Inner Alchemy
Heartfulness eMagazine|October 2019
Inner Alchemy
A very basic explanation of alchemy is that it transforms something common into something special. Derived from the Arabic word al-Kimia, alchemy can be either a practice or a way of life:
Laurie Buchanan

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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October 2019