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C.G Jung – The Four Major Archetypes

The term “archetype” has its origins in ancient Greek. The root words are archein, which means “original or old”; and typos, which means “pattern, model or type”. The combined meaning is an “original pattern” of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, modeled, or emulated.

The psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung, used the concept of archetype in his theory of the human psyche. He believed that universal, mythic characters—archetypes—reside within the collective unconscious of people the world over. Archetypes represent fundamental human motifs of our experience as we evolved; consequentially, they evoke deep emotions.

Most, if not all, people have several archetypes at play in their personality construct; however, one archetype tends to dominate the personality in general. It can be helpful to know which archetypes are at play in oneself and others, especially loved ones, friends and co-workers, in order to gain personal insight into behaviors and motivations.

C.G Jung listed four main categories of archetypes:

  1. The Shadow
  2. The Anima
  3. The Animus
  4. The Self

The Shadow is a very common archetype that reflects deeper elements of our psyche, where ‘latent dispositions’ which are common to us all arise. It also reflects something that was once split from us in early management of the objects in our lives.

We may see the shadow in others and, if we dare, know it in ourselves. Mostly, however, we deny it in ourselves and project it onto others. It can also have a life of its own, as the Other. A powerful goal that some undertake is to re-integrate the shadow, the dark side, and the light of the ‘real’ self. If this can be done effectively, then we can become ‘whole’ once again, bringing together that which was once split from us.

Our shadow may appear in dreams, hallucinations and musings, often as something or someone who is bad, fearsome or despicable in some way. It may seduce through false friendship or threaten with callous disregard. Encounters with it, as an aspect of the subconscious, may reveal deeper thoughts and fears. It may also take over direct physical action when the person is confused, dazed or drugged.

” To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Once one has experienced a few times what it is like to stand judgingly between the opposites, one begins to understand what is meant by the self. Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle. ”

– Book: Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology” (1959). In CW 10. Civilization in Transition. P.872

Anima and Animus  are female and male principles that represent this deep difference. Whilst men have a fundamental animus and women an anima, each may also have the other, just as men have a feminine side and women a masculine. Jung saw men as having one dominant anima, contributed to by female members of his family, whilst women have a more complex, variable animus, perhaps made of several parts.

Jung theorized the development of the anima/animus as beginning with infant projection onto the mother, then projecting onto prospective partners until a lasting relationship can be found.

The Self – For Jung, the self is not just ‘me’ but God. It is the spirit that connects and is part of the universe. It is the coherent whole that unifies both consciousness and unconsciousness. It may be found elsewhere in such principles as nirvana and ecstatic harmony. It is perhaps what Jaques Lacan called ‘the real’.

Jung described creation of the self as a process of individuation, where all aspects are brought together as one. Thus ‘re-birth’ is returning to the wholeness of birth, before we start to split our selves into many parts.

Jung said that there are a large number of archetypes. These are often linked to the main archetypes and may represent aspects of them. They also overlap and many can appear in the same person. For example:

Family archetypes:

  • The father: Stern, powerful, controlling
  • The mother: Feeding, nurturing, soothing
  • The child: Birth, beginnings, salvation

Story archetypes:

  • The hero: Rescuer, champion
  • The maiden: Purity, desire
  • The wise old man: Knowledge, guidance
  • The magician: Mysterious, powerful
  • The earth mother: Nature
  • The witch or sorceress: Dangerous
  • The trickster: Deceiving, hidden

Animal archetypes:

  • The faithful dog: Unquestioning loyalty
  • The enduring horse: Never giving up
  • The devious cat: Self-serving

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Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

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C.G Jung Book: Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology

Where Are All Those Miracles I Was Expecting ?!

The latest light waves have left many in either a blissful state of being or a miserable state of mind. There have been many talks about September 28th, from conspiracy theories to other sensational stories. The miserable state of mind comes from fear or expectations that lead to dissappointment, it’s pretty much the same. Also, from placing our focus outside of ourselves.

Many talk about not seeing things happening, or not happening as fast as they want to, or exactly how they planned it in their minds and then get frustrated with themselves or start blaming the government or God or whoever, but forgot that they, themselves, are creators of that which they experience. And we are also responsible for the way we respond or react to everything.

But, you see, all these important powerful events, all this light coming in is destined to bring great change and it is so, however they will not bring change FOR you, but THROUGH you. The dissappointment comes from expecting miracles outside of yourself, or passivity. That is a choice. There is also the choice of not only participating in the change, but proactively create it. The highest most profound way of participation is through your BEINGness, with your aware divine human state of being, your authentic Soul essence self – simply being yourself. The proactive creation is when you let that Soul essence emerge to the surface and completely unify with your human self, with each and every atom of who you are now – letting your essence reflect in all your actions. The harmonious balance of that is called being an ascended master. Only an overall blissful state of being can come as an outcome of that balance.

All choices, decisions, ways of being are respected and honoured, it is just a matter of taking responsability for your own, discerning which ones are most suitable to you and really simply becoming clear with what you want to create for yourself and how you want to create yourself. The Path of the Heart is about divine remembrance, self-discovery, but also about creating ourselves as human beings through the essence of our Soul.

As always, it all begins within. You might have to reflect on whether or not you are loving yourself enough to become the highest aspect of yourself you can be, in the highest state of being. I say that because only when we truly love ourselves, we want what’s best for us. It takes commitement, dedication and a genuine self and selfless sense of divine service. As contradictory as that might sound, there needs to be a balance between self and selfless service, going to the extreme of either one of them is unhealthy.

