Alchemy Revisited by Edwin Harkness Spina
One of the first articles I wrote for my newsletter back in 2005 was Mental Alchemy . As I wrote:
Back in the Middle Ages, alchemists sought to transform base metal into gold. They searched for an elusive substance, the philosopher's stone, which would bring about this conversion, known as alchemy. But to initiates of the ancient mystery schools, alchemy was primarily an allegory for the real work of spiritual and mental alchemy.
Mental alchemy is the process of transmuting your thoughts to improve your life and expand your mind, while spiritual alchemy is the never-ending process of transmuting a soul personality from a less refined one into a more refined one.
As we know, everything is energy - everything vibrates. The difference between one substance and another is based on its rate of vibration. Thoughts, feelings and beliefs also vibrate. As a spiritual being, you also vibrate and exist on many levels.
Alchemy is the process of replacing or transmuting lower, negative vibrational energies with higher, positive ones - at every level of your existence - body, mind and spirit.
When you understand this principle, you can take the proper action for any circumstance at every level: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
A wide variety of physical stimuli and sensory input can affect your being. Are you filling your body with artificial sweeteners, fake fats, junk food and other toxins? Do you subject your objective senses to a non-stop barrage of mainstream news and fear-based content? Do you surround yourself with negative people that take pleasure in tearing you down?
When your boat is taking on water, it's much more effective to stop drilling holes in the hull and patch them up, before you begin baling out the water. This means, stop filling your physical environment with negative, draining energies.
Now, it's true that these thoughts and beliefs will still exist in our world, but by turning off your TV, you can, at least, shut the door to the non-stop reinforcement of these energy-sapping thoughts. And it's also true that spiritual power can offset base thoughts, but why expend any energy undoing something that can be fixed by the simple physical action of turning off your TV?
A critical time for rejuvenating yourself is just before retiring for the night. Don't watch the news before going to bed. Instead, consider reading an uplifting book or
listening to relaxing music. You can also meditate and visualize how tomorrow will be even better. When you go to bed, give yourself the best possible chance for renewal, especially if it's not practical to take the other physical actions recommended to minimize negativity.
Scientists and philosophers have debated for centuries whether emotions are caused by thoughts or simply the result of physiological processes. From the mystic perspective of wholeness, the answer is BOTH! To transmute negative emotions, we must also address physical and mental causes.
Mood swings often result from poor eating habits, which can be addressed at the physical level. Dwelling on past hurts and traumas re-energizes negative emotions. Releasing these via forgiveness or acceptance replaces negative emotions with the higher emotions of love and compassion. Other emotions such as anger have a mental cause (when expectations do not match reality) and must be addressed at
the mental level.
The Law of Attraction tells us that we attract experiences that match our beliefs. With few exceptions, the energies that you attract will influence your vibration. It is a self-reinforcing cycle.
So while your beliefs will lead you to "see what you believe," they can be changed. By replacing limiting beliefs that are hindering your development with positive ones, you can transform your life for the better. A powerful technique is described in Mental Alchemy.
To ensure a never-ending source of positive thoughts that will raise the vibrations of your thoughts, you must tap into a higher source than your conscious mind. The ideal source is your own inner master or higher self.
Every decision you make is based either on your ego or your higher self. Therefore, spiritual alchemy is the process of incorporating more and more of your higher self into your life decisions.
When you align with your higher self, your energy and the power of your intent increases. This is a positive, self- reinforcing cycle that leads to mastery and self-
When you tap into your innermost self and radiate that energy, you are no longer as influenced by external energies. You are freer to live a life of Heaven on Earth.
And, having tapped into the ultimate energy source, you can help others to connect with their own divine power. You are not only improving your life, but the world as a whole.
If your goal is to lead the most joyful, empowered life possible, then your choice is simple. Employ alchemy at every level of your life for both personal and global
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