I see you in my mind’s eye – shining with the sacred flame burning within.
I marvel at the ways you keep showing up to tend your people and projects with heart and soulfulness.
Yet I know sometimes it feels like TOO DAMN MUCH.
Maybe, as a gifted client revealed a few days ago, you have a fantasy of hitting the open road and not coming back – maybe ever – certainly not ’til you’re good and ready. Despite the love you hold for your home, family, and colleagues.
Do you know why?
Because your Soulfire is craving nourishment so you can keep showing up in the amazing ways you do…while living in alignment with your essential self.
So if you’re exhausted from taking care of everyone else, this is your invitation to discover a better way to live.
It’s time to feel held and supported in the sacred journey of YOUR life!
I’m reaching out to kiss the part of you that cannot be contained.
I happen to know that, like me, you have some version of my crazy little curl.
One you try to cover up, tuck in, or shove into some socially acceptable space. Except that it will never, EVER, stay in place for long. I tucked this curl back into position tens of thousands of times before realizing it has been communicating something important. At which point, I took this photo BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO EMBRACE YOUR “CURL.”
You have alchemy inside your soul.
And as you’ve noticed, alchemy doesn’t conform to much of anything we were taught growing up.
THIS is what I love most about you – the magical element of your being that insists on growing in its own perfect way.
So, darling, what is YOUR “curl?”What part of you doesn’t fit in? Where can you use support witnessing your own unique beauty? Comment below to share what you can embrace rather than push away.
Because the more genuine compassion you offer your WHOLE self, the more life energy will be available for creating magic in your life!
Coming Soon! Join me for a very special experience at the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA on September 21st, 2019.
Alchemy LIVE will provide the precise tools you need to connect with your inner alchemist and kiss fear, doubt and confusion goodbye while moving into clarity, confidence and strength no matter what adventures arise in your sacred journey of life.
You will discover how to recognize the gold within, embrace life as an adventure, create sacred space and partner with the benevolent forces of the Universe. You will also transform your communication through the power of deep listening, grow stronger with truth-telling, reap hearty benefits from the Stillness Solution, open your spirit to initiation with the twin gatekeepers of courage and respect, and harness the alchemy of appreciation.
Every time I’ve emerged from intensely soul-testing experiences, I’ve done so with fierce determination to distill the alchemy that provided safe passage, and offer it with open hands to ease the paths of the next travelers. Now I have the incredible honor of being able to help you reawaken into a life of greater freedom, aliveness, and possibility!
Interested?Email me today at christy @ thealchemistsheart.com with YES in the subject line. I’ll send you more information once the beautiful details are ready!
How does Christy hide her wings? I’m convinced that she’s part angel, part mystical fairy—both of which combine to make her a gifted healer.
She can instantly transform any space, virtual or in-person, into a safe and sacred space where those struggling can be welcomed, guided, and transformed through her alchemy. I don’t know how she does it, I’m just so grateful she does.
“Dear Christy, you are a godsend, an angel. You appeared to me right when I needed you and I am beyond grateful for the time you took to help me and the love you poured into it. You helped me get clear on many things which led me into the healing process. I was really in a depression when you came into my life and the transition that took place through your alchemy work was miraculous to say the least. Your guidance and wisdom opened my eyes to see even more of my path. I am now pushing forward on that path. I have taken your advice and couldn’t be more happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Owner / www.tamargail.com
“I think of Christy as an amazing balance between a power force and a highly enlightened light worker.
She combines a deep understanding of the spiritual and emotional issues in your life with a talent for giving you tangible, practical, easily do-able solutions that you can use to make things better right away.
Christy definitely hears what you’re saying and really gets what you’re going through.
But, then she makes a point of saying “Okay, this is exactly what you can do to make your life easier.
Go out and try these one or two things and report back.” And I really like that Christy’s style is never rigid.
She’s not invested in her own particular system or structure. Instead, she says “Here’s what I know works.
Make this your own, come back and tell me how it went, and we’ll make adjustments and tweaks so it’s perfect for you.
” I would definitely recommend Christy’s services to anyone who wants to create space in their own life and reconnect to what matters.
She gives you the tools you need to create something that is amazing. At the end of the day, she helps you transform, you just have to go out do it!”
Her big eyes searching my face, I couldn’t hold her gaze.
Head down, I was ashamed I couldn’t answer her question.
“Mom, can we have a whole day together to just do fun things? We can eat our favorite goodies and not have you do any work at all?”
My head spun.
I was recovering from the flu and exhausted after a long day tending beloved clients with enormous stressors. I’d pushed too hard, but my heart was determined to serve.
Now my daughter needed me, but all I could think was “An entire day off? How on Earth can I do that?” It’s not practical! There’s too much to do!
And then she threw in the clincher….”Mom? This is what I want for Christmas.”
This should have been easy.
She is 13 years old.
She still wants to spend time with me.
