Spiritual Archetypes - a doorway to your soul

Submitted by Open on Sat, 04/11/2009 - 07:12

When we step onto the internal super highway of spiritual evolution, we begin to unravel the differences between personality influenced desires and authentic inner yearnings of the soul. Every moment presents an opportunity to shed behaviours which no longer serve and instead allow divine beingness to shine forth. This continual self realisation process is far from easy, sometimes it is exceptionally difficult to feel and know what is truly authentic. However, benevolence has armed us with enlightening tools to unravel the inner coding: we may take on a filter - a Spiritual Archetype - that helps us see more clearly who we are...

Activating beingness, untangling distortions

My observation is that a Spiritual Archetype is like a spiritual identity. It is an energy that may infuse our being for a given period of time and cause us to feel a particular way within our relationships with people and to the world in general. An Archetype is kind of like a colour filter on a projector. It will enhance particular colours in our soul ray harmonic that we can see our true light more clearly.

    A simple Spiritual Archetype might be a patriarch or matriarch for example, in which, case paternal or maternal feelings will arise through our being and then colour many of our interactions. In so doing, we'll get to experience deep feelings of unconditional love, protectiveness, guidance, leadership and all those other great qualities that go with parenting.

    The important thing is, not only do we feel and experience true beingness, these qualities will also get tangled up with distortions: responsibility towards a parent or parenting may become a burdensome sense of obligation for example. The 'colour' filter of the Archetype is intended to help us see both the authentic qualities and their distortions, assuming that is we're taking ownership of our stuff and watching closely.

    It may be for example that you fall head over heels in love with someone. Yet the engagement doesn't seem to want to work, the flow doesn't happen or there are endless barriers in the way. In which case, perhaps it's not about a fulfilling relationship, instead passions are being activated to stir the soul and also attachments of neediness that would own the soul.

Sacred Contracts

In other cases, it could be that we take on a very powerful spiritual identity such as that of a highly evolved being. Consider for example the biblical story of Jesus. It contains many insightful characters; Mother Mary, Mary Magdalen, Judas, the disciples etc etc. The story is well known by many of course and if our soul is caused to relate to it in some way, it can invoke many deep inner feelings. On the one hand, it may catalyse feelings of unconditional love, unity, divine teamwork and on the other judgment, abandonment, betrayal. Imagine for example how Mary Magdalen might have felt following the crucifixion?

In my truth, before we incarnated into this lifetime we took on various "Sacred Contracts". In other words we formed predestined agreements with various of our soul family that we would incarnate in particular roles to co-create circumstances in our lives to inspire greater self realisation.

I also believe that the so called "Ascended Masters" act through people by infusing their being with particular archetypal energy. I'm sure that's why for example, there are so many claims in spiritual circles that "so and so is the reincarnation of....". Rather than reincarnations, its highly like in most cases, people are simply taking on some of that energy in order to feel those qualities of beingness inside themselves.

What purpose do Spiritual Archetypes serve?

In short, by taking on such powerful influences, the Spiritual Archetype helps to shine a light on the true nature of our soul in day to day interactions. For example, we may relate empathically to the Buddha, in which case we may experience a deep compassion for all sentient life and feel exceptionally surrendered and non-attached. Let us be clear though, we are not being the Buddha, we are simply invoking an authentic resonance of our own soul which might be closely aligned to that vibrational frequency.

    Alternatively, we might feel a strong relationship to the Christ - almost as if we are being that ourselves. So for example, we feel passionately moved to heal the sick, enlighten others or shine truth in darkness. It could be in just such occasions where we're being caused to exhibit such energy, that we may feel the essence of it in our own soul.

In my experience, the Spiritual Archetype energy will stick around in our direct field of consciousness just as long as it takes for us to realise and unleash that frequency of energy within our own soul following which, it will tend to disappear. We'll lose the sense of identity once that aspect of soul has fully activated and integrated.

Where a Spiritual Archetype becomes a filter

Sometimes a Spiritual Archetype works kind of like a filter - so for example, two people may come together as partners where by mutual agreement (at the higher level before we incarnated) a certain energy is infused between them causing them to relate to one another in a particular way. It could be for instance, that a partner will invoke all kinds of feelings that need to be processed out from past lives. In which case, the interaction is likely to stir up those feelings so we can dissolve any attachment to our past.

So for example, it may be that we for a time we feel we're with our perfect soul mate but then one day, when we've learned what we needed to, a filter is removed and the energy between the two changes - it can do so over night.

That's why its always paramount that we're totally honest with ourselves and our partners about how we feel in relationship. In so doing, it means each can fully embrace our ever changing, developing and evolving journeys. If the relationship needs to evolve into something else - a good friendship for example - better to acknowledge that just as soon as we can; it fosters faster self realisation and spares much of the heartache.

True Colours

So Spiritual Archetypes can be a powerful blessing in our unfolding, helping us unveil key aspects of our being. But let's remember, the soul expresses itself ALWAYS uniquely in the moment - it doesn't conform to an identity. If we feel ourselves identifying with one particular energy all the time, its likely that we're creating an inner ego around that consciousness.

