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Alchemy and Transformation

Alchemy and Transformation

By any measure, alchemy is magical. You can’t turn lead into gold by heating it, beating it, molding it into different shapes, or combining it with any known substance. Those are simply physical changes. Likewise, you will never cause an inner transformation by taking your old self and hammering it with criticism, heating it up with exciting experiences, reshaping how you look physically, or connecting with new people.

When you consciously align with the principles, you give yourself an opening for transformation.

Write down the nine principles as they personally apply to you and begin to live them. Carry them around with you; refer to them as reminders every few days. It’s better to focus with intention on one principle a day than trying to include too many at once.

1. The events of my life reflect who I am.

2. The people in my life reflect aspects of myself.

3. Whatever I pay attention to will grow.

4. Nothing is random–my life is full of signs and symbols.

5. At any given moment, the universe is giving me the best results possible.

6. My inner awareness is always evolving.

7. The direction of life is from duality to unity.

8. If I open myself to the force of evolution, it will carry me where I want to go.

9. The fragmented mind cannot get me to unity, but I have to use it along the way.

Adapted from The Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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11:11PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Excellent points to reflect upon......

4:15PM PDT on Sep 27, 2011


8:21AM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

It's always nice to hear from you Bob C. Thank you for the Green Star.

9:54PM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

this list is a great reminder for me. I made a copy to read every few days as a reminder. I look forward to unity. Peace.

7:17PM PDT on Sep 26, 2011


1:01PM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

Thank you Deepak and fellow students. Very good material.

11:29AM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

good thoughts

2:17PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

Just what we need during this time of chaos and upheaval, which I hope will lead to new awareness and a step in human consciousness. Thank you Deepak, I think you're anticipating the coming changes.

12:48PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

Great list of reminders. I will post on my bathroom mirror to review in the mornings when I start my day.

6:31AM PDT on Sep 24, 2011


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