Lately, I’ve become intrigued by the idea or process of “alchemy.” Funk & Wagnall tells me alchemy is a transformation, “a change in nature, quality or form.” So how to take charge of your own personal alchemy?
For me, it’s about changes and transformations of body, mind and spirit. Therefore, in this article I’ve outlined three of my favorite ways to approach personal alchemy on the path to wholeness and health.
Step One: Dissect A Past Transformation:
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when thinking about the process of making a personal overhaul. It’s important to break this idea down to its least common denominator.
To begin, recall if you can a positive transformation you’ve made in your life. It could be as simple as beginning and staying with an exercise program. In your mind locate and focus on one specific personal transformation.
Next, break down your transformation into its components: body, mind and spirit. Now, take a moment to observe the ways each of these components have contributed to your transformation:
Mind: Was your mind committed to making this positive change?
Body: What daily actions did it take to make this personal transformation permanent and effective?
Spirit: Was there a spiritual component at hand guiding you toward your positive goal?
Step Two: Begin The Uncovering Process:
Now that you’ve dissected a previous transformation, the uncovering process is simple. This process asks you to take some time with your journal and uncover a new personal transformation you would like to experience. What transformations would you like to make this year?
Scan your list for one worthwhile goal that is achievable when you’ve finished. If you are unable to commit to one on your list, try these ideas to complete your uncovering:
According to Louise Hay in her book “You Can Heal Your Life” these components will help you live a holistic, healthy life. Perhaps one may inspire you toward a worthwhile goal.
Nurture The Spirit: Find time to practice prayer work, meditation, forgiveness and unconditional love.
Find a form of exercise that is appealing to you and is one that you will do. When appropriate use body work such as massage or reiki.
Nurture The Mind: Add to your daily practice, visualization, guided imagery, affirmations or dream work. Spiritual meditation is also a great way to quiet the mind and allow time to tune in to the divine.
Nurture The Body: Practice sound nutrition. Aim to make the best choices for your body and choose food and beverages that make you feel well. When appropriate supplement with herbs, vitamins and homeopathy.
Step Three: Find Answers In The Silence: Then Take Your Goals One By One
When you take some time to be still and offer your goal up to the universe, you can then become aware of the divine direction. Aim to find time each day to move toward your worthwhile goal. Know that there are many distractions in life, but if you take time to rest and stop for one moment, it could be the moment you will receive your greatest inspiration.
This involves one of the most difficult, yet necessary practices: finding time for silence. Finding time is the challenge I most often face when looking at my own personal growth and aiming to find ways to speed and simplify up the process.
Silence. Why does it work? From a physics or scientific standpoint, the electrons within the molecules of the body actually speed up when the body slows down. It seems difficult to understand at first, but the key is its reciprocal process. When the body slows down, the energy surrounding the body and passing through the body speeds up, literally directing the body: instructing it.
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For me, it’s about changes and transformations of mind, spirit and body. In your mind focus and locate on one specific personal transformation.
You can change your life in a matter of moments by doing one thing, that is changing your life.
Next, break down your transformation into its components: mind, body and spirit. Now, take a moment to observe the ways each of these components have contributed to your transformation:
Now that you’ve dissected a previous transformation, the uncovering process is simple.