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8 Ways to Protect Your Energy from Negativity 

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Spending time with people that exude negative vibes can be draining. Before you realize it, you could be absorbing the negative energies of your surroundings too. Unfortunately, most people notice when it is too late, wishing they could have taken steps to protect their aura much earlier. So, this guide presents eight ways to protect your energy, especially from negativity. That way, you can live a positive and productive lifestyle regardless of your surroundings. 

But first,

Why Should You Protect Your Energy?

A lot of people around us exude negative energy. And they suck the positive energy out of anyone they meet. We refer to such individuals as psychic or energy vampires. You can tell you are encountering an energy vampire when you feel drained or exhausted when around them. 

An energy vampire will turn your bubbly day into a gloomy one in seconds. You may even get a sudden anxiety attack or feel sick when around such persons. Most common energy vampires include the blamer, guilty trippers, narcissist, drama queen or king, the victim, and passive-aggressive persons. 

So How Do You Protect Your Energy?

#1: Screen and distance yourself from sources of negative emotions

Negative energies can emanate from us, people around us, or objects in our surroundings. By identifying where these negative emotions come from, you can distance yourself anytime you feel vulnerable. For example, when experiencing a sudden mood swing, find out what could have triggered your negative emotions

Negative energies from you are much easier to manage. However, if the negative feelings are from those near you, you must realize that it is not your burden to carry. Hence, you can protect your energy by physically leaving that toxic environment. Take a walk, distract yourself, or do anything else that will give you ample space away from the source of the negative energy. 

#2: Stick to your boundaries

What triggers negative emotions in you? Once you know this, set healthy boundaries that will keep such triggers at bay. For example, if a partner or family member treats you in ways that drain you, develop healthy boundaries in your relationship that allow you to interact without compromising your mental and emotional wellbeing. Plus, learn to say no to people who try to stretch your limits. 

#3: Practice deep breathing and meditation

Deep breathing and meditation techniques are great ways of combating negative emotions, especially when you feel overwhelmed. Take a few minutes of your spare time to regulate your breathing and reset your thinking. 

Alternatively, find a quiet spot at home or at the workplace where you can sit and meditate. Here, concentrate on something different to block any negative thoughts invading your mind. That way, you make room for positive views and energy in your life. 

#4: Use visualization techniques

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Did you know that you can use imagination to see yourself as immune to negativity? You can block negative vibes by changing what you believe about yourself. Hence, if you imagine yourself not succumbing to negative energy, such vibrations will find it difficult to penetrate your mind. Still, using visualization techniques requires a lot of practice. But, once you master the techniques, they will be worth the effort. 

#5: Shake off the negative energies

When negative vibes succeed in penetrating your life, visualize this energy leaving your system and the remaining void filling up with positive energy. Likewise, take a quick shower or a long scented bath to freshen up and relax before getting into bed. You will have a restful sleep instead of tossing and turning as you struggle with the negative energy in your body. 

#6: Be mindful of who or what you accept in your life

What kind of people do you accept in your life? How do they impact you in the long term? Prevent getting involved with excessive negative energy by being conscious of what you welcome in your life. 

Still, some family members, friends, and colleagues exuding negativity may be impossible to keep off since they are necessary for your current phase of life. So, learn to manage such people and the negativities they bring in your life. Be clear with them on what you are willing to accept and what you will not tolerate. 

#7: Manage your reactions to negativity

How do you respond to negative people or thoughts? Remind yourself that you owe no one the duty of taking up their negative energies. Also, know that it is not your responsibility to change anyone with negativity. Hence, respond to their negativity in a way that serves you. For example, diffuse the negative vibes with a positive response from you. Such acts are enough to make the person think of their negativity. 

#8: Use grounding techniques to stay in control

When surrounded by persons with negativity, they always find a way to drain everyone around them. Take charge before they dampen your moods too. For example, change the topic of discussion to a positive one, suggest an activity that everyone can enjoy, or come up with ideas that shift the focus from the negativity. 

In addition, use grounding techniques to increase your awareness of the energy vampires around you. They include:

  • Practice Prithvi Mudra
  • Communicate with nature
  • Drink water
  • Include red and orange fruits and vegetables in your diet
  • Describe your surrounding
  • Practice mindful meditation
  • Play a memory game
  • Think of a silly joke
  • Recite anchoring phrases
  • Think of a task you do frequently
  • Imagine talking or seeing someone you love
  • Spend time with your pet
  • Show yourself compassion
  • List your favorite hobbies, meals, songs, movies, books, or holiday destinations
  • Touch a furry blanket, soft carpet, socks, or anything comforting
  • Listen to your favorite music playlist
  • Recite your favorite song, movie phrase, or spiritual texts
  • Use the 5-4-3-2-1 sensory method to notice things in your surrounding

Conclusion

As you find ways to protect your energy, never let the opinions of others weigh you down. Energy vampires, especially narcissists or judgmental vampires, will drain you through their biased sentiments. Remember, as the chief architect of your life, only you have a say in your life. Hence, you can always sieve out negative opinions from others and replace them with positive affirmations. Finally, strive to be the best version of yourself always.

