A spirit medicine is a medicine that challenges the present equilibrium in a profound enough way that it opens new perspectives and visions.Find your spirit medicine and remember that what works for someone else, may not work for you (and vice-versa). Also what works for you when used consciously, sparingly, in just right the circumstances, might be disastrous as a habit. If you’re using it to relax, unwind, mellow out, fall asleep, etc. you are not using it as a spirit medicine. Most people use mood-altering substances in a recreational way, not a spiritual way, and therefore have an addictive crutch rather than a spiritual ally. Consider this a propitious time to evaluate how you use mood-altering substances (if at all) and whether they are allies or crutches.
“The image to be held before one is that every act by every person has an effect on all, changing the delicate balance that keeps the universe in motion. Therefore, it was considered necessary by the alchemists to so conduct their work and their lives, which were really the same thing, as if the salvation of the world depended upon it.” —June Singer