The law of attraction states that objects of similar vibration attract one another (like attracts like). But the problem is this: how can you ever change your vibration in order to attract that which you desire? The answer is in the key of transmutation, that ancient process from alchemy that dares to change ordinary metal into gold, that dares to seek the elixir of life to cure all diseases and to restore even the aged back unto eternal youth.
If we look around, we can see that the problem of manifesting your desires is indeed a problem in achieving transition from one point in life into another, a transition similar to what we know as transmutation. Are you trying to attract wealth? Then you are trying to transmute from poverty into abundance, almost literally following the old concept of transmuting ordinary metal into gold. Are you trying to attract good relationships? Then you are trying to transmute from emptiness to belongingness, or from a painful relationship into a smoother one. Are you trying to attract enlightenment? Then you are trying to transmute from ignorance to wisdom, from low consciousness into a higher one.
Transmutation is transition. Transmutation is change. In the case of the Law of Attraction, it is the much desired and much required change in one's vibration in order to attract the things you wish to manifest. This change in vibration does not happen instantaneously though. It does not just happen the moment you learned about the law and you desired to leap unto the bandwagon of people waiting for magic to happen to them the moment they received the good news. As there are laws to attraction, there are also principles to transmutation.
Basically, there are two kinds of transmutation. The first is the transmutation of the elements which germinates from the power of thought. This is the transformation of matter into another form, the transformation of water into wine, the parting of the waters of the sea to give way to people trapped in the midst of a desert. The second one is the transmutation of the spirit. This is the kind of transformation emanating from the “absolute", which for now we shall call as Divine Essence or Love. This is the kind of transformation we undergo from being a non-believer to a people of faith, from cowardice to bravery, from powerlessness to strength, from darkness to enlightenment.
Unfortunately however, the general thinking today only presumes the transmutation of the first kind, which is the transmutation of the elements. We think that since we can control our thoughts, our thoughts could in turn control these elements to give us what we command it to render. And to further defend this thinking, there are principles describing the existence of a subconscious mind, which is also a thought that controls our conscious thoughts programmed through the years since our childhood into the way it is running today. Thus it is explained that the key to transform your thoughts is to transform the subconscious mind. Considering however how well formed this subconscious mind is, you can well imagine its resistance and the effort needed to wield it into the kind of mind we wish it to be. Hence lies our failure in the transmutation of the thought.
What we failed to consider however is something beyond “thought", something that is even beyond the subconscious thought that resists our conscious intentions and commands. We failed to give weight to our “spirit", which is the real key to transmuting even our deepest thoughts.
Have you ever been explained something so logically and rationally correct but you failed to believe in it anyways? Had it been only your thought that really counts, even a subconscious one, you would have needed only to digest what has been explained, repeat it and convince yourself of the soundness of the principle explained to you. It would have been that simple. But is it? Is a sound explanation everything we need in order to really believe? What if we have a lesser level of intellect? A lesser consciousness or understanding perhaps? How do we imbibe and receive what we have been fed in order to influence the strong subconscious mind?
Jesus spoke about this in the Gospels when he talked about being “born again" in the Spirit.
"That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born anew. The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou the teacher of Israel, and understandest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I told you earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?" (John 3:6-12, American Standard SpeedBible)
Tolle Eckart (author of A New Earth) in his book “Stillness Speaks" says that the present problem of the human condition today is being “lost in thought". He states, “Most people spend their entire life imprisoned within the confines of their own thoughts. They never go beyond a narrow, mind-made, personalized sense of self that is conditioned by the past. In you, as in each human being, there is a dimension of consciousness far deeper than thought. It is the very essence of who you are. We may call it presence, awareness, the unconditioned consciousness. In the ancient teachings, it is the Christ within, or your Buddha nature. "
Thoughts, being different in levels and frequencies tend only to divide us and causes the most of our disputes and religious wars. Divine Essence on the other hand, unites us and transcends the barriers built by various unconnected thoughts. Thoughts are often limited and dependent on many factors including health and physical condition from birth. Divine Essence however is accessible to all. Spirit transcends all thoughts, and in order for a miracle to happen, there must be a transmutation of the “spirit" by Divine Essence.
Now the process of actual transmutation of the “spirit" is another area of lengthy discussion and analysis. But what I can give to you now are three important conditions for which a transmutation may be able to take place.
Before one can be transmuted, one must be capable of being formed. Rigidity is the first problem of transmutation. Where one is not willing to be processed and moulded, transition cannot take place. This is the reason why pain sometimes serves a useful purpose to us. This pain, this brokenness breaks our rigidity, softens us in a way, opens us and allows us to be transformed.
Purity in this sense means letting go of all the excess matter that clings to us and allowing our true essence to break through. In order to be transmuted, our true self and composition must be exposed. If not, the process may not be fit to our true condition. It can even destroy us.
Though one must be malleable and flexible enough, one must also be tenacious enough in order to survive the process one must undergo. Change is never an easy thing. It often requires the shaving away of the excess dross that clings to our true element. It often requires that we be crushed, folded or hammered in order to mould us into our better form. It requires that we endure the present pain and trust the transmutation taking place.
Transmutation is not a new thing. It is a procees as old as time itself, as old as the earth created by its many laws. Whether it be a transmutation of the elements or a transmutation of the spirit, its mastery will surely lead us to attracting the deepest desires of our heart. We need only be patient. We need only to open our minds and learn. For what could it not achieve if a being as exquisite as a man can be transmuted from the dust from which he came?
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Jocelyn Soriano works currently as an auditor, but continues to write and reach for her dreams of writing fulltime and being able to touch and inspire lives through her writing. From her humble beginnings, she was able to work her way through college through her various scholarships, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1996. She has published a book on a screenplay chosen as finalist in a National scriptwriting contest. She loves early mornings, chatting over a cup of coffee, walking along the beach, and singing her heart out with her best buddies.