Awaken your Sage Archetype

“Education is the path to wisdom and wisdom is where the answer is.”

The Sage Archetype seeks the truth to set us free. From knowledge and experience they gain wisdom. Their gifts are understanding, intelligence, scepticism, clarity and non-attachment. The Sage helps us see the world objectively, stepping out of dogma. Their fear is deception.

The shadow side of the Sage Archetype

The unfeeling judge is the shadow side. They are cold, heartless and often pompous. Casting their judgement of others and saying they are not good enough. This makes them overly critical with a lack of feeling or empathy. They are addicted to being right.

Why you need a healthy Sage Archetype

The Sage Archetype enables us to discern truth. They seek the next nugget of knowledge to find truth and enlightenment. Healthy Sage energy is sceptical, but using discernment, they seek the objective truth. In today’s world of misinformation, it is important to use your Sage to enable you navigate your way to the truth, enabling you to make the correct choices for you.

“The flame is not bright to itself as it is to those it illuminates: so too the Sage.” Friedrich Nietzsche

The Sage will support you to analyse the results of your actions and choices, fast-tracking your growth and results.

Join the Sage Archetype Workshops to access your wisdom!

If you want to make real progress in your life, its time to access your inner Sage.

“The truth will set you free.”

Awaken your Sovereign Archetype

The Sovereign Archetype inspires us to take responsibility for our own lives, in our fields of endeavours and in our society at large. This maturity comes from our life journey, as we now take full responsibility for ourselves and our actions. Whether things go according to plan or not, the Sovereign learns from the outcome. This supports their ongoing growth and moves them towards success.

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid of failure. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” Oprah Winfrey

The goal of the Sovereign is to bring order and creation out of chaos. They seek almost as much to create a legacy or a system around them as they care about life, either their own or others. This is not to imply that they are callous, but the Sovereign will often be forced to make hard decisions about where exactly their priorities lie. This is not an easy task and the Sovereign has to commit herself fully to the task. The buck stops with them and they must be wholly responsible – for which they need ultimate authority.

Shadow side of the Sovereign Archetype

We are familiar with the quote:

“All power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord Acton

The shadow side of the Sovereign makes us uneasy with power as may be misused. Personal power is a very important part of out own personal expression and to suppress it due to fear of its misuse is to cut off our own life force. Understanding the different shadow aspects will allow you to avoid them.

The Tragic Sovereign remembers their archetypal responsibility: bringing order in chaos but they rely on bad information and are deceived. The harm that they are causing is not immediately obvious to them, and they are ignorant of the consequences of their actions. They fail to see the true value of their companions or listen to them for advice.

Unlike the Sovereign archetype which creates and blesses others, the Tyrant seeks to destroy and tear down. Plagued by narcissism, they really do think that they sit at the center of the universe. This is the Queen who indulges in in self-righteous rages and yells, “Off with his head”. People act this way when they are put in positions of power, but don’t know how to handle the attendant responsibility. They are motivate by a strong sense of control. The Tyrant wrongly believes that power is finite and they have a scarcity mentality.

Why do I need Sovereign energy in my life?

The Sovereign has a strong internal compass.

Where the other archetypes often seek to live within the existing framework, the Sovereign will try to change it to fit their needs and desires. A good Sovereign also accommodates those around them. Part of their goal is to bring order to their society by forming or taking a role in a community. A well-developed Sovereign will turn their view away from themselves, and toward the world as a whole (or at least their immediate social/political neighbourhood). There are those who seek to create a world centered around someone else. Actively including a diverse range of voices and experiences create a collective intelligence needed for better understanding and better decision-making and takes action towards addressing structural inequalities.

“I devoted myself to the task of welfare of my countrymen – not as a ruler but as a servant.” Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister

The Sovereign is reliant on having knowledge, internal strength, and social connections. Also known as the leader, ruler or boss, the Sovereign provides structure to the world through their leadership and control. They step up and take charge in times of chaos and provide stability to keep others safe through their power and confidence.

If you want to make something happen in your life, you need to access the confidence and inner compass of your Sovereign Archetype. Join my Sovereign Archetype workshop to awaken the archetype’s greatest strengths. Will you claim your power?

The Sovereign creates environments that invite the gifts and perspectives of all concerned, creating spaces where people and places thrive.

Awaken the Magician Archetype

The Magician Archetype is associated with mystery, alchemy and transformation. Magician Archetypes are visionaries, thinkers and creators of sacred space. They are the carriers of secret knowledge. The Magician can also be called the Visionary, Shaman, Healer or Medicine Woman.

They are naturally curious and know how to harness technology to their advantage. They understand the spiritual world and can explain it in simple terms. They know how to learn from their mistakes and grow. The gifts of the Magician Archetype are personal power, catalytic, healing powers and transformative.

