Many people ask of this question. At first, it used to surprise us, but we are asked it so often we have gotten used to it.
When we are asked this, we understand that the question really translates to the following three questions:
Do we have the same faith, and are we part of the same group?
I don’t want to support someone with varying ideas that may somehow contradict my fundamental beliefs. Which leads us into the next question.
Are you trying to get me to believe things that contradict my religion?
Is Art & Alchemy built on the practice of evil?
Yes, we have been accused of this before.
So, here is our answer and disclaimer:
Art & Alchemy will never intentionally infringe upon your beliefs. Believe as you may, whatever you like. There is no requirement that we have exactly the same religious beliefs, ideas, doctrines, dogmas, practices, or traditions.
We actively practice the Golden Rule in reference to religions. We show the same respect to others that we would like to receive. No one enjoys being told what they belief is wrong or incorrect. We are passionate about giving people the space they desire and deserve to relate to their spiritual practice in whatever way they like.
We know for many not directly laying our beliefs on the table in terms of a classification that is easy to categorize is extremely uncomfortable. However, Art & Alchemy’s entire platform is built on the idea of Self-Definition, washing away unnecessary, and sometime devicesive boxes people like to place you in, and enjoying the freedom of your personal experience to come to your own conclusions.
Many believe that they hold the one and only key to the secrets of God and the Universe. But we believe this is impossible. Just as there are many paths of learning, there are many paths to bring you into your light and deepen your understanding and connection to God, the Universal Power.
We are so aware of this truth as we teach our children and young adults academic curriculum. We know that people have different learning styles:
Visual or Spatial: You integrate ideas using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
Aural or Auditory (musical): Sound and music stimulate your learning path the most.
Verbal or Linguistic: You prefer words, both in speech and writing to learn.
Physical or Kinesthetic: You prefer touch, using your body, and using your hands.
Courtesy of https://www.learning-styles-online.com/overview/
We don’t force a child who learns better using visual clues to listen to music and sound all day. So why do we not use this same paradigm when approaching our difference religious believes.
They is room for all us us to believe and co-exist in harmony and respect.
-Art & Alchemy
Truth is, it is not until you reach Self-Mastery that you begin to have truth revealed to you. And even then you are always still learning and experiencing.
It is our hope that our transformational adornments, products, and services can help people deepen their spiritual growth and strengthen their connection to the unseen.
We may introduce provocative ideas that challenge your current believes. Please do not misunderstand this as challenging your religion as a whole. Our intentions are only to challenge your individual beliefs as they relate to your individual spiritual growth. Because sometime it is our own beliefs that create resistance around living in deeper alignment with the God Power. (we can go on and on about this, but if you want to read more, we lay it out in our Frequency Tuning E-Book.)
Sometimes when you analyze your beliefs you realize that they are not even your own. They have been passed down to you by others who created them in a state of disconnection.
However, because our great grandfather, grandmother, and older sister believes the same thing, you never challenge it as real and valid for yourself.
Challenge; Ask Questions; Walk your own Path; Consciously Create your beliefs; Define Yourself; Be Your Authentic You; Ignore what other say or think about you; Live Free; Strive to always be better than you were yesterday; Live in the Now; Make Happiness your #1 Priority; Be kind to others; recognize our kinship - one mind, one Spirit, no separation.
This is what Art & Alchemy is all about. This is our religion.