Is There Such Thing As A Bad Trip?


Hello Amazing Truth Seekers,

Wishing you well always and thank you for taking the time to open this email and read about inquiry into the question, “Is there such thing as a bad trip?”

If we step into believing that this world is a complete illusion and we are here for the adventure to learn and grow, then it is possible to understand that everything that we get to experience is happening for us, not to us.

Before we get too deep into this, I want to start off by saying that yes it is very important to sit with someone who you trust and feel safe with. It is important to be supported in a safe container so that you can relax and really dive into the places that are amazing and uncomfortable. 


“To Fathom Hell, or Soar Angelic, Just take a Pinch of Psychedelic.”

— Humphry Osmond —


With regard to bad trips, let’s explore that by questioning if it is, in fact, true. Psychedelic experiences can be hard, dark, scary, devastating, mind-blowing, shocking, confusing, heart-breaking, earth-shattering and traumatizing. Now let’s ask the question, ‘Who is experiencing this?’ What if we could be the observer of it all, without judgement and without expectations of the experience being any different than what it is? Could it be a bad trip then? 

What if we could understand that what we get to experience is just the darkest depths of ourselves that we are scared to look at. What if this “bad trip” was happening for us to teach us how to love ourselves unconditionally? I often share with people that everything you get to experience is exactly perfect for you, no matter what it is.  Everything you experience is YOU! What if all the feelings and things you get to see are parts of yourself that you have been hiding from, and then you get an opportunity to look at them differently, and accept them in a new way? What is really possible, rather than labelling it a “bad trip?”


The reason why we label something as “bad” is simply judgement. There is no such thing as good or bad, it just is. The more we label or judge something, the more we suffer. The more it adds constriction, limitation and blocks us from opportunities, growth and so much more. You know the saying, ‘The more we resist something, the bigger it gets?’ What would be possible if we could just face our fear or the thing we don’t want around anymore, and give it love and feel it? 


“Love is the most transformative medicine, for Love slowly transforms you into what psychedelics only get you to glimpse.”
― Ram Dass


Plant and animal medicines teach us to love and accept unconditionally. Iboga, Kambo, Bufo, Ayahuasca, Mushrooms, LSD, MDMA, etc, all assist us by bringing the subconscious shadows, patterns, beliefs to the light so we can see and feel them. Our feelings, beliefs and patterns are magnified by 1000x. Yes, it is intense, and what a gift to have this opportunity to see the truth.  Once we see, we cannot unsee it. 


YES — it is uncomfortable as heck, and would you not want to see and feel the truth rather than hiding and running from it? I sure do, and trust me, there have been many times when I didn’t, and asked myself ‘Wtf am I doing, and I can’t believe I just did this again,’ lol. In the end, it is worth it, and the path will guide you to the most peace, happiness and joy that you have ever experienced.  

The rites of passage to the truth of who you are is not an easy one. This work is not for everyone. What I mean by that is that there are safety protocols in place. Plant and animal medicines (most), do not play well with pharmaceuticals, street drugs and some (not all) psychological issues. This work is not for the faint of heart. 


Having a support network to lean on and talk to, both before and after you have had a deep dive that left you feeling out of sorts, is extremely important.  It takes courage to reach out and ask for help, and it’s ok!  It is not weakness, it is strength.  

Much love and appreciation for you all, and thank you for doing this work.





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