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  • Writer's pictureJessica Gwynne

The Alchemy of Possibility

I love to go to a supermarket and browse. I've only discovered that's not "normal" as an adult. Online food shopping - boring! Delivery to my door? I don't think so.

Walking around with my trolley, up and down the aisle, seeing what's new, what's on special; what hadn't I considered before. There is one thing that I see, in the supermarket:


There are a billionty (that's a word) combinations of possible meals in that store. Good ones, not-so-good ones, and great ones. It's the same with cookbooks - I collect those. Accidentally. Because....

I don't really cook.

I hate waste and yet I'm the queen of buying food I don't cook. So I've moved on to having meals delivered to stop that. I can cook. I'm pretty good at it. But I don't.

It's the possibility of it all, that lights me up.

And I can generally see possibility where others cannot. It's one of my super powers. Consider it like this:

Throughout life you've been walking a path down a dark hallway (I'm getting Harry Potter Dept of Mysteries vibes for those who get it), one way. Slowly trudging, day by day. Getting closer and close to what? "One day?" The dreams you've had, the desires? And yet nothing is changing.

When you are in my energy, the energy of possibility, the hallway opens up into a big atrium - with doors all around you. Each door has a new possibility for your future. Some you've envisioned for years. 5, 10 - maybe even more. A lifetime. Others are new possibilities you've never even thought of, but here they are. Right in front of you. If you can think it, it is possible. What is this alchemy?

It's the energy of being open to every good thing available to you.

What will you do? Go back to the hallway? Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Or will you pick the door that is most exciting, maybe a little scary, and do what it takes to move through it? To do the work that takes it from a possibility to a reality?

That's the problem with me and food. I'm not willing to do the work, to turn those ingredients into a beautiful meal.

But my life? Always.

Much love,

Jess xo


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