“Awareness is the alchemy that transmutes fear to power, labor to laughter, and anger to love.” -Dr. Steve Taubman
I don’t usually take requests…but a wonderful and devoted fan of my work asked if I’d say a few words about my understanding of transmutation; a fascinating power we all possess yet seldom use. I jumped to the task, because this is a topic that lives at the core of my teachings.
Nothing of our emotional experience is anything more than a combination of thoughts and sensations. When we collapse them together, we lose our power to rise above our pain. When we focus our awareness on the sensation alone, we gain the option of transmutation….which is the magical transformation of one thing into another, like turning lead into gold!
Try focusing all your attention on the physical sensations in your body next time you’re upset for any reason…and resist the urge to think about why you feel that way. Commit to fifteen or twenty minutes of focus on the physical alone, and see what happens. Don’t be surprised if your pain turns to pleasure, and what you thought required lots of mental energy…needs none!
PS. FOR A MORE COMPLETE LESSON ON TRANSMUTATION WITH REAL LIFE EXAMPLES, LISTEN TO MY RECENT RADIO INTERVIEW WITH DEB SCOTT HERE!