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My Journey So Far:

Fool Archetype Drawing - The Hero's Spiritual Journey Begins with Flight

0. The Fool

Lighthearted Enthusiasm and Naive Optimism

A leap of faith is required to start any journey into the unknown. The fool Archetype is an enthusiastic "Yes" to the journey, motivated by grandeur delusions of what may be ahead while not paying much attention to the potential danger. It is characterized by an optimistic confidence inspired by infinite potential requiring no evidence to support the reasoning. This lightheartedness invokes joyful social interactions, while looking for opportunities to joke around and encourage others.

My Journey in Sweden

At the beginning of 2018 I decided I wanted to try being a digital nomad internationally. My Swedish friend who I nicknamed Celestial Star-Struck invited me to a week long music and camping festival called Sáiva located far north east of Sweden in an area called Padjelanta.

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Magician Archetype Drawing

I. The Magician

Manifestation, Creative Focus and Productivity

The magician archetype is all about using intention to manipulate the alchemical elements available in a way that manifests experiences that illuminate truth, awareness, and purpose in an inspiring and enchanting way. By effectively manifesting what is needed, the magician can take a step to higher ground instead of falling into challenging situations that a more foolish archetype can get themselves into.

My Journey at Sáiva

Now that I have leaped off the edge, ventured deep into the Northern Wilderness of Sweden and the Sáiva Festival has began, I reflect on how I have been acting as well as what it has taken to get here. I will now set more clear intentions to manifest the kind of experiences I want.

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II. The High Priestess

Ritual, Invocation and Meditation

I call in the presence of spirit guardians, light beings and divine grace. May I receive wisdom and guidance in alignment with my highest self and greatest intentions.

Messages come in the form of symbols of universal human experiences, stories and revelations. This inward vision can be accessed through ceremony, daily routines, and rituals that are guided by meditation, intuition, nature and the tarot.

I am grateful to spend time with Izabelle Sweet who embraces and amplifies the high priestess archetype. This has taken me 1 step further on my spiritual journey and is channeled into this drawing.

Turning Inward Through Meditation

One of the most effective ways to turn inward is to sit in meditation.

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III. The Empress

Nurturing Beauty and Creativity

The Empress Archetype is the outward expression of having a vision and then nurturing it into life. This can be expressed through visual vibrancy and color. In this art piece it's represented by the nautilus shell she is manifesting. It's simplistic spiral form representing an infinitely expanding growth from the loving attention of a motherly force. 

The Empress Archetype is a balance of the element of Water and Earth. The water fall and lake represents her connection with emotion as ripples out in constant motion and transformation. The Earth Symbol in the Rock formation to the right as well as the solid throne she sits upon symbolizes her groundedness and stability as someone you can rely on to provide a strong foundation to grow from. 

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IV. The Emperor

Clarity, Confidence and Discipline

The Emperor's associated astrological symbol is Aries as he gains his power from the planet Mars. He is the embodiment of divine masculine as such is a protector, provider and leader. The Ram with the Aries symbol on his forehead symbolizes the force behind the calm presence. It's not that the Emperor uses force to get what he wants, it's that he is willing to use force to defend his community or values. This is reinforced by having his sword behind his shield. It's force is not in intimidation by from knowing how and when to use it.

"Use only with purpose. Return only with Honor."

The Sword is a symbol for the element of air which is associated with the mind and decision making.

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III & IV Empress and Emperor Archetypes Together

Empress and Emperor Archetypes Amplify Each Other

These 2 Archetypes balance each other out and are complimentary energies. The Empress has Divine Feminine energy from 2 of the 4 elements: Water (Emotional Intelligence) and Earth (Physical Grounded-ness). The Emperor has Divine Masculine energy from Fire (Passion) and Air (The Mind). By consciously empowering and amplifying the archetypal qualities in each other, they strengthen eachother. Together they are ideally suited to create a stable and protected home or living situation.

Divine Masculine and Feminine

Divine feminine nurtures and manifests while divine masculine protects and creates structure. These two ways of being are compatible with each other in a way that makes a lot of potential for a strong connection.

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The Hierophant Drawing

V. The Hierophant

Mentoring, Preaching and inspirational Joy

The Hierophant Archetype is the the masculine extroverted expression of the same spiritual energy and wisdom that the High Priestess Archetype of the 2nd Card (II) Embodies. This expression tends to be joyful while speaking passion about God out loud. This requires a high level of knowledge and experience with a particular spiritual linage or philosophy. The archetype is associated with preaching and mentorship both giving and receiving.

While I embodied the Hierophant Archetype I was drawn to a deeper level of understanding of my spiritual perspective and relationship with God. I felt compelled to clarify and express my understanding of Pantheism as I learned the details why it is the most accurate and useful spiritual perspective of the 21st century and the dawning of the age of aquarius.

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The Lovers Archetype Drawing

VI. The Lovers

Balance and Loving Presence

The Lovers Archetype is about balancing energy of opposite polarity that are within you to achieve higher states of consciousness and spirituality. This is most often done by favoring the present moment over the past or future. It's more important to have good relationships and enjoyable experiences right now, than it is to be right or goal oriented, or controlling. Improvise and go with the flow while seeking out joyful and exciting experiences. Be a loving presence with little to no agenda.

Co-creating and Living a Love Story

A Lover is fully aware of the love story that they are living. The story progresses as people change, hopefully for the better,

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VII. The Chariot

Purpose, Direction and Darma

The chariot archetype could also be seen as a Crusader. A Crusader is defined as:

"a person who campaigns vigorously for political, social, or religious change; a campaigner."
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Defining a Mission Statement for your Spiritual Life

Why are you here? What are you doing? What is the motivation behind doing what you want to do?

This is an ideal archetype to make a mission statement or spiritual purpose statement. It will most likely be vague, but can then be used to take specific action. At time when it's not clear what action should be taken, coming back to review this statement will help give motivation and direction.

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