Dear Church of Our Earth Members,
Thank you for being part of this wonderful journey.
I am so grateful for each and every one of you.
In this month’s newsletter, you will find microdosing tips as well as information about some the upcoming events at Church of Our Earth (COOE). Before I begin with either, I want to let you know that COOE now has a dedicated landline – (207) 467-3397, which you are welcome to call at any time with questions or comments.
As some of you know, I have been reaching out by phone to COOE members to ask what it is that they want from a psychedelic microdosing Church. Back at the beginning of May 2023, it was much easier to determine a member’s needs as there were only 30 of you. We now number close to 200 members and it has proven challenging to feel like I am servicing this larger number of folks as well as I did when there were fewer people. I am going to continue to call members, but also wanted to ask you to feel free to call at the above number or email me at email@example.com and let me know your thoughts. Our goal at COOE is to build community. To that end, we will begin hosting Full Moon Firepits starting with this month’s blue supermoon on August 30, 2023. There will be s’mores! If you are interested in attending in person, please call or email me. We will also have a virtual live feed for those who can’t make it in person, but want to participate nonetheless.
Our Monthly Sermons will become in person as well as online starting next month. Also in the next few months, COOE will begin running monthly classes in Prayer and Meditation, Journaling, Tincture Making, Growing Mushrooms, Foraging, Baking with Psilocybin, Making Psilocybin Products, Homesteading, Creative Crafting, Self-Reiki, and Crystal Therapy.
My long term goal is to open my homestead to COOE members. Next summer, we will have a Church Community Garden, strawberry picking in June, and blueberry picking in July.
What kind of services, classes, or activities would be of interest to you? Let me know!
What is Microdosing?
Benefits of Microdosing
- Positive mood
- More energy and creativity
- Ability to connect with higher powers
- Increased focus, awareness, and problem-solving ability
- Greater empathy for and emotional connection with people around you
- Ability to be more mindful and present
Dose in Morning
Also important the first time you microdose, is that you do so in the morning. Psilocybin can change pulse and blood pressure, influencing the cardiac system, and thus resulting in a mildly stimulating response. While this doesn’t always occur, if you microdose later in the day and it happens, sleeping may be a problem. There are occasional individuals who finds psilocybin sedating and prefers to take microdoses before bed. The only way to find out which camp you fall into is experimentation. Given the mushrooms’ generally stimulating nature, it’s best to begin your exploration in the morning.
With microdosing, the primary goal for Church of Our Earth Members is spiritual, however, it would be less than transparent not to address the fact that medical studies over the last decade have shown that taking sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics, like a psilocybin microdose, improves normal functioning. Thus, it is completely appropriate to not just set intentions about spirituality, but to also have intentions related to improvements in mood, concentration, grounding, activity, and/or perception.
The average person feels the effects of Psilocybe cubensis, the species of psychedelic mushrooms whose principal active compounds are psilocybin and psilocin, about 45 minutes after ingestion on an empty stomach.
Not only can nausea be an issue, but whether or not you take your microdose on an empty stomach or with food affects the absorption of psilocybin in the stomach. Consistency is key. If you have been taking your microdose first thing in the morning before breakfast, but after a few weeks, take it after oatmeal, your experience may be different.
Please pay attention to how you feel both before and after the microdose, what you eat, and other things that may help you understand how the microdose is affecting you. The more you understand about how the microdose affects you, the better you can personalize your microdosing cycles.
What is a Microdosing Protocol?
Five days on, two days off Protocol
The Fadiman Microdosing Protocol
Two Fixed Days Microdosing Protocol
Self Care While Microdosing
Psilocybin naturally promotes neuroplasticity and neurogenesis so we want that growth and change to occur in the most optimal environment possible. If you do activities, eat food, and take vitamins that naturally support neuroplasticity, your gains while microdosing will be even more substantial. On the days that you microdose go out in nature because that naturally enhances neuroplasticity. There’s also activities that promote the same like five minutes of sudoku, puzzles, word searches or anything that challenges your brain. If you don’t like brain games, simply write or doodle with your non-dominant hand for five minutes a day when you microdose.
The main thing about microdosing is to do it intentionally and to journal by hand. Intentions frame and guide the experience. Journaling helps unspool inner motivations and uncovers shadowy areas within ourselves that we need to explore in order to feel whole.
When are you most happy?
Words matter so it matters how we state our intentions. To that end, the guidelines below can help you create clear, powerful, and direct intentions.
Crafting Microdosing Intentions
Choose positively-oriented intentions
Craft a specific request
Straight up ask
My intention is to be open to abundance.
In your Journal, write out your intentions.
Hopefully, these tips are helpful to you and supportive of your microdosing journey. If you have any specific questions while you are on this path, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. (207) 467-3397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.