It's About Time: Taking back control & embracing the limitless nature of time.
We start with picking up the thread of Alchemy perhaps for the first time or again after a hiatus. You’ll discover that time can be on your side. By embracing an immortality mindset, you are no longer constantly running out of time. Instead, time becomes your friend. Together with us, you will begin a self-cultivation challenge of journaling and meditation, applying the special resource of time to your most precious belonging-- YOURSELF. As you learn to reshuffle your priorities in life, the authentic YOU begins to emerge -- and your daily self-cultivation routine becomes meaningful and sustainable for your life. Life can become easy again. Joy and Happiness can flow into every moment in time.
Discover your Curriculum Through the 9 Palaces of the Heart: Why are you here in this lifetime? Are you truly free to do what you want in your own life?
Your dialogue with yourself expands to discover your life's purpose. Through the Five Elements and the Nine Palaces, a deeper conversation with yourself begins with prioritizing the things that mean the most to you and your life’s curriculum. Through this deeper exploration, a new value system can emerge that helps you easily know where you need to be and what you need to be doing along your roadmap of life. The question of destiny vs. free will becomes simplified with the elements of time and purpose no longer being enemies. By making friends with your curriculum and fully embracing the fullness of your life, you can step onto the path of Alchemy, clean and clear with a sense of freedom. Desire and passion about what you really want to do in your life can emerge.
Break Free From/Unroot your Fears: Entering the Mystery Gate - Is Fear holding you back from loving yourself?
Make friends with fear. The Mystery Gate is the entranceway into Alchemy. It calls upon us to no longer fear death so that we can live to live rather than live to die. This is a deeper process than what we think is on the surface, so we utilize more advanced meditations to access the fears that are held deeper in the unconscious. However, we do so gently and with great kindness to ourselves, without judgment of fear. This is true self-forgiveness, self love, and self discovery.
Reconnect with your Deeper Purpose in this Lifetime: Asking yourself "better" questions.
In this lesson you will begin asking yourself the "what do I really want question.” At the end of the dark tunnel, there is always light. The light brings clarity to our intentions and purpose in this lifetime. It takes courage to engage yourself at this level because it requires the abandonment of what you may have thought you were based on how you fit into society. By deepening the conversation with yourself, you “receive” your answers rather than fabricate them. We let our old stories go, and create new stories, with ease, love, and harmony with nature and with those around us.
Connect with you Heart's Desire: Are you fully Connected with you Heart's Intent? Do you understand what your heart truly longs for?
Begin to engage your heart and its human desires. While some spiritual traditions attempt to disengage the heart from its desires, in this Daoist tradition, we first need to fully embrace our heart’s longings… to deepen our understanding of them and connect them with what our higher purpose truly is. Once we begin to find our Heart’s intent, we give our heart time to “apply itself” to our intent, which then activate our will - the courage to allow ourselves to actually receive what we truly want.
Learn to Find the Path of Greatest Ease in Everything: Are you fighting yourself constantly? Are you the Rebel in your Rebellious Qi?
We recognize, without judgment, the human condition that makes us feel like we have to fight for what we want. However, like a child who has a tantrum, the need to fight, which is called Rebellious Qi in Chinese Medicine, just needs some calming. You will begin to release this Rebellious Qi, which is your Resistance, and begin to allow ease to arise. As you find ease, it multiplies itself as you learn that "resistance is futile," and the resistance can melt away.
Awaken your Spiritual Essence: Connecting to your Higher Spirit Self
We understand that without ease, we cannot truly engage our higher spirit self. The resistance in us prevents us from having a pure conversation. There will always be an agenda to any conversation when you’re trying to achieve something. Once you've stopped all the fighting, you can connect and commune with your spirit, face-to-face, either through shamanic journey or meditation.
Who Am I, Really?: Your true first step in the Alchemical journey
We return to the question "Who am I?” from the perspective of your spirit. From this place, you understand that what you thought you really wanted doesn’t matter, because it naturally flows to you anyway. You begin to incorporate your new value system into the ease of your everyday movements through life, so that decision-making (once fraught with doubts, negative talk, or self loathing) becomes easier. This is the transformation of you into who you were born to be and who you were meant to become. The first step in the Alchemical transmutation of you.