INNER ALCHEMY | karen johnson

Tag: Pain

Love the Fire of the Flame

Life begins in a breath of love for most. Spiritual teachings gently guide us back to love as the starting point. Love is complex. Love is simple. Some run to it and others run from it. Love defines us, divides us but always unites us. Love can be the lamp for eternal gateways into unexplored […]

Combatting Fear… One Step at a Time

Let’s try an experiment. Think of something that scares you. It doesn’t have to be big, it’s not the size of the fear that matters. It’s your reaction or intensity that it produces.   Selection For each of us it will be a different. Remember, things that initially appear the smallest and most insignificant can […]

Tears Promote Healing and Health

There is a natural healing power to tears. It’s an organic process that our body has designed to protect us from external physical irritants and to release emotions: frustration, grief, sadness, anxiety as well as joy, relief… tears modulate our inner thermostat. While we feel a profound difference when experiencing joy or sadness, grief or […]

Ancestor and Transgenerational Survivor’s Guilt

You don’t have to lose a loved one to a tragic and unnecessary death in order to suffer survivor’s guilt. This guilt is a blueprint for chronic unhappiness.  You feel guilty about being happy with your fate in life.There’s been a transmission of survivor guilt that is handed down from one generation to the next.  For some feeling pain and misery becomes their identity with a sense that they have no choice but to suffer if they are even to experience a temporary break from feeling guilty and experience some degree of happiness.