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Divine Masculine Archetypes: Reconnecting With the 4 Fundamental Energies

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Archetypes are everywhere: within you, within others, and they create the very foundation of human behavior. There’s no doubt that archetypes play an important role in our lives and build our character. Did you know that you can work with archetypes to increase self-awareness and boost your spiritual wellbeing? This article will explore four masculine archetypes and their importance in relation to divine masculine awakening. You see, the more you develop the qualities of these masculine archetypes and integrate them into your life, the more you will feel connected to your soul and life purpose. Therefore, it is so important to know and understand the fundamental masculine archetypes and how to embody their powerful energy.

So let’s begin to explore the four masculine archetypes and their shadow characteristics.

What Is a Masculine Archetype?

In general, archetypes are behavior patterns that aid and influence our mental, emotional, and spiritual growth as human beings. From a metaphysical perspective, archetypes represent different types of energy that form the underlying framework of our being. It’s helpful to think of the different archetypes like facets of a diamond. Each facet has its own individual expression but the entirety of them make up the whole diamond.

The positive attributes of masculine archetypes are the highest expressions of masculine energies that men embody.

Masculine Archetypes

In the book “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine,” Jungian psychologist Robert Moore and mythologist Douglas Gillette propose that masculinity is made up of four fundamental archetypal male energies. Moore states that the problems we see with men today–violence, shiftlessness, and aloofness–result from modern men not adequately exploring or being in touch with the primal, masculine archetypes that reside within them.

According to Moore, there are four major masculine archetypes: King, Warrior, Magician, and Lover. For a man to achieve mature masculinity, he must be in touch with all four. When a man is not consciously aligned in a relationship with an archetype, he is influenced by its bipolar shadow, often switching back and forth between the active and passive poles.

Based on the principles of SO LAN CHA, everything in the physical universe is subject to the laws of polarity. This includes the 4 elemental building blocks of the universe, Fire, Water, Air, and Earth as well as the masculine archetypes. The two opposing polarities within elements and archetypes can either influence us in a constructive or destructive manner based on the degree of equilibrium we have achieved within the element or archetype.

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According to Moore, each masculine archetype consists of three parts: the highest expression of the archetype and two bi-polar shadows of it. The shadow of an archetype is actually created by extremes in the polarization in the negative (SO) or positive (CHA). The goal of each man (according to Moore) is to reconcile and integrate these two bi-polar shadows to attain the fullest expression of the archetype. This integration, equilibrium, and achievement of harmony between these polarities are what we call (LAN).

Now let’s take a deeper look at each of the masculine archetypes.

#1: The King Archetype

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The King archetype embodies the energy of the Divine Father. He serves his family, his community, and the world. The King archetype allows a man to discover the Divine masculine energy within.

The King archetype combines masculine consciousness and wisdom. This powerful combination allows him to create. He is committed to serving others and creating a harmonious environment of prosperity and well-being. A man who has matured into the King empowers others through guidance, discipline, and motivation. He is capable of making wise and precise decisions.

The King archetype represents powerful energy that transmutes chaos into order and emotions into balance.

This archetype is connected to the earth element – the element of stability and security.

The King in his fullness possesses the following qualities:

  • confidence;
  • stability;
  • integrity;
  • security;
  • purpose;
  • calmness;
  • motivated;
  • creative;
  • inspires creativity in others;
  • wisdom;
  • recognizes and honors others for their achievements;
  • leaves a legacy.

When a man is not in touch with his inner King, he falls under the influence of the overactive (CHA) or passive (SO) poles of his shadow, the Tyrant or the Weakling.

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The Tyrant

The King’s shadow’s active pole (CHA) is the Tyrant. The Tyrant doesn’t care what others want or need; he only cares about his own goals and interests.

He possesses the following qualities:

  • selfishness;
  • brutality;
  • jealousy;
  • hatred;
  • deprecating;
  • abusive;
  • lack of inner structure;
  • sensitivity to criticism.

The Weakling

The passive pole (SO) of the King’s shadow is the Weakling. The Weakling gives away his power over his life to other people, external circumstances, or even substances. He may develop paranoia or a dependent personality disorder. He wants to be adored, worshiped, and recognized for his unconditional authority.

The Weakling possesses the following qualities:

  • lack of centeredness;
  • insecurity;
  • lack of calmness;
  • self-importance;
  • the incapability to act or lead;
  • indecisiveness;
  • anxious need for approval and safety.

