In this episode: In the last session we talked about coming into the middle of life as a process somewhat like the alchemists engaged in when they transformed raw material or ore – metal – into gold.
They used a physical process – extracting matter from the earth and subjecting it for purification in order to have transformation.
It became a powerful symbol for the psychic process – for what needs to change in the mind and heart and spirit as we move through mid-life into the afternoon of life. We need to become feminine alchemists in our daily living through these years if we are going to extract from the material of our morning of life’s daily experiences and turn them into the gold that enriches our lives and those we meet.
The alchemists needed matter – we have that in all those experiences good and not so good that have brought us to here. When we look and reflect on what we see we need AIR as it often takes our breath away
We heat up and our heart pounds – for women the heat comes naturally – those hot flashes – FIRE (and they take the breath away too!)
We experience things deeply – in our gut as it’s drawn up out of us – EARTH – maybe feelings of heaviness, tiredness.
WATER with tears and longings and deep feelings, restlessness – what on earth is going on?
So yes, we will be cooking and what and how you might ask? And what’s this alchemy or alchemical cooking?
This series of podcasts are moments to look at how we can do this – how we can break away from the need to control it and to BE with it and to BECOME a woman who is rejuvenated, women who are awakening their feminine consciousness in a new way, women who are not afraid to enter the alchemical kitchen – that safe space which is a container to hold us as we transform and transmute all that we have and where we can find the energy – the fire, the air and all that is needed to create a coherent field of light.