The Alchemical Cycle of Healing

So many of you have been sharing about 2020 being a year of clear vision and are jumping on the "goals wagon." I think sometimes we forget that when we wake up on January 1st, we can't immediately become new people.


It takes time. It is a process. And this process can bring up a lot of unfolding, healing, and evolving.


In my opinion, this cycle of healing can take up to a year.


I teach my priestesses the Alchemical Cycle of Healing, as well as the Avalonian Cycle of Healing. Both are able to help us shed light on the things we want to change, start to unravel them, start to create and build a new vision of ourselves while planting intentions, and then calcify those ideas into actions.


In today's post, without going into to much about alchemy, I will share a brief snippet of how each season works by using the Wheel of the Year.


 

The butterfly is the perfect symbol for alchemy. It grows in it's first stage up to the point where it can no longer be that being. It just knows when it is time. It creates a cocoon and melts down to almost nothing, all while letting go and surrendering to the process. It starts to build and create a new form. Fluid and natural, intuitive action lead this process. Finally, it emerges as a completely new being filled with lightness, as it flutters on it's way.


Over the course of a year, we have the ability to transform from the caterpillar into the butterfly. Taking time energetically during the year to do this and focus on certain things is the perfect way.


So how do you start?


Well, start where you are. Below, I have listed the times of the year (northern hemisphere) as well as the work that should be (or could be) done at that time. I find working with nature and being in that supportive flow is easiest for me to move through my own healing journey every year.


From September 21st through Dec 21st, I am deep in shadow work. I'm looking deep into the unconscious mind to unravel beliefs I have that are not serving me. I change them. I find more. I change those. I go deep in meditation, journaling, and ritual work. I evolve so much in this season.

Not sure what shadow work is? Read more about it or watch the video about how to start honoring this sacred, deep space.


From December 21st through February 2nd, I am beginning to plant new seeds, ideas and intentions. This is great as it falls right around New Year's, but I am still working on setting my intentions and growing them with small steps each day through Feb 2nd. The month of January also helps me decide which intentions I want to keep and which aren't lighting me up.