Honoring Our Gifts: Our Wise Elder Archetype

Have you ever been in the midst of making a really tough decision and it seems like there are enough pluses and minuses either way the decision is made? Sometimes even though the decision is difficult a sense comes over me that it’s going to be ok. Something deep inside assures me that whatever happens, it will be for the greater good of all those involved. The wise elder in you can see that this is true.

Honoring Our Gifts: Shelter

Shelter may seem like a fundamental, and it is, however, I thought it impressive that this would come up the day after Black Friday. While we are shopping for things to fill the house, I think it’s also important to remember the gifts of what we already have.

Honoring Our Gifts: Our Journey up to Now

he journey up to now is everything we’ve ever experienced from our perspective with a smattering of other people’s opinions mixed in. The journey up to now is pretty much who I am and who you are. Think about all we’ve experienced thus far in our lives. It’s been amazing. It’s been depressing. It’s been exciting. It’s been boring. It’s been unending. It’s been everlasting.

Honoring Our Gifts: Magician Archetype

The Magician archetype is the one that can transform a situation by using new perspectives. Whether or not you recognize the Magician in your life, it’s very likely there are times that you use it and you don’t even know it. The Magician is a constant learner and seeking to unknowingly outwit other

Honoring Our Gifts: Challenging Experiences

When I’ve had challenging experiences in my life and they’ve finally come to an end I’ve been mostly relieved and ready to move on to more pleasant things. However, I’ve asked for each challenging experience mentioned here and upon reflection of the experience I can see that I’ve received a gift from it which I am grateful for.

Honoring Our Gifts: Earth

The Sovereign archetype offers many gifts among which is his/her ability to see the vision, the big picture and the best use of each of the other archetypes. He/She listens to everyone and ideally makes the best decision they can for what will most serve our overall vision. The Sovereign is also able to speak from a grounded, compassionate place

Honoring Our Gifts: Past Relationships

One of the coolest aspects of the gifts I received from past relationships is the richness of my current one. Without going through everything I have been through in past relationships I would not be the same person I am today. I have so much to be grateful for! People come in and out of my life for a reason and even though a person may no longer be in my life doesn’t

Honoring Our Gifts: Earth

Our planet. Something I think I take for granted way too much. I blame it on being born in the 70s and raised in the 80s. Consumption was the name of those decades. Today though I recognize the impact that each one of us humans are making upon our planet.

Honoring Our Gifts: Warrior Archetype

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 o

Honoring Our Gifts: Family Relationships

Family… our first connections. For some of us, this is harder than for others. Charlie has the sweetest memories of family. He has loving memories of his grandparents, his parents and siblings – not to mention cousins, aunts, uncles, second-cousins and on and on. His gifts are easy to list.