Today I woke up in pain. Not physical pain, heart pain. I thought I had recovered from the sting of hurtful words delivered almost a week ago but I just couldn’t stop the tears from falling.
I decided to get out and run a few errands and just two blocks out the door someone stopped me in my tracks. We had a ten or fifteen minute conversation and my spirits lifted. I knew he was my angel.
After returning home I was thinking about how each day we have opportunities to master alchemy.
My favorite definition of alchemy is:
“Possessing the capability of turning base metals into the noble metals.”
When others hurt us, we have a choice. We can hurt them back or channel that energy into something good.
We become a little bit more of a master of alchemy every time we turn “base moments” into “noble moments”. Today I’m in the process of doing just that.
Step by step we transform pain into compassion and love.
Alchemist, you can do it too!
p.s. If there are typos, spelling or grammar mistakes in this post don’t worry about. Those are the kinds of things I’ve worried about for FAR too long. It’s time to just get it out and who cares if it’s not perfect, it’s from the heart!