I personally work with cannabis in my spiritual and intuitive practices, and this includes Shadow Work:
Self-acceptance work - When under the influence of plant medicine, it’s easier to access new perspectives that may be buried deep in the subconscious. These perspectives can help us see things from a light of self-compassion and self-understanding, and better able to make needed changes from a place void of self-judgment .
Transformation work – This is work used to transform parts of self that don’t serve our highest good. Plant meds can help us release harmful emotional programming with compassion and understanding. Due to its ability to go beyond the surface level experience and help our minds work through the parts of ourselves that we would much rather bury, plant medicines help us tap into a deeper understanding around how and why we react to certain situations, and what influences our emotions at the deepest levels.
When working with the cannabis plant as a spiritual ally in your practice, it’s important to take notes during and afterward to document any feelings, experiences, and thoughts that came up.
It’s easy to forget any insights once the effects of the plant fade away, including feelings of reassurance you may have encountered. Making notes can help give you something to revisit once your subconscious mind has receded and your conscious mind has returned.
Disclaimer: Marijuana is a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance under the Controlled Substance Act (21 U.S.C. 802) (“CSA”) and the cultivation, distribution, and possession of marijuana is a crime under federal law. Keep all marijuana and marijuana products out of reach of children and animals. Intoxicating effects of marijuana and marijuana products may be delayed up to two (2) hours. Use of marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding may be harmful. Consumption of marijuana and marijuana products impairs your ability to drive and operate machinery, please use extreme caution. Shadow work should not replace professional help from a licensed practitioner.