What is an archetype? Archetypes are powerful labels that are held within the subconscious mind. They influence how we see ourselves and interact with the broader world. Archetypes are psychological patterns derived from historical roles in life such as mother child, trickster, prostitute, servant, etc. They are also universal events or situations, such as initiation, death, and rebirth, which are unique to each of us. We either inherited or are programmed with universal archetypes either before we are born or at a very young age. Ultimately, labels limit us. This modality provides you with the knowledge to release all archetypal labels and express yourself freely.
Carl Jung, a protégé of Sigmund Freud, believed that there exist a second psychic system which he called the collective unconscious, which is universal and impersonal in nature and is identical in all individuals. This collective unconscious is inherited rather than developed and is composed largely of archetypes and mythological figures. Archetypes become personalized when they are expressed in our psyche. Carl Jung refers to them as sacred contracts; that is, agreements that we make before being born to learn specific life lessons and to work with certain individuals. Jung saw that all of us were fragmented, divided, and ruled by unconscious forces.
Archetypes take an active role as guardians and inner allies awakening within us when we are in danger or falling into destructive behaviors. All archetypes have both light and shadow aspects, which manifest within a given situation or life event. Ideally, we want to engage with the positive aspects to increase the benefits associated with a particular archetype. Engaging with the shadow aspects can undermine one’s best interests and interfere with one’s full expression in this lifetime. This healing modality provides you with the ability to learn how to recognize light and shadow aspects of an archetype so that you can utilize it positively as a companion and helper.
During the initial consultation, we will identify which life areas that you are seeking to explore. We will explore the 12 houses that hold your primary archetypes and determine whether to work on clearing a few or all twelve houses. This process assists you in understanding your individual strengths and challenges in a particular area of your life. Ultimately, you will have a better understanding of the energies that you are working with in this lifetime and come into alignment with your highest energetic Soul expression.
To schedule an initial consultation, contact Keith E. Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org.