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Body Screaming at You? What You Need To Know Now

body screamingIs your body screaming at you? Out beyond the altar of doing more, faster, there is a space of awareness, wisdom and compassion. I’ll meet you there. May these true confessions of an alchemist guide your way.

Ever look at yourself with a sense of humor?
I had a bumper crop of that recently, three days post-abdominal surgery.
I was under general anesthesia, complete with a breathing tube. Since I was released from the hospital the same day, I expected I would feel fine and have a great excuse to take a few days off and bond with my kids.

Check out my weekend to-do list:

Make fresh yogurt from scratch,
Teach my kids how to make natural facial sprays and masques,to do list Watch a thought-provoking movie w my daughters followed by a life-enhancing discussion,
Re-cover the antique footstools from my office,
Complete my personal tax prep,
Write an article on “The Mystic” for a new online magazine

Want to guess what actually happened?

None of the above.

Bet you saw that coming.

Surgery went well, but nausea threw me to the floor.
Great news: I guarantee I’ll never become addicted to codeine, torodal, or whatever the hell else they gave me.
(Cue hysterical laughter.)

My kids got the super-fun throw-up mommy to play all weekend.
(This is definitely not one that you want to buy for your kids during holiday season.)
I got exactly no nourishment, as everything that went down, came right back up, including the anti-nausea medication.

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Going somewhere? I don’t think so.

Monday was better, but better is a relative term.
I concluded that if I wasn’t well enough to drive my kids a mile and a half to the bus, seeing clients would have to wait.

After gritting my teeth and rescheduling, I had a good talk with myself.
I asked myself the same tough but loving questions I ask my clients.
And I realized something important.

I was treating my recovery process as an inconvenient interruption of daily life.

That is some really screwy logic that deserved to be flipped on its head.

So I re-decided. My priority was to fully and completely heal at all levels….even though his meant taking more time off than I wished.

To be clear, by “time off” I mean being still instead of pushing against the necessary boundaries my body screaming alerted me to   when I ignored the whispers.

Which meant there was no freshly prepared yogurt, no eco-friendly skin care line and the tattered (but beloved) foot stools will be here a bit longer.
Tax prep was delayed and that article may or may not get written in a timely fashion.

But it also means I listened to my body, rest when I needed to, recovered as quickly as possible, and walked my talk about self-care.

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What good are pretty words if the the tongue they’re rolling off of isn’t true to their message?

So I ask you today, what will help you move into alignment with your healthiest self? Peek behind the fear of not being good enough, fast enough, strong enough, and inquire with love: “What do I need most in this moment?”  With love and persistence, you will find yourself beginning to listen and respond to the subtle whispers instead of your body screaming. These blissful mind-body wellness strategies can help immeasurably, as can this tip on reconnecting with your body to find your joy!

Give yourself permission to take a step (or two) back and tend your deep needs right now.  You are an amazingly bright being and I guarantee the world needs you WHOLE! And if you’re willing to join my true confessions, please share – where are YOU being guided to walk with more gentleness and compassion?

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Lost Your Joy? How To Find Your Happy!

find your joy It’s time to reconnect with joy!
Sweetheart, listen up:
YOU belong. YOU are important. YOU touch the lives of people around you in ways you can’t begin to imagine.  YOU are a force for good, a node of Divine connectivity enriching our greater experience, and I LOVE YOU.

 

You and I are among the amazing souls showing up and caring deeply about ways to create alchemy in your lives…but we aren’t necessarily embodying this knowledge. Too many bright spirits are sharing a feeling of being profoundly isolated…like they just don’t belong anywhere in this world.

Today I’m taking a stand to help you reclaim your joy by connecting with your greatest physical ally:

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Want to Reclaim Your Health? Speak Your Truth Now!

reclaim your truthThis is the truth I never thought I’d tell.

I offer it to you as inspiration and encouragement to reclaim your health.

A winter child born with a propensity for Seasonal Affective Disorder, I used to DREAD this time of year. The 30-day window between Solstice and my birthday has been fraught with challenges.

Lest you think it can’t be that bad, here’s a sampling:

My grandfather’s suicide right before Christmas. The death of my only true childhood friend on my 12th birthday. Severe postpartum depression. Repeated bouts of suicidal ideation. Biochemical storms and precious little outer light in my favored northwestern climes left me exhausted before the season began.

This time was known only as THE GAUNTLET.

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Surviving The Firestorm: The Alchemy of Courage

wildfire-300x200I was totally unprepared. The devastation stretched as far as I could see.

Over 262 square MILES of the most glorious terrain I have ever been blessed to love…destroyed.

Utter ashen moonscape.

I wept, silent tears speaking words I could not say.

I weep still as I write this.

I live in North Central Washington in a wildly remote and beautiful land which has been brought to its knees by the greatest fires our state has ever seen.

Mother nature is powerful, yes, and there IS life beneath the soil, but this space we love, the Kettle Range, will not recover in my lifetime, or my children’s.

I ache to do justice to the beauty that now lives only in our hearts, so the stories can be passed to future generations. That one day, they will find themselves breathless with wonder on the mountaintop with the panorama of vibrant life bursting forth around them.

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Inviting Aphrodite: How To Easily Woo Your Inner Goddess (Part Two)

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There is an art and a science to inviting Aphrodite into our lives, and I am excited to share  these incredibly effective ways to connect with and embrace your Inner Goddess so your brilliant light can shine.

