Most people think of Inner Alchemy as an esoteric path to enlightenment and even though it is that it, its also deeply practical.. At its heart, it is about balancing spirit and matter.
How many of us feel this inner conflict when we say things like “well my heart wants to do this but I need to make money I need to survive.” This seeming conflict is at the basis of all pain in the world. Its why big corporations continue to exploit the earth and it’s why we as individuals often hurt the peoples we are closest to. using our mind/feelings (the invisible world of spirit/energy ) to devalue the person we love (matter).
Is it so different to a corporation that has a vision and goal not yet manifest (spirit) at expense of the people community and planet (earth )
In my experience, its this inner longing to heal the split between spurt and matter that human souls incarnate to resolve, and unless we are honest and resolve the split within ourselves, all of our blame and finger pointing at the outer problems in the world will have no true power. to influence and catalyses change.
The classic alchemical texts all talk about the symbol of the ‘Sacred Inner Marriage’
In psychological terms, this represents the union of the inner male and female – the animus and anima. It is represented in the world by our ability to balance our inner spiritual lives with our outer material lives.
We do this with the inner alchemy formulas and our practice of WUJI GONG, by developing the 3rd transcendent force. What I call True Inner Power. This is a power that is effortless the Taoists in my tradition call this Wu Wei.
For me a human being has to develop a neutral center a 3rd transcendent place to witness all the very powerful forces that pull on us and play out in our lives. This neutral center will allow us to take decisions and speak words and emanate radiance that bring more harmony and balance to any situation.
If we can develop this 3rd transcendent place within us we can say we are fulfilling the very reason to be human which is for me to be an embodiment of compassion and service deeply enjoying our role being in matter and at the same time transcending matter
True inner power for me is about cultivating this 3rd transcendent neutral core. Without it we are tossed around by the forces of nature and the forces of our astrology and all the different influences. See the 5 forces controlling human destiny by Micheal Winn
Its why I teach WuJi Gog which has at its heart this resolution of spirit and matter and the unfolding of destiny
This easy to learn living qi gong form will assist all of us in discriminating between the different forces and needs and our true essential self that can act free of such forces and conditioning.
Human destiny is about embracing everything in our lives and seeing that it is here to support the mystery of our unfolding moment by moment. This tor me is what destiny is, not some fixed thing but an ever unfolding mystery that will leave you continually astounded at the intelligence and perfection of existence.