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Ancient Alchemy – Transforming Sadness into Joy

In times and cultures long gone, the art of Ancient Alchemy sought to discover–among many other things–a way to turn base metals into gold, and to create a “Panacea,” or “Elixer of Life” that would purportedly cure any illness and prolong life indefinitely. However, may there have been a spiritual and life transforming practice of Ancient Alchemy known to the wise ones? Perhaps one that is at once sublime and yet so practical, like transforming sadness into joy?

Isn’t it interesting that when feeling sad or stuck in one of Life’s unsolvable predicaments, some of the images and language that the mind uses are quite descriptive of what is felt: stuck in the mud; stuck in a rut; spinning our tires; backed into a corner; back against the wall; trying to swim in quicksand; caught in a straightjacket; swimming upstream, etc., etc. ..and the metaphors go on and on.

Feeling the frustrations of stuckness I know all too well. The mind gets to a place where certain thoughts of limitation revolve round and round until the energy level gets trapped beneath a dark veil that — like a Black Hole –- sucks all energy and hope into a seemingly bottomless pit that threatens no escape. When the mind gets caught in this repeating loop of pernicious thinking, moods can strike with amazing swiftness. It is like an oppressive door that opens to let in all manner of negativity and fear…

And yet I also know that these moods and feelings do not last forever; they do not even last very long. It’s just “yucky” when going through the experience. However, having the presence of mind to watch and observe while going through these moods serves greatly to help me move through those dark moments.

The point is to short-circuit the barrage of worry thoughts by observing and listening deeply on the inside. When the feelings are thus observed (without the sirens of thoughts barking within), the perspective of Self as observer comes to the fore and the feelings are seen in their raw nakedness, as energy or vibration that is neutral, a kind of inner beacon that is simply broadcasting vibratory patterns that appear to emit from certain parts of the body –- perhaps from the heart and solar plexus areas.

As we continue observing, the feelings become non-local, as though our bodies have expanded beyond the form we are accustomed to. At that point, the feelings that we may have previously labeled as “bad” or “horrible” may revert back to its neutral state, just “feelings” without the mental stories attached to them. It also may just so happen that as we release the verbiage behind our “bad” feelings, the energy is allowed to flow and the awareness is given insight into the fine line between sadness and joy and the energy component behind both.

As you watch the vibration of sadness in the body (without thinking about it), you may find that its energy begins to move, and then you also see its connection with the movement of bubbling joy that is part of the same Universal Electricity. Observing the feelings of sadness then becomes a steppingstone to the awareness of our connectedness to the One Energy Source. This is the secret alchemy that the ancient wise ones practiced, more valuable than turning base metals into gold!

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Power of the Mind – Dropping All Regrets and Resentments

One way of getting into the moment and dropping all regrets and resentments is by using sound. The video is of me playing the digeridoo (an ancient Australian Aboriginal  instrument). The harmonics created and the use of “circular breathing” helps to connect with the Earth Mother and the spirits of Nature. The following post is from a dialog with Higher Self regarding the power of the mind…

Drop all regrets and resentments by focusing strongly upon what you are feeling in the moment, whether fear, sadness, or resentment. Immerse yourself in the consciousness of now, in the fullness of what vibrates within. Drop all anxiety! It is a repeating loop of agitation brought on by thoughts and memories of past hurts that threaten future suffering. Get out of the recurring time loop that keeps you captive on the roller coaster ride of fear!

For now, throw away the need to “make sense” of the world. It will only cause frustration. Too many stories and beliefs have already been erected around “Life and all of its mysteries.” Focus on this thought: Build the magnet! Build the attracting force that will create the dimensions you wish to manifest. The magnet is created by powerfully revolving the thoughts and feelings around the objects of your noble desires… IN THE MOMENT! The vibratory field created will then be a living energy grid that cannot be impinged upon by anxieties of the past or worries about the future.

Use the mind as the creative instrument it was intended to be, not the instrument of torture that it has become. The mind was not intended to constantly churn out stories and memories of past hurts. With the mind, you can tap into the deepest layers of any mystery. Layer upon layer can be pulled aside to uncover the infinite subtleties of existence.

With mind you can create anything, any circumstance. At present you believe yourself subject to certain laws and restrictions of the world. You have bought into the mass hypnosis that the billions on earth are subject to. Awaken now to the gifts that are yours. The connection you have with your surroundings are not only through the body, as consciousness is not limited by the physical senses. The senses are merely filters that show certain spectrums of the Infinite Consciousness. And the power of the senses need not be limited as the consciousness of any filter can be ramped up to apprehend the finest nuances of the physical and spiritual universes.

Let the mind do the work it is meant to do. There are no limitations save in your own unwillingness to venture beyond the pale of the senses. Let yourself flow with the power as you allow the channels of body and mind to merge with the Universal Currents.

We understand that it is difficult to go against the tide of the worldly dream…suffering and pain is all so real to those who live in the realms of the earthly nightmare. It doesn’t go away by just wishing or hoping. And yet the dream has many layers, dimensions that can be unfolded to reveal all the lessons contained. Use the vibration of your focus combined with your voice to change the dream. With the use of harmonics you can melt the boundaries that separate you from the path you are meant to walk.

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