a 30 day supply, make little packets for each day, and see where it takes me. I commit.
This is a killer experiment. I didn’t even ask Kelly if she wants to do it with me yet. I have to commit before telling anyone or I’ll care too much what they think. I gotta do what I gotta do. I’m doing me.
But first, I’m going to have to finish this bottle of vodka. Cheers!