All About TRUST

“We have all been hurt and experienced pain at some point in our lives. That pain compromises our trust and can transform our perspective on life. It is natural psychologically to defend ourselves when we feel vulnerability would be dangerous, but trust is as much a blessing for our own mental health as it is a gift for those we chose to trust. When trauma or pain takes away our ability to trust others, this means it is continually hurting us and depriving us of deep, meaningful bonds.

Our spiritual heart-felt side cannot thrive if we keep ourselves walled up. While we must be careful with whom we decide to open up with, it is not healthy to withdraw trust from everyone. Every relationship whether intimate, professional or family based requires a certain level of trust.

What is Trust

Trust refers to our ability to confidently believe that someone else’s intentions are good towards us. It is our ability to predict someone’s behavior and how they will respond to situations. Trust is just as much logical and based on evidence as it is emotional and instinctual. We FEEL trust, but we also calculate it.

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Much of our social interactions are based on a give and take system, trust is a crucial part of this. When we marry someone and choose to trust them with our well-being, we have certain expectations of what they will give to the relationship as well as what we will give. Even if you consider the act of buying a car, it is natural to have more trust in a dealer selling you a certified used car with a warranty versus someone off the street that might give you a better deal but no warranty.

It comes down to this. If you believe someone will do right by you even in a difficult situation, you have trust in them. If you are unsure if someone will do right by you, then you don’t trust them.

Developing Trust

It takes time to develop trust in someone, this is typically not an overnight process although in some social situations such as with a religious leader, we tend to expect trustworthiness out of them. As we have more social interactions and experiences together we start to notice their trends which either indicate they are dependable or not trustworthy.

In some situations, the other person is asked to sacrifice something such as money or time to meet our needs, those situations draw us closer to them and allow us to let our guards down. Although it is inevitable we will have to take a leap of faith at some point to develop deep and significant trust.

Trust in Relationships

The depth of our trust we develop in a relationship is so important as it relates to the extent we commit ourselves and invest. Considering the give and take social system, we give a lot more of ourselves to someone when we trust them and in return, we hope to receive that back. Insecurity about whether someone will act in our better interest causes us to withdraw emotionally, spiritually and often physically from that person. We will create a psychological distance from the other person as a means of defense.

Think of it like building a castle around our heart, we allow them to roam outside of our castle, but we won’t let down the drawbridge so easily. It is impossible to be close to someone if we won’t let them inside. Naturally, the person roaming the castle will grow tired and eventually withdraw, thus ending the relationship. This can relate to business partnerships and friendships just as much as intimate relationships.

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Can You Trust Again?

Even if you have been badly hurt and betrayed, perhaps in a very traumatic situation, you can learn to trust people again. You have the power to decide if you will let their actions continue to hurt you and impact your ability to trust others or if you will make the choice to move forward, heal and work on trusting others.

4 Steps Towards Learning to Trust Again

  1. Trust yourself. You cannot expect to trust others if you don’t trust yourself. Do not blame yourself for the past pain that robbed you of trust. Remember you are making the choice to stop giving power to that pain. Have faith in your judgment and don’t doubt yourself based upon past experiences.
  2. Forgiveness. This doesn’t mean you are forgetting or condoning what the other person did, but you are choosing to be the better person and extend forgiveness to them as well as yourself. You are refusing to let their bad choices dictate your future. Every major religion in the world promotes forgiveness and mercy. Not just as an act of charity, but as a means of healing your own heart.

…you do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness…

  1. Stop victimizing yourself. We always have a choice when we are hurt, to remain the victim or to become stronger. No matter how harsh of a pain you endured, it is your choice to use it as a crutch and stay withdrawn OR take the steps forward toward healing. I have often heard the expression that which does not kill you only makes you stronger, it is true if you allow it to be. Stop being the victim, start being the victor. No one will hand you the ability to trust again, you must work toward it.
  2. Accept vulnerability. Trust requires being vulnerable, which yes that means you must accept the risk you might get hurt. Every time we trust someone it is a careful risk calculation. Without the occasional leaps of faith, you will never know the extent of trust and love you can experience.

Final Thoughts

Trust is a critical component of our mental well-being, if we cannot trust anyone else then we lack trust in our own judgment. To achieve our happiest and most positive state of mind, we must allow ourselves to be vulnerable. That doesn’t mean we never have our guards up, of course, we must be mindful of who has access to our heart and the ability to harm us. Trust is a careful calculation of risk and reward. You have the ability to learn how to trust again, I did.”

