I began photographing our yellow delicious apple tree in the spring, with the idea of capturing shots at various stages through harvest time. This, in an effort to visually convey transformation:
Alchemy is the process of transforming lead into gold.
Inner alchemy is my term for personal transformation to our highest best.
I believe that life is an expression of the choices we make, with each choice serving to transform us—subtle or obvious—body, mind, and/or spirit.
Further, I believe that whatever we are not changing, we are choosing. So much so, that my life’s purpose is based on this conviction.
The photos in this post were taken between April and September. This six-month window is the typical life cycle for apples in the United States.
Inner alchemy—personal transformation—occurs at different times and speeds for everyone:
- Early, quick, and dynamic
- Late, slow, and measured
- Somewhere in-between
When it comes to personal transformation, are you an early or late bloomer?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.” — Laurie Buchanan
© Laurie Buchanan 2013