This Week: Begin to Consider What Archetypes You Are
Happy May my dear friends with wings to fly. To celebrate the start of month five in our year of the butterfly, I am excited to introduce our flight patter to the next level. Beginning with a question: Where can you best imagine your transformation taking you? What if the great change you seek is becoming more and more of who you were always meant to be? What if transformation in fact is living the dream of discovering your divine potential?
I believe it is and in the most beautiful word, archetypes. Understanding our archetypes can help us to reach our sacred destinies. Simply, an archetype (pronounced ark-e-type) is: is a collectively understood symbol, or pattern of behavior, a sort of original prototype upon which others are patterned. While we are unique in our experiences, we often don’t consciously think about the patterns that make clear our similarities. There are hundreds of them – some visible and some not. There is the archetypal mother or father or artist or hero. When we think sex goddess an archetype that comes to mind is Marilyn Monroe. Picasso is an archetypal artist.
In the study of archetypes, we learn we each come into this world with very specific archetypes. As an example I realize now from as young an age as I can remember one of my archetypes is the daydreamer who could look at the sky for hours at a time. I pounded on my toy piano the song “Climb Every Mountain.” I loved arranging and reading books in a small family library and let my family know that my room was also my nursing office and open for business.
How that played out in my life as I transformed was the dreamer became a visionary, the piano pounder became a musical composer, the book lover became a seeker/ intellectual and the nurse became a success story in the personal care sector of business. When I have been true to knowing and living the archetypal patterns I am, I have in fact succeeded. When I have abandoned them I have failed miserably on a personal and professional level.
Those successes and failures have become the basis for a new company, archetype that I have founded and am now launching with four other divinely sent co founders. Our mission is to help you rediscover your individual archetypes so that you can make your journey even more fun, ease and joy filled as you discover your sacred destinies. This is the archetype of transformation. So together over the next weeks and months shall we fly higher?
After all, as butterflies are already so well on our way. Few archetypes are as visible and understood as the archetype of the transformation of the butterfly as it emerges from caterpillar to its mystical heavenly metamorphosis.
So this week, my action to take is begin asking, what are the archetypes you might be? What have you been but never given a thought to before? Are you the nurturer? The warrior? Are you the maiden, the wise woman or the clown? Likely you are many more than just one. I’d love to hear what you discover. The more we learn about ourselves the more we may return to ourselves. And in our return, we can see ourselves and our stories in each other.
With grace and gratitude,