In the evolutionary work I do with Twin Flames, I use the symbolism of fire. Specifically, I talk about the process of transformation through the fire of alchemy.
Twins often ask about the fire of alchemy before stepping into the
dark abyss adventure with me, even with the promise of new skills that equip them to walk the Twin Flames path with more joy, competence and savvy.
Although the language sounds much more dramatic than the reality of the process, based on experience, the fire of alchemy is an essential aspect of transformation, at least for now (until more ease and grace have been templated and people map easily to those frequencies).
Let’s sidestep the primary topic for a moment…
There’s much talk these days about ease and grace… as in, making major shifts with ease and grace. Admittedly that is how most of us desire to experience grand change, but the current collective reality is that adversity informs and shapes personal transformation. Why is that?
I don’t know about you, but I rarely seek creative resolve or reach beyond arm’s-length when I am basking on a beach, in a dream relationship, just landed a new, lucrative longterm contract, or have enough money tucked into my mattress to last me for lifetimes.
I quest from the agitation of discontent.
I seek from the abyss of uncertainty.
I yearn from the vast darkness.
I long from the seeming nothingness that
lovingly teases, taunts, beckons,
and confirms what I already know:
‘Yes, absolutely, what you envision
is within your command to create,
for it is the very nature of Who You Are.
Now OWN it.’
The challenges & opportunities delivered by life’s everyday circumstances open doorways to adventure. They stretch us beyond our zones-o-comfort and launch us into the unknown so we can become more of Who We Are by exercising greater trust. And that’s a topic for another article. For now…
Let’s return to the topic and answer the question… What is the ‘fire of alchemy’?
In nature, fire consumes. In a forest, fire burns the dross to allow a fresh beginning. It’s the same in our spiritual lives. The fire of alchemy consumes that which has served its full purpose to allow a new start.
Think about it: that which no longer serves you must eventually go away somehow. I speak only for myself, but I’d much rather willingly participate in a firestorm than resist and have it happen anyway. Some events we cannot choose or change, as we made these choices at another time, agreeing to them for a high purpose to propel and catapult us at a precise moment. That time is now.
If you love who and where you are, stick with what you’re doing because it’s obviously working. However, if you don’t adore who and where you are right now, old, tired methods can’t serve you moving forward. As Twins, we are birthing THE NEW and change is required; maybe change by the fire of alchemy.
It can be incredibly therapeutic to set aside our personal, human agenda of HOW transformation happens and walk straight into the life’s fire, allowing it to work its magick. From personal experience, it is the hottest, yet most efficient, way of being transformed and I do recommend it IF this option resonates for you.
And that brings us to alchemy, which is a form of magick and mystery all its own.
Alchemy is the science of transformation.
It is the process by which one thing
is converted to another,
most commonly understood in relation to
transmuting baser metals into gold.
I especially love definition #2 below because it directly applies to the holy work we do with ourselves in preparation for expanding our greatness:
noun, plural al·che·mies for 2.
- a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life.
- any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.
I do not imply that clients come to me ‘of little value’; quite the contrary. Like most of us, though, they have temporarily forgotten that they are masters. I value the role I play in reminding them of their magnificence by illuminating the path… not my prescribed path, but one directed by their inner guidance system that informs me. When they are willing to walk through the fire of alchemy, they are given access to greater insights of Who They Are and the human hows of embodying the Divine, often for the first time. And that’s just the beginning of a life completely transformed.
So, you see, the fire of alchemy is not so mysterious or scary. At least it doesn’t have to be. It is an effective, creative process that works to deliver whole-life metamorphosis. It moves based on where it is needed most and fully consumes that which has no purpose, leaving only the seeds of new life in its wake.