Magical mixtures and potions may come to mind when you hear the word alchemy. I illuminate the word here as our search for freedom and joy in life. As life unfolds on our journey we get a taste of each along the way. We travel from a world of dependency into the possibility of being ourselves more.
Alchemy maps out for us the basics of the steps of life. They are processes of timeless wisdom, illustrations of how we advance on our journey. Here are the basics of each step, color-coded to represent a significant stage of transformation.
Black - a distillation of ourselves past the everyday world and mind talk. White - insights and information gained from the experience as we return. Red - living our lives changed from the knowledge of our experience.
Various versions or orders of the above sequence may occur across a lifetime. For each alchemist or individual journey they are experienced differently, depending on the person.
Gold becomes symbolic of the ultimate destination or final place of arrival. Here we have come into ourselves fully. This, the secret drive of life.