150 Lessons I Learnt From The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The courage to leave what is known behind and live your legend till the very end, taking the time to understand the language of the universe, listening to, following your heart and committing to claiming the life of your dreams is not easily acquired. The magick and treasures we seek elsewhere, are often found on our doorstep.

Sometimes finding success on your journey requires losing yourself, finding yourself and understanding more of you in relation to all of existence to recognize that we each have our own unique path and destiny which we create for ourselves and in order to unlock that path, we need to remove the scales off our eyes and see the world through our own unique lense and not that of someone else. Knowing all the while in our heart that nothing is impossible as long as you wish and will it with all your heart.

From my experience immersed in the world of the alchemist are lessons so beautiful and profound that they ignite an all consuming fire within. Reminding us of the wisdom and truth that is never really lost, simply lying beneath the surface and waiting for us to tune in.

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This is what I learnt:

1. Our energy influences the things around us.

2. We all need a place to call home.

3. Don’t ever forget to rely on your instincts.

4. Be prepared for change.

5. Embrace the freedom to live your dreams.

6. Find God in all.

7. Remember that’s it’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting and worth living.

8. Learn about your dreams, dreams are the language of God.

9. Always take a chance on life.

10. It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary, only the wise are able to understand that.

11. Develop the ability to choose your own legend above all else.

12. The world’s greatest lie is that at some point we lose control of what is happening to us and our lives become controlled by fate.

13. Decide who you want to be and go for it without a second thought.

14. Don’t be afraid to dream and yearn for everything you want to see happen in your life.

15. Whoever you are and whatever you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. That is your mission on earth.

16. The soul of the world is nourished by people’s happiness.

17. To realize one’s personal legend is a person’s only real obligation.

18. When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.

19. You are capable at any time in your life of doing what you dream of

20. Don’t let what other people think of you become more important than what you desire for yourself.

21. Ask yourself often what your reason for being is.

22. If you promise what you don’t have, you will lose your desire to work towards getting it.

23. Everything in life has a price.

24. There comes a time when you have to choose between what you are accustomed to and what you want to have.

25. Recognize the good things that happen to you everyday that the sun rises.

26. Embrace the freedom of the wind for there is nothing holding you back but you.

27. When you play first, you are almost sure to win for the force that wants you to realize your legend whets your appetite with the taste of success. It is the principle of favourability.

28. Follow the omens God has prepared for you on your path.

29. Always ask objective questions.

30. Remember that everything you deal with is only one thing and nothing else. Don’t forget the language of omens. Don’t forget to follow your legend to its conclusion.

31. See all the marvels of the world and never forget the drops of oil on your spoon.

32. In money there is magic. Whoever has money is never really alone.

33. Learn what path you should take by observing the earth and the sky.

34. Stay alert. Do not be distracted by shiny objects.

35. You always have a choice. If that is so, choose to be an adventurer on his quest for treasure.

36. In order to understand the world, you have to understand the language that is without words.

37. In order to understand the omens, you must move at a relaxed and unhurried pace.

38. Apply the lessons you’ve learned through life.

39. All things are one.

40. Cleanse your mind and environment of negativity often.

41. We ask for more out of life because we have to respond to the omens. It is the principle of favourability. A beginner’s luck.

42. Take advantage when luck is on your side and do as much to help it as it doing to help you.

43. Some people only want to dream while others only want to realize their dreams. Realization is a destination.

44. Don’t let your dreams become a distant memory. Always know what it is you want and work towards it.

45. Innovate for beauty is the greatest seducer of men.

46. Learn how to deal with change.

47. Knowing the things you should be able to accomplish and not wanting or choosing to do so, will make you miserable.

48. It is written: man shall not live by bread alone.

49. Let everywhere you go be blessed simply by your being there.

50. Bless me before I go. Be open to receiving blessing.

51. Never stop dreaming and following the omens.

52. Learn the language of enthusiasm that is accomplished with love and purpose as part of something believed in and desired.

53. Leave your mark where you have been.

54. Ask yourself often, what do you know?

55. Find the one true language of the universe, unravel the truths behind the important questions, go beyond the points in which you could not seem to go.

56. Making a decision is only the beginning of things. A decision is diving into a strong current that will carry you to places you never dreamed of or imagined.

57. Shepherd’s are the first to recognize a king.

58. In the desert, disobedience means death.

59. The closer one gets to realising their legend, the more their legend becomes their true reason for being.

60. Observe in silence your progress across the desert.

61. Learn from everything you come in contact with.

62. Learn the language that deals with the past and present of all.

63. Intuition is a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life where the histories of all are connected and we are able to know all for all is written within the current. It is written.

64. No matter how many detours and adjustments are made, move towards the same compass point.

65. Observe the caravan. Listen to the wind.

66. Disaster teaches you that there is no reason to fear the unknown for with God, The Universe, Source, you are capable of achieving all you need and want.

67. Fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.

68. The universal language is energy.

69. There is a principle that governs all things, it is called The Soul Of The World and it is always a positive force.

70. Everything on earth is being transformed, the earth is alive and has a soul. We are part of that soul and hence rarely recognise that it is working for us and collaborating for your success.

71. The caravan and the desert speak the same language, and it is for that reason the desert allows it’s crossing, testing it’s every step to see if it is in time and will make it to the oasis.

72. Read the signs and speak to souls.

73. All things are a manifestation of one thing.

74. Live your legend till the end.

75. Let those who have the responsibility for understanding do so, for if all could understand, it would lose its value.

76. Only those willing and persistent to study deeply will achieve mastery.

77. The world has a soul. Whoever understands it’s soul can understand the language of things. To discover this soul, you must realize your legend.

78. Stay present. Let go of the past and future. Life is the moment we are living now and someday, now will be only a memory.