The shadow side of the Magician

The shadow side of the Magician is using their powers to manipulate others and making ourselves and others ill through negative thoughts and actions. They may be disconnected with reality or become a cultist guru.

We engage in evil sorcery any time we belittle ourselves or another. Also when we diminished self-esteem by lessen options and possibilities.

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The Magician’s quest is not to do magic, but to transform someone or something in some way. They have the ability to manifest something from nothing. Magician Archetype energy is intellectual with a strong sense of intuition. They provide protection and guidance. They are charismatic, the mentor with the supernatural powers. Believing anything is possible, they teach others their belief.

If you want your dreams to come true you need to work with the Magician Archetype. Join these workshops to enable you to bring inspiration into physical form. Everyone can access to the Magician Archetype. Sign up now. In these workshops I will guide you to access this transformational energy for your life.

Awaken the Caregiver Archetype

The Caregiver Archetype may sound familiar, but have you delved into what qualities the Archetype really offers? The Caregiver is altruistic, generous and compassionate. Their gifts are nurturance, empathy and fostering community. The Caregiver’s goal is to help others.

The shadow side of the Caregiver

However, there is a shadow side to the Caregiver. They can be the suffering martyr who controls others by making then feel guilty. “Look what I sacrificed for you!” They can be manipulative and use care to control others. It is also found in codependence and a compulsive need to rescue others.

The shadow side can also be the ‘enabler’ which describes someone whose behaviour allows a loved one to continue self-destructive patterns of behaviour. Many people who enable others don’t do so intentionally. Maybe they excuse troubling behaviour, lend money or assist in other ways. Enabling doesn’t help as it can be difficult for someone to get help if they don’t see the full consequences of their behaviour.

Why do I need healthy Caregiver energy?

The Caregiver energy is a crucial part of ourselves and our community. It helps us raise our children, provide for those in need and to build structures that support our vitality. The Caregiver gives themselves freely, but it’s important that this compassionate expression has strong boundaries. We need to be the Caregiver to ourselves first, as we can’t give from an empty cup.

If you want to explore the Caregiver Archetype and open yourself more fully to compassion, patience, generosity, nuturance, community and empathy and dissolve issues of the shadow side, join my workshops:  Caregiver Archetype

Awaken your Friend Archetype

We all want to belong to something larger

Do you want to be more accepting of other people? Do you crave creating and forging connections with people? Do you need resilience to survive the space you are in?  The Friend Archetype is the energy that you need to reconnect to enjoy being part of a group.

You can access all the different Archetype energies. Some may be more available than others depending on your life experience. The art is to be able to access what you need when you need it. If you’re at a point where you want to be part of a group, team or something bigger, the Friend Archetype is the energy you need to feel belonging and commit fully!

treat people the way you want to be treated

This down to earth and unpretentious archetype understands that everyone matters, just as they are. The Friend expects little from life but teaches with empathy, realism and is streetwise. Their goal is to feel a sense of belonging.

Why do I need healthy Friend Energy in my life?

The shadow side of the Friend Archetype is the Victim, who blames her in competence and irresponsibility on others and expects special treatment from life because she feels so victimised or fragile. When the shadow side is in control of her life, she will attack those trying to help her, harming others and herself simultaneously. Otherwise, she may collapse and become dysfunctional as she feels incompetent and is a chronic complainer. The pitfall is cynicism which is a negative and draining thought behaviour.

Why do I need Friend Energy?

The Friend Archetype can support you in your search for a sense of belonging.

“ True belonging:

Be vulnerable. Get uncomfortable. Be present with people without sacrificing who you are.” Brené Brown

Do you want to feel you belong rather than just fitting in? Do you need the energy to work hard and get things done? Would you like to connect to more enjoyment in your life?

The strength of The Friend is their interdependence and pragmatic realism. If you need to create something, being able to connect with others and work with them to create it, is a huge help. The Friend Archetype is resilient, they don’t give up at the first challenge. If you want to be able to bounce back join my Friend Archetype workshop.

The life experience of The Friend means they understand challenges and they are able to empathise with others. This is a superpower and makes them valuable friends and team members. The Friend’s gifts are stewardship, altruism, fairness and respect. They are a key member in any project.

“You are imperfect. You are wired for struggle. You are worthy of love and belonging.” Brené Brown

Awaken your Innocent Archetype

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” Richard Bandler

Are you struggling to start new projects? If you’ve had setbacks in the past, these may be upmost in your mind. Is your inner voice telling you that you’ll fail? Does the thought of starting something new feel futile? The Innocent Archetype is the energy that you need to reconnect to the optimist within you.

You can access all the different Archetype energies. Some may be more available than others depending on your life experience. The art is to be able to access what you need when you need it. If you’re at a point where you want start something new, the Innocent Archetype is the energy you need to get going!

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement

The Innocent Archetype is the trusting spontaneous child that while a bit dependent, has the optimism to take the journey. Anyone starting a new venture needs the gifts of the Innocent to get them started – optimism, hope, faith and trust. Without the Innocent, we’d never leave the harbour.

Why do I need healthy Innocent Energy in my life?

The Innocent fears abandonment and seeks safety. They can become dependent on others to fulfil their heroic task. The shadow side of the Innocent is evident in their capacity for denial. They don’t let themselves know what’s going on. They may be hurting themselves and others and they will not let themselves acknowledge it. They may be hurt, but they repress that knowledge as well.

There may be naivete. They may believe what others say even though it is counter to their own inner knowing. This leads to consumerism and sugar addiction. The shadow side of the Innocent is also needs to be cheerful all the time, in a way that denies experiencing other emotions. Cheerfulness is a mask.

Why do I need Innocent Energy?

The Innocent Archetype can support you in your search for happiness. They bring a sense of wonder and appreciate the simple life.

Do you want to feel optimistic about your future? Do you require faith in your abilities? Do you have projects that you want to start?

When the Innocent thrives in us, we believe in possibilities and happy endings. This state of innocence allows us to access new inspiration and start new projects. They bring the gifts of faith, hope, optimism, honesty and trust. If you want to connect with the spontaneous trusting child in you that has the optimism to take the journey, join my Innocent Archetype workshop. This archetype’s greatest strengths are trust and optimism that endears them to others. People will believe their honest optimism, help and support the endeavour.

“Optimism is not just a mindset, it’s a behaviour.” Larry Elder

The Innocent values the simple life and finds happiness and magic in the everyday.

Awaken the Entertainer Archetype

Do you need to step forward and share your perspective?

Have you got something important to share? You need to access your Entertainer energy

The Entertainer’s goal is to have fun and brig light to the situation. This archetype also called the jester or fool maty seem synonymous with comedy and humour. The key aspect of this archetype is their ability to see things differently. Perspective is their true skill.

The Entertainer is entertaining, but what they really brig is ideas, innovation and the ability to reframe concepts as no one can. The successful Entertainer can take a serious subject and make light of it in a way that’s comfortable for others.

The Shadow Side of the Entertainer

The Entertainer fears boredom. At their worst they are irresponsible, cruel and frivolous. The shadow side is the glutton, sloth or lecher, defined by urges of the body without any sense of dignity or self-control

The Healthy Entertainer

The Entertainer wants to live joyfully and in the present. They can have fun with intelligence. Life should be lived to the fullest each moment. Enjoy life just as it is, with all the paradoxes and dilemmas.

The Entertainer lives without restraint and shines with unrelenting confidence. They can lighten awkward silences and serious situations. This archetype is not afraid to stand out and may even bend the rules if it will help them reach their goal! The gifts are carefree, joyful, original, enjoyment and irreverence. The Entertainer Archetype allows us to step out into life and share our unique perspective.

Reconnect to exuberant joy by access the workshops here:  Entertainer Archetype

Awaken the Creator

The Creator, Maker or Artist is the Archetype that helps us express ourselves in beautiful ways. They foster all imaginative endeavours, from the highest art to the smallest lifestyle or work innovation. The Creator expresses their identity through their creations and in doing so they explore their relationship to the world. A critical part of their quest is finding and accepting themselves.

Pitfalls of the Creator

The shadow side shows itself as obsessive, a need to create and to do this to fill our emptiness. There can be endless essential projects, challenges or new things to do that can manifest in workaholism. This shadow side also manifests as creating messes. Lot of things started and nothing getting completed. The Poor Artist is a stereotype.

Another pitfall is the Prima-donna behaviours. The extreme self-indulgence of the Shadow Side of the Creator can be self-sabotaging. Another pitfall is they can become addicted to their work/creativity.

Benefits of the healthy Creator

The goal of the Creator is clarity on their identity. They are visionaries, creative, imaginative and skilful. The Creator expresses their individuality. They have strong aesthetics, noticing beauty and creating it in their own way. This Archetype can use their self-expression as their vocation.

Awaken your Explorer Archetype

Are you struggling to get out and do what you want? If you have been in a relationship, maybe you’ve been running round after the needs of your children or you have spent a long period of time withdrawn, the thought of going out on your own may feel overwhelming. The Explorer Archetype is the energy that you need to reconnect to within you.

You can access all the different Archetype energies. Some may be more available than others depending on your life experience. The art is to be able to access what you need when you need it. If you’re at a point where you want to search for a better life, the Explorer Archetype is the energy for this quest!

