Have you ever walked into a room and resonated with someone right away? Maybe it’s because sometimes we see ourselves in these people. But what if we could capture that essence precisely enough to put our finger on who we really are?
We can begin to capture this essence, according to Caroline Myss, bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism.
Her book, Archetypes is an irresistible key to our inner-net to self-realization – the ability to recognize and accept all the reasons why certain things motivate us.
I found myself residing in many ways to several of the archetypes, except for one which really stood out among the 10 she identifies.
Myss says, “While you may relate to numerous archetypes in greater and lesser ways, you do not have an endless number of primary personal archetypes … your psyche would implode.”
I may not be a Mother Theresa, Pablo Picasso or my sister, the Fashionista, but I am pieces of T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, Teresa of Avila, Carl Jung and many more.
According to Myss, this places me in the Intellectual archetype, the professional student, writer, thinker and wisdom seeker.
I’m also pieces of the Artist or Creative, but not as strongly tied to their particular characteristics as the Intellectual.
Myss shares some startling (but true) pieces of all the archetypes that we often refuse to face.
She works each archetype through their inner shadow, myths about each one, lifestyle challenges, behavior patterns and a whole host of intriguing power practices crucial in noticing when we gain power and how we lose power.
Where might you fit? Take a guess: Advocate, Artist/Creative, Athlete, Caregiver, Fashionista, Intellectual, Queen/Executive, Rebel, Spiritual Seeker, or Visionary?
Are you drawn to any of these people: Jacqueline Kennedy, Georgia O’Keeffe, Michael Jordan, women in general, Gloria Vanderbilt, Buddha, Oprah Winfrey, Gandhi, Rumi, or Gloria Steinem? If you are, you’ll want to see what fascinating characteristics might live within your inner-net.
Until later, I send you love, blessings and wishes for a prosperous and abundant life!
(I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I am also an affiliate of Hay House Publishing and Amazon. This means I receive a commission if you buy Hay House or Amazon products linked from this website.)