In these episodes we dive deep into the challenging aspects of life, in the pursuit of making some sense of this thing we call life. Our concept is to have an open discussion with the public that offers a variety of viewpoints and approaches to any topic we delve into. It also allows us to hear questions and experiences from every day walk of life from our listeners and we then share them live on the show. On occasion we will have guests with specific knowledge join in by invitation to widen our topics. You will also find that we will treat more metaphysical and esoteric subjects as well as the ones more towards mindfulness.
We will also try to bridge the polarisation that exists in society today. The only way that we see this being done is by being role models and showing up in public as such. You can expect to hear guests of opposing views having civil and compassionate discord during these episodes. This is what we feel is needed at every level of society today and less of the fear mongering that goes on.
We strive to help our listeners to live their lives as the optimal versions of themselves, that is our calling and our mission. Enjoy! To learn more about us please visit https://www.thealchemyexperience.co.uk/
Blind Spots and Denial
"If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill, let yourself fall ill." - RumiThe aspects of ourselves that we refuse to accept and that hide from us remain in our blindspots. The denial of our whole person; the good, the bad and the ugly, without that kind of judgement nor labelling is the resistance we exercise preventing us from moving into flow and our greateness.
Blindspots and denial are the unconscious and conscious aspects of the same process. Our limiting beliefs and blockages are sometimes quite plain for us to see, but we aren't aware of their impact on our lives. However, they can also reside in our subconscious stemming from experiences of which we have no conscious memories.
They are revealed through our words, thoughts and actions, especially when we are triggered by experiences. Which is why we mustn't waste a good trigger, they are the clues to finding the optimised version of ourselves. Whatever triggers us, an aspect of that is held unhealed within ourselves, so observe your experiences and how you respond to them. When you are triggered, ask yourself, "Interesting, I wonder when I experienced this fear the first time?". First of all you interrupt the negative thought process by a inquisitive thought and by asking a question, you subconscious is compelled to give you an answer. If you are observant you will then get the path towards healing that aspect within yourself that was triggered by your external experience.
Be mindful of the dismissal and denial of the memories that might surface. What you may process as benign in adulthood, could very well be the original wounding that is the source of the energy that is holding you back. Your experience as a child is going to be from a completely different perspective than that of you as a person with a fully formed brain. Hence, view your experience from that younger perspective with compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and gratitude. Also, acknowledge and recognise the experience of your younger self for what it was, and ask that aspect of yourself it is indeed ok for you to let go of it and move on from it.
When you are working through these aspects of yourself it is important to treat yourself with authenticity, compassion, love and kindness. We tend to become defensive and lashing out, but try to move into a space of raw acceptance of who you are and the experiences you've had. The defensiveness is there as your protection, and it has protected you until now, so show it gratitude and compassion, but allow it to be released. Surround yourself with authentic people that you feel safe to have honest conversations with to start discovering the whole of you. Start working with yourself understanding what makes you tick and what you desire for yourself. Practice being aware of all aspects of yourself all the time. By creating new patterns that serves for you to becoming the optimal version of yourself, you replace the old patterns that have served to protect you from the perspective of your core wounding.
The more of these patterns you release, the less of these blindspots and denial will be there for you to discover. However, there will always be these aspects and it is important to work with others who can help us reveal them, but they will be easier and easier to work through as you become more and more resourced to deal with them.
Choices And Accountability
Realising your accountability for your choices will shift your world“A man is whole only when he takes into account his own shadow.” – Djuna BarnesIf you embody nothing else, take this in; choice is a superpower. You choose how you think, speak and act, the three only things you control in life. Every choice activates a chain reaction of consequences for which we can only be accountable for our choice. However, being accountable for our choices does not equate to apportioning blame, it means you are aware of your choices and accept them and, if needed, forgive yourself for making them.
One malady coming from ignoring our own choices and accountability is the “Actor-Observer” cognitive bias. This bias is when we blame all “bad” experiences on outside factors and attribute all “good” things to ourselves. When we avoid accountability we give up our power to direct our life where we want it to be and to the experiences we want to have. Being accountable means taking back our power and understanding what we can control (listen to the podcast https://www.thealchemyexperience.co.uk/podcast-control/ (Control) to gain a deeper understanding of this concept). The beautiful paradox is that, understanding that we can’t control our external environment and turning our attention inwards to the three things we can control; thoughts, words and actions, gives us full control of our journey.
Attributing blame outside ourselves only result in frustration, conflict, division, separation, and ultimately, lack of resolution to the challenge. With accountability we allow ourselves to see the bigger picture, we can uncover and heal our core wounds, start seeing ourselves in others, move into a state of flow, understand our role and the the role of others in our lives, and approach our experiences with https://www.thealchemyexperience.co.uk/compassion-podcast/ (compassion), https://www.thealchemyexperience.co.uk/acceptance-podcast/ (acceptance), https://www.thealchemyexperience.co.uk/forgiveness-podcast/ (forgiveness )and https://www.thealchemyexperience.co.uk/gratitude-podcast/ (gratitude).
Realising that we have a choice is an awakening. The choice is not necessarily as to what we do or how others see us, but rather how we perceive our experiences. One of the principles in Buddhism is the pursuit of non-attachment/non-judgement. So, your choices lie in how you perceive your experience and how you you are going react to it. We also have choice in how we react to choices we have made that lead to the outcomes of our experiences; it is we who judge them “good” or “bad”. Especially when we have experienced trauma, reconciling that our choices had an impact on the outcome, is a tough pill to swallow, not to mention forgiving ourselves and others and finding the gift of a lesson in it. Again, we go back to non-judgment, whether someone chooses to find the gifts and learn from trauma or to continue to suffer under the weight of victimhood, we accept their journey for what it is, but that is also a choice that we make as individuals.
Often, when we look back at our choices, we tend to become hesitant to make choices, it can paralyse us, because we might mainly have made choices that led to challenges. However, the more work we do on ourselves and listen to our inner guidance, we will find flow and peace in our choices, because we accept them and their outcomes as purposeful. Remember though that before you are given validation for that you can https://www.thealchemyexperience.co.uk/trust-podcast/ (trust), you need to embody trust and have faith in that your journey has lead you to where you are so that you are optimally prepared to move forward to where you are going.
Science of Consciousness - With Allyn Evans and Bob Holbrook
The definition of Consciousness has eluded science thus far. As you will discover in this conversation, when we go into a state of expanded consciousness the ability to measure the brain activities stop. However, this fact does tell us when a person goes into that state, i.e. the lack of measurements is the clue, we can tell where the gate is, but we cannot peer through it with technology, we can only experience it within ourselves. Subtle energy changes with the expansion of consciousness, and that we can measure, so there are ways we can start to connect the dots. Of course to satisfy the terms of what is empirical data and isn't, we need to prove the means as to how we are connecting the dots and their validity.
This episode is a first look into the "Science of Consciousness" and I hope to bring you more interviews with other perspectives on this topic.
About the Monroe Institute (https://www.monroeinstitute.org/ (https://www.monroeinstitute.org/))
The Monroe Institute is the world leader in human consciousness exploration. Founded in the early 1970s as an educational and research organization by Robert A. Monroe, our experiential programs are offered on our main campus in Faber, Virginia USA as well as 12 additional countries and online.
Using specially designed binaural beat audio-guided technology, originally developed by Bob Monroe, you will learn valuable tools to explore, navigate and use non-physical aspects of your own higher consciousness.
Join the tens of thousands of people who have attended our retreats and awaken your consciousness to discover a new more compassionate perspective about yourself and others—what and who you are and why you are here.
About Allyn Evans (Interim Executive Director and President, email@example.com)
Allyn, earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Texas Tech University. She has been a beloved Monroe trainer for more than a decade and was instrumental in helping to launch Monroe’s virtual programming. She also played a key role in helping develop content for Monroe's new meditation app, Expand. Allyn is currently also Monroe's Chief Program Officer and trains Energy Medicine, not only at the Monroe Institute, but at locations around the world hosted by Monroe's international trainers.
About Bob Holbrook (Technical Director, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bob Holbrook has been a student of consciousness for most of his life. He is an anthropologist with experience in South America, Africa, the Middle East and the United States. Bob studied Anthropology and Psychology at Ball State University, Indiana University and the University of Chicago. He studied Archaeology with the University of Michigan. Bob is an active member of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, The Institute of Noetic Sciences and a certified provider with the Institute of Heartmath. He is presently working with individuals in the areas of addiction and post traumatic stress disorder.
Law of Transformation
Mark Boldizar, co-author of “Unleash Your Future” and co-founder of “New Science of Success”, joins us to talk about the Law of Transformation and how you really go about manifesting your reality. His work is beyond the gimmicky world of the Law of Attraction systems that promises instant riches, you put in the effort and the work and you reap the rewards.
If you are new to empowering and manifesting your life, then Mark is the best starting point. If you have tried and succeeded or failed with the plethora of Law of Attraction systems out there, Mark's system will add the missing pieces to create sustainable success in your manifestation practice.
Mark's book "Unleash Your Future" is an equally valuable read for the esoteric as well as the analytic. He co-authored the book with Takara Shelor and they each come at the practice from either perspective, but with the same process. You can find out more about Takara and Mark at https://newscienceofsuccess.com/?fbclid=IwAR1LFNHNyxfMmmVJlYfYq3wRMVtidhrgxgmioIazhD6Fbkx6h3GLK-U4v7U (https://newscienceofsuccess.com/)
Fearless Entrepreneurship with Shaahin Cheyene
Nothing motivates you to move forward in life as when you have lost everything. However, once you taken yourself out of the swamp, you can with the right mindset, you can also move through life without fear of having nothing, because you know you got out of it once before, and you can do it again. Shaahin Cheyene epitomises the journey “from rags to riches”. From making himself homeless at the age of 15 to putting drug barons out of business on the rave scene with his legal Herbal Ecstacy pill, to inventing the Vapir Vaporizer, to now teaching people Amazon Mastery.
Our discussion spans the psychology of motivation and drive, origin of personal fear, perfection paralysis, definition of success, Vikings (no not the NFL team, the real Scandinavian ones) and much more. Check out the links to Shaahin’s various projects below and don’t forget to buy his book, “Billion – How I Became The King of The Thrill Pill Cult”. Shaahin is a master story teller, so you won’t be disappointed.
All our listeners also get a special free gift from Shaahin, a free introductory course in to Amazon Mastery (value $200 (not exchangeable or transferrable)). Just send him an email with the subject “Alchemy” and he’ll send back instructions how to access the course. He promises there won’t be any need to give up any card details or similar.
Shaahin’s email: email@example.com
Book: https://www.shaahincheyenne.com/book (https://www.shaahincheyenne.com/book)
Hack and Grow Rich Podcast: https://www.shaahincheyenne.com/hack-and-grow-rich-podcast (https://www.shaahincheyenne.com/hack-and-grow-rich-podcast)
Amazon Mastery Course: https://freecasestudy.fbasellercourse.com/home-amazon-mastery (https://freecasestudy.fbasellercourse.com/home-amazon-mastery)
Free Will and Potentialities
"When I discover who I am, I will be free." - Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man"Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life , except in your mind." - Roy T. Bennett, The Light In The HeartThe concept of "potentiality" goes back to Aristotle, looking at "Actuality, or Activity" and "Potentiality". Intellectually it is not too challenging to understand the concept on its face value, i.e. what is your potential and what is what you actually manifest from that potential. However, when you start looking at where the potentiality of your life lies, it gets more complex. The potentiality lies in dimensions beyond our immediate perception and it is our own limitations that dictate what actuality you manifest from it.
This is where "Free Will" comes into the equation. We may not perceive it, but we have free will as to what we draw from our potentiality into our physical expression. What you manifest lies in your mindset and ability to perceive. However, from what aspect of yourself are you exercising free will? Are you consciously aware of that aspect of yourself from where you direct your free will? I will venture to say, "you do not", in actual fact very few of us do. I am yet to fully connect and be aware of that aspect of myself, but I know it is there and I seek to come into alignment with it.
My hope is that you are given some new perspectives and start to asking yourself some of the big questions to release you from the boundaries of your own limiting beliefs. Enjoy!
Luigi Sciambarella is a Monroe Institute trainer in the UK and a hypno-psychotherapist. Since 2010, Luigi has been teaching and giving talks on meditation, lucid dreaming and personal development around the world to thousands of people who are interested in exploring the many different facets of mind (conscious, unconscious and everything in-between). This has led Luigi to develop a deep understanding of the waking, dreaming and sleeping mind and the phenomena of lucid dreaming, out of body experiences, sleep paralysis, insomnia and the various parasomnias that can disturb a good night’s sleep.
Monroe Institute: http://www.monroeinstitute.org/ (www.monroeinstitute.org)
Monroe Institute UK: http://www.monroeinstituteuk.org/ (www.monroeinstituteuk.org)
Day and Night Therapy: http://www.dayandnighttherapy.com/ (www.dayandnighttherapy.com)
Monroe Institute’s Expand app: https://info.monroeinstitute.org/get-expand-app (https://info.monroeinstitute.org/get-expand-app)
Contact Luigi either at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Infinity Life
If you want to get to the bottom of releasing your limiting beliefs, please also have a look at our 8-week training programme to help you develop tools and practices that can help release your core wounds and energetic blockages. www.theinfinity.life