Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 2013: Spiritual Alchemy

“The Great Work is a Spiritual Process. The One thing is the birth of your soul." Hermetica

Our human journey is a study in spiritual alchemy. Alchemy is the art and science of transformation, which follows a very specific and predictable set of protocols. Initially it was couched in secret, scientific encoded writings. However, many mystics have since revealed the code and applied it to the most powerful alchemical laboratory of all: the human being. As we evolve it is apparent that we are turning our base, instinctually driven nature into a fully free willed creator God... the pauper into the King or Queen... the lead of our mortal existence into the "gold" of our immortality... our body into our Soul.

“You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” - C.S. Lewis

We are always changing, yet we haven't always understood, nor recognized our changes and have even feared change.  In the past, time had been slowed and attuned by the current state of human consciousness, sometimes not allowing us to see the cause of effects enough to truly link up the truth of cause and effect. This was so for many reasons, not the least of which was to give us the gift of time so that we could discern our existence with free will, and learn, discover and grow more into the fullness of our human potential, and our powers to manifest.

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” - Oscar Wilde

Time is key here as we delve into the alchemical marriage of our body/mind/soul and spirit. For it is time that draws us upward on the vertical axis of the path and subjects us to the process of spiritual alchemy. Yet, as we become more fifth dimensional, stepping outside of linear time and space, it becomes imperative to engage with time in a new way. We must have a way to routinely take stock of ourselves as we become increasingly non-linear and more holistic. The medicine wheel with it's ouroborous effect is the complete package that allows us to not only take stock, but setup milemarkers to chart and direct our own progression.

Most of our growth has come through a painful rending of old belief systems, which also tend to show up as a letting go of relationships, careers and other physical manifestations, as well as, dreams, ideas, fantasies and karmic contracts. Without knowledge of spiritual alchemy, these things might appear to make no sense, and serve to further dig us into the roles of victim and perpetrator. But once this most predictable process is realized and we see that we are literally experiencing a kind of spiritual procedure through our own crisis, we have a chance of lifting ourselves into another mode and way of being. While understanding this process from a more cosmic and spiritual evolutionary perspective might not make it immediately less painful, it can relieve any undue suffering from our misunderstanding, internalizing or confusion. Much like a midwife's job is to bring comfort to the birthing mother, by truly understanding spiritual alchemy we can comfort and prepare ourselves for what is to come.

"Where there is fear, there is power. Even fear is a friend. Transcend."  - Cora Flora

It is through the process of alchemy that our soul emerges and integrates the body and the spirit in the flesh. It is how we become like God. Yet, as we let go of our notions of who and what God is... and turn more toward our own inward journey and allowing that transformation to outwardly manifest, we come to truly know the complexities of the creator, through the gift of our Higher Self... our Holy Guardian Angel. As we entertain greater levels of freedom, we find that we are the captain of our destiny. This can seem like an overwhelming responsibility unless we are aware of the alchemical process by having a system which helps us to keep the lines of communication open between all our aspects. Containers such as meditation, medicine wheel  and Kabbalah helps us to do just that. Ultimately we do not need blind faith to proceed, for we can develop the spiritual eyes to see and the ears to hear the whisperings of our soul.

“Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see” - William Newton Clarke

We are evolving. Humanity has enough time into this process now, and the ability to communicate and compare notes, which is a part of that process itself. For as we observe ourselves and become more and more consciously aware of the depth of our own existence, we then can realize our own tempering into compassionate and loving beings of light, with great powers of healing and creativity which will allow us to fully step into our free will and choose the kind of world we will make real. We can choose heaven or hell. The power is within our hands.

“This is the ultimate end of man, to find the One which is in him; which is his truth, which is his soul; the key with which he opens the gate of the spiritual life, the heavenly kingdom.” - Rabindranath Tagore

Conversely enough, there is a divine plan however, that was agreed upon by our GodSelf to elevate humanity back to a state of re-unification in God Consciousness. The truth is that we cannot fail. Because just because we do not remember our GodSelf and our master purpose, doesn't mean that our soul doesn't remember. And this process of alchemy will birth our soul, one way or another. And when the soul comes stalking, the things we need to experience to awaken will happen.

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” - Henry Ward Beecher

It is our work here to awaken the GodSelf within through love and awareness, and proactive midwiving of the soul's emergence. This is why our power to communicate is so important. Messengers are being sent to tell us that it does not have to be difficult. Great sacrafices have been made to ensure that each wave of souls successively has an easier birth. So we must take this great gift, awaken now and receive the grace of our existence in this moment. Let love live through us, allow our souls to emerge and heaven on earth to end the war between fear and love.

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell 

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
October 06 - Understanding Spiritual Alchemy
October 13 - Your Holy Guardian Angel
October 20 - Rev. Lureen Slater/Rev. Miriam Lynne Pietrzyk
October 27 - Rev. Lureen Slater

October Affirmations

My Soul is preparing me to meet my Higher Self.
I am becoming my Soul.
I am inspired with the Light of the Creator to open to my full potential.
I am free to choose life.
I am free to choose love.
True freedom means free to be in the presence of the divine.
My freedom allows me to be more devoted and committed to the Light and Love of this creation.
My Spirit informs my soul every day.
I take the time to care for my soul, as I care for my body.
I honor all aspects of my being.
I am in conscious contact with my Higher Self.
I an reunited with my soul group.
I understand the great powers of a working with my soul group.
A soul group allows for the constant reflection of God/dess to be made manifest.
My soul group allows me to refine my divinity, my divine identity.
I accept my God Self.
I am loving and compassionate for this journey of becoming.
Through spiritual alchemy my soul emerges.
I am tempered through this alchemical process into a loving super-being of light.
My love is my shield and my guide.
I accept the alchemy of my addictions as part of growing and evolving.
Addictions and attachments are breaking me open and allowing me to rebirth myself.
Illness and disease calls for the awakening of the physician within.
My inner physician is activated.
I heal and inspire myself and others from the depths of my soul and heights of my spirit.
I prepare my body as a temple of God's love.
I am disciplined with  my self and soul care.
I continue to expand as a healer and lightworker.
I ground and anchor my spiritual experiences into the manifested reality.
I receive the proper support, as well as give it to others.
I release all codependent patterns.
My divinity is the Holy Grail.
My Higher Self is my Holy Guardian Angel.