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COMMUNITY PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION

MY PERSPECTIVE ON INTEGRATION

In an era where the exploration of consciousness is often sidelined, the concept of integration stands as a beacon of hope and transformation. Integrating psychedelics, by definition, involves carrying forward the profound insights and realizations from altered states of consciousness into our daily lives, aiming for tangible, positive changes. This journey of integration is not merely about the assimilation of experiences; it is an intricate process of harmonizing the multifaceted dimensions of our being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
 
The necessity for such integration stems from a common condition that plagues many of us: fragmentation. Trauma and conditioned mental patterns shatter our sense of wholeness, leaving us to wholeness, leaving us to grapple with imbalances and crises across all planes of our existence. Integration, then, is the path to healing, a journey back to our innate state of balance and unity.
 

In my view, the exploration of one's consciousness is a fundamental right—a vital journey every individual should have the liberty to undertake. Yet, in the United States and other modern industrialized nations, this exploration is often unsupported. The absence of cultural frameworks, ceremonial rites of passage, and communal support systems leaves a void in our understanding and appreciation of altered states of consciousness. This lack of structure and significance around such exploration can render these profound experiences void of meaning and disconnected from our daily lives.
 

Recognizing this gap, our integration meetings serve as a sanctuary for those journeying through their consciousness. We provide a space of heartfelt listening—a container where stories of exploration and discovery are shared and valued. Our aim is to foster a community where silence speaks volumes, inviting introspection and the unveiling of insights that words alone cannot capture. Through practices of stillness and kindness, we cultivate an environment that not only respects but cherishes the abstract nature of altered consciousness, acknowledging its profound significance in our lives. Our group's ethos is grounded in the belief that the teachings of psychedelic medicine should seamlessly weave into the fabric of our everyday existence. By promoting deep listening and creating pauses for reflection, we enable individuals to find the language for their experiences, integrating the lessons and insights into their personal and collective growth.

 

In conclusion, my take on integration is rooted in the conviction that navigating the realms of altered consciousness—with support, understanding, and reverence—can unlock doors to profound healing and self-discovery. It is a journey of reintegration, where fragmented pieces are lovingly brought back together, guiding us closer to our true essence of wholeness and interconnectedness with all that is.

COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR

  • Community Peer Integration Circle
    Community Peer Integration Circle
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 05
    New Haven
    Jun 05, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    New Haven, 869 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515, USA
    Jun 05, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    New Haven, 869 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515, USA
    You had a psychedelic experience and it was...a lot. Now what?
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  • Community Peer Integration Circle
    Community Peer Integration Circle
    Wed, Jul 03
    New Haven
    Jul 03, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    New Haven, 869 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515, USA
    Jul 03, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    New Haven, 869 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515, USA
    You had a psychedelic experience and it was...a lot. Now what?
    Share
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