I’m Christie Inge – a writer, coach, and master energy healer – and I help women overcome the bad habits and unhealthy patterns that sabotage their efforts in deliberately creating more of what they want in their lives.
So, if you are tenacious in spirit but feel like you keep bumping into the same old “stuff” when you try to improve your life, you are definitely in the right place.
I totally get it because I have been there and done that.
In fact, I’m proud to say that I’ve overcome:
- binge drinking
- drug addiction
- hooking up with bad boys
- binge eating and body hatred
I can even go into Target without buying a thing.
Along the way, I’ve experienced my fair share of cravings for things I “shouldn’t” want and the guilt and shame that comes along with giving into them.
I know you know the feelings I’m talking about.
And here’s the things about them:
Those feelings of shame and guilt when you “give in” or “give up” are unwarranted.
Because nothing has gone wrong.
You aren’t broken. You don’t lack willpower. You are not a failure.
Those bad habits and old patterns are actually a super important part of the process.
What process, you ask?
Alchemy | noun | al · che · my | a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way.
Back in the day, chemists would use alchemy to turn lead into gold.
And the first thing that had to happen was the lead was burned into ashes.
To the untrained eye, it looks like everything has gone wrong.
But an alchemist knows that it’s only the first stage of the process and that, with the right tools, you’ll move into the next stage.
In other words, if you’ve made things going wrong mean that you suck, and therefore have given up, you’ve never made it past stage one.
And if you never make it past stage one, you will never see the kinds of results you are looking for.
The good news is that I can guide you through the alchemical process.
I will share the proper tools for navigating each phase with grace.
Most importantly, though, I’ll help you remember that you have TOTALLY got this.
And with that kind of support in place, you’ll be well on your way to creating more of what you want in your life.
How I Became An Alchemist
Well, that’s a pretty long story, but here is the shortest possible version.
As I mentioned before, I used to binge drink, do insane amounts of drugs, binge eat, yo-yo diet, and sleep with bad boys. I also had a habit of spending way too much money on shiny things at Target.
I don’t remember an exact moment when I started to “wake up” but there were a few major things that went down in my 20’s.
- I moved to a new state (and feel sure that I’d still be on drugs if I hadn’t).
- I got a divorce.
- My brother, who was 25 at the time, died in a car accident.
- I had my heart completely broken by a man I met shortly after my divorce.
- I was fired from my first “real” job.
It was a lot to deal with, to say the least.
Eventually, I started to see that the way I was living my life just wasn’t working.
Slowly but surely, I was able to let the most destructive of my bad habits go.
I got off of drugs, I quit drinking and smoking, I did a metric ton of healing in my relationship with food, and I got remarried to someone who loves and respects me in ways I didn’t know possible.
At that point, I wouldn’t have called myself an alchemist, though.
Determined? Yes. Strong willed? For sure. Tenacious? Definitely.
But an Alchemist? Certainly not.
It took me almost another decade to realize that my ability to transform my bad habits into affirming life choices was a sign that I was a natural alchemist.
I was a relatively new holistic health coach and decided to take some training in a couple different modalities of energy work.
Even though I thought it was weird, some of my colleagues were having amazing experiences with it so I dipped my toes in.
I had absolutely no clue about the power of what I was doing and dove in head first. Within a year’s time, I did more energy work on myself than most will ever do in this lifetime.
One of the healings I invoked was to “release distortions from my family of origin.”
And, well, to say that the shit hit the fan would be putting it mildly.
Four days later, I found out (by “accident”) that my dad isn’t actually my biological father.
In an instant, my entire life melted down.
My health rapidly declined to the point where I couldn’t get out of bed. My previously successful business started to tank. My relationship with my family was in shambles.
More importantly though, I lost faith in myself. I stopped believing that I had dominion over my own life. I genuinely thought I was destined for a shitty life.
It felt like I was driving down the highway without a map or road signs. Nothing made sense.
Before this, I’d been through a lot of stuff in my life. I once had a therapist tell me that people with stories like mine jump off of bridges.
But those other experiences couldn’t hold a candle to this.
Thankfully, my husband is amazing, my friends are awesome, and I was smart enough to go to therapy.
With that support, my fierce dedication, and a toolbox, I slowly started to come back to life.
But I felt different. I could no longer look at the world through the same eyes.
I felt stronger than ever. I felt more connected to the Divine than I ever had. I felt worthy and whole for the first time in my life.
I even started to feel gratitude for the experience.
Not the fake it till you make it kind, either. The deep down in my bones I am so fucking glad that happened kind.
Because this experience woke me up to my magic.
It helped me refine the tools I’d intuitively used when I quit drinking, drugs, smoking, binge eating, and yo-yo dieting.
It showed me the importance of intuition, empathy, and discernment.
It helped me remember Who I Really Am.
It showed me that I can rise from the ashes.
That is what Alchemy does.
Alchemy shakes you to your core and wakes you up.
Alchemy demands that you re-write the stories that are holding you back.
Alchemy heals you in ways you never knew possible.
Alchemy transforms your metaphorical lead into gold.
Today, my relationships are stronger than ever, even with my family. I’m more connected to the gifts I want to share with the world. And my health is improving every single day.
It really has been magic and it has made me incredibly passionate about sharing what I know about making changes and working through “things going wrong.”
Are You Ready to Reclaim Your Magic?
If you have resonated with what I’ve shared with you here and you have some habits or patterns that you are trying to overcome, I’d like to invite you to begin with my free email course, Alchemy 101.
In the free email course, I’ll give you the inside scoop on:
- the 7 phases of alchemy (AKA the reason things “go wrong”)
- how each phase will impact your inner landscape (your mind, emotions, and spirit) and your outer landscape (your behaviors and circumstances)
- what to do to navigate each phase with grace (which will give you confidence that you are, in fact, on the “right” track)
To get immediate access to the free course, enter your name and email into the boxes below.
And, like magic, you’ll be on your way to breaking those bad habits and old patterns, for real this time.