I was privileged to be a part of a special One Heart event, The Alchemy of Emotions. The actual origin of the word alchemy comes from a Greek word referring to the ancient Egyptian art of renown Alexandrian 'alchemists' who were seeking the chemical transmutation of base elements into the precious metals of silver and gold. The science of alchemy was primarily practiced in the Middle Ages and the sixteenth century. Alchemy was based on the search for the 'Universal solvent' as well as the search for 'the panacea', or 'Universal Remedy', by which man could actively possess the magical and miraculous power of transmutation of his physical world.
As successive centuries passed, although many tales were told, positive proof of the transmutation of base metals into gold eluded alchemists. Through time, the science and practice of alchemy fell into disrepute and disuse. Yet, even today, the lure of the miraculous and the possibility of transmuting physical objects still intrigues and beckons mankind. Throughout history men and women who have possessed the power of transmutation, such as Jesus, as He changed water into wine, and Sai Baba, as he manufactures vabooty and objects out of thin air, have been revered.
Interestingly enough, the word emotion traces its original meaning to identify the process of moving out, migration, or transference from one place to another, in a physical sense. Psychology defines emotion as a mental 'feeling' or mental 'affectation' (e.g. of pleasure vs pain, desire Vs aversion, enthusiasm Vs apathy, confidence Vs fear, and all the states that lie in between such as confusion, clarity, anger, peacefulness, boredom, interest, and so on), as distinguished from cognitive or volitional states of consciousness. Common consensus identifies the word emotion to be a state of active expression (whether the method of expression is through spoken words, body language, or energetic creations of internal feelings released outward from the energetic field of the individual). Human communication is said to consist of 55% body language, 38% voice tonality, and 7% spoken words. The word emotion is also closely identified with an individual's active expression of feelings and passions reflecting personal preferences.
Perhaps it is easiest to identify emotion simply as E-motion: Energy in motion. By combining the words Alchemy and Emotions we are introducing the idea of the art of being able to transmute our physical world into the realm of personal miracles, simply through the application and release of our feelings.
The magical ability of transmutation is one we all innately possess, through the very genetic code which identifies us as human beings. The unique ability of humans to physically create using their feelings and emotions has been described by every major religion and every major school of thought, from the ancient philosophers such as Plato, to nationally recognized metaphysical schools such as the Rosicrucians, the Science of Mind teachings, the Edgar Cayce Foundation, the Scientologists, and the Alice Bailey devotees. Modern day philosophers and motivational speakers such as Og Mandino, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Norman Vincent Peale, Walt Whitman, Billy Graham, Emmett Fox, Thoreau and Dr. Deepak Chopra all deliver the same basic message in their own unique way: Your emotions are the foundation and the true key to physical creation of your dreams and the deepest desires of your heart.
The ability to know and clearly express the deepest desires of your heart is the unique key which, once accessed with awareness, enables each of us to create everything we truly desire for ourselves.
A good place to start with knowing your own heart is to simply know how you are feeling. When someone asks you how you are, do you automatically find yourself replying 'fine, just fine,' when in fact your lover has just left you, you have the worst case of stomach cramps you have ever experienced, and your boss was especially irrational today?
While admittedly all of us have interacted in just this way, probably many times, the message we are giving ourselves, over and over again is deadening to our soul and our spirit, and is out of personal integrity and a 100% commitment to life. How far have we stepped away from the truth of our authentic divine self, and our real mission and purpose for being here on the planet at this time? How numb have we made ourselves to our true heart felt emotions? When was the last time we were 100% honest with ourselves about how we are really feeling about our job? our current personal relationship? our abundance? our daily pattern of living? Are we honestly living our deepest desires?
If our answer is no to any of these questions, we are short changing ourselves. If we are not here to live our life, who is going to do it for us?
So, just how do we begin to live our life with true enthusiasm and joy? We begin by being honest with ourselves. We begin by going to the very 'heart of the matter' by being directly in touch with our-innermost feelings. We begin by our mere willingness to acknowledge and feel our deepest held emotions. We begin by reestablishing our natural God given connection with our Higher Self in a way we can trust and understand.
In the past, through my own journey of self discovery, I learned this for myself, many times the hard way. The gift of my willingness to be honest with myself and my emotions has led me to my heart's desire. I discovered, through our very desire to know ourselves, each of us can generate enough Emotion, or energy in motion, to collapse our own self-imposed shields, blocks or barriers. My commitment to acknowledging my emotions has also given me the creative energy to bring to my conscious awareness, my personal purpose and mission on the planet at this time: Multidimensional Cellular Healing.
Heart & Soul Healing is the 25 year product of my willingness to establish aware interaction with my Higher Self. The cornerstone of my work is acknowledgment and conscious connection with our own Higher Self, which is available to each of us in every moment of our existence.
One of the easiest ways to connect with your Higher Self, which I teach in my workshops, is the following exercise:
Sit comfortably in a room free of distractions. Have at least one piece of paper, a strong writing surface, and a pencil available. Write down a question which has some meaning for you, such as: 'What is my purpose here on Earth?'
Take several deep breaths and center yourself. Now, repeat the question in your own mind, as quickly as you can, three times in a row, and write down the first word you perceive in your awareness, whether it makes sense to your conscious mind or not. You are now in direct communication with your Higher Self! Your Higher Self is the first, usually very quiet, response you receive. A second, louder, sometimes overriding response is actually your ego and filtering, logical left brain.
Common one word answers to the above question are love, service and teaching. Using the word you have received, without judging, or invalidating your answer, formulate your next question: Such as, 'Who am I here to serve?' 'How am I supposed to serve?' etc. Take a deep breath or two, repeat the second question in your mind, quickly, three times in a row. Write down the word or words you receive, and use them to formulate your next question. Continue this process, becoming more and more specific with each question.
Very quickly, at some point, usually about the fourth or fifth round of questions you ask yourself, you will find you begin writing in sentences, or even paragraphs, all in the same original quiet voice. You have now elicited the direct flow and always present line of communication with your Higher Self.
Remember, if you are able to formulate a question, you must already have the answer within your own self, otherwise you would not even have the ability or vocabulary to ask the question in the first place! It is just as simple as that.