Each day of our lives we walk around with a collection of perspectives or archetypes that make up our personality. Carol Pearson Ph.D., author of Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World, discusses these twelve archetypes that make up our psyche. The first two are the innocent and the orphan. The innocent is the pure inner child who has yet to experience wounding. It is the part of ourselves that believes the best in others and expects good things to come to us. It’s our internal optimist. The orphan is a child who has experienced wounding. They’ve been abandoned on some level and found the world to be unsafe. They expect the worst and have little faith in the world as a good place to live. Both of these aspects are in each of us. We may resonate with one more than the other, depending on our life experience, but each aspect exists in us all.
I believe that the first step to living a heart-centered life is to bring these two aspects of the inner child into balance. If we are living to strongly in either perspective we are inadequately loving and caring for ourselves. For instance, if I am more centered in the perspective of the innocent, I will find myself wounded by people and circumstances where fear is dominant. If I am more centered in the perspective of the orphan, I will be unable to trust in the good of others and will experience limitation and lack.
A healthy child has a good mother and father. The mother nurtures, encourages, and comforts the child as they experience their world. The father protects, supports, and creates a safe space for the child to grow. The child has to trust the parents to truly be in a state of love and peace. As an adult, you are your own parent. You are the one who decides what is safe, what boundaries to set up, what experiences to try and you are the one who provides the comfort when life becomes challenging.
This month, I encourage you to find a picture of yourself when you were a young child. Put it somewhere prominent that you will see every day. As you go through the month, ask yourself what this child needs. Is she tired? Has he had a good meal? Would she like to play for awhile? Think of this child when you are confronted with decisions. By asking yourself if the decision you are about to make would benefit this child self, you are coming from a more loving space and will therefore make decisions that are more in harmony with your highest truth.
Here are a couple of upcoming opportunities to empower you through this process:
The Divinely YOU Club: Do you feel trapped in old patterns? Do you find yourself reacting to current situations from the mindset of old wounds? Are you tired of finding yourself struggling with the same challenges again and again? Would you like to be free of self-doubt, self-loathing, self-criticism, or self-sabotage? Are you ready to really love yourself, all of yourself? Are you ready to stop fighting your fears and start living your dreams? I know I am and I want to help you do the same! This year, I’m inviting you to take a journey with me to discover your own wholeness and Divine nature. Together, we’ll explore the twelve archetypes that make up our personalities. I’ll use my intuitive gifts to provide spiritual insight and guidance on how you can heal old wounds, release your fears, and really come to love the amazing person you are (and you are amazing, even if you don’t feel like it right now!). We’ll learn how to integrate the aspects of ourselves that are often in conflict by discovering and honoring the gifts that each quality brings to us. We’ll find a way to start living from the heart, to start loving ourselves, and start loving our lives. Interested? Learn more on my website (see link)! Small Group Options begin at $25/month. DIVINELY YOU CLUB
Soul Friends Empowerment Call with Financial Coach Laurie Price: Do you worry about money? Do you find yourself neglecting your own needs because of these worries? Do you feel financially secure? If not, would you like to? I don’t know many people who don’t worry about money, even if they have a lot of it. Coming from this place of lack, we allow our inner orphans to work us to the bone and erode our sense of well-being and love. It doesn’t have to be this way! We can heal our relationship with money, provide the security and sense of safety that we crave, so that we can focus on what we love instead of fighting our fears! Join me for a one hour tele-seminar with financial wise woman Laurie Price. Combining intuitive insight with practical coaching strategies, we’ll help you identify your true financial goals and create an action plan to get you there. Each participant will receive handouts to guide you through the process. To Register: Email Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com or call (330) 416-6184. Cost: $15 (Soul Friends Community Members, $10—not a member yet? Join today: SOUL FRIENDS COMMUNITY
Nancy Nicholas is an Intuitive Life Coach offering Empowerment Readings, Empowerment Clubs, Sensitive Person Mentoring, and a Soul Friends Community. She is the author of Soul Friends Guide to Surviving the Pit: A Step-by-Step Handbook for Surviving and Thriving Through Tough Life Changes (available at Amazon.com and other retail bookstores). For a free Empowerment Packet and to learn more about Nancy’s work, visit her website: http://www.EmpoweringLightworkers.com.