The essence of Alchemy is change, a transmutation of one base material into something more valuable.
Change is a natural and normal part of life. From the moment we are conceived we are changing and we are continuously growing from who we were yesterday into who we are today. Without growth and change, expansion cannot occur and we become stagnant and begin to die, in a literal sense as well as a physical sense.
Change is a constant, this is true for us as humans and for the world at large including society, the earth, and the universe. Change is the one thing we can be sure of.
When we resist change and cling to the past, or the old ways of doing things, we find ourselves fighting against the natural and normal process of life. Quite literally we find ourselves working against the tide. Everything seems to become difficult and overwhelming, nothing appears to go right or to flow easily.
On a personal level and on a collective level when we begin to embrace change (the direction of change will mean different things to different people) and let go of what no longer serves us, and embrace who we are becoming now, the universe will respond accordingly to encourage flow. It cannot be any other way because this is a universal truth.
So, take a look at your life, what are you resisting, or holding on to that no longer serves you? In what areas is growth not occurring, and what do you have the power to change?
Every day we are given the opportunity to create, grow, change and expand. Start with one small step and see where it takes you.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like”