Source: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/spirituality/2018/08/learning-how-to-trust-again/

PROVERBS #9 – Indian

“India Proverbs, Old Sayings and Customary Wisdom

Inspiring Quotes and Proverbial Wisdom from India about Fortune, Pride and Dignity, Time and Mortality

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We can’t change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust the sails. — Indian Proverb

They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.– Indian Proverb

If you want to know what a tiger is like, look at a cat. — Indian Proverb

The Three great mysteries: air to a bird, water to a fish, mankind to himself. — India Proverb

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. — India Proverb

Like the body that is made up of different limbs and organs, all moral creatures must depend on each other to exist. — Hindu Proverb

When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him. — Hindu Proverb

Like the body that is made up of different limbs and organs, all moral creatures must depend on each other to exist. — Hindu Proverb

To control the mind is like trying to control a drunken monkey that has been bitten by a scorpion. — Hindu Proverb

Great minds discuss ideas, medium minds discuss events, and little minds discuss people. — Hindu Proverb

A hundred divine epochs would not suffice to describe all the marvels of the Himalaya. — India Proverb

They who give, have all things; they who withhold, have nothing. — Indian Proverb

War is to men, childbirth is to women. — India Proverb

A thief thinks everybody steals.– India proverb

Under the mountains is silver and gold, But under the night sky, hunger and cold. — Indian proverb

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Drops join to make a stream; ears combine to make a crop. — Indian proverb

I have lanced many boils, but none pained like my own. — India proverb

Walking slowly, even the donkey will reach Lhasa. — Indian proverb

You may look up for inspiration or look down in desperation but do not look sideways for information. — Indian proverb

Clouds that thunder seldom rain.– Indian proverb

If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile. — Indian proverb

A fly, a harlot, a beggar, a rat, and gusty wind; the village-boss and the tax collector – these seven are always annoying to others. — Indian proverb

Speak like a parrot; meditate like a swan; chew like a goat; and bathe like an elephant. — Indian proverb

The weakest go to the wall. — Indian proverb

A bandicoot is lovely to his parents; a mule is pretty to its mate. — Indian proverb

It is better to sit down than to stand, it is better to lie down than to sit, but death is the best of all. — Indian proverb

A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch can’t be saved. — Indian proverb

Those who hunt deer sometimes raise tigers. — India proverb

What was hard to bear is sweet to remember. — India proverb

Garlic is as good as ten mothers. — India proverb

Don’t bargain for fish which are still in the water. — India proverb

The nose didn’t smell the rotting head. — India proverb

You can often find in rivers what you cannot find in oceans. — Indian proverb

Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured. — Indian proverb

In my homeland I possess one hundred horses, yet if I go, I go on foot. — Indian proverb

Blaming your faults on your nature does not change the nature of your faults. — India proverb

If they don’t exchange a few words, father and son will never know one another. — Indian proverb

Justice is better than admiration. — Indian proverb

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun. — Indian proverb

Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings. — Indian proverb

An old patient is better than a new doctor. — Indian proverb

Eat fire and your mouth burn ; live on credit and your pride will burn. — Indian proverb

To the mediocre, mediocrity appears great. — Indian proverb

Even a cat is a lion in her own lair. — Indian proverb

It is better to be blind than to see things from only one point of view. — Indian proverb”

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Source: http://www.historyofpainters.com/india_proverbs.htm

Shamanic Journeying To The Spirit Of Fibromyalgia

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The shaman I am working with journeyed to the spirit of fibromyalgia recently as we wanted to find out how I could be helped and what is going on on a metaphysical level with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Basically, it feels like hot acid burning all over my body 24/7 brought on by many theories circulating – trauma, stress, infection.

The shaman journeyed into another realm of existence and said he saw a castle, a castle with traps all around it and a draw bridge. Inside the castle the shaman found a man wrapped totally and suffocating in bandages; he was wrapped in total fear. ABSOLUTE FEAR.

The man would not reveal anything. The only way to get through to him was to surround him with love, shower him with love. With that, the bandages started to unravel themselves. That’s all he found out…..

SPIRITUALITY: Ascension

What Is A Light Body?
The Goal of all Souls is Ascension, to Merge, to Align with Pure Divine Source Energy. The Merging of a New Consciousness that envisions the World Spiritually, not Materially. The Divine Activation of your Spiritual Awakening. A powerful transformation that Awakens the Encoded Data, to realign Humanity. Our Light Body is the vehicle of our Spiritual Awakening.

