Realigning with your true value in a commodity driven culture
Kristilynn rose starwell
1. timeless over time (lead)
2. truth over compromise (tin)
3. oneness over otherness (iron)
4. beauty over beast (copper)
5. faith over fear (mercury)
6. giving over getting (silver)
7. love over loss (gold)
1. timeless over time
The program of our culture asserts that
time is money, and suggests that we contrive
a life based on this motto.
We give our time and receive money. Our
value is our time and what we can produce
in that time.
We may choose to give our life to this idea.
Within the model of a 40 hour work week,
we may find that there is burn out, as
people are running as time, and never really
When we are ready to entertain that our
value is greater than time, the alchemy of
Saturn is introduced into our lives.
Saturn is father time, as well as the reaper.
Through this imagery he is connected to
both time, and cycles which end only to
begin anew, and so are timeless.
When we enter the invisible gates of
alchemy, Saturn is our first teacher. He
asks that we offer our heavy, dark,
ignorant lead to undergo a process that
will result in that darkness shining.
To accomplish this, we must encounter how
the human ideas of time & death are
illusory, and that there is an eternal
golden strand that lies at the core of all
living things, including us.
Saturn will reep us, literally. This is like a
beheading, where all we hold as precious,
but erroneous and limited, will be severed
in order that the inner golden flower may
This golden flower, requires a pure light
seed. This seed is spiritual, not bound by
time, but timeless and eternal.
When Saturn is done with us, the shadow
which has been cast upon our inner golden
light seed will be cracked open. This
cracking gives us access to our own seed of
inner truth, but of course we must learn to
let go of the outer shell first. this will
probably be uncomfortable.
Through saturn’s alchemy within us we
learn that we are more than time. We are
eternal, and nothing can truly harm us.
If we can honor that we are more than
time & what that time can earn in material
wealth, we enter the realm of being &
What we are is a vibration of energy,
either in truth or in compromise, defined as
concealing our truth.
Our truth is the highest value, and when
we sacrifice it for a non-truth we are not
aligned with ourselves but in a cycle of
Our material culture suggests that we
leave our truth at the door, and become
programmed robots to serve a job, and get
our hourly pay.
Once we have completed our work with
Saturn it is possible to trade in our
identification with time is money, time ending,
not having enough time, and the illusion of
How much suffering do humans undergo at
the expense of these ideas?
Saturn teaches us that life is eternal. What
is reaped will be re-sown at the proper
time, because life is a seed. It is in time, but
is not time.
2. truth over
In alchemy, tin is associated with Jupiter. It
is lighter than Saturn, maybe even a little
air headed or superficial, as it is a huge gas
Within our cultural programming, tin
symbolizes the directive to be completely
malleable, and devoid of a noticeable core.
Tin can be hammered into nearly any form
imaginable, which is how our materialistic
culture would like us to be so that we can
buy into whatever program they would like
to sell us.
As we work in the world we will learn
about what it feels like to hold our truth
and to sacrifice it. We will learn how it
feels to allow ourselves to be molded and
punched by programs that do not have
truth at their core, but illusion. Any
program that is driven only by material
gain is not in truth, because it is sacrificing
the higher to create the lower, human time
into money. Humans are more valuable than
money, and so this is not in truth.
On the other hand, a system that has
humans as the end, rather than merely the
means may move closer into truth. When we
offer ourselves to participate in such a
system, we align with our truth as a human
in priceless value. We are supporting a
truthful mission, and not being used as
mindless producers. We are joining an
energy, and aligning to a mission that is in
truth. We give our time (lower) to a truth
(higher), rather than giving our truth
(higher) to be used as a commodity of time
Systems that do not allow humans to
express their truth are saying that the
human has no value, aside from the time
that they produce in. these systems are
disempowering and demeaning, because they
value money over people.
Jupiter teaches us the difference between
sacrificing our truth or inner core, which is
small and hidden within, to be superficial or
pleasing to others.
When we offer ourselves to work with
systems that honor money & quantity over
life & quality we are compromised, because
we are aligning to the illusion that money
is more valuable than life.
3. oneness over
Our alchemical iron is ruled by mars. This
energy is aggressive and combative. There
are times when it is useful, and others when
it is not.
Culturally, we are programmed to believe
that it’s a competitive world and it is us
against them. All wars are found on this
illusion, and people generally buy it.
This energy creates fear & insecurity which
causes people to be aggressive, and to hoard
for the proverbial rainy day. This takes the
living energy from the now moment and
displaces it into the fear of the future.
This energy helps people to align with the
system that they have to survive, and that
there is not enough to go around. It is
completely ego-centric, and everyone else is
the other or the enemy, that we must
defend ourselves from.
In such a world people are disconnected
from others. They do not feel they can
depend on others because everyone is out
for themselves in a world of fear & lack.
Through this story of separation, we learn
that this is armoring & not truth. We begin
to feel the difference between the outer
iron and the inner core of the heart. We
learn to distinguish which one holds the
truth, and which one holds the program.
When we follow the us vs. them model, we
are disempowered to mistrust the world and
to trust only our fear, money, and material
accumulations that we use to distinguish
ourselves from others.
The program creates victims who are
supporting the world of the power of
commodities. This is an illusion.
we are all in this together, having a similar
experience of what it is like to live in a
world driven by programs of falsity, and
having to navigate between those programs
and our own inner truth. It looks different
for each person, but we are all essentially
doing the same thing: sometimes buying into
false programs or viruses to learn the
difference between the false and our inner
truth, so that we can honor that again, no
matter who approves. We become sovereign.
