THE TOOLS OF THE ALCHEMIST
Transmuting darkness into light, discovering more of ourselves, and uncovering the Truth.
Good day, fellow Alchemists:
In the previous post, we discussed the principles of Mentalism, Vibration, Correspondence, and Polarity.
We will now continue discussing the remaining three Hermetic Principles: Rhythm, Cause & Effect, and Gender.
Principle Five - Life Has a Rhythm:
Simply put, what goes up, must come down. This is an important concept for anyone who feels they have lost balance in their lives. We can see this principle play out simply in the world when you throw a ball in the air and it falls back down. However, its reach doesn't end there. When we overindulge, it often ends with us feeling bad. We search for highs, and when those highs are gone, we find ourselves lower than we felt when we started. Attaining mastery over this principle means mastering the tides of life; knowing when to flow with the current and when to start kicking.
The most skilled master of this principle is capable of bringing the pendulum to a halt, instead of allowing it to constantly swing back and forth.
Principle Six - Cause and Effect:
This principle does away with the notion that life's events are the result of sheer coincidence. Instead, it states that everything that happens does so in accordance with the laws of the Universe. Every action that we take, leads us to the next event that we ourselves have triggered. Of course, it's important to recognize that our actions are not the only factor within the principle of Cause and Effect. Many causes occur all around us, at every moment, which is beyond our control. That being said, even if you had nothing to do with an event taking place, it does not mean that it was an accident. You may have heard before, that everything in the Universe is conspiring to bring you to where you need to be. Whether it's to meet the love of your life or to fulfill your destiny on this planet, the events that take place have been in the works since the beginning of the Universe.
Obeying this principle allows one to take control of the causes they generate into the world. Don't live your life reactively, always waiting for some effect to carry you off in whatever direction it's going. Take responsibility for your actions and be the master of your own destiny by living proactively.
Principle Seven - Gender is in Everything:
In every conceivable dimension, a masculine and feminine aspect of the soul exists. While we are born as either male or female, everyone carries within themselves divine masculine and divine feminine energies. Without becoming aware of both masculine and feminine energies, no individual is complete and connected with divinity. Carl Jung also believed in this concept, claiming that every woman had a masculine side to her psyche, known as animus, and every man had a feminine side, known as anima. Without balancing these two energies within oneself, Jung and the ancient masters both believed that they can take control of an individual. This could cause your actions to become manipulated, creating problems in your relationships with the opposite sex. By not unifying your inner sexes, it's almost as if you have another person inside of you that you've never met. All the while, this person speaks for you and makes decisions, wanting to be seen by you and craving your attention.
Become aware of every aspect of your mind and spirit, leave no stone unturned. Only by connecting to who you truly are can you be free of your unconscious actions.
These seven principles, when fully mastered, can lead you to the life you have always dreamed of. Slowly work these principles into your life and try to understand their meaning, as only then will you become a true initiate of the secret teachings of the ancient masters.
With love and sincerity,
The Alchemy by LA Counsel