Understanding the process of alchemy is very important. The default belief is that when things are difficult we are stuck in that place and getting back to where we were – merely surviving – is all we can hope for. The truth is very different indeed. The truth is that being pulled into the negative actually breaks down what was keeping us stuck in the status quo, and it also gives us a huge potential energy for transformation. If we understand this, we can hardness that potential and use that energy to transform our lives and the world.