Why 'Alchemy & Light'?
Why have I called this space “Alchemy & Light”?
In a nutshell – I’m interested in transformation and spiritual wisdom as pathways to healing.
Alchemy was the medieval forerunner of chemistry, and was concerned with the transmutation of matter, in particular, with attempts to convert base metals into gold. The Urban Dictionary (www.urbandictionary.com) describes alchemy as “the Hermetic science and art of causing change, both physically and spiritually”, with spiritual alchemy being a form of mysticism and spiritual self-improvement.
Postnatal depression (PND) is a darkness that sucks the life from you. The antidote to darkness is light, but what does this mean? A definition for light is “spiritual illumination by divine truth” (www.oxforddictionaries.com) My recovery from PND was dependent on me exposing myself to spiritual lessons and practices that shine the light in my soul.
So, this little place in cyberspace is my attempt to share the wisdom and teachings I am discovering which are helping me to transform fear into courage, reaction into conscious action, stress into mindfulness....in other words, transforming Darkness into Light.
I hope you’ll find something here that helps you!
Blessings and Light,