My story with cannabis is ever evolving. Every time I sit with Mother Cannabis/Mama Ganja, she blesses me with clarity and depth, dropping me into my own body and right back into the present moment. She offers me a higher perspective on the many nuances of everyday living and a new piece of the puzzle to the big picture that is Life. She allows me to hold myself when I’m feeling low; to talk to my shadow with compassion. She sits with me as I sit in my own darkness. She dives with me into the depths of my muscles, tissues and organs and brings me the stories stored within them. She carries me into the light and into my highest self with joy, love, gratitude and passion. She makes me so passionate about my own experience with her (healing my anxiety, depression, chronic inflammation and helping with my movement and meditation practice) that I only want to share it with others.
I have the honor of integrating one living practice with another; that of yoga and movement. I become the human teacher, guiding the physical movement practice while cannabis becomes the invisible teacher, showing us to our very own best teacher, the one within. Medicated Movement is many individuals coming together for themselves to breath, move, stretch, meditate and medicate with the intention of creating connection and community.
I believe cannabis is a healing agent – for the body, mind, and spirit of each individual being – but also as a healing agent for the bodies of all people suffering from ALL kinds of dis-ease. I believe in a world in which we have freedom to choose how to care for ourselves and our loved ones without criminalization, without stigma, without shame, and without fear. I believe that my mama could have lived a longer life with cannabis and I believe that my papa could still live a better one. I believe those of us that have the privilege to consume because we are not targeted by prohibitionist and racist policies have a responsibility to those who are. As I continue to live and write my story, my biggest hope is that more and more of us receive back our birth right to be free to choose the medicine that is right for us.