[Ibogaine] OT skydiving

Melanie Gutierrez gutierrezmelanie at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 03:29:39 EDT 2008


Beautiful, thank you.
One of my wanna do's too.
M

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Matt Shriver <ibogamail at gmail.com> wrote:

> I jumped out of an airplane today.  It was something I had always told
> myself I wanted to do but just one more of those things that was out of
> reach of my junkie lifestyle.  I mentioned a few years ago to my then
> girlfriend, now wife, that I had always wanted to do that and last year
> for my birthday she gave me a gift certificate for a jump.  When my
> birthday was coming around again this year I finally decided to schedule
> it and today I finally did it.  Very surreal experience.  Right up there
> with the most powerful experiences I have ever had.  I had quite a bit
> of trepidation going into it but now that I am on the other side of it I
> could totally do it again.  I noticed something interesting.  I first
> noticed it on the faces of the other skydivers, first in the videos I
> watched before hand, and then on the actual jump.  I did a tandem jump
> which means I was strapped onto the chest of an experienced sky diver,
> but two other guys jumped with us, they were both practicing to video
> tape other sky divers so they were both very close to us in free fall.
> And I noticed a strange look to their faces and I realized later that it
> was the look that goes along with the state of mind I experienced which
> was a remarkable clarity of thought.  My mind was not blank when I was
> falling but it was not distracted by anything.  There was no trace of a
> shadow of an extraneous thought anywhere.  Only the moment.  Only what
> was happening right then.  I see why it can be addictive.  One of these
> guys who was practicing to do the video taping said he jumped 18 times
> just last weekend.  I think I may try to cultivate "free fall mind" in
> my everyday life.  I have quite an interesting life shaping up around me
> since I got clean.  Sometimes I can't believe it's really my life.
>
> Matt
>
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