Transformation is an ever-ready incantation. Humans are creatures not meant to hide under rocks and sit out our destiny just growing moss. Yet, we’re not divined with a guidebook in hand when we enter the world. Each of us has turns, twists, and varied fates within nearly every minute of our days. The roads we take are left to that whopping life stew of nurturing combined with our own surmising. Like brilliant fractals stretching their tangles cleverly and creatively in all sorts of directions, the paths to process ourselves through this life offer endless avenues of being. The wizardry of wisdom winds throughout all of them, should we elect to heed its calling.
Hindsight being the 20/20 vision it surely is, a bewitching began for me long ago. No mumbo-jumbo, I will name this a goliath alchemy. I started to notice an artery of my soul which occurred as an expressway to better being and doing. Like an international autobahn, I realized there was a behemoth passage of universal elixir order available to all of us. This hulking revolution didn’t require creating, as it always was and always could be. Unlike the chemistry of science labs, this didn’t require mixing. Goliath alchemy is the matter that shapes all of us, all time, all things. I’m detailing metamorphosis of access to anything your pretty heart desires, where the heart of the matter is the heart of it all.
Stretch your mind. Stretch your body. Stretch what is you! We could exit the womb and try to do no more than sit in one place evermore. If we all agree we’d rather get to a bit more than that, then we are accepting change is a way of life. However, when is the last time you had to make a change? Did you enjoy it? For most people, change is a battle. It’s funny that we know change as a constant, yet we constantly fight change. We complain, play victim, criticize, and blame change for contorting our lives. But change is a renewal. Change is the arc of goliath alchemy’s true conversion of our best soul. Adjustment may be subtle, like wearing new underwear or trying a different toothpaste. A revision might be an entirely altered nutrition lifestyle. Sometimes the permutation is colossal. With Herculean efforts we might struggle through divorce, career moves, travel, giving life and returning it to earth.
My goliath alchemy ninja skills reverberate more strongly in my weak moments. Before I had the knowledge of options to breakthrough my changes, I clung to the pain of it. Luckily, I’ve been an eternally curious creature. Although it took me into my thirties to muster a sincere breakthrough, I like looking back at the prior decades to compare notes where the faeries were laying crumbs of alchemy sparkles along my trail. These were teachers, leaders, writers, poets, speakers, and gurus. Later I would come to know them by such labels. While some are literal people, others are inside me, in nature, animals, and even objects around me. Much of the variation was inside my own self.
For many years through secondary schooling I’d stealthily depart my top bunk bed late at night, sneak to our living room, pick a typically more adult book of my mom or dad’s off the bookshelf, and stay up wee hours reading, Often I’d need the dictionary to teach myself a lot of words I didn’t know as I went along, so I could better understand the context of the writings. These authors and poets opened me to the Pandora’s Box of life. I learned about sex and relationships from Amy Tan, love and facets of life from Khalil Gibran, and the wonderful web of astrology for self and others from Linda Goodman. Countless other books filled my eager mind during the daytime and elsewhere. My point is this one of the moments where mountains of alchemy were forming.
What speaks to you that moves you to align with something greater than yourself is at the core of goliath alchemizing. Lots of people have produced a lot of writing. So, if writing makes you all a fabulous flutter, seek to orbit writings outside of your usual realm from time to time. Maybe your body suffers, like mine with migraines historically. My dad introduced me to yoga and breathing exercises in my late twenties to support getting oxygen back into my brain. Another dimension for me has been breathwork. I’ve known breathing techniques to end addiction, stop my migraines and be cited to cure cancer and other ailments. The power of radical change is the merriment to result from the titan of transformative practice.
Regardless of gender, each of us has the option to give birth to a new us all the time. Reaching to unfurl a different self may seem scary at first. However, there is a sweeping sweetness in connecting to a more sophisticated sense of presence. The true budding I’ve found in the relational aspects. While we all live as oneself singularly, our conditions are more universal than our minds usually wish to offer for us to know. The goodness of growing your goliath alchemy is training your mind to withstand all the chatter and the sideswipes populating and sometimes polluting your chosen pathways.
A beautiful moment of oneness I’ve experienced multiple times through tantra, breath, yoga, and other classes or workshops. The idea is how oneness of self and oneness of us all together as one population of beings is simultaneous. This idea is married to goliath alchemy — The fact that although we are rare as each self, and we can tap in to be with our self to listen, learn and transform our state of being, at the origin we are not so unique in our endeavors. The workshops I’ve loved splendidly heighten this occurrence. Partner exercises and group sharing consistently show this truth. With a partner, you gather quite close in one another’s intimate physical space. You look eyes to eyes and practice both silence and taking turns with listening to honest reality communications from one another. I’ve listened to men and women come out of such private moments expressing their belief in a deep revelation about something hurting in their life. Without fail, there’s always someone who thinks they are going through distress with which no one else can identify. The symmetry is when the instructor asks if anyone else has ever grieved in the same way and nearly every time the entire room warmly agrees. Such is goliath alchemy at its best — When we are able to witness ourselves as we are and in others the same.
Shrewdly watching oneself without cumbersome attachment is another kernel of superstar alchemy. I speak of this in the analogy as if you’re watching yourself like you watch tv. When watching shows we typically don’t allow the characters to take over our lives. We don’t make their success or squabbling our own. In a similar way, I’ve taken my alchemist educations to teach myself that the separation of the things that happen to and around me do not have to be taken on by me to live in me negatively.
Make space to hone in on what’s needed by you to mature a mantra of finespun chemically inducing elephantine excellence! Find a retreat, vipassana yoga, rent a lake house and sit in the hammock or swim to ring out your best thoughts, get a hotel room just for you to think, take a bag to your favorite park or beach alone. Granting yourself times to attempt leaps of character building will bring about your own goliath alchemy. Creation of self is an ongoing confession of happenings.
Let your gross gnosis begin!