It really doesn’t get any better than that.
I am blessed beyond measure, but Goddess help me, I STILL couldn’t give her an unequivocal yes.
Instead of looking into her eyes and assuring her I would ABSOLUTELY grant her wish, all I could manage was to say “Honey, I hear you, I know this matters and I’ll work on it.”
Not a proud moment….but a human one.
TIME and attention are our most precious commodities.
We are so damn busy whilst starving for human connection.
I know this.
I teach the importance of being truly present with each other.
And yet I couldn’t walk my talk.
So I asked myself how I would feel about this years from now.
Would I regret not being able to give this incredible daughter a simple day together? Teaching through my actions that she didn’t matter as much as all the other things that needed tending?
The answer was a resounding YES.
I resolved to get some sleep, clear my head, and choose with wisdom.
Now I’m writing you this embarrassing but absolutely true love letter.
Because I suspect I’m not the only one in need of this lesson.
In 20 short minutes, I’ll be picking her up from school, where I will thank her for making the request. I will assure her that not only will I follow through on this for Christmas, but REGULARLY, if she desires.
Because I get a second chance to choose again.
And Dearheart, so do you.
As long as you are breathing, you get to re-decide. And choosing again is one of our most potent tools for change.
Is 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, 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.
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.
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?
In the wake of recent tragedy, I lovingly offer this to help coax your beautiful heart out of despair and into a space of hope:
My heart is breaking for the innocent,
head straining to comprehend the incomprehensible,
heart beating as though it can outrun these feelings.
Tears anoint this space, falling from my fingertips.
The illusion that it is easier not to feel
shatters as I remember our humanity depends upon these emotions.
One thought remains:What shall we DO?
In this moment. Right now. In the face of anguish and tragedy.
The answer arrives upon a wisp of grace.
BREATHE – fan the bellow of your lungs with the breath of life.
LOVE – for even as your heart breaks, you may save another’s.
SHARE – speak your truth, ask for help when you need it, share the gifts that come easily to you. You matter more than you know!
CONNECT – you are in the soulful company of kindred spirits connected heart to heart around the world. Together, we can bring healing.
CHOOSE ONE SMALL STEP FORWARD – in a world where chaos seems to reign, we have the opportunity to walk with compassion, empathy and strength. Find the next right step in this moment, follow through, and the next one will take care of itself.
Darling, it’s time to release limitations and celebrate your growth. Chances are high that your old boundaries no longer fit. Have you ever had a moment like this?
My daughter burst into tears on the way out the door this morning. When I asked what was wrong, she exclaimed “Everything!”
I bent down to hug my normally happy 11 year old with a mixture of feelings.
Compassion, remembering moments when I’ve thought exactly the same thing.
Amusement because she was so darn cute trying to shove her feet into shoes that were easily two sizes too small. Which I have also done.
She’s sprouted up rapidly – gaining on her older sister (and me)!
She’s requested this of the Universe during years of being the smallest kid in class….but it has brought some unanticipated challenges.
With growth comes change – like outgrowing some of our VERY favorite things.
Which got me to thinking….we’ve ALL done this at some point in our lives. So I asked myself these questions, and offer them to you:
What is your equivalent of the trusty sneakers that no longer fit?
Where have you grown mentally, emotionally and spiritually – but haven’t yet created space in your life to accommodate your beautiful growth?
Because as comfortable as those old boundaries may have been, they no longer fit.
It’s time to release limitations, as familiar and “comfortable as they may seem.” Give yourself some room and celebrate your growth!
I’d love to hear your answers – I’m right here with you!
With Love and Alchemy,
P.S. I’ll be presenting a Soulfire Session workshop at Fairy Congress this year at the Skalitude Retreat Center in Winthrop, Washington. This is a marvelous gathering from June 22nd – 26th – you can come for one or all of the days. Take a peek and let me know if I’ll get to embrace you in person!
I offer this as a gift – the first in a series of true-life stories. May they 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
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 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 to accept 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.
Alert to the presence of sea mammals hunting below, I marveled at my lack of fear. The ocean demands respect, and I was unaccustomed to diving in alone. I simply knew in my bones 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 gave myself over to the earth, relaxing my body completely.
I had hoped for sleep, but that 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. I had poured love into it but it fell apart after my life had disintegrated and I’d barely found the courage to rise from the ashes.
Fortunately, 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 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.”
Can you believe it? The turn of the seasons has arrived, bringing new possibilities into our lives right now!
It’s been a rough few months for so many amazing souls. Somewhere between the exceptionally long winter and the head-spinning news cycle, we almost forgot Spring was coming. But here it is! With a beautiful opportunity to see and feel the energy shifting.
I’ve learned a lot that I can’t wait to share with you.
For now, I offer you one very specific gift.
Throughout the turmoil of winter, this is the gift that has kept me steady.
Consider this a blessing from the Goddess.