Honoring Our Gifts: Warrior Archetype

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{Charlie’s Gift Perspective}

Honoring Our Gifts (7)The warrior archetype engages for most while we’re teens very naturally as we express our independence, seeking thrills and discovering the world around us. As we grow older and the parenting archetypes come online, the warrior is called upon for necessity. The warrior helps us make clean boundaries and protect ourselves and our loved ones. The warrior helps us pull all-nighters to make headway on a project for work or to wrap one up at the last minute. The warrior gets stuff done.

When I was in my 30s I decided that I wanted to study a martial art. I had always been fascinated by the martial arts and had tried boxing and karate when I was younger, but I didn’t stick with it for long. I started practicing Aikido and stuck with it for more than five years. At that point I tested for the first black belt. It took more than 3 hours to complete the test only to be told by my teacher, “Now you can really start learning.” I continued practicing for less than a year after that and let it go.

Honoring the Warrior

The way the warrior shows up for me these days is through conscious effort. Some folks can’t disengage their warrior once it shows up. I’m all too happy to disengage my warrior. Once my warrior is engaged I can stay focused on a task until it’s finished as long as I’m really motivated to finish. I’ve noticed as I get older that it takes more effort to keep it engaged. So, I honor the gifts of the warrior; stick-to-itiveness, focus, boundaries, strength and power.

What qualities of the warrior do you possess?

What gifts has this archetype bestowed within you?

How can you honor those gifts?

Simple ways to be grateful for our gifts. And of course, you don’t have to stick to our calendar – you can be grateful for anything that comes along today. This is just a prompt.

I’d love to hear what you are honoring today and how you are doing it. Check in with us and leave some comments.

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