One manifestation of alchemy is the change that happens when we come into conscious contact with another expression of Life, allowing it to transform and uplift our state and vibration. A doorway to the experience of alchemy opens itself to us is when we come into contact with, and tune into the life force and vibrations of the natural world.
We are aware of alchemy in the moment when our minds our quiet, open and receptive. This moment allows the whispering of spirit and the voice of the infinite to be heard. It is a moment filled with grace and inspiration.
Like the lotus, emerging from the nourishment of the muddy depths of the swamp, into a glorious expression of beauty and transcendence—our transformation can be supported by the energy of stones, metals, and even symbols.
Aside from being on this earth to share their beauty, each gemstone and metal have a unique gift to bring to the world. We experience healing from them, because each one has a particular character and personality which resonates with different qualities of our human souls.
To quote Candice Covington of Divine Archetypes—
“Working with gemstones and metals is an invitation to the healing process. As best understood, metals and gemstones are “vibrational” substances which affect a resonance or sympathetic vibration within our being, inducing a gentle change in attitude, consciousness, and/or physical being.”
Symbols in turn, contain within their form the power of the collective unconscious—images that date back in some cases, thousands of years.