Alchemy Explained: The Citrinitas Phase
WHY: A REBIRTH TO A NEW SENSE OF SELF
HOW: VISUALIZATION | HOWEVER YOU ARE MOVED.
WHERE: IN YOUR MIND AND YOUR SOUL.
Alchemy or Khemeioa or Khemia or Kemet the land of black earth. You can trace this word back to the Proto Indian word gheu “to pour”. Another word that shares this as a root word is God. So simply put the work of Alchemy is the work of God. These words at some point in time in our ancient history were synonyms. One could argue but first, let us take a look at Genesis 1 and view it from the alchemical lens.
Here we will be discussing verse 5, where “God(Fire) called the light “day” and the darkness he called ‘night’. ” Here we identify the light and the darkness without emotion. We realize that one cannot exist without the other and we also note that darkness represents everything we came from.
After successfully separating the darkness and false light from your being, you enter the third stage of alchemy, Citrinitas. Where we enter the death of the ‘lunar light’ and submerge into complete darkness to find the true light. This represents the end of the lunar light and the awakening of ‘solar light’. Being able to finally see after a time of darkness. This cannot be found by studying, reflection, or deep thought, it has to be experienced. Learning about this phase does not do it justice, reading about another’s experience will not give you the experience. It has to be something that is done by you. This is the removal of the emotional elements that serve no purpose and allow us to see everything for what it really is. Further outside of the fantasy of the one-sided world but more into the whole real world. This space is to reveal the heavenly woman, or object of spiritual love. This phase removes all blockages and opens you up to prosperity. At this stage, we learn the entire purpose for why we are here and who we are. When we realize that our intuition is an expression of the divine, we are clear enough to listen.
This is the butterfly phase, where we are not comfortable with flying and not comfortable saying bye to our caterpillar friends. The letting go of others is not an emotional crossroads it is a biological fact. Going through a psychological transformation while others watch you, will only create distance. Alchemy distances you from a false reality and brings you closer to real reality. Our perception throughout the process will aid in the initial sadness, despair, or regret the ego creates because it does not want to be let go of. This is not about personal development, growth, or finding a cure to a sickness.
During the Nigredo there is pain and ignorance because we suffer in vain, during albedo the pain subsides leaving you with an understanding of the soul. The whole of humanity becomes a source of pain based on a life filled with ignorance and limitations. The next step is to attack human ideas, with the basic concept that humans created information and knowledge for humans. Doing psychological alchemy is realizing that you need to rethink everything and everybody. I nigredo we deal with the shadow, during the albedo we deal with the masculine energy that has been in control our whole loves, the citrinitas is introducing our feminine counterpart to our psychology. The only step remaining is Rubedo, where we marry the masculine and feminine counterparts within, finalizing the alchemical marriage. The Yellowing phase will point out your fundamental problem and require you to change fundamentally. It’s not to enter this phase full of goals, other than being fully present and accepting life for what it is. This isn’t a quest for power, riches, or love. The reality is that you have that and so much more. You are now a butterfly in a world of caterpillars.