79. God reveals his secrets easily to all creatures.

80. Pure life cannot be captured in pictures or words, but felt only with presence.

81. The closer you get to realising your dream, the more difficult it gets. In its pursuit, you will be constantly subjected to tests of persistence and courage.

82. Omens are the language used by God to indicate what we should do.

83. Do not be impatient, everything in its time.

84. The most important part of the universal language is that of love. Older than humanity, more ancient than the desert.

85. Love enables you to discover every treasure in the world.

86. Fight for the balance of power.

87. Understand the dynamics of acceptance and attachment.

88. Have no fear of failure.

89. Deal with the concept of love as distinct from possession. Separate the two. Love without ownership.

90. When you are in love, things make sense.

91. Mirages are intense desires materialised over the sands of the desert.

92. Always heed the omens.

93. Find a connection with your experience of the moment. Allow the earth to reveal the history of things. Find a means to penetrate through the soul of the world.

94. Live only for the present for the present is full of surprises.

95. If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise. If bad things are, you will know in advance and suffer greatly before they even occur.

96. Penetrate to the place where all is written. Read the post, discover what has been forgotten and understand the omens present here. The secret is here in the present, if you pay attention to it, you can improve upon it and by so doing what comes later will also be better.

97. When God reveals the future, it is so a future that is written can be altered if need be.

98. Everything has been written by the same hand.

99. Test your courage, for courage is the quality most essential to the understanding of the language of the world.

100. Love the desert, but never completely trust it for the desert tests all men, challenging their every step and destroying those who become distracted.

101. Follow the signs and omens.

102. Recognize those there to help you towards your personal legend.

103. It is not what enters the mouths of men that is evil, it is what comes out that is.

104. Where your heart is so your treasure shall be. Find the treasure so all you’ve learned along the way can make sense.

105. Life attracts life.

106. Love never keeps man from pursuing his legend.

107. One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

108. If what one finds is made up of pure matter, it will never spoil.

109. There is only one way to truly learn, through action. Don’t seek the treasure of your legend without wanting to actually live out your legend.

110. The natural world is only and image and copy of paradise. The existence of this world is simply a guarantee that there exists a world that is perfect.

111. Contemplate a single grain of sand, and in it you will see all the marvels of creation.

112. Listen to your heart, it knows all things for it came from the soul of the world and one day it shall return.

113. Wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

114. Treason is a blow that comes unexpectedly. If you know your heart well, it will never be able to do that to you. You will know it’s dreams wishes, and you will know how to deal with them. You will not be at war with your self.

115. You cannot escape your heart, it is therefore most beneficial to listen to what it has to say.

116. Complaining is the nature of the heart of one who is afraid to suffer, but the fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself.

117. When one goes in search of their dreams, every second of the search is an encounter with God and eternity. Every day bright and luminous. Every night filled with magick and mystery.

118. All those who are happy have God within them.

119. When you see the world as a threatening place, so it becomes.

120. Before a dream is realized, everything must be tested in order to attain mastery.

121. Every search begins with luck and ends with the victor being severely tested. The darkest hour comes before the dawn.

122. When you possess great treasures withing and try to tell others about it, you are seldom believed.

123. No one fails to suffer the consequences of everything under the sun.

124. Your eyes show the strength of your soul.

125. Alchemy is about penetrating the soul of the world and discovering the treasures that have been reserved for you.

126. When something evolves, everything around the thing evolves as well.

127. Some souls are readier for the experience of magick than others. Those souls are quite rare.

128. Anyone who interferes with the legend of another will never discover their own.

129. An Alchemist is one who understands nature and the world.

130. The world speaks many languages.

131. It is not often that money saves a person’s life.

132. If you give in to your fears, you will not be able to speak to your heart.

133. If one is living out their legend, they know all they need to know and only one thing makes their dreams impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

134. The threat of death makes people more aware of their lives.

135. The world is only the visible aspect of God, what alchemy does is bring the spiritual perfection of Divine into contact with the material plane.

136. Be like the plants of the desert that insist on living even when survival seems impossible.

137. Love is what turns lead to gold and makes the gold return to the earth.

138. When you are love and loved, you can do anything in creation. There is no need at all to understand what is happening, for all happens within.

139. There is no need for anything to be the same, for each performs its own exact function as a unique being. Everything a symphony of peace by the hand who wrote it all. Each transforming into better until someday, The Soul Of The World becomes one thing only.

140. Alchemists show that when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better. That is what we do.

141. Love is the force that transforms and improves The Soul Of The World.

142. It is we who nourish The Soul Of The World and it will either be better or worse depending on whether we become better or worse.

143. When we love, we strive to be better than we are.

144. Speak to the hand that wrote it all.

145. We are all trying to understand the signs written by the hand. Seeking to follow our paths and understand what has been written.

146. Ask the right questions to understand the glory of God, Divine, Source.

147. Life listens to you.

148. Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

149. No matter what one does, everyone plays a central role in the history of the world, and usually one doesn’t know it.

150. Be aware of the place you are brought to tears, for there your heart and your treasure are.

Being aware of our personal calling is God’s blessing on the path chosen here on earth. Following that calling as what fills you with enthusiasm to fulfil your legend and having the courage to confront your dreams and the obstacles that present themselves on your path. Understanding that impossible is an illusion, love a stimulus, defeat a by product of tapping out of the game and above all else knowing that you are worthy and deserve all that you want, imagine and desire. Allowing yourself to become a vessel and instrument of Divine. Believing that the universe is conspiring in your favour.

Be so fascinated with yourself that you fall into the depths of your being and see all the beauty that lies there and allow the beauty you find be reflected in the eyes of those, who are blessed to behold your glory and splendour.

Yours truly,
Always & Forever,


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