Constructing the Archetypal Hero of 2020
The primordial image, or archetype, is a figure–be it a daemon, a human being, or a process–that constantly recurs in the course of history and appears wherever creative fantasy is freely expressed. Essentially, therefore, it is a mythological figure. . . . In each of these images there is a little piece of human psychology and human fate, a remnant of the joys and sorrows that have been repeated countless times in our ancestral history. . . .Carl Jung
In each generation a new myth evolves. We are writing the human story in the joys of the sorrows of covid-19. Though our situation is novel, there are recurring themes embodied in individuals through archetypal patterns.
Archetypes resemble the beds of rivers: dried up because the water has deserted them, though it may return at any time. An archetype is something like an old watercourse along which the water of life flowed for a time, digging a deep channel for itself. The longer it flowed the deeper the channel, and the more likely it is that sooner or later the water will return. -Jung
The Hero archetype is the knight who slays the dragon or the superhero who saves the city from evil. The basic quest of the hero archetype is to overcome the monster of darkness, and to allow consciousness to conquer unconsciousness. Strength is the key features of the hero, along with an irrefutable quest to fulfill their life mission. For a hero must be willing to delve into the darkness alone, even when there is but a thread of hope. A hero is not without supernatural aid, or a gift, though it may take them most their journey to realize their sacred power.
Don’t think that the symbolic representations of heroes are disconnected from your situation, the reality of archetypes is that they are not merely the stuff that comics and movies are created from. The reality is, they are the substructure of what you are made from.
You are far more than your personality, more than your habits, more than your achievements. You are an infinitely complex human being with stories and myths and dreams- and ambitions of cosmic proportions. Don’t waste time underestimating yourself. Dream big… Use the energy of your archetype to express the true reason you were born. Life was never meant to be safe. It was meant to be lived right to the end.-Caroline Myss
The hero archetype lives within you for a reason. Connecting with this power that has been enacted through your ancestors for generations with the intelligence imbued in the DNA of your living and breathing cells, is a choice. A choice to rise, or fall to the shadow of the hero, the coward.
Not all hero’s wear capes, or have the typical Hollywood portrayed story that is often represented in hero myth such as those mentioned previously.
The archetype of the hero has a thousand faces.
“It is only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world.”― Joseph Campbell,
This is an inward journey, as much as it is an outward one. The call…
for those who are ready to hear it
Rise now to the heroes that sleep. The bell tolls, it’s time to fulfill your sacred contracts, it’s time to write your destiny in the stars, to realize who you are, to give your gifts to the world, and to save your soul, thus freeing your world, and all people.
We are not in age of swords, guns, or bombs. We are in the age of computers, artificial intelligence, and psychological warfare. The great battle being waged is taking place in the mind the hearts of all people.
Truth is a sword. Love is a shield.
There is a war on freedoms. Free speech. Freedom of information. When there is no freedom to have decent dialogue among altering opinions, there is dogma. We are in the age of MK Ultra and mind control. There are wolves in sheep clothing, people are not who they seem, and logic and fake news, and fake science is being weaponized.
The modern hero cannot win this battle with his/her intellect alone. He/She needs the guidance of the heart, and the instinctual wisdom of the body. There is a call for each person to connect with their head, heart, and body. The breath can meet you there. Move, breath, love, and feel the safety that is available to you. Fear is an illusion.Be mindful what you consume, think, breath, move, sleep, drink, and eat well. Choose to think critically, and form your own opinions. We are the generation that wakes up to our role in the co-creation of reality. Each individual is called now to play their part in the whole.
we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.tied in a mutual garment of destiny. What affects one, affects all indirectly- Martin Luther King Jr.
We are the generation that paves the way for a new earth. History is the evolution of freedom and consciousness. Look how far we have come. Look at the civilization we have built. Our ancestors have prayed for us, they live on through us, and we carry the next generations. It’s time to ask yourself what kind of world you want to build for your children, and what you can do to help.
Look to history, we shall overcome. We shall overcome. We shall overcome. Deep in my heart I do believe we shall overcome. And I believe it because somehow the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.We shall overcome because Carlyle is right; no lie can live forever. We shall overcome because William Cullen Bryant is right; truth crushed to earth will rise again.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
You are the hero you’ve been waiting for. You are the one.
What is your purpose?What are your gifts? What modern day heroes do to see in the world?
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