October 16, 2023

Embracing the POWER of Slowing Down

In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, finding solace and balance amidst the chaos can seem like an impossible task. The constant pressure to succeed and juggle multiple roles can leave even the most accomplished individuals feeling burnt out and unfulfilled. However, by slowing down, and prioritizing self-care, we can unlock the transformative power within ourselves and create a life of harmony and well-being.

1. The Alchemy of Simplification:

Just as alchemists sought to transform base substances into gold, we too can harness the power of alchemy to simplify our lives. Simplification involves stripping away the unnecessary and focusing on what truly matters. By decluttering our physical and mental spaces, we create room for clarity, intentionality, and a deeper connection to ourselves. One powerful way we can do this is to just create a minute in the day where we close our eyes and just breathe and let our thoughts and feelings flow, come and go. Rather than fill our day with so many different kinds of meditations, guided etc just simply sitting in silence reconnects us with God and ourselves.

2. The Power of Slowing Down:

In a world that glorifies busyness, slowing down becomes a radical act of self-preservation. When we rush through life, we miss out on the richness of each moment. Slowing down allows us to savor the present, cultivate mindfulness, and regain a sense of inner peace. It is through intentional pauses and moments of stillness that we can tap into our creativity, intuition, and find out what we REALLY want.

3. Prioritising Self-Care:

Self-care is the foundation upon which a fulfilling and balanced life is built. It is not a luxury but a necessity for overall well-being. As high performers and high achievers and over achievers, we are prone to burnout. As Sara Kay Smullens an Expert on Burnout says Self-Care is the antidote to Burnout. By making self-care a non-negotiable part of our daily routine, we honor our physical, emotional, and psychological needs. Whether it’s through exercise we love to do, regular meditation, nourishing meals to keep our gut healthy or engaging in activities that bring us joy, self-care rejuvenates and replenishes our soul.

4. Embracing the Art of Letting Go:

Simplification and slowing down often require us to let go of attachments to external expectations, people-pleasing tendencies, and unfulfilling commitments and material attachments. By releasing what no longer serves us, we create space for growth, new opportunities, and the pursuit of our true passions. Letting go is an act of self-empowerment and liberation, paving the way for a more fulfilling life. 

Just as the trees let go of the leaves in Autumn, simplifying and slowing down help us to let go.

5. Cultivating Inner Alchemy:

The alchemy of simplification, slowing down, and self-care is not a one-time fix but an ongoing practice. It requires intentionality, and a commitment to nurturing our inner world. Through this transformative process, we refine our priorities, reconnect with our values, and align our actions with our true selves.


In a world that constantly demands our attention and energy, embracing the alchemy of simplification, slowing down, and self-care becomes essential for our well-being and fulfilment. By simplifying our lives, slowing down to savour the present, and prioritizing self-care, we embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and inner alchemy. Remember, true richness lies not in the accumulation of external achievements but in the depth of our connection to ourselves and others and God. Embrace the power of slowing down  to unlock the next level of your success and this time the success where you feel INTERNALLY successful i.e which gives you FULFILLMENT.



Taniya Hussain qualified as a Social Worker in 1991 from Coventry University in England. She has been working on the front lines, consistently holding space for individuals and families for three decades especially, children and young people on the margins of society. Taniya studied Psycho-dynamic counselling from 1991 to 1993 at Goldsmiths College in London. Taniya met Sheikha Halima Krausen in 1992 and has been studying Islam with her ever since especially Mystical Islam, Tassawuf (Sufism) and walks on the Chisti path. Taniya really started using the power of Jungian Pyschology and Mystical Islam when she started her Online Coaching and Consultancy Business in 2018 and discovered she was a powerful healer. When she discovered Shadow Alchemy in 2019, she started developing this modality into Muslim Alchemy in 2020. She now brands herself as the Muslim Alchemist because she is constantly integrating her knowledge of the Quran and Bible with her vast Social Work experience and her extensive ability of applying Psycho-dynamic, therapeutic techniques to organisational settings, team dynamics and when working with individuals and groups. This has both Online and Offline. Taniya uses skillfully her understanding of the Shadow, that Jung constantly talked about and her Mystical Training plus her experience in inter-faith dialogue since 2003, to help individuals and groups become conscious of what they previously were unconscious of leading to rapid success in their Business, Health and Relationships. Taniya has a great skill in being able to see the blind spots in others and in untanging energetic knots (a term she uses for Shadow) to promote healing from mental and physical disease. She uses her vast expertise and skills to help her Online Clients to get rid of decades of anxiety causing insomnia, depression and suicidal thoughts and marital problems. Clients usually are healed in a short amount of time never needing to invest in Therapy again. She really is the Muslim Alchemist as she turns the shitty experience of clients into golden experiences where they manifest upgraded, wealth, health and relationships all at the same time. Taniya got married in 1995 and has three sons born in 1996, 2001 and 2003 and lives in Surrey, England and when she is not developing Muslim Alchemy, she loves to spend time with her family and write fiction stories, songs and poems. She speaks fluent English and Urdu and basic German and French and is learning Arabic and Hebrew.


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