Following a path of self-discovery

The Explorer leaves the known, to discover and explore the unknown. They’re brave and strong enough to be on their own, to seek out new paths. They are on a quest to rediscover their uniqueness, their perspective and their calling. Authenticity is the goal of the Explorer; they want to be who they really are, not what society has told them to be.

“Freedom is oxygen of the soul” – Moshe Dayan

Adventurous, open-minded and independent they often like to travel. Travel allows them to explore somewhere new, but also themselves in relation to that new experience. New cultures, new experiences and ways of undertaking tasks creates a new perspective on life. There’s clarity and expanded possibilities in knowing life has many opportunities, not only the way you were socialised to do things. Who do you choose to be?

Why do I need healthy Explorer Energy in my life?

Seeking freedom all the time can lead to alienation and loneliness. Explorers are looking for something that will improve their life but may not realise they have much already inside themselves. This can result in feelings of chronic disappointment. The shadow side is going from one self-improvement course to yet another health club as their main life activity. They are striving to live up to an impossible goal or to find the ‘right’ solution.

The Shadow side is the never feel ready to commit to accomplish anything. The life challenge is to be unafraid to commit to settling in one place with one person, in one style of life. Exploration can be emotional as well as physical.

Why do I need Explorer Energy?

Do you have gifts that you want to bring to the world? Is it time to stop following the crowd, and be you? Did you give your life in the service to others and lose your identity along the way? Who are you when you’re not fulfilling a role? The Explorer Archetype can support you in your search for an authentic life.

The gifts of the Explorer are independence, bravery, non-conformity and self-sufficiency. If you want to connect with who you are on a deeper level, join my Explorer Archetype workshop. This archetype will support you to be true to your deeper self. It’s nonconformist but it will support you to discover your uniqueness and calling.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” Lao Tzu

The Explorer just keeps moving until they find their goal and usually their true self too.

Mastery – the gift of the Warrior Archetype

“I don’t know how I’m going to win. I just know I’m not going to lose.” Gokham Saki
When life gets tough, you need your inner Warrior to step forward, be brave and determined. Otherwise, you feel a victim of life and giving away your power. This powerless position isn’t going to get you to where you want to be in life. It isn’t going to make your big, beautiful dreams come true. If you want positive change, you need to be brave and make it happen. A Warrior is a brave fighter – this is an energy; it’s not linked to gender. The fight can be an inner fight to make a change in your life. You may also choose to call upon the Warrior to champion the cause of others. Maybe a fight for social justice or a more harmonious way of living on the earth. The Warrior represents physical strength, and the ability to protect and fight for your rights and those of others. The Warrior is a fighter with a heart. “Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.” The Warrior personifies determination and a will to win. You may not know how you will win, but you need the courage of the Warrior to pursue your goals.
She needed a hero, so she became one
If you are drawn to work with this Archetype you may require the Warrior spirit to help you set firm personal boundaries and to stand up for your rights. This energy is helpful if you want to take control in your life, and no longer wish to play the role of the victim. Women can bring their feminine qualities to leadership roles. Communication, Cooperation and nurturing others to bring the best out in them. These qualities empower a team enabling it to be more and achieve more. Ewin McManus said “The Warrior is always a servant… The Warrior does not serve because they cannot lead; they know that a person cannot lead if they do not serve.”
Confucius – “Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.” This ancient wisdom tells us that there needs to be a union with the heart to hold power responsibly. A Warrior has a strong connection between their will/power and their heart. The heart guides the direction, otherwise the Warrior skills being used for personal gain without thought of morality, ethics or the good of the whole group are the Archetypal Villain. This is also active in our lives any time we feel compelled to compromise our principles to get our way or win. The shadow side of the Warrior reflects the need to win at all costs, abandoning ethical principles to prove your supremacy. The shadow of the Warrior is rampant in business today. Conversely the Warrior may appeal to you if you have a very strong sense of self and are proud of the victories you have achieved. The shadow side of Warrior may be asking you to reflect honestly on the cost of these victories. Have they been at the expense of others or your principles?
In the 3 x 1-hour sessions of the Exploring the Warrior Archetype we immerse in this energy. Embodying the Warrior Archetype and her goal of mastery. This can be applied to any area of your life. Challenging work tasks need focus and determination. You can activate this powerful energy, rather than languishing in procrastination. Tough and courageous, this archetype helps you set and achieve goalsovercome obstacles and persist in difficult times.  In the workshop you will examine the pitfalls which are arrogance and ruthlessness. Awareness supports you to choose a new course of action. ​ The Warrior’s gifts are couragedisciplinedetermination and skillExploring the Warrior Archetype will support you to enrich your life with these gifts.