Alchemy: Turning Emotional Coal into Gold


Sometimes the most simple tools,
are the ones that last and endure.
Look at the knife, the hammer,
the wheel. Ancient tools that we
still use. They are simple and in
their simplicity, they are still useful.

This is the case for the tool that I
am about to share with you here.
It’s simple. It’s applicable. It’s effective.

Emotional Alchemy

The pain which we carry
and weighs us down,
has within its core
something quite profound.

The black coal that blocks
our light, when lit on
fire creates a golden glow.
It fuels us in our transformation;
our metamorphosis.

It is so simple that it is often
overlooked. How can my pain be
so heavy, and this Alchemy process
so light and still work?!

Just as the soft water
over time wears down
the edges of the hard rocks,
continual and consistent use
of this tool, smooths out the edges
and turns boulders into river rocks.

When an emotion, even one that
seems to overwhelm, appearing
as a Tsunami wave on your horizon
sit calmly, breathe,
allow it to crash onto your shore.

The first 500 times or more
can cause the desire to flee.
Instead just sit and be.
Allowing the emotion to
wash over, through and into
you, giving it the attention
it so desires and needs,
turns that Lion into a Lamb.

There may be smaller waves
that continue to wash ashore,
seeking your attention.
Give it to them.
Letting them know that
you truly see them, can
feel them, puts them in
their right perspective:
a drop vs what feels like
the entire ocean.

For once the Tsunami is
cleared from your horizon,
you will see with greater
peace and clarity.

Know there will be many
Tsunamis, with each one
you simply allow to be,
the easier it becomes
to sit and not flee.

You see, it is in the
allowing of the emotion
that sets us free.
It can be such a scary
thing to face,
yet what you’re
feeling is an important
thing to embrace.

The energy once spent
in denying the waves’
existence, gives you the
power to use the gifts
and talents, to become
your higher purpose
without blockages.

So sit my friend,
allow the emotions.
Actions may be able
to kill,
but sitting in the muck
of what you need to feel

Once felt, the emotion
fades. It leaves
behind the fodder in
which new seeds,
the things you desire,
can be planted. So now
fill your heart, mind,
and being with what you
want to create.

That my friend,
is turning coal
into Gold.


See also Perspective.

Photo by cbenjasuwan at


Published by Tiffany

Writing out my thoughts has helped me to gain a new perspective of myself. In sharing these writings, it is my hope to help others to better understand themselves. It is my belief that with each of us who chooses this path of greater understanding of thy self, that it inspires others to do the same. This building momentum is the force that drives me to share, for in my vulnerability, I find my strength. I believe that you can also find yours there. ~~~In reading some of my posts, you will see that growth is not always pretty. It is in breaking apart and coming undone that a seed sprouts and breaks free of its own captivity. It is also out of mud that the lotus blossoms. ~~~Please join me in seeing the beauty of growth within the deconstruction of our limiting beliefs. ~~T.C.

12 thoughts on “Alchemy: Turning Emotional Coal into Gold

  1. Wow Tiffany, this is so great, don’t know how I missed it! I guess I kinda it put it all together in bits and pieces but here it is altogether and beautifully written as well. I can’t thank you enough! I have been on a tsunami induced cryfest since you gave me the post-it. (which I still have) But you know what, it’s all good, really good, You inspired me to take back my life, to rekindle my marriage, and really find out what it means to be a man, all things I had quit on decades ago. I don’t know where this is going to lead me or when ( well, to Colorado, we are definitely going out to meet Rita and Dave and take in the majesty of the rockies!) But it is all good! All the more reason to start at the beginning of your blog. You continue to amaze me even more with every post, new or old, that I read! Love you Kiddo! ❤❤❤ Ken

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    1. Ken, this is so touching! Thank you for all of your kind words. It brings me great peace knowing that I have helped to spark your light. Thank you for receiving the offer to help!
      Much love! Tiffany


  2. I love this stuff. I had a dream a while back that took me through the process of transmuting dense emotional energy into something lighter…something that flows. It’s as if the intention set upon the cold emotions heats it up and melts it, allowing it to move like water. I had a dream about this a while back. You might have inspired me to write a blog post about it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing Tiffany.

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    1. It may also a reminder that nothing can be created nor destroyed, merely transformed. Many in the spiritual community believe we need to “kill the ego” and ignore anything negative… it’s quite sad and flies in the face of what we are all seeking: love without conditions.

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