It was a few years ago when I found myself dreaming of ways to teach courses on wellness, movement and spirituality but would always come up short.
Until one evening, while sitting alone in my room, I had a big idea. Hurriedly, I scribbled it down so that I wouldn’t forget it.
It was a beautiful sight – a vision filled with music, color, love and healing.
“In a spiritual sense, alchemy is when lower and denser energies are transmuted into lighter and finer vibrations.”Noelle
This got me so inspired that within a month, I already started building my first business – a boutique yoga studio and superfood café in the heart of Manila.
It seemed like the perfect timing. The Universe definitely agreed. Plans were sped up as I found a gorgeous location with the perfect sunset overlooking a golf course.
Resources, teachers and people arrived. In less than 3 months, we opened our doors.
LiFE was a creative community of yoga, music, art and meditation with over 10,000 wellness enthusiasts walking through our doors.
We put up wellness festivals and fun events, like Sunday yoga in the park and Friday night jams to live music.
While exciting, it was also the toughest years of my life.
Quite naïve, I had no idea what was in store and I ended up managing every single aspect of the business myself.
I found myself dead in the center of the fire of transformation.
Transformation – at the core of any alchemical process.
Have you ever found yourself in the hot seat like that?
It could be in any situation – stress at work, not having enough time, money or energy to really live the life of your dreams, or finding that despite living a picture-perfect life, you’re not feeling too happy inside
Don’t worry – while tough, it is precisely in these moments that you are defining yourself and evolving to become the best version of you.
Here’s a short introduction to alchemy.
“When you choose to respond with empathy and compassion, you do so from a changed state of being.”Noelle
Think of a diamond being formed from a piece of coal while under intense pressure.
In a spiritual sense, alchemy is when lower and denser energies are transmuted into lighter and finer vibrations.
As we grow in awareness through the process of life (and most especially during more difficult periods), this increase in consciousness is what transmutes denser energy to finer vibration.
Let’s say, you used to react in anger over stressful situations.
After some time, your capacity to withstand the pressure grows and you’re able to choose a response instead.
When you choose to respond with empathy and compassion, you do so from a changed state of being.
This is acting from a higher state of consciousness, which has come through from this alchemical process of growth.
Acting from this state will produce a profound effect in your experience. This is the sum total of why everyone is on Earth (whether we know it or not). It truly is the journey for all.
In the next three blog posts, I’ll talk about simple ways to connect to slowly begin this process in your life.
Are you excited? So am I!
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