Ron is finding meditation and his time with Adam increasingly helpful in dealing with his ‘Moral Injury’ from the war. Over time they both complete two 10-day Vipassana Meditation retreats, which are very helpful in furthering their healing process. In the meantime, Adam moves to a small lake in the Cascade foothills named Lake Joy. Ron began visiting Adam at his cabin and they continue their practice together.
After a few weeks of getting together to meditate, Ron decided he wanted to try an experiment and use psilocybin mushrooms to help deepen his meditation experience. Adam took on the role of guide as they began their all day meditation process. He started by asking Ron to set his intention for what he wanted to accomplish.
The event turned out to be a significant turning point in both Ron and Adam’s life. Ron shed a lot of self loathing and made a deeper connection with his spirituality while Adam got more validation that he is not ‘crazy’ and gained insight into how his gifts can be used to heal those around him.
Recently I interviewed Ron’s mother, a devout Christian and career military officer who served as a nurse in the Navy. She offered her perspective on Ron’s healing. I was extremely impressed with her openness around other spiritual beliefs.
How has meditation been healing in your life?