Archangel Gabriel – Known as the ‘Messenger of God.’ The Angel of Ascension, New Beginnings, Truth, and Life’s Purpose.

The Egyptians call the Light body – Merkaba – Mer {Light} Ka {Soul} Ba {Body}. They believed that this was the Chariot of the Soul. The Souls transition vehicle activated during Ascension, the Energy field that surrounds your Human body. The Light Energy activation process that anchors the Physical body with Higher Frequencies of the 5th Dimension.

It’s relative to this Era as it combines opposing energies into perfect balance. The Masculine, the Feminine, Earth, and the Cosmos. A Union that results in an activation of Light & Protection around your body that can transport your consciousness to higher dimensions. May this remind you of the potential power you are capable of when you find Inner Balance and Raise your Vibration.

It is your Divine Faith that allows something Greater within to steer your Chariot!

Lightworkers have been called in record numbers, to assist in facilitating the Ascension Journey here on Earth. They realize this is Humanities Destiny, determined life path or purpose to fulfill your life plan. Unlike fate, which carries an element of choice.

Avoid feeling discouraged or distracted by the Chaos currently occurring. A necessary process, to Clear and Cleanse limiting Beliefs that have bond humanity’s potential.

Ascension Energy
As Ascension continues, the Physical body begins its transformation to a Light Body. Changes occur on a cellular level, an adjustment from a – 3D Carbon-based anatomy to a – 5D Crystalline-based Body. Your Physical body will gradually assimilates, absorbs the increased Light of Awakening.

Your Light Body, Your Merkaba, is Your Crystalline bridge of the 5th Dimension, the Aquarian Age of Wisdom and Divine Love. The goal, to create a Universe of Co-Operation, not one of distraction and division.

Awakening, expanding your Spirituality, are all part of the Ascension process of this Age. To align, to merge, knowing, remembering your Divinity, your Divine Grace within. The path to gain a higher awareness of Consciousness. The Rays upon your planet contain Wisdom. Through Energetic Spiritual upgrades, to assist humanity on their Journey. The Journey of Re-Membering your Divinity, will be an expansive awareness, affecting All aspects of your Life. Both Inward, and Outward!

Your Spiritual Awakening, is the awakening of your Inner knowing that you are One with All!!

The Blessings
A calibration of your Light Body is a vehicle of Light energy, that advances Humanity to awaken to your connection to Divine Source. As Humanity evolves, many seekers wisely look for answers from the past. The Ancient Wisdom, to replace the current Beliefs, Dogmas with Ancient Truths of the Masters. Rejecting Belief systems that Bind, Control and Tether the Soul.

With heightened awareness, you begin to release “I,” of the Ego-Self, with “We,” as you Evolve. Spiritual connections deepen as your Heart opens to your true Self, your Essence. Be Brave, continue to wisely use your Guidance, your Intuition, your Discernment to seek your answers. Do not be Fooled or Led; look within for your Answers!

Seeds planted long ago Activated by the Divine Energy of Love, are flooding Planet Earth.

It may not describe, align with what you currently Witness. With courage and Faith, please know All will be revealed. Increased energies can create confusion, causing many to react from their lower Chakras, as unresolved issues come forward. In need of being healed is the beginning of the process.

Remain Calm, have Faith, know this is part of the Divine plan.

As you Awaken to this Truth, seeing your transformation as part of the planetary Oneness for All of Humanity. Rejoice!

Transformation To: Light Body“The Greatest Teacher…our Soul’s connection with the Source. To access wisdom, distortions within our human nature must be removed: beliefs that do not serve, emotional attachments that cloud.” Ann Mortifee
Activation Preparation
Your Light Body’s internal grid will begin to switch on the Light. The Light that connects the Physical, Mental, Emotional bodies, with the Spiritual. As your new energetic State of Solar Energies, assist your body in absorbing increased Light Energy. All Humanity at their pace is in this process of transitioning and evolving into an enhanced level of consciousness. The proper level to coordinate where they are in their evolution.

“When you align to a new Frequency, all that no longer aligns will fall away.” Tony Robbin

As you shed and detach from Old Beliefs of conditioning. At birth, all children are free of conditioning, it is through childhood and adolescence you slowly become conditioned to think a certain way. Often due to your social, religious and familial beliefs handed down for generation. Once these are released, as you begin to see the limitation of such beliefs. you enter a state of neutrality. Within this state you are Open to new thoughts and beliefs. Those aligned with your New Era, opens space for enlightened thoughts to Take Root.

