The 8 Immortals, becoming a realized human being/Zhen Ren, taking the red pill like Neo from the Matrix, letting go of past struggles is true freedom, Alchemy is the mystery of Gold (you are the gold), Diamonds are forever–but is that a good thing? By Jaye McElroy and Leta Herman | Follow: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram “The Daoist masters believed we are like gold, all of us. Our spirits can never be tarnished or disintegrate like other base metals.”
“There’s more to life than your past suffering. Letting go of the past is your freedom.”
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi
In this podcast, we talked about: Our Curriculum Our Curriculum–Something we want to explore and understand better. It’s like an assignment we gave to ourselves before we are born. Your Five Elements are key to understanding your curriculum. Once you fulfill that curriculum, you can move on and do something else. Your curriculum is a laid out plan of learning. This is what you’re going to learn in this lifetime. Until you get that lesson that you came to learn, you’ll continue to work on it for the rest of your life. It’s important to understand what your curriculum is. The Nine Palaces Nine Palaces–the next level of understanding yourself and your struggles in particular. All human beings have to attend to their Nine Palaces or they suffer. The cause of suffering is imbalance in their Nine Palaces. The Nine Palaces are:
Each of the Nine Palaces corresponds to one of the Five Elements.
- Wood – wealth and health
- Fire – relationship and prosperity
- Earth – home
- Metal – travel and creativity
- Water – career and wisdom
If you do complete your curriculum, then you become a Realized Human being–an authentic being or a Zhen Ren. You don’t have to die. You have some new lessons to learn. You become an alchemist. Alchemy The Alchemists in China were the sages of antiquity who were trying to achieve longevity and especially immortality. The Eight Immortals were believed to be able to live forever. Alchemy is the exploration of the mystery of gold. If you bury gold in the ground and dig it up later, it doesn’t corrode like other metals. It comes out looking just as beautiful as the day you buried it. You are perfect like gold. Alchemy is about freedom and living authentically. Immortality We like to think we’re going to live a lot longer than we think. Having that mindset of having a longer life completely reframes everything. We don’t need to grow old, decrepit, and die. Breaking down is not a necessary requirement to being old. You can grow old, be well, have a good body, a strong mind, and a good spirit. Alchemy is a journey of one. The average person isn’t interested in transformation. The average person wants no change. Diamonds do not evolve. They lock you into that state. “Diamonds are forever” means, “I love you just the way you are and don’t change.” The Matrix–Neo had the choice, blue pill or red pill. He takes the red pill. If you’re one of those people who would take the red pill, then you’e in the right place listening to this podcast. Alchemy is recommended for:
- When you want to put yourself first, but life feels like it’s getting in the way. Alchemy helps you put yourself first.
- When you want to enter the mystery of life
- When you feel like, “Isn’t there something more to life than this?”
- When you want to really fly in your life and live your full potential
- Sometimes, near the end of the life, to help the dying process go well
- Acu-Points (acupressure or acupuncture)
- Stone Medicine Elixirs
- Qi Gong
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