Consciousness Alchemy encompasses all tools that can be used to transform thought patterns, behaviors, and emotions. The idea first came to me when meditating. The words, "I am a consciousness alchemist," rang through my head with powerful force. In the days that followed I found that I resonated more with being a consciousness alchemist more than any other title I'd assigned myself.
Author, speaker, logo designer, graphic artistic, board game creator, raw chef, and so on – all of these things I have called myself were all different ways of me working my true craft as the Consciousness Alchemist. Books that change lives, talks that inspire, artwork that gives joy, games that provoke meaningful conversations, cuisine that creates health – all of my crafts are different ways of playing the game of consciousness alchemy.
What does consciousness alchemy include?
- Speaking from the heart
- Pranayama (breathing techniques)
- Meditation of the senses
- Perspective Alchemy (or Alchemy for short)
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Hypnotic regression
- Ecstatic Dance, Dancing Freedom, Chakra Dancing, etc
- Trance meditation
- Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong
- Vision board creation
- Writing letters to God(s)
- Practicing lucid dreaming
- Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)
- Voice Dialogue
In short, consciousness alchemy includes any practice which expands the way you perceive yourself, your relationships and your universe.
A great book can perform consciousness alchemy on the reader by taking the things you knew and causing you to shift your paradigm, to look through new eyes at old concepts.
Consciousness Alchemy is most powerful through exploring the subconscious. One set of tools for subconscious exploration is called shadow work. My favorite explanation of shadow work is this video by Teal Swan.
Not all avenues of exploring consciousness are equal. Different tools create vastly different results. Co-counseling, or reevaluation counseling, for example, is great at accomplishing the human need to feel heard. This, alone, can be incredibly transformative. However, much more dramatic behavioral changes come out of techniques like hypnosis, neuro linguistic programming and Perspective Alchemy.
Ecstatic dance and similar practices are powerful tools to allow emotions and body to unify into one flowing, melding experience. This is a good prelude to accessing emotions that have been stored within the body as diseases.
Trance meditation is one way to receive intuitive guidance and access messages your subconscious has been trying to give you.
The more techniques you practice, the more your mind evolves.
I employ a process of coaching which is client-led, which I believe is crucial to healthy exploration of your mind. This shift from "therapist knows best" to "your subconscious knows best" makes worlds of difference in creating lasting, positive change.
If you're interested in a consultation, write to me at raederle.phoenix at gmail dot com.
For small doses of consciousness alchemy in the form of lessons intended to expand your awareness, sign up for my e-course below.
The Consciousness Alchemist