The energy of the Aquarian Age’ advanced thoughts are energetically available to All during this Dimension. The Age of challenging the Old and rethinking the World through an enlightened lens. All a necessary piece of the Ascension Chaos, you currently witness. To bring the old outdated to the forefront so a New Earth can be manifested.

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“All Great Changes Are Preceded By Chaos.” Deepak Chopra

Light Body Assimilation
“It is your Divine Faith that allows something Greater within to steer your Chariot.”

During the body’s transformation, substantial changes, Ascension side effects occur on a cellular structure. This flux of New Frequencies affects the body Energetically and Physically. Take time to notice, to discern your nourishment choices to assist the changes to assimilate more easily during this process. These high-intensity energies will continue for sometime. Follow the suggested guidelines to better cope and integrate these energies.

Many of these suggestions are also Immune and Intuitive Boosters to assist your needs, and assimilate during this process.

As you Assimilate –
Consume – Non-GMO, Sustainable, Organic, Unprocessed foods. Include Higher Vibration Wholefoods and Wild-Caught Fish. Increase your fruit and vegetable intake to assist the body to detox. Especially increase your green vegetables.

Avoid – Greasy foods, Red meat, and Farm-raised fish. Substitute with Grass-fed buffalo in moderation. Avoid Fluoride which shuts down the Pineal gland, essential to achieve Higher Vibrations. Ingest Vitamin D, also an Immune booster, which also stimulates the Pineal gland. If required it comes in both liquid and Vegan varieties.

Listen – Your body will always educate you to its current needs. The current flux of Increased Energy, can plague the Solar Plexus. Introduce a quality Probiotic to assist with any digestive issues, also an Immune Booster.

Attune – As you Listen and Respect your body during these essential changes, it will reward you in kind.

Common Ascension Symptoms –
Increased Allergies
Digestive Issues
Internal Cleansing
Fatigue
Insomnia
Headaches
Suggestions –
Bless your food – Ask that it Vibrates for your Optimal Health
Meditate – Every breath is a Prayer, connecting with Spirit
Grounding Practices – Kundalini Yoga & Tai Chi
Deep breathing – Generates a Cleansing Flow of Internal Energy
Daily Affirmation – I Am – Vibrantly Healthy
Visualize – See Yourself as a Crystalline body, an Inner Light of Divine Love
Call Archangel Uriel – Hold the crystal Vanadinite, it too governs the Solar Plexus Chakra, headquarters to your Personal Power
Music & Sound – Singing Prayer bowl energy, known for cleansing stagnant Energy
Increase your clean water intake, add a pinch of sea salt, salt is a necessary electrolyte and conduit
Reiki Energy Healing Modality
Do not overlook the value of calling your Guides and Angels for assistance
This is the State of Awareness that realigns you with Your – Original Divine Blueprint. Rejoice!

Source: https://lightbeingmessages.com/transformation-to-a-light-body-during-ascension/

25/06/20: A Few Trips & An Update, A Message To A Shaman

“Hi,

I tried coming off the main pharmaceutical I am on, Pregabalin, reducing the dose was truly awful. I felt on edge, reverted back to the state I was in before taking Pregabalin (a scared, traumatised girl), wanted to lay on the local train tracks, suicidal, body pain, flat mood and feeling like a ghost, panicky, delirious, possible psychosis, really distressed mind and my partner was worried about me immensely; he said I looked distraught, as if someone had died and he didn’t recognise “me”. I was a wreck. I went back to my normal dosage of 400mg 4 days later. I don’t know how I will come off these or even live to see the day. I will get in contact with my doctor to see if there is any help out there with coming off the medications, or at least one or reducing some. However, as you know, due to the coronavirus it’s all online and there’s a big lack of support. I am too unstable to come off these medications alone. Ideally, I would like to be put in a wellbeing centre (that doesn’t exsist yet and is something I would like to create) and be under the care of people who are spiritually aware, compassionate, supportive and also scientifically qualified to aid me. For now, I will look into options to help me come off these pills but I will have to stay on them until then because I am not safe to come off them.

