Transformation in a Cauldron of Alchemical Change

Bethel Wagner
Nov – Dec 2021 • Vol 3, No 118

“True transformation happens at the intersection of pain and love.” I recently heard this quote from a breathwork facilitator and trainer, Samantha Skelly, and it struck me as profound. It rang true in every way, because it applies so well to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. If this idea is correct, then we need to be asking:

  • How can we allow love to intersect, run through, and transform our pain and dis-ease?
  • How do we open body, mind, and spirit to receive transformational love?
  • How do we give that kind of love to ourselves and to others?

If we could keep these questions in mind, I believe we would make radically different decisions in our daily lives. Let’s look at how we can love ourselves through the way we eat, breathe, move, sleep, and think. Let’s consider how to create a safe environment that allows for transformation and the healing of pain through love.

It is all too easy in our culture to neglect and abuse our bodies by consuming toxic, food-like substances. It’s time to start telling ourselves the truth about what we’re putting into our mouths.

A simple way to love your body is to talk to yourself about the food in front of you. Is it a whole food, full of healing and nourishment? Or, is it a dead, toxic, and inflammatory food-like substance that you are ingesting unconsciously, perhaps as entertainment or as a numbing mechanism?

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