The Alchemy of Abundance- The Diamonds of the Soul
Diamonds are the world's most precious stone- unbreakable, rarely flawed, unalterable, and super electrical insulators. But these gorgeous works of natural art have endured much chemical and physical stress in order to become the shiny, multi-faceted wonders in the storefront showcase.
Heat + Pressure + Time + Disruption = Diamonds
"A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure." ~Henry Kissinger
Diamonds begin as black, opaque, smutty carbon. In a high-pressure environment, deep in the molten core of the Earth, with excessive heat applied for a long period of time, the actual molecular structure of the now graphite changes form on the atomic level. After millions of years of formation, the diamonds are launched out of the depths of the Earth by way of volcanic eruption. The sheer force of the volcanic activity aids in the surfacing of these light-reflecting beauties. Without this disruption, these gems may never be discovered, their radiance hidden in perpetuity.
This lump of coal that could once be mistaken for a worthless chunk of debris, emerges as a priceless crystal that emits a rainbow of colors through its many facets. After much tumult and disruption, it eventually becomes a pure, clear, clean, complex jewel that sparkles in the light, regardless of the direction it's turned.
"Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better." ~Albert Einstein
Life imitates nature. The elements of the Earth produce opportunities for us to mine some of life's greatest riches. The experiences we collect over time give us material to work with as we create the life we truly desire and deserve.
If we look back over the timeline of our lives, we can likely easily recall events that occurred that were less than desirable in the moment. Some of our most treacherous chunks of time resulted in the best lessons, the deepest growth, and the highest velocity to launch us forward, despite our resistance. Embracing these moments as they arise, with the knowledge that all of the properties of physics are working in our favor, can help us move through the difficult times with renewed hope and an expectation of brighter days ahead.
"Awareness is the greatest alchemy there is. Just go on becoming more and more aware and you will find your life changing for the better in every possible dimension. It will bring great fulfillment." ~Osho
Acceptance and allowing are key to creating abundance. Recognizing and acknowledging times of stress for what they truly are brings them to light. As we lean into the process of metamorphosis, we create an environment of nurturing instead of fostering fear and resistance. Alchemizing our high-pressure, high-heat, time-exhaustive challenges into multi-faceted, pure, unbreakable experiences transmutes our own personal carbon into the diamonds of our soul.
Author: Madison Akridge