At the moment I have no idea what is happening to me. I feel so alone in the pain and misery of my reality, as if everyone else is in a different dimension (heaven) and me purgatory/hell. I am scared of being left alone in the dark and everyone around me fading away. I’m highly suicidal because of all this pain, I honestly planned my suicide this week.. Body pains crippling me, unstable mind, not being able to communicate how I feel always due to the medications and stress numbing my brain, making me slur and not recollect words. It’s miserable for me as I value my intelligence very much, I thrive off knowledge and learning. I feel dead, numb, emotionally numb, on edge, flat. I can’t sleep well even with sleeping pills and the herb. I really have no clue as to where I am headed and what to do. Paralysation. I don’t now how I do it and still manage to laugh and smile, but behind lies a desperate girl looking for help, who is distraught and wailing a well of tears of pain. Every day is HELL. I can’t even begin to describe how awful my reality is. It’s like being on a heavy drug come down every day, absolute hell. When someone says “you seem better now”, it’s really me just being better at faking looking and acting “normal.”

Yesterday I was lucky enough to participate in multiple 5-MEO-DMT trips. Each trip lasted around ten minutes. I have been advised by certain people to stay away from psychedelics.. but they may by an aid in helping me. I’ve had a fear around psychedelics after fearing they may have caused me problems from past experiences, around a year and a half ago. But as I took my first hit from the pipe, I had faced my fear. However the first trip was just DMT (The Spirit Molecule) not 5-MEO-DMT (The God Molecule) and I got a rather dark trip, I turned into sewage and melted into the sofa, all the African masks in our apartment came out at me, reality melted, I saw many geometrical patterns and my body felt disgusting. The reason being I believe was because I had two beers the night before and I am not good with alcohol at all, it has taken me three days to recover from two gluten free beers. I felt the beer as poison in my lower stomach and it has put me off alcohol all together, it’s made me not want to touch it again generally. The four other trips were done outside in the sun, in nature, with fellow soul searchers, I felt 5-MEO-DMT to have a spirit that is a feminine, warm loving energy, it poured forth loving energy, I asked the question what is the answer to my healing and love was poured on me, love is the answer and what I need, not pharmaceuticals, I felt an only slight peace for the first time in two years, I saw an anaconda wrapping it’s way around reality, “I” saw DNA strands. I felt like different areas of my brain had been re-wired, more clarity, I could see slightly better, like the defintion of my eyes had been altered and upgraded slightly, but not much after-effect other than that. I couldn’t fully go into the trip as I was conscious of people around me talking and it interfered and distracted me. My partner saw the matrix of our reality with grid lines and geometrical patterns. I’d like to do a big journey soon involving Ayahuasca or high dose DMT to go ask the question about how I go about healing because I feel I have nothing to lose, I am desperate for help and plants have always called me. I believe these plants can help raise human consciousness and increase awareness of the true nature of reality. I’m looking into doing a mushroom trip with my partner soon potentially…

Have you ever delved into DMT land?

I realise my whole life has been a lie, I knew this but now know on a deep level. It’s very strange, bizarre and unusual times..

Thanks for aiding me in seeing what might be of help,
Speak soon & take care,
Amber”

PSYCHEDELICS: DMT – The Spirit Molecule


DMT — or N, N-dimethyltryptamine in medical talk — is a hallucinogenic tryptamine drug. Sometimes referred to as Dimitri, this drug produces effects similar to those of psychedelics, like LSD and magic mushrooms.

DMT is a Schedule I controlled substance in the United States, which means it’s illegal to make, buy, possess, or distribute it. Some cities have recently decriminalized it, but it’s still illegal under state and federal law.

Healthline does not endorse the use of any illegal substances, and we recognize abstaining from them is always the safest approach. However, we believe in providing accessible and accurate information to reduce the harm that can occur when using.


Where does it come from?
DMT naturally occurs in many plant species, which have been used in religious ceremonies in some South American countries for centuries.

It can also be made in a laboratory.

Is it the same thing as ayahuasca?
Kind of. DMT is the main active ingredient ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca is traditionally prepared using two plants called Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis. The latter contains DMT while the former contains MAOIs, which prevent certain enzymes in your body from breaking down DMT.


Does it really naturally exist in your brain?
No one knows for sure.

Some experts believe the pineal gland produces it in the brain and releases it when we dream.

Others believe it’s released during birth and death. Some go further to say this release of DMT at death may be responsible for those mystical near-death experiences you sometimes hear about.

What does it feel like?
As with most drugs, DMT can affect people in very different ways. Some truly enjoy the experience. Others find it overwhelming or frightening.



As far as its psychoactive effects, people have described feeling like they’re traveling at warp speed through a tunnel of bright lights and shapes. Others describe having an out-of-body experience and feeling like they’ve changed into something else.

