We are The Fun Guys here, and we’ve got a special guest today, Larry Homes of neural growth. You guys might recognize Larry if you’ve been into the store. He always rocks the elixir bar and the floor super knowledgeable super helpful, and he’s had a side project something that he’s been working on for a past little while, and he started teaching classes at slight sell out around town on the topic of micro-dosing. now there are a ton of benefits that one can get micro-dosing it’s a huge trendy it’s kind of it’s growing down it’s blowing up. Larry has experienced they will share the benefits as well as some of the cautions around like your dosing. So, whether you are reading our blog or you’re reading the repost afterwards on any number of the platforms, feel free joining the conversation posted any comments any questions down below, and Larry and I will follow up with you. So, let’s dive in welcome Larry thanks for being on yeah thank you so much it’s good to be here, and I like the intro because it’s not you know a lot of people are putting the micro-dosing kind of, they’re mystifying it is the solution to everything. It’s definitely can be super helpful. It really can be such a game-changer in our lives.
Micro Dosing Magic Mushroom Safety
but it’s not for everyone there’s some things we need to be aware of and a few cautions that we’ll get into here to make sure you got lots of information, and we’re staying safe, which is of the utmost importance. so, let’s start may be right off the top kind of benefits top benefits, and I’m going to get into some the cautions however those want to come out yeah. I would say the number one benefit, and we’ll get into some of them you know it’s not for everyone, but it is very mood-elevating it picks us right up. it enhances all the senses our smell, especially our hearing and our vision, everything. kind of gets what I call you know the HD kind of hue to it. It just really brings colours out, and its very mood-elevating, and I think one of the main reasons. is because it helps us connect you know even if you’re looking at a tree, a flower could be a beautiful person. you know we see beautiful things all the time, but we don’t take a minute to appreciate it, and I could tell you should be grateful you should appreciate the Beauty around you and if you’re a little bit depressed. you might want to hit me you know it’s not always what we want to hear but I find when we microdose it just helps us do that it truly makes us very very present and if you’re in the presence of something or someone beautiful or very interesting you feel it you feel so connected to that. and especially when it happens with Beauty it floods the body like you feel that Beauty and I truly think that that is the antidote to depression or one of them and that would be one of the other main benefits is helping with symptoms of depression and anxiety. now it is not a replacement for good hydration good food breathing meditation. I don’t like to see people bypass those things, but they can help you in those areas they’ve done my meditations extremely deep helps me quiet the mind very quickly you know when we’re when we are happier when we are feeling more joy it’s much easier to say no to bad foods. to kind of keep on track with our lifestyle goals because a lot of times when we fall off track we’re using that because of a rewarding life was hard today we had a tough day at work very stressful now I want to eat some cake, or I want to eat some ice cream. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when we can find joy and happiness in other ways, like connecting with people connecting with nature, you will fill up. it’s a different kind of fall, and you’ll find yourself in a much better place, and it’s way easier to say no to some of these more negative things or things that have lots of consequences great short term yes that short term benefit for the long term pain and a lot of us get caught in that myself included. especially with the food, but yeah can be huge for depression and anxiety and one thing I’ll throw in there are some people; it makes the anxiety worse. it’s probably about 5% of people I’ve worked with, so it’s not a huge number, but it is significant, and they keep trying to lower the dose.
Anxiety Caused by Micro Dosing Shrooms
They want to experience the benefits, but there are some people micro-dosing increases the anxiety. in half the cases, they need to lower the dose, but in this other half this 5%, it just makes it worse. I’m still trying to understand it, but I like to let people know that because if you do try it and you fall into that category. it’s okay, yeah, there’s never going to be a one-size-fits-all I don’t think, and yeah, you know it can help with that anxiety. which is huge and I think the reason is you know when you’re anxious you’re either caught up in the past you’re caught up in what’s coming in the future. whereas when I microdose, I’m so present all that fades away, not completely. It’s not like you’re drunk or something, but it helps me if I am stressing out the future; it helps me. okay, what’s stressing me out? Let’s solve that. Let’s what I can do about it, and if it’s truly nothing, it goes away. yeah, I’m much more centred much calmer, and I would say another huge benefit productivity increased focus and productivity. I get a lot more done. I am one of those people who, if I have a long to-do list it sits on me, and it can be crushing, and the long to-do list becomes the reason why I’m not getting anything done; it’s a bit of a vicious circle. where again when I’m microdose I’m present a lot of that stuff fades away, and I get to what’s right in front of me and what’s super cool is I’ve used you know caffeine. I’ve used other stimulants things to achieve that, and they can say I’ve had great success, but I’m not present, so whether it’s laundry writing doing a video. I’m rushing through it. I’m doing it to get it done when I microdose I find out right there I want to do a great job. I naturally do a good job because you’re very connected with what you’re doing, even if it’s folding laundry or doing dishes. I think that’s super important in today’s society. a lot of us got so much to do that were everywhere, but right here, we’re supposed to be doing it that. I yes, you know the Zen of dishwashing the Zen of folding laundry, and it really helps with that again people will tell you, oh you know we should always be in a meditation state, and we should always be relaxed and breathing and again. if you’re not feeling it, you know, those words aren’t going to do you much good. yeah, but I have found micro-dosing does bring you into that moment that present moment, and you do feel a lot more gratitude you feel very connected with what you’re doing, and I do find at the end of the day I feel perfect about myself. I feel very accomplished whereas again in the past, if I’m leaning on stimulants or just willpower, and you’ve breezed through everything the end of the day comes. I feel almost like I didn’t do anything because again wasn’t there while doing it, and it’s so important, and I see it locks in my life people around me.
