Alcoholic To AlchemistI once drank two bottles of spirits a day, plus anything else I could lay my hands on. As my habit progressed, this included surgical spirits, methylated spirits, and after shave.
Homeless, penniless, and desperate, I spent my nights on a rat-infested railway embankment. The extent of my deterioration was shocking: emaciated body, yellow complexion, eyes sunken, jittery and unkempt. At twenty five years of age, the former fun-loving entertainer that I was, resembled an old man - bereft of meaning and emotionally bankrupt.
My constant battle with alcohol and the fear, futility, guilt, and paranoia it evoked, finally became too much. I took a lethal cocktail of painkillers and alcohol, only to have my life saved by the swift response and expertise of hospital staff. Death seemed imminent: almost welcoming. The destructive force that possessed me was relentless, intent on propelling me towards a liquid last supper.
Today, I'm an inspirational speaker, therapist, teacher and author who embraces the infinite possibilities that life has to offer. At fifty years of age I am in the pinnacle of health. On reaching rock bottom, a powerful force emerged from the depths of my psyche and led me on a journey of radical transformation: this force I refer to as the archetypal alchemist. Alchemy is the art of transforming one’s mental and emotional debris into the invaluable treasures of insight, inspiration, motivation, direction, prosperity and abundance: Alchemy promotes life.
As a result of implementing this philosophy, I experienced a radical shift in consciousness: a profound awakening. Subsequently, I pledged to develop and document my powerful antidote to alcoholism. Eighteen years of dedication and continuing development on a personal and transpersonal level has culminated in a much needed resource; a book containing a twelve step philosophy for optimal living entitled
Alcoholic to Alchemist.
If you are struggling with alcoholism, I invite you to come and join the ever-growing number of people who have radically transformed their lives the Alcoholic to Alchemist way. for more information visit www.al2al.com