Life is Alchemy in motion. The seasons change and fall brings with it Reflection. The realization that one must shed and transmute that which no longer serves us, in order to move forward, to make the work possible. Old Patterns, Habits, Fears and Insecurities that weigh us down and hold us back from being truly free; the leaden nature of our humanity. It is a constant cycle, ever refining as we gain wisdom and experience to derive the Gold that is sought, the perfection of the stone. We are faced with tests until we are able to learn the lesson, and transcend it fully by overcoming and changing one thing to another that serves us. Suffering is self inflicted. It is not necessary to certain degrees if we only see through the illusion that hides what we seek. There must be a balance sought and it is all up to us, to surrender, yet take control and in return gain the greatest power of all. ∞ Love must rule the fire that guides us.