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Excerpt from "Soul Breathing: Spiritual Light and the Art of Self-Mastery"

Chapter 5: The Alchemy of Destiny

by Carrie L’Esperance


One definition of Alchemy is the knowledge of how to keep all things in life in creative balance through transmutation. That which we aspire toward must be undertaken with a quiet passion day by day. Willpower and ardent desire to align with Spirit combined with persistence is the starting point of self-mastery. It is important to establish that all things do not contain Spirit. Some things are void of Spirit. No experience that influences us through higher spiritual forces can be harmful. 

There is a silent and supportive power that aligns with those who do not lose hope in the face of discouragement. Conversely, the presence of destructive emotions will generate a dissonant frequency that destroys one’s sense of justice and fairness if not controlled through the chemistry of the mind. Thought backed by a strong desire tends to transmute itself into its physical equivalent. 

ADDICTION TO DISTRACTION 

Distraction is a pre-eminent condition of the age that many people struggle with. It is reasonable to enjoy a certain amount of distraction in one’s life. However, addiction to distraction creates an obstruction to the deeper self. It is a form of self-avoidance and a denial of how one is really feeling about life. It is difficult to enjoy a moment of peaceful insight when there is a defending and impenetrable wall of distraction driven by an erratic state of mind. If we cultivate the courage to simply be with the experience, however unpleasant . . . it enhances the clarity and deeper understanding of life’s lessons in a constructive manner. 

Some people are so accustomed to noise and distraction that the subtle path of the Soul goes unnoticed. It is possible to become addicted to stress and the need to fill each day with methodical busyness and empty moments. Regular peaceful interludes sharpen and balance the mind as well as maintain flexibility in one’s perceptions, so it is imperative to avoid the things that hold you back and waste your life energy. The power of spiritual insight is what gives people strength in challenging times, and even though our thoughts and emotions may become contaminated, we can heal ourselves. Time, energy, and attention are necessary for learning greater things if we are to escape the shadow of these times and mend our world. 

When people feel afraid to be alone, they are not connected to their Soul--to who they really are, which is an extraordinary spiritual being creatively expressing in a temporal world. Taking the time to be with the deeper awareness of who we really are and what we are feeling is a form of self-realization. Self-realization establishes what action we must take. Is there something in our awareness that is recurring and attempting to get our attention in the silence beyond the distraction? Without this deeper connection, life tilts toward becoming more chaotic and self-destructive. 

When people are afraid to feel, it is because the personal mind is not engaged with the Spiritual Mind. Honoring and implementing our spirituality assists us in surmounting the difficulties and challenges of life. In a material world we can become disillusioned by the overwhelming array of things to do, places to go, and people to see. The hand held digital devices that people are obsessed with, also attempt to capture minds and sway attentions away from the deeper processes of thought. 

Amidst our distractions can we rescue a world in decline? If our obsession with distraction and technology surpasses our quest for spiritual evolution, the demand for materialistic possessions will be all consuming. How will we balance busyness with quietness and sustained concentration? Will productivity prove to be constructive or destructive? Do our activities propel us toward spiritual advancement or do they hinder our progress? 

In an increasingly technological society, people are becoming less aware of the interior energies that move them from Light to dark and dark to Light, and so deciphering these energies is an exercise in selfawareness. It is you who is in command of your own thought processes. No one else can do this for you. 

PSYCHIC CLEANSING 

When we are aware of weak areas in our thoughts, words, and deeds, it is necessary to conquer all adverse frequencies through strengthening Spiritual Power. The ability to bring forth Divine Principle pays great dividends. Daily deep reflection will help pinpoint adverse emotions and in turn will assist the process of reversing the negative effects. Centering conscious awareness upon one’s deeper spiritual union, thanksgiving, gratitude, and constructive thoughts will support the greater purpose, talents, and journey of the accomplished individual. 

It takes patience and perseverance to clear the field of consciousness of useless weeds that are difficult to uproot. Yet, when the field of consciousness is reseeded, the indestructible Soul, hidden within the perishable Earthly body sprouts forth, yielding the fruits of more meaningful activities, fulfillment, and the sensation of being profoundly touched deep inside. It is liberation through harmonization of the mental processes with the power of Spirit. The essence of this harmonization is produced electromagnetically. 

Thoughts that generate a pulsed electromagnetic field producing electricity or vitality create a magnetic resonance of Light. When the brain’s pulsed frequency matches the tissues and organs of the body, and when they are in resonance, there is an enhancement of molecular action, which is a catalyst for health and wellbeing. Spiritual guidance reveals itself when the individual is open and ready to align with the higher purpose of connecting with it, and the natural flow of communication that manifests through the inner being is enhanced. 

Conversely, the downward spiral of sickness and disease is also greatly affected by one’s vibratory level. Centering conscious awareness helps to illustrate how the spiral is a living thread that can lead us to different levels of vision and energy. Spiritual attainment has purpose when it is grounded in matter, in who we are, and what we work toward, or away from, in a conscious manner.

Carrie L’Esperance is an artist, writer, certified iridologist, and permaculture designer who offers workshops at a rustic retreat and nature preserve in northern California. The author of The Seasonal Detox Diet, she has spent more than 35 years studying the healing systems of the world’s cultures. She lives in San Francisco. 

Soul Breathing: Spiritual Light and the Art of Self-Mastery by Carrie L’Esperance © 2016 Bear & Company. Printed with permission from the publisher Inner Traditions International. www.InnerTraditions.com

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