Humans have long been fascinated with the idea of harnessing the energy of precious metals to create powerful elixirs. Throughout history, people believed that if they could just create the right alchemy of minerals, they could experience spiritual clarity and everlasting life.
Through great sacrifice, ancient Chinese mystics discovered that the path to health and vitality can’t be achieved through external means. There is no blend of precious metals for living longer or becoming wiser. Instead, they found that the true path to personal enrichment is through cultivating the energy of Stars, Planets, and ourselves.
By harnessing the right forms of energy and condensing them within the body, practitioners learned how to create an alchemy of energy that helped them experience greater health, vitality, and spiritual clarity. With practice, they could circulate this energy throughout their entire being, bringing nourishing Qi to mind, body, and spirit.
In Inner Alchemy practices, meditation plays an important role in harnessing the energies of the universe. Therefore, to give you a small taste of Inner Alchemy practices, we’re sharing a brief yet powerful meditation to help you channel the energy of stars. Like all of our meditations, we suggest that you read through the meditation instructions before you begin your practice. This meditation focuses on cultivating spiritual clarity.
Guided Inner Alchemy Meditation to Cultivate Spiritual Clarity
Start by taking a moment to get comfortable in a chair and close your eyes. Let your feet rest on the ground and sit relaxed but upright. Take some slow, deep breaths, focusing your mind on each inhale and exhale.
Bring your attention to your body and try to relax any muscle that feels tense. Allow yourself to make any adjustments that help you feel calm and at ease. With each breath, feel yourself relaxing more and finding stillness within your body.
Once you feel fully relaxed and at peace, bring your attention to the top of your head. Continue to breathe slowly as you focus your awareness on that part of your body.
After a couple more breaths, bring your attention upward to the universe above. Imagine stars shining down on you, casting warm and radiant energy upon your body. Remember that the universe above is the true source of everything on earth. You are intimately connected with all of existence.
Take another few deep breaths and then pay attention to just one single Star above you. Of all Stars in the universe, you’re aware of a single Star in the universe above. Visualize that Star shining radiant, white light directly through the top of your head. Feel it ‘charging you up’ with its eternal, vibrant energy.
Asking for guidance
As you receive light from the star above you, ask it to share guidance and wisdom. Continue breathing as you attune your attention to the star, letting its energy flow through you. This is your connection to source—your true origin in the universe. By being aware of the star and relaxing your mind, you can experience a feeling of interconnectedness, peace, self-acceptance, and spiritual clarity with all of existence.
Continue breathing and feel this star’s energy moving downward throughout your body. Feel it flowing through your arms, hands, stomach, and legs. As it circulates, the feeling of clarity and peace is flowing throughout your being.
Now, feel the star’s energy start to gather and condense in your Lower Tan Tien, which is in your lower abdomen. Continue breathing as it grows into a ball of bright, white starlight. Feel the star’s energy connecting you to the entire universe, including the earth beneath you. Know that the universe doesn’t just surround you, it is also within you.
Bring your hands to your belly and take a few more deep breaths. With each breath, feel the starlight becoming more and more condensed within your body, bringing a feeling of emotional peace and spiritual clarity.
When you’re ready, open your eyes and look around you. Feel the star’s energy still shining from above, and know that everything you see is part of its eternal energy. With the ball of shining starlight in your Lower Tan Tien, move forward into the rest of your day.
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