These jewels are based on Kisses from your True Self – simple practices designed to inspire a deeper relationship with the wisest part of you.

The best part is that each kiss is GUARANTEED to take 3 minutes or less – although you have total freedom to enjoy the goodness as long as you like.

Here is Part Two of Inviting Aphrodite – 15 Ways to Absolutely Thrive Now!

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Essential Daily Alchemy Is Here For The First Time


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Announcing Essential Daily Alchemy to help your life feel better fast!

Imagine being energetically held, cared for & supported every day, and the difference this can make now. 

Are you frustrated that you don’t have someone who truly believes in you and your ability to create a life you love?

Are you tired of not having the support you need to move beyond surviving into thriving?

I am an alchemist at heart, and I have a solution that came two weeks ago because of a client very much like you.

She wrote me, as so many have over the years, with a crucial request: “Please Help!”

The details of each person’s unique situation differ, but one thing’s for sure. There is always a clear sense of urgency to SEND HELP NOW.

What happens next is always the same. I drop down into a heart space of wholeness and help gather and shift the energy for nearly instantaneous results. I wait until I feel the relaxing, harmonizing, balancing sensations sweep through me so I’m certain the person and situation I’m focused on are beginning to feel better, and then move on with the rest of my day with a tremendous sense of gratitude for being able to be of service.

I trust this process because it’s happened over a thousand times. Afterward, clients consistently report a sense of wellness and ease enters their body. They can breathe easier, think more clearly and feel stronger again.

So after I completed this process with this particular client, I had THIS revelation: There is no need for people to wait until crisis strikes to receive essential support.  Why not offer proactive energetic care?

I can promise you it is easier energetically to help avert disaster before it happens than to intervene at its peak!

And this is where Essential Daily Alchemy was born.Connect-with-your-genius-300x200

I am offering a select group of people who are ready to experience more ease, energy and wellness this opportunity to apply for a monthly subscription service with personalized support, 5 days a week.

Now it’s YOUR turn.

What if you could have the support you’ve always dreamed of?

What if you didn’t have to try so hard?

What if you were guaranteed to have someone who really cares dedicated to providing you with individual energetic assistance on specific days and times you can count on?

And what if you could do this at an affordable rate that is far less than my traditional alchemy packages?

I have only 15 total Essential Daily Alchemy spots to offer, several of which are already spoken for. If you KNOW you’re interested, email me right away: info@thealchemistsheart.com so I can put you at the top of the list to receive more information.

In the meantime, imagine being held, cared for & supported in your daily life.  After all, you give your life everything you’ve got. Isn’t it time you get the support you deserve? 

With Love & Alchemy,

Christy

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Inviting Aphrodite: 15 Ways to Absolutely Thrive Now (Part One)

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Ask any woman whether she’s happy with what she looks like or if she’s completely happy with her life and you’ll likely get a resounding “no.”

Ask that same woman, “When was the last time you did something really nice for yourself?” and you’ll likely get silence. After a few moments, she might come back with, “Well there was that day a few months ago when I had the flu and I slept in until 6:00 am.”

Sound familiar? It’s sad, really. Why can’t we as women take a day off or do something nice for ourselves?

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Learn the Secrets of Luminous Listening for Beautiful Relationships Now

You are an amazing human being.

Luminous-Listening-300x215You bring your heart forward to people you love, but perhaps you don’t always feel like you’re able to help them as much as you’d like.

Luminous Listening is a powerful technique here to help as we explore the letter L in my A to Z Alchemy series.

Imagine that someone you care about is talking to you.  They’re stressed and you want to help.  I’ll bet your attention is focused intently on them as you listen with all your might to what they’re saying.  You’re probably caught up in the surface content of what they’re sharing, thinking if you listen hard enough you can help them problem solve.

I’ll also bet in these moments that your heart rate and blood pressure increase, your jaws and stomach get tight and your breathing gets shallow.  In your deep desire to connect and be of service, you have very likely allowed them to become the emotional leader and followed them into their stress.

Stop.  Catch yourself. You have a totally positive intention to help them, and I promise there is a better way to achieve the result you want more quickly and easily.

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Kaleidoscope of Kisses from the Alchemist Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

Kaleidoscope-of-Kisses-250x194Consider yourself kissed! 

Today is “K” in the alchemical alphabet.

I am completely delighted to be celebrating “K” in our A to Z alchemy exploration by starting a new tradition of  gift-giving  from The Art & Science of Creating Sacred Space.

Kisses from your True Self are simple practices designed to inspire a deeper relationship with the wisest part of you. The best part is that each kiss is GUARANTEED to take 3 minutes or less – although you have total freedom to enjoy the goodness as long as you like!

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12 Steps To The Sacred Journey Of Your Life

Journey-250x250In celebration of my 100th post (YAY!!!), I invite you into the remarkable adventure of exploring the Hero’s Journey in your life with a hearty dose of alchemy for adventurers.

There is a pattern in all the great stories of the world that are really one story – one monomyth, with different faces.  This is the hero’s story – the sacred journey of your life.

Moms, in light of Mother’s Day, I dedicate this exploration of “J” in our A to Z alchemy series to you and the profound process of new parenthood. 

I offer you two short videos, one easy infographic and one condensed list.  Taking a few minutes with these concepts will help connect you with your inner alchemist to bring clarity, understanding and even peace to strengthen you in your incredible journey.