Many people have commented that the experiences that can be achieved with the spiritual techniques taught by Higher Balance Institute sound like something can be achieved with far less effort using hallucinogenic drugs such as Ayahuasca. In fact, hallucinogens do have a lot to offer the seeker. The real question is, are you willing to pay the price? Or are you even aware there is a price?

The hallucinogenic experience, as tempting and convenient as it was, is a quick fix and had ramifications on the biological brain and more importantly the dimensional mind. I have often referred to hallucinogens as “door openers.” Imagine a door and frame standing in distance. This represents a doorway for your mind, the threshold representing newer possibilities. The other side represents the much desired unknown. You open the door and BAM! You are flooded with massive details, colors and experiences.

Now you have this amazing experience. But there’s a catch. The experience still must be processed through your organic brain. What this means is that no matter what you experienced, the brain must identify with tagging so that you can relate to it. Anything you cannot tag, which is 99%, is washed out. Some will hold real meaning and growth for you, and others can deeply scar you.

So now you’re left with a sliver of experiences that may ‘seem’ like an abundant amount of fresh knowledge. Unfortunately as I said earlier the brain has already filtered much out. What you are able to hold onto becomes like a dream memory and quickly begins to evaporate from your conscious memory. So once again, you are left with a very small amount of reward for your efforts.

Not to mention, most hallucinogenic effects, “The Trip”, last about 8-12 hours for the main experience. Like a bell curve chart starts slowly and increases intensity, reaches a peak and then slowly tapers down. Good luck if you want to get off the ride half way in; you can’t exactly stop it without medical assistance. Think of it as a roller coaster. Can you jump off a roller coaster half way through if you change your mind?

Now, remember the door, or more importantly the frame of the door. Each time you go through it using hallucinogens, you’re not turning the door handle and opening it with respect so as to not damage it. Instead you have just kicked it open forcefully then slammed it shut. The damages are not seen at first but it does not take long before this form of opening and closing heavily damages it.

Remember what the door represents. No one thinks about the door. For those seeking altered states of consciousness these types of experiences are really exciting! We have spent our entire lives trying to awaken and these slivers, these Hallucinogenic experiences are extremely tempting and in most ways appear to be our salvation.

Your doorway, in a brief amount of time, will be unwittingly, destroyed. You had your fun and now you really need that door to open so you can serve the Universe. The problem is now it is stuck in the frame or stuck wide open and cannot be closed. Sure, an open door to the Universe doesn’t sound like a bad thing. It sounds like enlightenment, right? Ha! When the door closes and opens, it is capable of going to different frequencies or dimensions. When you destroy the doorway, you are stuck on one floor. That sucks! Now, take a hard look at people who have crossed this river on many occasions. Look deeply in their eyes and you will find what you fear most, a different type of “deep sleep.” Is the experience really worth the price?

Learn and grow. Become the reed in the wind. Patience. You may think you are moving ever so slowly but truth be told you are moving dramatically fast. Recall where you were before, then pat yourself on the back and say good work.

Guard your doorway and keep it well tuned so that it will serve you well and truly at your will. You only get one doorway, nothing more.