Amber Lyon & Reset.Me: A Top Resource For Plant Medicine Research & Testimonials
Amber Lyon was, and continues to be, a huge inspiration in my journey of self love and recovery from anxiety and depression. She is on the forefront and one of the top resources for the study and awareness of psychedelic medicines. Amber was an investigative journalist for CNN and covered controversial topics such as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Craigslist sex trafficking, the Anaheim police shooting, as well as the Bahrain protests. In Bahrain Amber and her crew were held at gunpoint and detained. In addition to that traumatic experience, she said that "immersing herself too deeply in the trauma and suffering of the news she reported affected her well being." She had anxiety, short-term memory loss, sleeplessness, hyper-arousal and heart palpitations. (This was taken from her website, Reset.Me if you want to read more!)
Amber first heard about the benefits of psychedelic drugs used in a medicinal setting from Joe Rogan when she was a guest on his podcast. Her initial reaction to the benefits of psychedelics was much like mine and many others. Drugs? No way! Drugs are bad. All drugs are the same...Mushrooms, LSD, Ecstasy, Heroin, Meth, Speed, Crack...those are all the same, and using any of them just once will hook you and ruin your life. However, after research, Amber saw that people were using psychedelic "drugs" in a medicinal way all over the world. She began to understand that, when used in the correct setting, these medicines were actually curing depression, anxiety, PTSD, and many other ailments.
Out of desperation, Amber flew down to Peru to take ayahuasca, a psychedelic plant medicine. After arriving to Peru she then took a boat to a treatment center to participate in several ayahuasca ceremonies led by an extremely knowledgeable shaman. After drinking her first cup of the ayahuasca tea and laying down, she quickly saw a brick wall with the word "ANXIETY" spray painted on it. She was made aware that she must heal her anxiety to heal herself. You can read more about her ayahuasca trip here! After ayahuasca she cured her anxiety with psilocybin mushrooms.
Since then, Amber has started the website Reset.Me "to produce and aggregate journalism on consciousness, natural medicines, and therapies. Psychedelic explorer Terrence McKenna compared taking psychedelics to hitting the ‘reset button’ on your internal hard drive, clearing out the junk, and starting over. [She] created reset.me to help connect those who need to hit the ‘reset button’ in life with journalism covering the tools that enable us to heal. It’s a human rights crisis psychedelics are not accessible to the general population. It’s insane that governments worldwide have outlawed the very medicines that can emancipate our souls from suffering. It’s time we stop the madness."
If you feel that western medicine has failed your attempts to heal your depression, anxiety, PTSD or other mental or physical ailments, a psychedelic medicine might be just the thing to help you start over. I never thought in a million years that I would ever consume a psychedelic drug, but here I am...someone whose life was saved by it.
Like Amber said, it's really important to do a TON of research before just jumping into one of these medicines. They must be taken in the right setting to be safe and effective. Reset.Me is one of the top resources for your research, and I am sure that it will be a great place for you to find more information about these medicinal gifts!
Ps. Check out my story that was featured on Reset.Me here!
***New Update 6/22/17! I just finished a book, "Healing With Iboga" about experience with iboga! It includes information about what iboga is, my experience, and my tips to make the most of your experience as well as how to integrate back into everyday life! Available in paperback or kindle!***