Following your white rabbit...
Your journey to the deeper universe inside of you, your natural identity.
If you’ve reached this page, chances you’re curious. Curious of what you may ask?
Maybe you just wanted to know what the white rabbit is, and if you want to know what the white rabbit is, he’s already looking you in the eyes right now.
I’ve come to believe that the world is not what it seems. It’s not the narrative that we’ve been fed our whole lives.
You’ve even seen references to the white rabbit in movies like Alice in Wonderland, The Matrix, The girl with the dragon tattoo, etc.
I believe that following YOUR white rabbit means exploring what’s behind the veil of reality and going within yourself. Exploring your own inner world, both light and shadow, for it’s in the shadows we find our own healing.
I believe we should question everything and do our own research. We are programmed from a young age to buy into a certain way of thinking whether it be religion, politics, liberalism, republicanism, the American way, the European way, social justice warriors, etc.
In reality, everything is all made up. We actually get to choose what we assign meaning to. That is for us to decide which meaning we want to assign. Not up to the worlds and societies that have told us what to subscribe to.
Society “shoulds” on us everywhere. We’ve been programmed through Hollywood and the mass media to think a certain way.
Now look, this article here isn’t about conspiracy theories, it’s about inspiring you to think for yourself in a critical manner. It’s a seed of alchemy, to inspire you to explore yourself. To dive a little deeper in to “YOU”
I want to introduce you to the idea of “Identity Alchemy”.
Alchemy is defined as the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be explained.
With that being said, I define Identity Alchemy as using the process of creativity to create a lens of which to perform alchemy. These principles not only apply to artists and creatives in their own creative processes, but to anyone who wants to create an extraordinary life in color for themselves.
Over the last few years, I went through a really dark time, an existential questioning of our existence here on this planet. I was introduced to the idea of the “ego” from the book “A New Earth” by Eckart Tolle. A deeper level of the idea that we are not our thoughts. I
In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article summarizing research on human thoughts per day. It was found that the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those thousands of thoughts, 80% were negative, and 95% were exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before.
We can choose to believe whatever thoughts we have or not. When we choose to believe those thoughts, that becomes our narrative of which we live and die by.
Identity Alchemy is both the process of deconstructing your existing narrative, and creating a new narrative and alchemizing a new way of living. A way of living that allows you to work and process through your darkest of traumas turning them into the best things that ever happened to you.
This takes work, it takes dedication, but at the end of the day, the journey become about living in full alignment with your highest self. It’s about shedding the layers that keep you from that to create a life that is truly being lived in full color. It’s not an achievement, it’s a journey.
The rabbit hole symbolizes a gate into a new world, adventures, and unknown territories. New unknown territories can be daunting and scary, but also can be the best thing that ever happened for you.
To this I say Welcome. Welcome to the rabbit hole of identity alchemy. Together we will explore ideas to alchemize your life in extraordinary ways.
To begin, you can take a listen to Onken Radio, where I’ve interviewed amazing creatives and thought leaders at the top of their game to explore these idea of creating the life you want through the principles of creativity across categories like Creative Process, Health & Wellness, Personal Development & Spirituality, Relationships, and Money.
Living a life in vibrant color is about going on that inward adventure and rabbit hole discovering the depths of your own world and transmuting that into your own wholeness and colorful life.
Follow me on IG @nickonken, take a listen to the podcast, Onken Radio for nuggets of wisdom from me and the amazing people I get to interview on the heart, mind and soul of living a life of deep exploration and alignment.