In chemistry, Distillation is a widely used method for separating mixtures. It is based on the different conditions needed to change the parts of the mixture being used into different phases. Spiritually, we are a cocktail of our made up experiences. When we decide to walk a spiritual path, there is a distillation process that unfolds.
I first came across this concept from James Twyman while studying the Seminary of Spiritual Peacemaking, and I understand it better now than I did a few years ago. We are refined, and brought closer to the truth of who we are through our spiritual practice. The Distillation Process can be painful, in as much as it can be subtle, but it has always been helpful.
Looking back on some of my most significant distillations, I realized my awareness of the process isn’t necessary. For anyone that has received (or given) a Reiki Attunement, they will be aware of the distillation process that happens in the 21 clearing cycle.
But I would like to suggest that this process continues into all areas of our spiritual work. With the integration of our spiritual selves with our human, the lines between the world begin to blur and we do not only effect this time, but all time and space.
Willingly cleaning, clearing, and refining down to our essence takes dedication; but being an active participant in this journey is not necessary. There isn’t one person that is not embarking on this journey, no matter what it looks like.
The distillation of this universe is assured.