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Kava and "Family"

Discussion in 'Kava and Spirituality / Mindfulness' started by fait, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. fait

    fait Position 5 Hard Support

    Hey, guys. So even before I had my cup of instant this morning, I was talking about various videogames I've played that bring up the subject of the importance of family. I had my cup of grog and as the root took effect I was almost on the verge of tears thinking about my own family and the subject in general. A sort of bi-question for you guys: What does kava do for you to augment your ability to connect with family and friends? Does kava make you emotional in a heartfelt, insightful way or in a more negative way?

    Footnote: "Family" can be interpreted loosely here. Many of us most likely have biological family that we identify with, but others may not have any biological family still living, and still others may have biological family they're estranged from but have friends that fill that niche instead. However you want to interpret your family if you decide to comment in this thread.
  2. ThePiper

    ThePiper Kava Enthusiast

    It definitely makes me think more positively toward others and with feelings of gratitude and compassion.
  3. Intrepidus_dux

    Intrepidus_dux Kava Enthusiast

    When I drink kava alone, I tend to stay that way doing my own activities and I enjoy it. Those are the times I'm most likely to end up emotionally negative though, since there is less distraction. It can be useful for processing feelings and solving problems though.
    When with family, I have fun in a more outward manner and definately feel emotionally positive. I avoid the kiddos when they're being loud though. Harshing my krunk over here, kids! ;)
  4. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    we drink kava together, it's great. Kava is really good with family, friends, strangers, humans, etc
  5. kavakarma

    kavakarma Member

    First wish to tell you my family is very supportive, helping me have food, clean clothes, and luxuries. My family is yet to understand Kava. They don't enough accept it as safe or useful. For me to always feel comfortable making it or drinking it in the home, Some days I have my legs stretched out in the bathtub while the sun caresses my hands inside a kava cup, or before sunrise, or on a forest hike. My friends are not more enlightened on the subject. They let me brew it in their house while they do other things, and often I find myself being trusted in ways that no alcohol drinker would ever be trusted, such as being left alone in someone else's home unattended for hours with nothing to do save drink Kava. I minimize waste, keep my stuff clean and fresh, clean up after myself, and offer to share when suitable.

    The times I've had kava with a trusted friend who's agreeable with it I can count on one hand, yet every time I get batches similar to the ones we shared together, the good memories and nostalgia come back.

    I mostly use kava for me. I have a relationship with the plant--the "me-time" helps me still my mind and look at problems from years ago in ways that are new and 100% refreshing. I'm very grateful.
  6. El Guapo510

    El Guapo510 Member

    I've found Kava to be enjoyable either by myself or with friends & family in different ways. By myself, it allows me to quiet my mind and have better focus and sparks my creativity. On the other hand, kava combined with people seems to make me more lighthearted and compassionate which makes for a richer experience with conversations. I'm less likely to approach people with my stories of who they are and how they might of wronged in the past (particularly with family) and just accept them.