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The Inspiring Origins of The Alchemist’s Heart: Part One

inspirationSoul Adventurer,

I offer this as a new gift to you – the first in a series of true life stories.  It is my desire that sharing these adventures may bring the inspiring breath of life more deeply through your mind and body, helping to energize all that you wish to co-create in the world.

Please let me know how this resonates – I love hearing from you!

With Love, Christy

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The inspiration arrived like a thunderbolt.
Celebrating my husband’s birthday with a fishing expedition off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, I’d made the unusual request to be dropped off on a tiny, sparsely inhabited island. My husband and his friend were venturing into rough, open waters, and I’d had more than my share of this form of character building the previous day.
I surveyed the terrain and set off exploring the island’s interior. The trees welcomed me, so I lingered with them a bit, but the beautiful cove I discovered on the opposite shoreline spoke to my heart. Making my way to the sandy beach, I settled gratefully into its warm embrace.
Nourishing myself with a light lunch, I found the sun dappled waters irresistibly drawing me forward.
Assuring myself of privacy with a quick look around, I stripped off my clothes and

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Communing with the water

accepted their invitation. Swimming into the cove, I could imagine no more perfect way to commune with the elements, allowing their wisdom to literally wash over me.
Schools of fish darted past, roiling just under the surface, alerting me to the presence of sea mammals hunting below.

I marveled at my lack of fear. Aware of the respect demanded by the ocean, I was unaccustomed to diving in alone. I simply knew that I was most welcome, and at that moment, no harm would befall me.
Taking my fill of communion and giving thanks, I returned to shore, eagerly anticipating a sun-kissed nap. Nestling into the sand, I relaxed my body completely, giving myself over to the earth. But sleep was not to come. Receiving the incredible support of the energies surrounding me, I considered the question burning in my soul.
The tug to be of greater service had become unrelenting in recent months. Books I’d not yet authored appeared in completed form within my dreams, vanishing as I awoke. Potent allies I’d not yet met collaborated with me, round-table style, names eluding my waking consciousness. The time had arrived to expand beyond my comfortable local counseling and coaching practice. There was something I needed to do, but what?
“The call is strong. I know the time is now. What is the next right step to move forward and serve the larger purpose of my soul?”
A website flashed before my eyes.
Hesitating, a painful memory brushed my mind of an earlier website, removed after my life had disintegrated and I’d barely found the courage to rise from the ashes. But I’ve never been one to shy away from messages of the spirit.
“All right, what form shall this take?”
Listening intently, I noted my steady heartbeat.
“I recognize you as a true friend. I’ve patched you with band aids and bailing twine, and you keep showing up. In doing so, you allow me to be present for other people. I’ve been called me a healer, but I’m not. People heal through their own connection with the Divine. I simply hold sacred space to help them tap into that connection to begin transforming their lives. At heart, I’m not a healer, I’m an alchemist.”
The shock of this truth coursed through my body. Breath catching, I sat bolt upright.
“That’s it! The heart of an alchemist. The Alchemist’s Heart.”

 

 

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Hello My Love, do you want to feel better? This is for you!

It’s been a challenging week around here…maybe for you as well?
I’ve had to throw dearly held plans right out the window in order to make wise decisions. I know I’m not the only one.

Maybe you have a situation right now (or two…or three…) which requires some uncomfortable piloting.

I’ll tell you straight up – adjustments on the fly are NOT my idea of a good time. I’m a huge fan of having a darn good idea about what’s going to happen. Especially when it’s something I’ve worked for. Delightful surprises are most welcome, of course, but not the sucky variety!

Thankfully, I know there are gifts hidden within the…well…sucky parts.
I also know paying attention to a few keys will unlock magic within your life and help you feel better fast.

Here’s the deal.
You have within you an inner alchemist.
It’s true. We all do!

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Brilliant Alchemical Voices To Inspire Your World

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In a world overflowing with noise, it is a great pleasure to be able to share alchemical voices that encourage a soul-felt YES!

A  perfect message in light of the world’s pain is outstandingly shared by Parker J. Palmer at OnBeing.org in Heartbreak, Violence and Hope for New Life:

My heart is stretched every time I’m able to take in life’s little deaths without an anesthetic: a friendship gone sour, a mean-spirited critique of my work, failure at a task that was important to me. I can also exercise my heart by taking in life’s little joys: a small kindness from a stranger, the sound of a distant train reviving childhood memories, the infectious giggle of a two-year-old as I “hide” and then “leap out” from behind cupped hands. Taking all of it in — the good and the bad alike — is a form of exercise that slowly transforms my clenched fist of a heart into an open hand.

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Awesome Alchemical Alphabet to Rock Your Life

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I’m awakening to April with my very own Alchemical Alphabet for the Blogging from A to Z 2015 Challenge.  The idea is to join bloggers around the world while bringing you a WEALTH of transformative tips and breaking my record for the most posts in a month.  To do this, I’ll be blogging 6 days a week, excluding Sundays.  (Girl’s gotta have a break, right?)

Monday through Saturday I’ll be gifting you with alchemical ideas using each letter of the alphabet, in turn, to inspire, nourish and transform your life. What do ‘ya think?  Game on!

If you’ve been with me for a while, you already know I am an alchemist who is passionate about awakening the most creative and joyful aspects of your truest self through the secrets of alchemy.  But what exactly IS alchemy?

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Sharing Joy on Our International Day of Happiness

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I get my happy on this time every year on March 20th because Vernal Equinox is coming right up in my neck of the woods.  But the United Nation’s decision in 2012 to establish our International Day of Happiness gives us extra reasons to delight – Happy Day is designed to remind us to “celebrate unity and call on the international community to recognize the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the well-being of all peoples.