DynamicsWhat is Alchemy?What is Alchemy?
Alchemy is a magical process thatAlchemy is a magical process that
changes something of questionablechanges something of questionable
value into something of great value.value into something of great value.
It can be physical, spiritual orIt can be physical, spiritual or
Today will discuss Spiritual andToday will discuss Spiritual and
Psychological Alchemy in thePsychological Alchemy in the
Physical WorldPhysical World
Spiritual alchemy creates promise andSpiritual alchemy creates promise and
Psychological alchemy is a process toPsychological alchemy is a process to
transform ourselves through manytransform ourselves through many
Alchemists are….Alchemists are….
Magicians who Create their RealityMagicians who Create their Reality
Our Brains areOur Brains are
Programmed for SurvivalProgrammed for Survival
We pay attention to danger and things that place us at riskWe pay attention to danger and things that place us at risk
Attention to danger matches our neurology which isAttention to danger matches our neurology which is
programmed to avoid conflict and stay aliveprogrammed to avoid conflict and stay alive
Fear is an over used survival mechanismFear is an over used survival mechanism
FFalsealse EEvidencevidence AAppearingppearing RRealeal
DynamicsPerceptions Create RealityPerceptions Create Reality
Billions of sensory impulses come your
way every moment
As you grow, you selectively filter out the
vast majority of impulses and only allow a
fraction into your awareness
What you allow is determined by your
habitual patterns of seeing and
interpreting the world
Reality is flexible. It is made of
selective acts of attention and interpretation
DynamicsOverwhelmed….with fearOverwhelmed….with fear
We deny our fear that we are merely survivingWe deny our fear that we are merely surviving
We hope if we don’t talk about it the fear will go awayWe hope if we don’t talk about it the fear will go away
We are frightened to death of being honestWe are frightened to death of being honest
We are afraid of recognizing how destructive fear isWe are afraid of recognizing how destructive fear is
Fears produce maladaptive responses for survivalFears produce maladaptive responses for survival
Trance: Automatic behavioral reactions that we doTrance: Automatic behavioral reactions that we do
without thinking when we perceive a real or imagined threatwithout thinking when we perceive a real or imagined threat
DynamicsThe Challenge….The Challenge….
Our fears lock us up with self-censorshipOur fears lock us up with self-censorship
Our fears censor those around usOur fears censor those around us
Our fears keep us intimidatedOur fears keep us intimidated
Our fears keep us afraid to speak honestlyOur fears keep us afraid to speak honestly
Fear has two components:
Believing we are powerless to change things
Feeling Threatened by inevitable outcomes
Our disability is our inability
and unwillingness to
recognize our fears
Why do we NeedWhy do we Need
Unnamed collective and personal fears
Denied fears leading to inaction
Stored fears in our bodies make us sick
Fears creates stress
Stress that exhausts and harms us
To Challenge our Fear Based worldTo Challenge our Fear Based world
90% of our life is motivated by fear of some kind90% of our life is motivated by fear of some kind
Instead of the joy of what we could create !Instead of the joy of what we could create !
We live in a world of trances
Our trances come from fear
Our fear comes from our
Our emotions are information
Transform “Prima Materia” (spiritual raw material)
into Manifest Potential
DynamicsThe Emotional ProcessThe Emotional Process
DynamicsYour Brain as TranslatorYour Brain as Translator
Brains are hard wired/yet plastic
Brains can be rewired and retrained
We experience what we believe
We validate what we perceive
Events themselves are neutral
Interpretation of events shape our
Fear is an interpretation of an event
We can transform our fears and recreate our lives.
DynamicsSpiritual AlchemySpiritual Alchemy
Realization of ourRealization of our
potential is like a secondpotential is like a second
We must discover ourWe must discover our
inner world in order toinner world in order to
create our outer worldcreate our outer world
We must break our patterns
To begin our patterns of
DynamicsExplorations of FearExplorations of Fear
Think of a time when you recall being afraid. Take a
moment to make a few mental notes .
