I am new to this forum/network. I am 25 years old, and stumbled upon this website when searching "nocturnal emissions spiritual" in google. I have been celibate (including not masturbating/ejaculating, except for a couple rare instances) for about the last 5 years. i learned that with abstinence comes nocturnal emissions, or at least dreams provoking them. i eventually learned to wake up to it (in my dream) and hold against it, but recently i have had two nocturnal emissions, a couple weeks apart, that i didn't resist. it kind of bums me out, and i start worrying about being spiritually vulnerable, or out of touch with certain visions. But that is pointless and i stay positive, and focus from here on
anyway, searching google brought me here. Then I wanted to search the forums for any words about cannabis. I was surprised to see only cautionary words about the negative aspects of intereacting with the plant, and no mention of the potential positives. Personally, I believe that the negative energy arises out of an imperfect relationship/use with the plant. Ideally, individuals would be free to grow purley for themselves, and the market scenario with cannabis would fade away. Similar analogy in cultivation:flower-quality. Today, the true quality of cannabis is obscured with cultivation methods driven more by desire for mass/yield and profit, than driven by letting the plant thrive in the language it understands, language of organic soil ecology
Any pop-culture, or idea that any amount of people "should smoke cannabis" must also stop. I have been smoking cannabis for a long time, on and off since i was 17, rather continuously from age 20. When i first started smoking, I was rather blown away with how overwhelmingly psychoactive and weird it could be. I didn't understand how people could be so "chill" about it and nonchalantly suggest that others should do it in a loose social setting. Still I was very curious, because my experiences were interesting. I realized at some point that cannabis had an after-cloud that stuck with me for at least a week after getting high, that kept me from reaching anger as much. I would not get as angry over trivial things, ie cannabis helped me with anger issues. Also cannabis seemed to save me from having nightmares. Also personally for me, Cannabis has progressively taken me to a perspective where i'm more intimately aware of alcohol's destructive effects. I began seminal retention, not because i read about it somewhere, but through intuition about the effect of my actions/nonactions on the energy level i had, and thus ability to benefit form these psychoactive states. The deeper i go in my relationship with cannabis, the more my body seems to reject alcohol. I don't think cannabis is for everyone, and I am truly grateful that there are many people who will not be subject to the experience of cannabis influence. There are energies about the plant that can be hard to deal with, or lead to abstract thinking in social situations, or paranoia/misunderstanding about scenarios. But cannabis can also help with opening a window of self-clarity and discipline in times of spiritual danger. i guess it can go the other way as well. time and place for things ? back to the imperfect relationship in todays world. we need to get over the drama around the plant, over the social hype, so that it is known and used appropriately and not part of any weird power/money dynamics, and just available to those who know why they seek it. please share your thoughts, thanks.