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Alchemy for Caregivers The Alchemist's Heart

Alchemy of Tending a Soul at Death’s Door

The Alchemy of Tending a Soul at Death’s Door

A geriatrician holds the hand of an elderly woman with arthritis.

She claws at me, tearing at my skin.

Fierce! How can an 85 pound woman be so strong?

I learn quickly, shifting my angle to avoid her piercing nails, only to find her teeth lashing out, nipping my skin.

How did she learn to fight like this? Did she have to do this to protect herself, or is this completely instinctual?

I force myself to lean INTO her field, past the quick, feral arms, and whisper softly to her ear.

She’s scared, disoriented. I have to talk to her, stroke her, reassure her, let her know it’s OK.

This woman I barely know is dying.

The same woman who gave life to my beloved, and had used her life and death-giving powers to withhold love and physical affection when he needed it most.

This is my mother-in-law, and I am here to love her so she knows she is not alone.

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Alchemy for Moms The Alchemist's Heart

The Sure Fire Secret to Rekindling Your Heart

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The alchemy of reclaiming your inner spark.

I’m not scared by a person’s pain.

Do I feel it?

Yes.

Do I care?

Profoundly.

Do I trust the process?

Absolutely.

Where there is pain, there is life as surely as when there is joy.  And where there is life, there is space for healing.

It is deadness that frightens me.

Heart of Alchemy Academy The Alchemist's Heart

The Art & Science of Creating Sacred Space

 

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I am thrilled to be offering one of my favorite alchemy courses at The Heart of Alchemy Academy just in time for Spring! 30 Days of Creating a Life that Works: A Course in Holding Sacred Space for your Truest Self to Shine is now open for enrollment, with classes beginning Tuesday, February 24th.  This may be the most perfect Valentine’s Day gift you can give yourself, or someone else you love.  It’s a beautiful class for partners or mothers and daughters to take together.

Here are the magically alchemical details:

Alchemy for Moms The Alchemist's Heart

Celebrating Your Internal Light on Winter Solstice

Congratulations! You made it! You’ve reached the longest night of the year – Winter Solstice.  

In a matter of hours, the days will begin to get longer, and little by little, you will see the outer light return.

Really and truly, no matter how dark or cold it appears, the days will begin lengthening.shine_energy_5-300x225

But right now, we are celebrating the alchemical light glowing inside you.

The fact that you are reading this means you have what it takes.  Your internal strength and fierce determination have pulled you all the way through experiences you may not have known you would survive.

You are, as Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes of Women who Run with the Wolves says, “S.S. – Still Standing!”

And I am blessed to be here with you.

May you see the light that is you reflected in the eyes of the people you love, so it will shine more brightly in the sharing.  And may you go forward with a space of gratitude, knowing you have more than enough courage and more than enough heart to inspire all those you touch through your journeys.

With Blessings of Alchemy and Great Love,

Christy