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A Shamanic Perspective on Microdosing

I really struggled with wanting to start this blog by saying “Everything you think you know about Microdosing is wrong!” I can’t, but only because nothing is inherently wrong. However, the information out there is more limiting than you might expect, so a more accurate statement would be that I want to talk about how you can do Microdosing better, deeper and way beyond expectation! I can’t tell you how many people come to me after their google searching or book reading and think they’ve reached the depth of what microdosing can offer. They are right because the reality is that you rarely scratch the surface with the commonly used approaches to microdosing.

In our 3D reality, where science rules, the information about how to microdose is limited to what can be proven, what can be repeated, the opinions of a handful of scientists, recreational users, or people who simply haven’t been exposed to any kind of ancient wisdom. It is based on A+B=C. This is the way of our earth plane. This is the way of logic, the masculine, high density and our 3D existence.

For me, Microdosing is a deeply spiritual and Shamanic experience and today, I want to discuss a few thoughts on how to take Microdosing to a different level.

Plant are Teachers that require Respect and Reciprocation

First, and most importantly, I want to address this idea that we can “use microdosing to gain ______ effect”. This can be creativity, energy, connection, clarity, etc. I want to be super clear in saying that if you are using these plants/fungi to gain a desired effect, you are embodying a very toxic energy that literally uses the spirit of another being for your personal gain. Ultimately, you will pay the price for this karmically now or in the future.

If you want to make the most of microdosing, you are best to do so with the energy and mindset of respect. You are coming to a great and ancient spirit, one that holds more wisdom than you can imagine and can open doors one only dreams of. When you come to this space from a place of respect and reverence for that teacher, the outcome is far beyond a momentary enjoyment of creativity.

Think of working with these plants as you would approach making a new friend. Your level of participation, respect, time and consideration is what builds the friendship. How are you treating your plants and would you treat your human friends the same way? How much time and effort are you putting into the friendship? How much respect do you have for the other spirit in this relationship? What are you willing to give up in order to get the things you are asking for? Is it time? Outdated belief systems? Stubbornness? Your ego?

The only way into the land of Magic and Mystery is through genuine respect for the gatekeeper of that magic.

Read that last line again because it’s the most important thing I will say in this blog.


Hands down one of the most important aspects of microdosing is the act of creating a Ceremony around every single dose. There needs to be a fair amount of time and intention around each moment that you engage with any plants or fungi. Are you taking it and then carrying on with your day, or are you sitting with it for an ample amount of time (60-120 minutes)? Are you asking permission to work with these spirits? Are you thanking them? If you are seeking solutions to your problems, are you allowing yourself time and space to hear the answers? Is this how you would treat a friend or partner you are establishing a relationship with?

“I am going to consume you and allow you to “enhance” my day, but I won’t sit down and engage with you first, I won’t allow space to listen to the things you have to say or show me. I won’t say thank you or ask your permission.”.

This is commonly what I see. Please, for the love of god, don’t do this.

If you wouldn’t take a full dose of mushrooms and just carry on with your day, why would you do that with a microdose? The dosing here is literally irrelevant, your intention and care for this sets the stage for how impactful it will be.

Every dose should be a Ceremony. Candles, intentions, silence or guided music, etc. Treat each dose like a 5 gram journey. You are cultivating a friendship here, not popping an Adderall.

Duration & Dosing Considerations

I have so much to say about how much I disagree with ongoing microdosing, but I will be simple with it. This is not meant to be done for a long period of time, as it is not like taking a pharmaceutical unless you want the results to be like taking a pharmaceutical. I always suggest working with a microdose for a 30-60 day run and then taking an ample break for at least a month to check in and integrate. What are the plants telling you? Were you given homework and are you doing it? Are they asking you to continue or is it your ego enjoying the energy boost of it all? Follow the instructions I have gone over here and pause your protocol every 30 days or so for re-assessment and integration.

Continuous microdosing is often in violation of the wishes of the plants/fungi and can cause extreme chaos, karmic looping, splitting of personality and enhance spiritual bypassing. Not to mention if you move into a space of doing what you think is right instead of doing what the plants give consent to, you are using them and not collaborating with them. This is super toxic and will come back to karmically impact you now or at a later date.

If you had a partner, would you do something they didn’t consent to simply because you wanted something or thought it was right? The same idea applies here.

The amount you take has no impact on the depth you reach and I strongly encourage you to take less than everyone else suggests you do. For many people, .1-.3 is too much. I prefer working with .05 for microdosing and strongly encourage my clients to do the same. The true significance of the experience will largely be based on your commitment to it, your intention, and your container for this work. The plants you work with will also greatly impact things and the energy of every person who touched or processed them will be tangled in your journey with them. Consider your sources here very carefully, for if these plants aren’t treated with respect and care, you will be impacted by the difference whether you realize it or not.

The goal of this work is and always should be about getting you to a point where you don’t need them anymore. This means doing your personal work (homework) provided by the plants and maintaining a stance of respect for them. If you do anything less, you are still the same person but just with the addition of microdosing. That is not healing.

Who is a good fit for Microdosing?

Honestly, I don’t think just anyone is good for microdosing. I think this is a good idea for specific situations only and I also don’t encourage everyone to do it unless they are feeling called to it. I think microdosing is best applied for the following situations:

· Microdosing is a good bridge into deeper work with the plants. This is for people who are very skeptical or logic-based in their thinking. It is helpful for people who are skittish and are still working through massive trauma. Basically, it is helpful to work with microdosing before coming in for a full Ceremony. Again, the idea is to get you to a place where you don’t need these things, and that’s what the full Ceremony is often for (at least with people who work with me).

· For about 30% of people, Microdosing is great for integration for 30-60 days following a Ceremony.

· People who have been in the military, have a religious upbringing, or other specific types of trauma that create big walls and complex constructs in the astral field or mind palace. Microdosing can help soften the walls before coming to work with someone like me.

I can’t help you unless I can see you, and many of those walls prevent that. Microdosing can help soften them.

· People on the Plant Medicine Path, Shamanic Apprentices, etc. Microdosing with mushrooms is one of the most potent plant diets I have done to this day. If you are serious about this path, microdosing looks very different and includes full dieta, some isolation, diet modifications, etc. It’s taken to a whole different level than I describe here.

Really, what my most important point of this blog is this: When we stop using Mushrooms to gain something, that is where the real Medicine can start. Please consider listening to what these plants have to share with us – what can come from Microdosing is really so much more than we allow it to be with the common protocols out there.

My goal here is to dispel ignorance and share wisdom. I want people out there to have the resources they need to work with these plants the way they want to be worked with and to deepen the practices that are already in place.

I am available for personal guidance, customized protocols, apprenticeship, and other teachings around all things microdosing, Plant Medicine, and Feminine Shamanic Tradition. Please book some time with me if you want to learn more or embark on this magical path for yourself.

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