Caroline Myss: Sacred Contracts and Archetypes

posted on January 17, 2013 by Dawn Grant

logo2Have you heard of Caroline Myss, Sacred Contracts or Archetypes ?

Personally, until about 6 months ago, I was unfamiliar with this way of looking at myself, others, and our life purpose. But, the more I learn about Sacred Contracts and Archetypes the more fascinated I become! Caroline Myss offers a unique and profound method of looking deep within our soul and tendencies to see the patterns that are the driving force behind many of our reactions and relationships.

Myself and several of my friends have started to meet weekly to get a better understanding of our Sacred Contracts and Archetypes. Our intention is to gain insight and to be able to look at the symbolic meaning of our experiences, to be better prepared to accept the inevitable changes to our lives. We recognize that fighting change builds up emotional scar tissue, while surrendering to divine will allows us to accept the changes, and get on with our life.

We meet on Thursdays 9:00am-11:00am. One of the participants is actively pursuing a Certification as an Archetype Consultant and offers us great guidance and direction! Please contact me at dawn@dawngrant.com or 904-753-0640 for more info or to make arrangements to attend.

 

Sacred Contracts

Have you ever wondered what your mission in life is supposed to be?

You probably know people who seem to have had their entire life mapped out from the day they were born. You may have envied their sure sense of what they were born to do — their work, career, marriage, and personal goals.

And yet you have probably also wondered whether that was really all there was to it. So have I. The answer I found is that there’s much more involved. I believe that each of us is guided by a Sacred Contract that our soul made before we were born. That Contract contains a wide range of agreements regarding all that we are intended to learn in this life. It comprises not merely what kind of work we do but also our key relationships with the people who are to help us learn the lessons we have agreed to work on. Each of those relationships represents an individual Contract that is part of your overall Sacred Contract, and may require you to be in a certain place at a certain time to be with that person.

This doesn’t mean, of course, that free will plays no role in your Sacred Contract. At any given moment — or “choice point” — your Contract may provide you with an opportunity for growth… read more

 

Archetypes

For a detailed description of over 70 archetypes, click here.

To help you understand and fulfill the terms of your Sacred Contract, you have been encoded with a set of 12 primary archetypes. Four of these are universal archetypes related to survival: the Child, Victim, Prostitute, and Saboteur. We all have these because they are vital to our growth and functioning as adults. The other eight are drawn from the vast storehouse of archetypes dating back to the dawn of human history. They play valuable roles that relate to our work, our relationships with individuals and society, as well as to our spirituality, finances, values, and our highest potential.

Awareness of archetypes dates back at least to the time of Plato, who called them Forms. Plato believed that these eternal Forms were reflected in material objects. The Form of Beauty, for example, is abstract and applies to all beautiful things; as different as the individual manifestations of Beauty may be–a beautiful person, horse, or flower–the Form itself never changes. The great Swiss psychologist Carl Jung developed this idea further… read more

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Caroline Myss: Sacred Contracts and Archetypes posted on January 17, 2013 by Dawn Grant

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