So, after everything I have experienced, seen, and felt, what do I think is happening to me when I make these connections? What allows me to do this?
The answer to that may be as simple as I am an “empath,” which is defined as someone who feels empathy more than the average person. Perhaps I am just more cognizant of others’ feelings when I’m high and am also able to express that to others. However, I believe what is happening is more than that and is tied to a concept that has been around for a long time. Essentially, I believe my third eye opens when I am high.
I believe that when I’m high, there is an increased level of connections in my brain that essentially allows my brain to speed up and become more active with more synapses firing. As I noted earlier, there are certain studies that support the fact that your brain is firing more under the influence of THC, which results in more “neural noise.” So, as my brain speeds up and the connections increase, I believe this allows my third eye to open (like a portable generator you have to crank up hard in order to generate electricity). The more active my brain is, the more energy is created which I believe opens my third eye.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the third eye concept, it is centered around open-mindedness, perception, intuition, and knowledge. You can call it whatever you want—a third eye, a portal, a window, a door—but the central concept is that it is something that allows you to be more connected to the universe and provides you with perception beyond ordinary sight. Think of the third eye as something that allows you to tap into your “sixth sense”—an additional sense beyond sight, sounds, smell, taste, and touch.
I hate (love) going back to the movie Contact, but what I believe happens in my brain when high can be likened to the machine that was used to send Jodie Foster’s character across the universe. As the speed of the machine increases, the energy field gets stronger and more intense until it is at full energy, at which point a portal opens that sends her sailing across the universe. If you don’t know what I am talking about, go watch the movie to get a visual of it.
I also correlate it to a compass with a big needle in the middle that shows the direction you are going. When I am sober, my “brain compass needle” (BCN) spins to the different directions (east, west, north, south) slowly, and I take more time with my thoughts to focus and get things done. When I am high, my BCN is generally moving all over the place very quickly, resulting in lots of thoughts and lots of connections to be made.
Alexandra talks about the fact that sometimes she thinks she says something and she doesn’t. I actually witnessed it one night when we were having a conversation and she thought she said “that’s so cool” but she didn’t. Those words never made it to her mouth because she had a pain in her neck that made her BCN go in another direction to focus on the pain instead of speaking the words. I feel like her BCN is always all over the place since her brain is constantly going a million miles an hour and she can’t focus on any one individual task. How this would physically happen is something that is beyond me. My guess is it has something to do with the right parts of our brains being energized in a way that allows us to connect to the energy of others. I am not a scientist and certainly would not profess to have a scientific explanation for how this could happen. Similar to the lyrics and meaning of the song “Third Eye” by Tool (one of the best fourteen-minute songs ever), I believe that marijuana allows me to connect to the energy of the universe and the energy of the souls of people around me. As I described earlier, you can think of these souls as always near you, like planets near the sun (you get to be the sun). Some souls are closest to you (like Mercury), and some souls are farther (like Pluto…wait, is Pluto still considered a planet?).
Historically, there has been a link between the third eye and our brains, the most complex organ in our body. The primary view is that the third eye was an actual eye at some point in human history (similar to other animals that have a third eye associated with them like lizards, sharks, and frogs) but eventually this eye retreated into the brain and is now located there.
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