The journey of full unfolding is about creating an open space within, free from all identity and then allowing our true colours to shine forth uniquely and spontaneously as the moment invites.

So as the song goes, let your true colours always shine through.
They are beautiful, just like a rainbow!


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Thanks for this really illuminating perspective. When you say:

"In my experience, the Archetype energy will stick around in our direct field of consciousness just as long as it takes for us to realise and unleash that frequency of energy within our own soul following which, the Archetype will tend to disappear."

and also

"On the one hand, it may catalyse feelings of unconditional love, unity, divine teamwork and on the other judgment, abandonment, betrayal. Imagine for example how Mary Magdalen might have felt following the crucifixion?"

Do you mean those positive aspects of beingness like unconditional love, or maternal protectiveness will be unleashed, while feelings such as abandonment or betrayal are appearing as an invitation for forgiveness to arise, and within that a letting go of karma?

I've just realised that in writing this, it has facilitated me dropping down another layer into a previous experience I have had, and a deeper realisation and letting go to happen. I think I've answered myself!

Well that's what tends to happen when we're in the flow - just as soon as a question is asked, the answer spontaneously arises!

The more we travel along the path of unfolding, the more we realise we actually don't necessarily need to be able to mentally process what we're being. Attunement to authentic beingness does not happen by thinking "oh, this is what's arising now so that's what I need to be". It becomes sponatenous. It's kind of like the automatic tuner on your car radio scanning the airwaves - when it feels a frequency node (a spike in energy), the system simply aligns with that. The same applies for us; the more we get the mind out of the way, the more we naturally align with internal arising frequencies. Then if the 'music sounds good', we just keep right on playing!

Of course sometimes though the music that's arising might not come through as clearly as it could - perhaps because we're holding some kind of limiting relationship to the energy - attachment or identity - karma for example. This is where we're then caused to process out that energy so that the note sings sweetly once more.

So yes, archetypes help 'turn up the volume' of natural aspects of beingness and also help us see where the harmonics are not always singing sweetly.

Open :smile:

thats really warmed me up, im going to read it again

thanks for sharing

Truth, Light and Oneness.

If I may add that the process of the filters switching can be rather confusing, destabilizing and painful, especially if there is any attachment to the filter and resistance to the transition. It took me some time to learn to react fast and switch and adapt faster than I blink.

A question: can a filter go and then come back in other circumstances if the attachment is not processed completely in previous times?

Because I personally experience the same stuff, as if the filters go, then come back, each time it gets deeper and deeper and more intense, but I am also more aware and feel more details.

And the last question/problem I have with it is that some part of me is dissolving the experiences because I know all this is not real, it's some kind of game, illusion. It is not mental. I have this feeling since I can remember myself, as if "come on, it can't be real".

I just can't take it all seriously enough until I get a really big kick. Then I can't dissolve anymore, because things become tough. Is there any other way?

Thanks :)

Hi Yulia,

My experience of filters is that I wasn't aware of them until they'd suddenly dissolved. It was like from one day to the next my feelings changed.

But then within specific issues, like partner relationships for example, the filters would cover different aspects. So for me, when I was single, there was a quick succession of meeting people, each exposing a different filter - although they were all related.



Yes, this is what is happening to me now.

Sometimes it is really brief, sometimes there is some time, not only with filters, but also with people who are obviously mirroring me. One of the crazy things that are happening now is that I meet people who are the way I was when I was a child or a teenager (have certain aspects and features I had).

And then I can clearly see how I relate to those parts of myself through them and discover that they are still here. this is a challenging process.

Why part of the process demands filters, while others are very clear mirroring?

I thought of maybe assistance to deal with the stuff I would suppress, dissolve or deny. Maybe filters allow to have a much more vivid and full on experience, making it hard to ignore?

I am sorry, but I have many questions hhh:

One of them is how can I know when it is an Eddy current and when it is a filter? Because the feeling is very similar and I feel that I tend to dissolve the feelings and avoid life (in general).

And the last one is how did you know when to engage and dive into the experience to go through it and when you are heading into the distraction? It seems that the universe is much more tricky than the mind can even imagine, luckily, so I kind of never really know until I try, but then many times I find out I got lost a bit.

I guess both questions ask the same: how do you allow the filters to act and work with them with commitment, don't get lost and sucked into the distraction loop, but at the same time don't dissolve the experience so you can learn the lesson?

An eddy current is like one aspect within you. A filter colours and entire relationship between people. But it's true, you can't know it was a filter until it is removed. Otherwise what would be the point? :wink:

I guess it's also important to understand that it's a strong aspect of my soul ray to interpret and understand. But it's not always necessary to do so.

The key issue here is how to deal with what's coming up? Whether it be an eddy current or a filter, it's essentially the same: you have to truly honour the feelings. What does that mean? It means to go with them, to express them and give voice to them, to let them breathe and fly. Then to observe closely the affects.

If you tighten, work with the tightness. Open into it. Always look for the highest authentic expression of you that you can find. Keep challenging. Keep asking for help. The truth will always be revealed.

Open :smile: