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In these episodes we dive deep into the challenging aspects of the human experience, 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.

Since work tends to be about a third of our time working and then allowing work to occupy our minds for a substantial portion beyond that, it is only natural that business and the workplace are topics we cover as well.

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 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/

The Alchemy Experience Christopher Lembke

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In these episodes we dive deep into the challenging aspects of the human experience, 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.

Since work tends to be about a third of our time working and then allowing work to occupy our minds for a substantial portion beyond that, it is only natural that business and the workplace are topics we cover as well.

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 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/

    Pride

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    Loyalty

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    Blameless Accountability

    Blameless Accountability

    "The day we finally hold ourselves accountable, rather than putting the blame on others, and come clean about our responsibilities, we unfetter ourselves from ravaging frustrations and fretting crankiness." - Erik Pevernagie, "the Unbearable Heaviness of Being"To get into the right frame of mind, it is important to understand the fundamentals about "blame" and "accountability". Blame happens when we are in a state of victimhood; we cannot face the pain of an experience so we blame something inside and/or outside ourselves. We create a narrative around the pain to justify it, e.g. they make me so angry because..., it's my personality that comes from..., etc. When we see ourselves as victims of our environment and/or circumstances we cannot but direct the cause for how we feel to sources other than ourselves. In this state we strive to control our experiences by exerting control in our external environment. We also strive to control our emotions, which leads to simply supressing them. Accountability on the other hand comes from empowerment. When we are in a higher vibrational state we realise that we cannot control our external environment by force, we can only control our thoughts, our words and our actions. These in turn will shift our patterns, habits and energy to attract different experiences. Shifting into accountability is also a shift in perception of our experiences; things are no longer happening to us, they happen for us.
    These are the premises that start off our conversation as we have a special guest with us. Hulya Erdal is a fellow coach who focuses on supporting women in their process of transformation. We then delve into the the concept of Blameless Accountability and invite our audience members to share their perspectives and experiences.
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    About Hulya Erdal
    Hulya Erdal is a Certified Transformation Coach specialising in the mastery of self-discovery. She is also a qualified and experienced chef and teacher, writer, REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy) Practitioner and well known radio personality. Hulya uses her own personal experiences and challenges in life as a vital component of her self-discovery coaching programmes.
    Hulya has been guiding women globally for over 20 years. Her heart and soul is to guide midlife women through a journey of self-discovery, “crushing old beliefs that no longer serve you, changing the way you see yourself to realise your true potential, and creating exciting new dreams and actions that become your recipe for life!”
    Hulya teaches "Change the way you think, Choose the life you live."
    Contact:
    Email: hulya@therecipeforlife.com
    https://calendly.com/recipeforlife/30min
    Instagram: @madebythechef & @therecipeforlife_
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hulyaerdal
    Online: www.therecipeforlife.com
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/therecipeforlife

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    Manipulation

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    Resilience

    Resilience

    Building resilience through awareness“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli, “Life, The Truth, And Being Free”The Oxford Dictionary definition of resilience is, “The capacity to withstand or recover quickly from difficulties.”. I would like to offer an additional definition, “the measurement between victimhood where you lack resilience, and empowerment, where you are resilient”, i.e. how resilient are you? As you slide from victimhood up towards empowerment you become more resilient. This is the gradual process where you develop tools to deal with the world around you and the experiences you have within.
    There are a lot of reasons why we lack the tools to be resilient. When we find ourselves in a state of victimhood, we are essentially in a state of low-energy vibration. This is where we can’t let go of the narrative that we’ve created to define our identity within our story and our lives. We externalise our entire spectrum of experiences removing our ability to realise our roles in our experiences. Putting a distance between ourselves and our experiences causes us to blame external factors for our circumstances; we can’t realise accountability if we don’t realise we have a hand in our reality. In this process, we externalise control of our circumstances. The tools we develop are all focused on protecting ourselves from the external factors that are a threat to us, i.e. we compound the problem and perpetuate the victimhood while tricking ourselves into believing we are getting stronger.
    Evidently, we have choices as to what path we take embarking on this journey towards resilience and empowerment. One path, as described above, will be a reflection of our shadow or ego aspect of ourselves where we find strength in our anger, shame, guilt, apathy, etc., but they’re all in the lower spectrum of vibration. The idea of resiliency at these levels is to control your experiences with force expressed outwards. Anybody who gets in our way is a threat and we are separate from them, so they become “collateral damage” in our pursuit of resiliency. This, like the reality construct that we think is our experience, is an illusion and we get stuck in a loop; empowerment is not available at these lower levels, only enforcement, which creates lower vibrations, resulting in more forcefulness. The alternative is to become consciously aware of our experiences and what they are. On this path, we don’t see the reality construct outside of ourselves as the experience but rather just as a reflection of the internal emotions and feelings that are building blocks of the real experience. When we choose to become consciously aware of our own experiences we become aware of our role in our own experiences. We can start building resiliency tools to control that which we can control; our thoughts, our words and our actions. This perspective brings with it accountability, not blame, without shame and guilt. It allows us to become accepting of ourselves and everything around us in our reality construct. We accept the external and connect with it, without attachment or judgement. Choosing this path is to choose growth and evolution.
    Empowerment is all about shifting perspectives and understanding what our true experience is. To shift perspectives we need to open up to the possibility that there are more than one truth and that we can allow ourselves to look at the reality construct from different angles. Consider, for example, you have a body as opposed to you are a body. We simply move some words around and our idea of self suddenly shifts 180 degrees. We allow ourselves to be taken away from the identification in the physical reality to perceive ourselves from our consciousness. Once we start looking at ourselves and our existence from this perspective, we can then start to understand the multi-dimensionality that we are. From...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Conscious Interactions

    Conscious Interactions

    The basis for conscious interactions is expressing your authenticity“The moment you become aware of the ego within you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot co-exist.” – Eckhart TolleIn our complex world, every interaction we have is an intricate dance between our internal selves and the external world. How we perceive others, their conditioned perspectives, and the labels we apply all play a significant role in shaping these interactions. It’s crucial to recognize the interplay between our internal and external worlds to foster authentic connections. We’ll explore the concept of conscious interactions by delving into both the external and internal aspects that influence them.
    External Reality Construct:Our external world is shaped by conditioned perspectives and labels that have been introduced to us and we accepted them as “fact”. We position ourselves in relations to others as either, superior, equal, or subordinate by judgement filtered through our conditioned perspectives. Others will put us in those categories in relation to their perspectives as well, which often is the source of conflict when the “placements” don’t align. Societal archetypes influence the roles we adopt and play, most often a the behest of those that influence us. The question that arises here is: What motivates these conditioned perspectives? Are they born out of fear, societal norms, or genuine understanding? The distance between the authentic expressions of our true selves and the conditioning is a relatively good measure of the malady disconnectedness we experience.
    Internal Fragmentation:When we start to reflect on our internal experiences, it’s essential to recognize which aspects of ourselves show up in interactions. Tools from Parts Therapy can be very useful here, where we explore what “part” of ourselves that show up in different situations. For example, I would get triggered when something wasn’t done to my exacting specification, and then I would react to that experience from the perspective of the child who was taught that he wasn’t good enough and needed to compete to be valued and loved. This is the part that showed up when the trigger is activated and I would then assume the part and the expression would be based on the limitations that I held as that child, i.e. the response would have been expected from a 7 year old, but quite unreasonable coming from an adult. We all carry within us wounded parts, often stemming from past traumas. These wounded parts can significantly impact our interactions, leading to behaviours that may not align with our true selves. Authenticity requires us to be aware of these parts and heal them.
    Comparing External and Internal Realities:To have conscious interactions, it’s vital to compare our internal and external worlds. Are they aligning? Do they “come from the same place”? If not, what are the similarities, and where do they diverge? Understanding where our internal and external perspectives come from is the first step in bridging the gap. My daily objective is to become the optimal version of myself, which is the authentic version of myself. The distance between my external experience vis a vis my authenticity is the space of healing I need to traverse to reach that goal. My choice in any experience is how I think, express and act in response to that experience. I cannot control how other show up in interactions with me, but I can choose how I respond to the experience. I always try to use the “Four Agreements” when comparing the external and internal experiences; never assume anything about anybody, don’t take anything personally, always express myself impeccably and always to my best. These agreements allow me to allow anybody to show up how they choose to without me mirroring...

    • 1 hr 27 min

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