Inner Alchemy: Using the Art and Science
Shifting and Blending Natural Elements of Life
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I’ve long been interested in alchemy, even though I had no idea what it was! After researching and pulling this Journal (article) together, I still don’t quite hold onto the concept of it. But after I saw how we can use it in regular life with common, natural items (as opposed to being Merlin) then it started to make it real for me. I hope it does for you too.
Humans long to recognize Connection to the Source. It seems to be our total reason for living, whether we know it or not. We can do so using Inner Alchemy.
During the Middle Ages, Alchemy was not only considered science, but also art and religion. It is the science of multiplication, based on the natural phenomenon of growth. It’s the process of making something from nothing and increasing something that already exists.
In the hermetic tradition, alchemical work takes place on many different levels – the physical work with substances, the experience and manipulation of etheric forces, the interior work of the soul and with spiritual and planetary/cosmic aspects.
These different areas cannot be separated but are always blending with and overlapping each other. To make any progress in alchemy, you must honor all areas simultaneously, walking alongside inner work with outer work at the same time: manifesting in  the physical, such as the biblical story of the fishes and the loaves that Jesus continued to serve when they should have been completely gone;  mentally in creating joy for yourself and  spiritually as in the connection with the Higher [or Inner] Self.
Alchemy is a spiritual tool used to produce a planned outcome. Many only understand it as changing metals into gold. However, there are many applications for using alchemy. Alchemy can be described as changing “the inner spiritual landscape”: a Personal Spiritual Discipline and enhancing Divine Connection. You can explore the use of Personal Spiritual Symbols, Visualization, and Meditation to accomplish these connections.
Let’s Look at Spiritual Symbols
Spiritual Symbols are patterns of energy. Esoterically on the deepest level, a symbol is the pattern of etheric energy underlying its various forms. When you meditate on a symbol you will find it shape-shifting and manifesting its different appearances, and through this you come to grasp that the true nature of the symbol is its energy pattern.
Take a particular positive quality of being (creativity, sensitivity to others, the ability to think deeply and clearly) and find symbols that remind you of this quality.
Then place these into your practice and into meditation to allow these symbol patterns to flow together. You will sense some essence of this process begin to rise out of and separate itself from the specific symbols and feelings connected with this quality. Continue this process, allowing the inner experience of elevating the essence and allowing it to collect in the upper part of the soul. It then becomes a Spiritual Tincture.
We each have our own special item, or picture or symbol that we are connected to. It could be something that reminds you of the Creator, or your Higher Self, or some other spiritual meaning.
It could be a cross or star, representing a particular belief. It could be a very simple, albeit, powerful, Circle. (Read more about The Circle here). If your leading spirit guide is a Soaring Eagle, for example, then you might feel a special connection to the picture of an eagle.
Next, We’ll Look at Power Colors
The rhythm of Nature ensures the activation of “harmonics of color”. It’s possible to enhance well-being and spiritual advancement by alternating the colors that surround you. Color influences the healing of energy blocks in the bio-energy field by the absorption of its nutrients and values.
The energy travels through the meridian system and electromagnetic field [aura]. It raises your energy and calms disharmonies or chaotic energy flow, for harmony and peace of mind. By releasing and clearing the energy scars of past trauma-dramas, color achieves a state of energy balance within and around the body.
Through the ages volumes have been written on the psychological and therapeutic aspects, effects and mineral/trace element properties of color. There is a language of light through its color keys. In its purest form, color is energy and is carried in light. A denser form of this energy, for example, would be colors seen in the clothes we wear or in our surroundings.
Color is an inter-cellular/inter-stellular communication link to our inner and outer worlds. It creates and animates our lives as we experience it. So, we can be influenced by different colors and also use them in crafting a certain outcome. (Learn more by Julieanne Bien, “Shamanism, Alchemy, and Light”)
By opening the inner eye, you can explore the vast potential of color harmonics as related to the alchemical use of inner expansion.
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Next is Geometric Forms
Sacred Geometry is the blueprint of Creation and the genesis of all form. It is an ancient science that explores and explains the energy patterns that create and unify all things and reveals the precise way that the energy of Creation organizes itself.
On every scale, every natural pattern of growth or movement conforms inevitably to one or more geometric shapes. As you enter the world of Sacred Geometry you begin to see the wonderful, patterned beauty of Creation.
The molecules of our DNA, snowflakes, pinecones, flower petals, the branches of trees, the star we spin around, the galaxy we spiral within. All life forms as we know them emerge out of timeless geometric codes. Viewing and contemplating these codes allow us to gaze directly at the lines on the face of deep wisdom. It offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the Universal Mind.
There are certain geometric forms that each person is attracted to or means something special to them. This may be a square [or cube]; A circle [or spiral] or a triangle [or pyramid] for instance. Sacred Geometry takes on another whole level of significance when grounded in the experience of self-awareness.
Combine Your Elements for Transformation
By taking the symbols, colors, and geometric forms you are interested in, you are able to create your own Spiritual Instrument of Inner Transformation. You have your own special item, or picture or symbol that you are connected to.
You are attracted to special colors and geometric forms. You may prefer the circle to a square. You may radiate towards purples, magentas, and deep greens, instead of orange or red.
As you continue to work with the project from the time you decide your symbols, colors, and geometric forms, until you have compiled them, you will be imbuing them with your energy and start changing the frequency of your intentions.
After you have found the right elements for your inner alchemy, you can use them within your own personal transformation meditation. By focusing on the symbols, colors, and sacred geometric forms for an extended period, you are able to generate a strong connection to your personal self.
You have used inner alchemy to recognize your true, Higher Self. Now you can blend this ability with the other alchemy elements (physical manifestation and mentally creating joy in your life) for the interior work of the soul.
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