My experience with a daily practice is very powerful. The ability to relax, get grounded and be more aware of the nuances of my experiences, depth of my emotions and messages flowing to me is almost addictive. Like physical exercise, it takes time and the rationalizations for putting it off or skipping it altogether are numerous. But, as is so with exercise, there is a point in time if it is not repeated, it is missed.
Yet, today, I felt the urge to change up my morning Practice and let the routine go. After breathing to become centered and grounded, I let go of the mantras and decrees and remained floating in the experience of a circle of white light. Focusing on this experience, memories, thoughts, remnants of to do lists an imaginings slipped by until a distinctly, new experience emerged.
The picture that came through was a view of the world evolving through each of the seven phases of alchemy. Having thought about this concepts many times previously, it did not seem new or revelatory until I focused on the utterly billions of of individual phases occurring simultaneously. An alchemist, alone in her or his laboratory, goes through these seven phases sequentially, essentially one at a time. Yet, many alchemists are experiencing the seven phases at the same time and, in doing so, are calling forth similar, but individualized, responses from the Above. In some form of synchronicity, the billions of individuals who inhabit the world knowingly, or without any insight, are participating in the phases of cycles of the Above. Their daily experiences and choices affect in whatever minor way the response of the Above because each individual is an aspect of the Below. The maxim: “As Above, So Below; As Below, So Above” responds to each of the thoughts, feelings, wishes, resolutions, regrets – the entirety of experiences – of all individuals simultaneously. The Stone therefore is the awareness and merging of all of these experiences.
I’m left with the question: How is this possible?