What were you afraid of?
What beliefs caused the fear?
What did your fear stop you from doing?
Share your experiences referring to the specifics above.
DynamicsEinstein Says…Einstein Says…
The physical body, like all material objects is an illusion,The physical body, like all material objects is an illusion,
and trying to manipulate it can be like grasping theand trying to manipulate it can be like grasping the
shadow and missing the substance.shadow and missing the substance.
The unseen world is the real world, and when we areThe unseen world is the real world, and when we are
willing to explore the unseen levels of our bodies, wewilling to explore the unseen levels of our bodies, we
can tap in to the immense creative power that lies at ourcan tap in to the immense creative power that lies at our
DynamicsEnergy Or Matter?Energy Or Matter?
Physical planes are both particle and a
Your body is both solid matter and
Reality is flexible and subject to revision
Reality is a result of perception
Perception is an act of attention and
You have billions of sensory impulses every moment
You selectively allow only a fraction into your awareness
What you allow into your awareness is your choice
We live in a world of selective perception
Your perceptions reflects your world
What is allowed
into your awareness?
DynamicsShift Fear to IntentionShift Fear to Intention
Plants seeds of desire
Creating in the field of possibilities
requires clarity, specific intention,
and being awake
What is intention?
How is intention connected with
creating my life?
Do my intentions influence others?
How do I improve manifesting my
One always gets what one
intends regardless of what
the mind says.
DynamicsQualities of IntentionQualities of Intention
The act of determining some action
The end or object intended
Intention is the active partner of
attention (presence towards an
Intention is the way we convert
automatic processes into conscious
DynamicsIntention InsightIntention Insight
Intention is a phenomenon that happens outside ofIntention is a phenomenon that happens outside of
ordinary awareness.ordinary awareness.
If you are aware, you realize your experiences comeIf you are aware, you realize your experiences come
from your intentionfrom your intention
You can select to be satisfied and nurtured byYou can select to be satisfied and nurtured by
events in your life or victimized and embittered byevents in your life or victimized and embittered by
You get What you Intend…You get What you Intend…
DynamicsIntention and ThoughtIntention and Thought
You always manifest, thought itself manifests
What you focus your mind on, increases
To change your results, change your thoughts
If you want to experience something, become it
Your desires are always available, though the
path is hidden at times
The world is perfect, our seeing is the problem
DynamicsManifesting IntentionManifesting Intention
When did you last manifest a positive intention?
Describe exactly how you felt: emotions, thoughts, etc, so
you can recreate the experience
Once you manifest an intention you can do it again
When your intention is clear and well formed,
you are emotionally connected
Emotional intensity and belief bring intentions to reality
What is commitment?
How can you make lasting
What perceptions must
change for you to make
Where do you need to
place your attention to
make and keep
The essence of living an
authentic and emotionally
intelligent life starts with the
commitments we keep with
Commitment RequiresCommitment Requires
We must do our personal work first
We must be present and aware of our
own fears, frustrations, hopes and
This work prepares us to begin to live
When we are present, energetic, and
intentional, we can make and elicit
DynamicsConscious Commitment…Conscious Commitment…
……is a pact between beings, rather than personalities. In
affect whatever our personalities are, we must not let
them get in the way of our commitments
We must assist each other to wake up
We must assist each other to be all we can be
If our egos are leading, we must stay present and not
let them ruin our deeper connection
We must keep opening to each other and to life
Conscious commitment requires Being Authentic
DynamicsCommitment TransformsCommitment Transforms
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the
works that speak boldly of your intention…and the actions
which speak more loudly than words.
It is making the time when there is none: coming through time
after time, year after year. Commitment is the “stuff” character
is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily
triumph of integrity over skepticism.
“Try? There is no try.
There is only do or not do."
Yoda, in The Empire Strikes Back