As a practice, the focus of this ancient art is an attempt to change base metals into gold, making the alchemist outwardly rich, leading to financial gain.
As a way of life, the focus is on living with intention, achieving wisdom, and doing the work it takes to become a little more enlightened every day, making the alchemist inwardly rich, leading to inner wealth.
Alchemy as a way of life often includes clearing our clutter – internal and external – and letting go of things that no longer serve us well. This creates balance and space, a place that nurtures contentment, which I believe is true success.
Inner alchemy, or personal transformation, occurs at different times and speeds for everyone:
• Early, quick, and dynamic
• Late, slow, and measured
• Somewhere in-between
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