Cannabis has been misunderstood until very recently. The past couple of decades have unfolded revolutionary evidence of the role cannabinoids play in our bodies. And while today’s society adapts to that notable presence, it gets criticized among its objectors and becomes more researched by its admirers.
As each day passes, I make an effort to tell the ones I love that I love and care for them. Because I know one day that they will not be alive for me to do that anymore. When asked to write a spiritual piece, I thought loss and cannabis was a fitting subject given my circumstances and experiences around it.
This month, Twelve High Chicks invites you to read one of our more humble interviews, with Vancouver-based musician David Morin. David is a talented musician known for busking the streets of Vancouver and grabbing the attention of random strangers as his audience. While interviewing David Morin we talk about what his influences are, and what drives his passion to be both a street performer and a recording artist. I hope you enjoy this piece on this amazing up-and-coming Canadian musician.
We are born to be something of substance. We are born to discover the fires that dwell inside our hearts, and that shake our souls. While the webs of life trap us in the beats of time, our hearts yearn to soar. And we are likely to find our own substance when we learn to channel the energies that are bestowed upon us. Whether our substance finds us or we create it, that fire that dwells needs to burn in order to channel the path of where we need to journey.
If you envision yourself in a situation strongly enough, that vision potentially manifests itself in your future reality. And when we take the time to envision ourselves in positive situations, it displays self-confidence, optimism, and the ability to look more deeply at ourselves. In essence, we can truly be ourselves without restrictions, inhibitions or regrets. This also constitutes personal freedoms, personal triumphs, and personal rewards. Ultimately, we are able to pave the way for any vision when we believe in it wholeheartedly. Sarah Hanlon proved this theory when she envisioned and pursued her ultimate dream to compete on the hit Canadian reality series Big Brother Canada, on season 3. Sarah Hanlon was simply herself, with a big vision. We show how her outstanding victory played out in this Twelve High Chicks interview.
Raised in Brampton, Ontario by her birth parents, Sarah Hanlon’s background was the youngest of four siblings whom she has always considered to be her rocks. With a well structured childhood, Sarah was brought up adopting values like respect, compassion, and kindness through the loving guidance of her family. Honesty and kindness have always been Sarah’s strong suits, which is how she ultimately won the hearts of thousands of Canadians in Season 3 of Big Brother Canada.
Life is viewed by many in many ways: as a gift, as a curse, or even as a mission. But whatever views of life one might have, in it we all have one thing in common that we deal with everyday, and that is our health. And whatever the case may be regarding one’s health, we can all agree that “good” health is important simply because without it, we may as well throw in the towel and forget about those life views altogether.
Having been raised in the mid-west, Kansas, Shona Banda’s upbringing was in a very typical, American conservative environment where cannabis is known as a highly dangerous illegal drug, and is socially and morally frowned upon. This, later in life, ultimately left Shona feeling like she was a “druggie” when she decided to treat her illness with cannabis.
As a part of good health, what we put into our body is as equally important as how we treat it. To have the freedom to treat ourselves with naturally grown plants, nuts, seeds and fruits we have depended on the earth since man has existed. Nutrition from the earth is here for a reason, so why not utilize its given resources, including cannabis, to optimize our overall health?
In life, one may face a moment of defiance, suffer a loss or experience grief, and perhaps be forced to circumvent changes to regain what one feels to have lost in the first place. Sometimes when suffering, one seeks something of a spiritual pillow to soften the blows of reality. And, most often, one seeks inner peace to stitch back the hope lost.
A lifetime of moments gathered by threads of time reveals the fabric of our being. We all carry certain truths, burdens, and sorrows. We constantly try to prove to ourselves and to others why we do what we do: a reason, an explanation, a justification for wanting to fit into society normally as cannabis users and fans.
I never really blog about my personal experiences on the Internet, unless it’s on my personal Facebook wall for all (whom I choose) to see. However, lately I have had some amazing adventures with my best friend and boss, Ajia Mae Moon, travelling this past summer to get highly medicated, enjoy pot recreationally, and speak at high events such as Seattle, Washington’s 24th Annual Hempfest and the 5th annual Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup (PMHC) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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