How do you present and introduce yourself to the world – what are you known for? Where have you come from? Where are you heading?
The Second Way asks you a lot of questions about yourself and your path. The biggest of these being:
Are you the person you aspire to be?
Do you live the life you want to live?
Life is a journey of learning, and many people look outside of themselves for direction – appropriately so at times as the World Without is a reflection of the World Within. It allows us a place to measure our satisfaction of where we are at and inspires us to do more, or at times less, or to do things differently – in order to truly live authentically and peacefully.
When you know yourself well, without the blinkers and masks that shield you from having to step up and be seen, shadow parts of self – warts – and all, you can truly walk consciously and confidently in the world.
Archetypes are symbolic universal roles or masks that contain energy vibrations and patterns that either expend or enhance energy. There are primary and secondary archetypes that we can look at, for example:
The Wounded Child is a primary archetype and The Lost Child, The Abandoned Child, The Rejected Child, The Betrayed Child, The Shamed Child, The Controlled Child and so on, can be seen as secondary archetypes.
A more positive example of a primary archetype in early childhood is The Child of Light who might present more individually as Nature’s Child, Blessed Child, Beloved Child, Golden Child, The Innocent Chid, Loved Child,Spirited Child, and so on.
Another example is the primary archetype of Survivor, and secondary archetypes such as Rebellious Teenager (aggressive type) or Servant or Slave (passive type). Survivor can also be seen in a more positive way when looked at as being related to the another primary archetype – The Warrior, with secondary acrchetypes such as The Peaceful Warrior, The Spiritual Warrior, The Quester or Visionary, The Obedient Soldier, The Tyrant, The Rebel Fighter, and so on.
You may also develop a primary archetype of The Adventurer who plays out as The Quester, Pioneer, Explorer and others.
The Leader as a primary archetype may present, and when explored more individually, show up as Emperor, Queen, King, Knight of the Round Table, Servant Leader, Conqueror, Dictator and so on.
Another primary archetype is the Co-creator, with secondary archetypes appearing as Manifester, Magician, Healer, Kahuna, Wise Sage, Shaman, High Priestess, High Priest, God, Goddess, Holy One, Guru….
This Way guides you to look at the many archetypal roles you have played out or been dominated by in the past that are still consciously or unconsciously influencing your way of being in the present, and to decide if there are new, healthier archetypes you can step into to support where you are at now, and where you are heading.
When you explore symbolism in this way, you see how archetypes can be used to map out the story of your life, for example:
Innocent Child -> Victim (Betrayed Child) -> Survivor (Rebellious teenager)-> Warrior (Spiritual Warrior)-> Leader (Advocate) -> Co-creator (Wounded Healer/Visionary/Shaman).
When you practice Mea Hui, it is important to realise you can do this in two ways, with from the perspective of the Wounded Heart, or from a wiser place – that of the True-Heart Self. While looking through the Wounded Heart eyes, we may identify archetypes that have drained us energetically (and may be still doing this). Instead – when we choose to search out the light archetypal energies through the True-Heart, and journey into soul consciousness, we can establish and reclaim archetypes that raise our vibration constantly. The True Heart turns to the Ancestors (the ones who walked the way we aspire to walk) to activate cellular memories within us to guide us and allows to drop the veils and to tell transitional stories that uplift and illuminate:
Child of Light -> Spirited Warrior -> Peaceful Warrior -> Peacemaker -> Wounded Healer-> Servant Leader -> Dreamer -> Dreamholder ->Difference Maker.
You might also like to introduce yourself to the world archetypally. I just love doing this with groups of people and am always surprised just how well people discover themselves (True-Heart Self) through this process. To help you understand – this is me:
“My name is Heather, I am Grateful Daughter of Earth and Sun,Granddaughter of Moon and Sky and the Ancestors in the Stars. I am Mountain Dwelling Earthwoman who runs barefoot with wolves and walks among bulls. The wind is my brother, and the Rivers Dee and Mehi run through my Scottish Highlander and Islander blood. I am daughter, sister, friend, lover, beloved, aunt, mother, mother-father, and grandmother, guide, teacher, mentor, and humble servant-leader of the communities I walk and live in. I am holder of the flame of the truth of the True-heart and it is my mission to inspire those who walk with me to take up their own flame of truth and to live, love and lead in a spirited way.”
How about you? Who are you? What mission are you on?
Let Mea Hui guide you into your truth today!
I wish you well on your journey of discovery of the True-Heart Self, and hope this reflection here has been helpful.
Please feel free to share this with others to create more portals through which to create and share light energy.
In great gratitude, Heather.