It’s just as important to learn how to recharge and preserve that energy as it is to learn how to be an alchemist. It’s not enough to get a Reiki alignment or other treatment unless you are also prepared to take responsibility in other areas of your life. And you can’t just wave a magic wand and create something. It takes spiritual alignment, alchemy and something more to do the job successfully.
The scene that spoke so clearly to me, as did the story on the DC robbery attempt, was when Annette’s family was caught up in one of the peasant revolts and her uncle’s chateau was being ransacked by his serfs.
Her uncle’s response? In true French fashion, of course: he honorably offered his “guests” the best of his fine wine.