Alchemy Phase 6: Sublimation

By |2020-09-02T10:11:47-07:00September 2nd, 2020|Alchemy|

A New Equilibrium In Conjunction, there was a general embracing of opposites. In Fermentation, there was a sheer dedication to truth and impeccable perception. Now, in Sublimation, Love and Wisdom find their union. Sublimation begins, and Fermentation ends, when pure, ecstatic Love floods in. It is a Love unbound, not attached to anything, all-embracing, unconditional. Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Alchemy Phase 5: Fermentation

By |2020-08-19T15:37:05-07:00August 19th, 2020|Alchemy, Community Conversations|

Into the Abyss There is a point at which, to really move forward, a realignment has to occur within the self. This is a deeper process than Calcination - it questions the ego, but it pivots our whole position of awareness. Rather than re-establishing an identity, it relinquishes attachment to ANY identity, even one which Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Alchemy Phase 4: Conjunction

By |2020-07-15T09:24:19-07:00June 26th, 2020|Alchemy, Community Conversations|

Crucible of Union Everything in manifestation is polar. Hot and cold, wet and dry, expansive and contractive. Yin and Yang. Active and passive. The idea that poles are separate is illusory. In alchemy, every pole contains its opposite. And the opposite pole can be accessed through the right approach.  In the Conjunction phase, one learns Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Alchemy Phase 3: Separation

By |2020-07-15T09:19:53-07:00February 26th, 2019|Alchemy, Transitory Thoughts|

In the last post of this series, we covered the second stage of alchemy: dissolution. We also reminded ourselves that it’s important to remain non-attached. At the same time, you will not complete the alchemy process powerfully without uncovering your ‘burning desire’ that drives you towards your goal. Without the attractive force of this Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Shift to the Sacred Retreat

By |2019-01-31T13:11:19-07:00February 23rd, 2019||

This retreat encourages us to go inside, play, and explore our assumptions, stories, and boundaries about who we are and what we can create in this world. We explore a few key questions: Who am I now? Where am I going? What is my purpose? How do I create? What am I creating? By exploring Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Alchemy Phase 2: Dissolution

By |2020-07-15T09:42:51-07:00January 2nd, 2018|Alchemy, Transitory Thoughts|

In Calcination, you learned that you weren’t your body, your circumstances, your identity. None of these things ultimately defined you - because, as they receded, changed, eroded, YOU still existed, something fundamental beneath it all. Something was still there, and it was an opening to a larger universe. Developing Devotion In Dissolution, you might try Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Alchemy Phase 1: Calcination

By |2020-07-15T09:31:31-07:00October 12th, 2016|Alchemy, Transitory Thoughts|

FIRE OF THE ALCHEMISTS Fire is powerful. Its essence can be found in the Big Bang, the formation of the Earth, and the symbol of the phoenix. These all give clues to the secret of renewal. The science and art of alchemy sheds much light on this. The ancient and medieval alchemists pursued far more Activate your Spiritual Intelligence