VITRIOL & THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE
Visit The Interior Of The Earth And Rectify The Hidden Stone. We all know this one. It’s a catchphrase from the alchemy of old making a huge comeback of late. We all know the hidden stone is the fabled philosophers stone capable of transmuting baser metals into pure gold. However, that’s only half of the truth.
Yes men and women dedicated their lives working through the ins and outs of what was to become chemistry in pursuit of riches. Obviously many modern chemists still have a similar aim. I mean, have you seen Pfizer stocks? The difference being is alchemy had a deeply spiritual discipline that involved inner transformation that accompanied it’s study of the natural world. I covered the basics in a post called What is Spiritual Alchemy earlier this year. Anyways…
The Interior of the Earth is metaphor. We tend to think of our innermost selves but how many of us actually think about what that means. If we are to Rectify the Hidden Stone what inner quality do we possess that is meant to be transformed?
Well, it’s the Philosophers Stone so let’s toss that out philosophically:
WHO ARE YOU?
“I am…” (fill in the blank)
“Where is this I?” Can you point to it for me? Is this I sense something tangible that you can grasp in your hands? No. Describe it without labels for me. Can you fill in the blanks without stating your occupation, marital status, children, or something of that sort?
Perhaps you’re well versed in the Buddhist philosophy and can site the five aggregates that make you you. Those five being form, consciousness, feelings, perceptions and mental formations. The last of those aggregates is the one Alchemy seems most concerned with. After all, our mental formations fabricate the way we view everything that comes through our senses. To know we are form aware of being and feeling our way through the cosmos is great but it’s only a fraction of it.
Behind all this sensory information is an ancient truth. Once we learn to stop labeling our I sense we can look behind the veil and see what’s hidden at the interior of the Earth. We are not our thoughts. We are not our feelings. We are not our preconceived notions. We are.
“I am who I am. Then he added: This is what you will tell the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.”-Exodus 3:14
Wait. Are you talking about that I sense? That awareness of being? Not the I Am that exists before we throw all of our silly little labels on it. It can’t be that simple.
“For Behold, the Kingdom of Heaven is within you.”-Luke 17:21
Christ told the masses the Kingdom cannot be observed with physical eyes. He also told us not to be deceived by those who say the Kingdom is anywhere except within us. So… Yes, our body houses the Divine, and that Divinity is expressed through our interactions with the material world. “We are sons and daughters of the living Father.”
That I sense… that I Am… that is pure consciousness. There is only God and every emotionalized thought you project into the world is a prayer expressing what you know yourself to be. Behind that awareness is all the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory… Be still and know that I AM God.
There’s a quote from Albert Einstein where he came to grips with the vibratory nature of existence that I absolutely adore:
“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is really energy, whose vibration has been lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter. There is only light and sound.”-OG Albert Einstein
Everything is comprised of pure energy that vibrates. Just as certainly as EEG machines can graph our mental vibrations God can feel the mental and emotional vibrations we release. That’s true transformation awaiting your discovery. Just think about it.
Truly believing the Kingdom of God is inside of us wherever we are is an incredibly intense revelation but it’s also true. Consider the most slept on parable in the entire gospel on our way out the door today:
“And then the veil of the Temple was torn down the middle.”– Luke 23:45
Nothing separates us from our awareness of being.
Be careful what you say about yourself.