4. beauty over beast
After we have experienced the ferocity and
otherness of mars we move toward the
grace and love of venus.
Sometimes it takes the sword of separation
to remind us of the unwavering power of
When we align with truth we are beauty.
When we align with illusion we are beast.
We can tell what we are aligning with by
noticing how we feel. Beauty is priceless,
and comes from within as we honor our
truth and share it with the world.
If we follow the social conventions, females
are given the message to achieve femininity
through superficial & artificial means of
outer beautification, while being often
expected to adhere to male values of
competition and domination (mars).
At the same time, culturally speaking, men
are expected to compete & dominate without
much regard for feeling or emotion.
Both models fail at providing us with an
accurate idea of feminine beauty/power and
masculine beauty/power. Both are
disempowered and based in external show of
illusion. For the female, it is pretending to
be beautiful, and for the male it is
pretending to be strong.
Until we move inward and discover that the
beauty of both resides within, we may feel
that we don’t match up to the others
wearing the masks.
The beauty of the male & the female is
within their coherence to their inner heart’s
truth. This is priceless, and should never be
compromised for social conventions or
approval. It is also eternal, available in
every moment in as much as the individual is
aligning to their truth and not selling out
their inner beauty for outer social
programs that conceal one’s inner beauty.
You are perfect. You are already beautiful.
It is our false coverings that conceal our
perfect beauty from the world because we
don’t believe that they will accept us, and
socially this is sometimes right. Everyone
that is following the social programming of
focus on externals may not see our beauty,
but some will, and more importantly we
will see it by being it.
The more we stand in our inner
truth/beauty the better we will come to
know it, until eventually we will
rediscover how to become this at all times,
and abandon all situations which require
that we conceal or compromise this, that
we conceal & compromise ourselves.
5. faith over fear
As we reclaim our willingness to own our
truth/beauty by standing in it regardless of
the social inconveniences, we love ourselves
through this state of acceptance.
As we accept/love ourselves as we are, we
are able to do the same for others. As long
as we compromise ourselves, we are liable
to expect others to lack inner integrity as
As we love ourselves, and others we begin
to feel comfortable in the world because
we can take off the mask and stop
pretending in order to survive.
What we truly are is already enough, and
the mask will never be.
As we learn to love and feel more
comfortable about showing up as ourselves
we will begin to explore our willingness to
enter the world of the unknown or faith,
to transform our fears.
Through the love we now know, our heart
is made stronger and more courageous to
confront the fears that have been holding
We are limitless, while in lesson. That means
we are limitless, but have things that we
are learning about to regain our personal
sovereignty. What we often do is attach to
the negative lessons and create constrictions
on our limitlessness, until we are in bondage
to our personal baggage.
We have to, as yoda said… unlearn what we
have learned. The lessons do not define, but
refine us, so that we do not confine
ourselves any longer.
We are often binding ourselves within the
constraints of non-truth, because of social
programming, and then we are uncomfortable
and don’t always know why.
As we move more into faith, we enter into
our willingness to allow ourselves to be
guided to dismantle what no longer serves
us. We need faith because this will require
that we enter into situations that provide
us with the opportunity to experience and
therefore overcome our patterns of
limitation. They will rouse fear, in order
that we may learn how to convert that
fear (falsity) into truth.
As we are more aligned with our
we surrender our willingness to show up
for anything less than this truth.
We are no longer willing to let others put
a lower price on us. We will uncover how
to be in our truth & serve others through
it, and be
6. giving over
As we enter into love & faith we begin to
learn how to receive everything that was
always being shared with us, but we were
too closed to let it in.
With the entire universe feeding us as
needed, and understanding that all we need
we already are, if we can align back to
truth, we enter into abundance.
Abundance means that the entire universe is
supporting us, and in our truth we can
allow that. As supported and provided for,
as long as we are in truth, we are no
longer needing to profit from others as our
Instead, we are serving. We are coming from
a place of perfect completion, and offering
that perfection to the world.
As we do this, we will learn how to thrive
through this sharing of truth. As we are in
our truth, we inspire others to do the same.
This gesture is priceless, and assists others
to move out of fear & lack and to
encounter their truth in a way that does
not require that they sell out to survive.
As more of us are liberated to live in our
truth, we stop conforming to the low
standards of the material world, that
considers us a commodity derived from the
time we produce in.
We are transcending this notion and saying
that we are priceless, and not a material
commodity, but in order to experience our
pricelessness we must choose to surrender
our alignment to falsity. as long as we
align to it, we will wear its mask, and be
at some level unknown to ourselves because
we are not aligned to truth, but to
Giving to others requires that we suspend
the program of needing to get, based on the
model of scarcity.
When we need to get, others may feel used.
When we start with giving, we will receive.
7. love over loss
As we learn to receive in faith, and to give
our truth to the world, our wounds heal.
The losses that we have endured take on a
different light, and no longer define us.
They were just passages we took in order
to remember who & what we truly are as
limitless bounty & beauty.
As we surrender our story of loss, there is
more space in the heart for the golden
flower of spirit to bloom and take hold. It
cannot survive in a soil that is hostile,
competitive, and always concerned with
getting what we think we lack.
As we understand our priceless truth, we
will see our challenges in life as a way to
re-encounter our pricelessness, and to move
out of lesser, compromising vibrations.
Like the sun, we will share our light with
the world, knowing that there is enough
fuel to light our fire for millions of years