There are also some who report visiting other worlds and communicating with elf-like beings.

Some people also report a pretty rough comedown from DMT that leaves them feeling unsettled.


How is it consumed?
Synthetic DMT usually comes in the form of a white, crystalline powder. It can be smoked in a pipe, vaporized, injected, or snorted.

When used in religious ceremonies, plants and vines are boiled to create a tea-like drink of varying strengths.

How long does it take to work?
Synthetic DMT kicks in pretty fast, producing effects within 5 to 10 minutes.

Plant-based brews tend to produce effects within 20 to 60 minutes.

How long does it last?
The intensity and duration of a DMT trip depends on several things, including:

-how much you use
-how you use it
-whether you’ve eaten
-whether you’ve taken other drugs
Generally, the effects of inhaled, snorted, or injected DMT last for about 30 to 45 minutes.

Drinking it in a brew like ayahuasca can leave you tripping for anywhere from 2 to 6 hours.

Does it cause any side effects?
DMT is a powerful substance that can cause a number of mental and physical side effects. Some of these are desirable, but others not so much.

Possible mental effects of DMT include:

-euphoria
-floating
-vivid hallucinations
-altered sense of time
-depersonalization
Keep in mind that some people experience lingering mental effects for days or weeks after use.

Physical effects of DMT can include:

-rapid heart rate
-increased blood pressure
-visual disturbances
-dizziness
-dilated pupils
-agitation
-paranoia
-rapid rhythmic eye movements
-chest pain or tightness
-diarrhea
-nausea or vomiting

Are there any risks?
Yes, some of them potentially serious.

DMT’s physical side effects of raising both heart rate and blood can be risky, especially if you have a heart condition or already have high blood pressure.

Using DMT may also cause:

-seizures
-loss of muscle coordination, which. -increases the risk of falls and injury
confusion
It may also be associated with respiratory arrest and coma.

Like other hallucinogenic drugs, DMT may cause persistent psychosis and hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD). Both are rare and more likely to occur in people with preexisting mental health conditions.

Serotonin syndrome warning
DMT can result in high levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. This can lead to a potentially life threatening condition called serotonin syndrome disorder.

People who use DMT while taking antidepressants, especially monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), have a higher risk for developing this condition.

Seek immediate medical attention if you’ve used DMT and experience the following symptoms:

-confusion
-disorientation
-irritability
-anxiety
-muscle spasms
-muscle rigidity
-tremors
-shivering
-overactive reflexes
-dilated pupils

Any other interactions to know about?
DMT can interact with a range of other prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as other drugs.

If you’re using DMT, avoid mixing it with:

-alcohol
-antihistamines
-muscle relaxants
-opioids
-benzodiazepines
-amphetamines
-LSD, aka acid
-mushrooms
-ketamine
-gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), aka liquid V and liquid G
-cocaine
-cannabis

Is it addictive?
The jury is still out on whether DMT is addictive, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

What about tolerance?
Tolerance refers to needing to use more of a particular drug over time to achieve the same effects. Based on research from 2013, DMT doesn’t appear to induce tolerance.

Harm reduction tips
DMT is extremely powerful, even though it naturally occurs in several plant species. If you’re going to try it, there are a few steps you can take to reduce your risk for having a bad reaction.

Keep these tips in mind when using DMT:

-Strength in numbers. Don’t use DMT alone. Do it in the company of people you trust.
-Find a buddy. Make sure you have at least one sober person around who can intervene if things take a turn.
-Consider your surroundings. Be sure to use it in a safe and comfortable place.
-Take a seat. Sit or lie down to reduce the risk of falling or injury while you’re tripping.
-Keep it simple. Don’t combine DMT with alcohol or other drugs.
-Pick the right time. The effects of DMT can be pretty intense. As a result, it’s best to use it when you’re already in a positive state of mind.
-Know when to skip it. Avoid using DMT if you’re taking antidepressants, have a heart condition, or already have high blood pressure.

The bottom line
DMT is a naturally occurring chemical that’s been used for centuries in religious ceremonies in several South American cultures. Today, its synthetic from is used for its powerful hallucinogenic effects.

If curious about trying DMT, it’s important to take certain steps to reduce your risk for serious effects. This includes making sure any prescription of over-the-counter medications you take won’t cause a bad reaction.

If you’re concerned about your drug use, get in touch with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for free and confidential help. You can also call their national helpline at 800-622-4357 (HELP).”

Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-dmt#dmt-vs-ayahuasca