The miserable state of mind, some are experiencing as a result of so much light coming in, could also happen because of what many call “shadow work” , ” dark nights of the Soul” moments/ releasing density. This is either triggered by ourselves or through our relationships, which are at the end of the day an extension of ourselves, mirrors.

Know this is a necessary process that serves us well, it is as normal as it can be and you are not alone, many are being asked to embrace, love, accept and transcend the “shadow self. ” and all aspects of ourselves that have not yet been merged within ourselves.

However, is important not to attach ourselves to this shadow work process, let it unconsciously define who we are in the Now and hold us stuck in the miserable state of mind. Instead learn to flow through it with grace, by adopting a childlike attitude. I have written about adopting a childlike attitude before, I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I feel very much guided to remind us of this approach. Because, when we adopt a childlike attitude, “shadow work” becomes a child’s play, literally. When you lose some of the seriousness, it is so much easier to just flow with grace through anything you choose to experience and grow from, no matter how serious it might seem in the moment.

Seeing the bigger picture will also help, but the childlike implies a lot less overthinking and overanalyzing and a lot more acceptance and surrender to what is. The childlike aspect of ourselves is the purity and grace of the Higher Self.

Practice patience by being in the Now. In the Now we can only be patient, because we are not waiting for anything, we are not waiting for the future, we are not placing our focus on future events, because we know the Now is all there is, we know we can only create in the Now. Things are not happening as fast as we might want in the outer, but exactly how they should, when they should and for many reasons and they all lead to yours and All’s highest outcome. Just think about how chaotic everything it would be if everything in the outer would change in the blink of an eye. Everything would be a lot more chaotic and we would’ve missed the point. The point is that it is not where we are headed, it’s about how we get there and what we are experiencing.

Just like the famous quote says: “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” 

Bottom line is: don’t expect miracles – create them and be One. Allow them to reveal themselves to you and be open to seeing them. They are everywhere around us.

 Happy Thursday!

And thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Ascension Guidance: New Moon In Leo – 14 August 2015

I just wanted to say from the beginning that I am very average in terms of astrology knowledge, so this is not an astrological article. This is more of a “sourcing,” it is simply source/light information that’s being transmitted, as well as a collective energy translation into words. With all that being said, we have a new moon in Leo coming up on the 14th of August.

The energy of this new moon is very potent in terms of getting some clarity on what we really want and what’s best for us, which we will eventually discover it’s the same,  as well as always aligned with the Soul Source and its purpose. It’s all beautifully and divinely orchestrated by you and All you are, which is far beyond what we can even imagine at this point. As always, during new moons, it is always recommended to set clear intentions for the next phase, that will facilitate the creation of what you want in a conscious manner.

It is time to look deeper into your passions and discover what truly drives you, what really makes you happy. As crazy as it is and as impossible as it might look to our limited mind at times, dare to dream it. See it. What is it ? What is it you really want to do, to live, to experience ? Ponder about that in your meditations, in your present moments under the light of this new moon. Look deep. Now read this: You truly are a universal being. You come from the stars and the earth and Source. You, the Soul, are as ancient as times and beyond. Your potential is boundless. You are boundless by nature. You’ve heard this before, but have you really felt this with each and every atom of your being? If so, how can anything be impossible ?

That is what the Leo energy is facilitating – having the courage to follow your deepest Soul passions and desires. Other planets (Venus, Mars) are currently in Leo as well and are amplifying its energy, while adding some extra empowerment, making it more and more difficult to ignore and not follow our deepest passions, so why even try to do that ? The message is: Surrender to the flow, while creating and navigating it. This New Moon aligns with Venus retrograde and it is forming a trine with Uranus, which can help us reflect on the lessons we’ve learned from denying those passions and (hopefully) choosing otherwise this time.

When you truly love yourself, you can only do that – choose that which benefits your highest good. Venus in retrograde is here to show us the aspects of ourselves that are not being loved (if there still are) acknowledge, embrace and love. So, you see, it’s all a beautiful celestial dance and it all benefits the All greatly. It’s a dance of bliss and harmony. 6a00e008ce71f5883401b7c796d62e970b-320wi

At the same time, there is some inner child healing as the Leo is the “child” of the zodiac, so for some this might come up as well. Awareness and presence in the now moment is really the biggest step towards healing and transmuting self. Besides that, each and every one of you have the skills and abilities to grow, expand and unify in physicality with the Soul Source and the inner child is an important part of it as it is the pure innocence facet of the Soul.

Simply connecting and embodying more of the inner child archetype characteristics will definitely assist with maintaining a higher vibrational state – a cheerful, playful approach towards the challenges we might experience during these times of great intensity, which can sometimes feel quite uncomfortable. But, we have all the tools to ease the uncomfortable part, one of it being approaching a childlike attitude. Physical symptoms can be eased by simply making sure you’re staying hydrated and listening to the body, that is nurturing it with whatever it needs to integrate smoothly these waves of light coming in and to just function properly.

There is also some purging/purification going on. If feeling unusually emotional, know that it’s normal. Simply observe the emotions and allow yourself to feel and learn what needs to be learned from them. Grow through those emotions, as you release them from your field and transform them. The same process goes for thoughts. Declutter. Detox. Let go of what no longer serves you anymore.

During the next few moments, many of our habits will change, as we deepen into the Soul Source unification process, we might lose interest in doing  things we used to do and embrace new habits that are more aligned with the Soul (e.g: eating more organic) This is a natural process, so just allow it to unfold and flow with the changes. Embrace the changes as they are all aligned with your highest good – if you so intend it. When you intend it, you create it. Happy New Moon !

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie