Since many of us have a lot of metals at our homes, then I feel it is important that we dont just sit on it, but use them, and understand them. Preparing is more than just holding, it is using, and embodying change.
Many of us may not understand alchemy, and the truth is I never got what is was about either. I never had much interest in silver and gold until I got educated about all this financial stuff. However, there is something deeper here about our human transformation that can be very helpful if you want to explore that, and certainly helpful for the changes that will take place.
Alchemy has been understood as the art of transformation, and famous for people trying to turn lead into gold. While that maybe the dream of all of us :-) that is not the most deepest and important level. It is a metaphor for human transformation. Lead is the most impure metal while gold is the most refined and doesnt rust or tarnish. It is a symbol of human potential.
Gold is the metal of the sun, and the sun is what gives this whole earth life. The process of alchemy is refining ourselves, and letting go of our impurities(fears). Metals are produced from pressure, heat, and earth over thousands of years. The fire of alchemy is the fire that purifies us, and catalyzes great change.
So, when you look at your gold begin to see this as a symbol for your development as well. Golden light is a universal theme through out all spiritual traditions.
Silver is the metal of the moon with pure whiteness that reflects light. It is the metal of emotions, and there is a reason why it is so useful to us now in technology. We all struggle emotionally with fears, insecurities, and angers. Silver represents the metal of using emotions for good. It is the creative force, the innovation, the intuition. It is also a symbol of the relationship between the moon and water. Water is the other critical element on earth for life.
Silver reflects to us ourselves as it is a mirror, and point us back to the source. There is a reason why silver is the metal of common people, and reason why people control gold, and why silver is the Achilles heel of the system. And deeper yet a reason why the control of silver market(mass emotion/fear) is so critical to maintain status quo
When you look at your silver try to see this symbol, and how it represents inner mastery of emotions and going with the flow.
The activation of silver and gold is done by feeling the electric energy from the metal and becoming aware of its power. They definitely have electric properties as gold and silver tooth fillings interact with each other in what is known as the Galvin effect. Just becoming aware that there is more here than metals that protect against inflation and starting to become conscious of their transformative power will lead to a natural activation.
What will happen then? The same that was happening before...we are always changing, but when you become aware of it, you can then direct it and have mastery over it.
Finally, there is the legend of the philosopher's stone. Legend has it that it is the stone that allows people to turn lead into gold. People have spent their whole life looking for it. What I have come to believe is that in actuality the Philosopher's Stone is YOU!!!
You have the power to transform, let go of fear, and rise to your potential. You need nothing else, but to believe in yourself. And now that you have all these wonderful metals of transformation around you....Use them, and connect to your master within, and be the change.
I hope that was helpful, and I will put more specific info about gold and silver alchemy under gold and silver, and feel free to ask questions.
Peace and Love