Be Like Water
we’re again so busy that we’re everywhere but right here and then another big one which kind of ties into that a huge benefit is it helps with connection and getting in the flow state and the flow state a lot of people describe it different ways to me. it’s pretty simple you know pro basketball player when he’s running up the court and just sinking shots, he isn’t thinking about how much weight to put on it. how much is the bending his knees no, he’s right in the flow he’s connected, and it’s the same on the mushrooms you’re connected. even the dishes that same idea, but an even further point with this connection is your relationships, so a big problem I’ve had here working at the light cellar. when I started was you know someone will come through the door so happy, they want to eat some chocolate, and it’s straightforward to connect with them. Then the next person that comes in maybe they just got a harsh diagnosis, or they’re going through a health battle, and if I was thrilled two minutes ago, it could be tough for me to kind of get on their wavelength. whereas when micro-dosing, I found I can look someone in the eye instantly, and it’s not even a technique it happens very naturally. I get very in sync with them. I’m again present with them that helps me ask the right questions and find some solution or I like to say help them find their solutions, and that’s super important if you’re in the health industry in any way. if you can’t connect with your clients, you’re likely not going to help them, and you may even harm them because if you disconnect from them, you might make the wrong suggestion. I mean, we’re all just trying to help it’s not you know we’re not malicious. We’re not evil, but when we can truly look someone in the eye and connect with them, it makes a huge difference. you will truly develop better relationships, and even if your relationships at home like we’ve got lots of mothers even who were very timid very scared to microdose because there are moms, they’ve got tons of responsibilities. Still, many of them, when they finally give it a shot, they found wow like you know seven or 8-year-old child will come home, and they can connect with them. whereas if you’re caught up busy in the adult world and your eight-year-olds telling you about what’s happening at school with you, yeah, okay, okay, that sounds good. like you’re not present with them and so yeah, we’ve seen countless stories now we’ve had lots of great feedback from mothers and parents who now they understand where their children are coming from, they feel now connected with their children not just making sure are full and happy. On the go, you’re developing friendships within your family. I can see all this lining up you know you first said elevates and heightens the senses right. As you’re describing this, you know, like it’s, it’s also that sixth sense of like the feeling of sense. right and getting into your heart, getting that present moment into your body and being able to connect with others. so yeah, I like how you ordered that the sixth sense because I think a hundred or two hundred years ago this was something, we were all perfect it out. you know it’s not that the mushrooms were giving you some magical skill they’re just really helping you connect with what’s been here all along, and we see when we can see it everywhere in our society where the connection is not happening. you know it’s either all about profits or all about this all about that. Not truly, what’s what does it feels like does this feel right? Does it feel good, yeah and in the foundation is connecting with oneself right tuning into your body? We all tend to spend so much time trying to distract ourselves take ourselves away from the feelings that we have, and that’s I think that’s probably one of your cautions is that’s what micro-dosing is not for right if you’re trying to lower your weight things internally. if you’re seeking another kind of distraction, this is not it, no, and what’s funny is if you’re hurting like if you’re depressed, you’re not having a good time; it will give you that for a while. Hence, a common thing we’ve seen with people working with their depression or even they’re not clinically depressed; they want to feel more joy is their first month of micro-dosing. they take a little break, and then they go into their second month, and all of a sudden, when they take it they get frustrated to get emotional they’re feeling their pain much deeper, and a lot of people look at this as a negative thing. I’ve come to learn that’s not really the case to me these mushrooms are likely will one day be called the daf-2 genic they’re brilliant and so are you your body has an amazing and Nate wisdom to it. So if you’re not in a state where you can deal with your pain and issues, the mushrooms won’t make you do that they will give you some joy they’ll build you up. I like to say it and then when you reach a level where you’re strong enough, the mushrooms will pull out your issues and hold them right here, and that is not always very comfortable; however, if you’re in a supportive environment, you’re somewhere. where you can deal with those issues that they’re pulling up, you will be so much stronger afterwards and then when the mushrooms are long gone, and you’re no longer microdose ting. you will have dealt with some of these issues; it’s not that you’re just high on the mushrooms and getting the effects. they’ll pull stuff up for you to deal with, and I must mention that, so we get lots of people they want another happy pill; it might give you that for a while, but when you’re strong and ready it does help you go through your emotions you know. Since micro-dosing, you know the past two-three years in my life like it’s you know I’ve probably cried more than I did. The first twenty years if you like which sounds funny but does help you connect get over not get over it like us men like to do I’ll get over it you know it really actually helps you connect with it and move forward you know pick up what you need to pick up let go what you need to let go of yeah awesome cool so Larry his life this and as he talks about depression as he talks about many other things you know. He has lived this been through these experiences and mushrooms in a part of his journey. Which is why he’s now sharing this with such enthusiasm was his passion and wanted to bring him on and give a little bit of a window in this world. I know a lot of people have a lot of questions because it is on-trend. It’s out there, and there’s not a lot of safe spaces to have these conversations feel risky. We’re still in a gray area, yeah, so we do have a workshop coming up its March 1st yeah March 1st at like cellar it’ll be the second one he gives here. it’ll be the same I know you’ve got a few kinds of like improvements and some additions as you’re always learning call and improving the information that you’re sharing so he’ll be delivering that again it’s going to be amazing first one completely sold out so if you’re able to join us. I would highly recommend getting on it now because where that gap is narrowing down to whatever we’re over half full now yeah, so it’s definitely going to sell out again and yeah reach out to Larry personally.