How to Channel your Inner King?

So, how do you come in touch with the balanced side (LAN) of the King? Here are some ideas:

  • live and speak with integrity;
  • always keep your promises;
  • learn to create more and consume less;
  • help others;
  • establish your core beliefs, values, ethical norms, and life principles;
  • develop leadership qualities;
  • become decisive;
  • leave a legacy;
  • create a life plan and live according to it;
  • avoid the corruption of money, power, and sex.

#2: The Warrior Archetype

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Robert Moore gave the following characteristics to the Warrior archetype:

“He is always alert. He is always awake. He is never sleeping through life. He knows how to focus his mind and his body. He is what samurai called ‘mindful.'”

The Warrior has clear thinking and self-control. He is disciplined and has strong willpower. This archetype is connected to the Fire element.

The Warrior, in his fullness, possesses the following qualities:

  • a clear purpose in life;
  • strategic;
  • decisiveness;
  • mindfulness;
  • self-discipline;
  • flexible in his strategy;
  • loyalty;
  • courage;
  • clear thinking;
  • willpower;
  • self-control;
  • emotionally detached;
  • realistic;
  • commitment.

When a man is not in touch with his inner Warrior, he falls under the influence of his shadow’s active (CHA) or passive (SO) poles and turns into the Sadist or the Masochist.

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The Sadist

The active pole (CHA) of the Warrior archetype is the Sadist. The Sadist creates unattainably high standards for himself and those around him. He can’t stand weak, vulnerable, and helpless people; and can even be hateful towards them. The Sadist can be cruel, commanding, critical, and even violent towards his wife and children.

He possesses the following qualities:

  • violent emotionalism;
  • cruelty;
  • wanton brutality;
  • workaholism;
  • attacking;
  • often feels empty, lost, and bitter;
  • critical;
  • commanding.

The Sadist feels insecure about being “man enough” and projects this insecurity onto others.

The Masochist

The passive shadow (SO) of the Warrior is the Masochist. He is obsessed with succeeding and doesn’t like to take care of himself. The Masochist feels powerless to change anything in his life. If somebody disrespects him, he will not defend himself. He often feels stressed, overwhelmed by exhaustion, and self-pity. A man of this archetype dreams but never be able to act to make his dreams come true. He may hate his job or the relationship he’s in, but instead of quitting and moving on, he just tries harder to become who his wife or boss wants him to be, which leads to more abuse towards him.

The Masochist possesses the following qualities:

  • powerless;
  • loneliness;
  • inability to defend himself;
  • self-pity;
  • lack of personal boundaries;
  • complaining;
  • avoids confrontation and conflict;
  • always stressed and depressed;
  • feels powerless to make changes in his life;
  • lacks vigor;
  • tends to procrastinate.

How to Channel the Warrior?

The Warrior energy propels men to dream big, set big goals in life, and fight for a worthy cause. Men in touch with the balanced side (LAN) of the Warrior archetype are greatly needed today. So what can you do to channel your Inner Warrior? Here are some ideas:

  • practice martial arts;
  • do something that scares you;
  • meditate;
  • develop focus and concentration;
  • don’t let other people’s opinions control your life and affect your self-value;
  • find your core values and life principles;
  • participate in competitive sports games;
  • work on becoming more decisive;
  • develop self-discipline.

#3: The Magician Archetype

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Robert Moore calls the Magician “the knower.” This is the archertype of insight, knowledge, reflections, awareness, and thoughtfulness. He gives this archetype the following description:

“All knowledge that takes special training to acquire is the province of the Magician energy. Whether you are an apprentice training to become a master electrician and unraveling the mysteries of high voltage; or a medical student, grinding away night and day, studying the secrets of the human body and using available technologies to help your patients; or a would-be stockbroker or a student of high finance; or a trainee in one of the psychoanalytic schools, you are in exactly the same position as the apprentice shaman or witch doctor in tribal societies. You are spending large amounts of time, energy, and money in order to be initiated into rarefied realms of secret power. You are undergoing an ordeal testing your capacities to become a master of this power. And, as is true in all initiations, there is no guarantee of success.”

Thus, all knowledge, the acquisition of which requires special training, is the prerogative of the Magician archetype. When we are committed to studying any profession or field of knowledge, we are connecting to our Inner Magician.

The Magician archetype is connected to the Air element.

The Magician is the archetype that possesses:

  • awareness;
  • introversion;
  • knowledge;
  • centeredness;
  • deep connection with inner resources and inner truth;
  • stability;
  • inner wisdom;
  • objectivity;
  • insight;
  • centeredness;
  • self-reflection;
  • emotional detachment;
  • moderation;
  • compassionate application of technology and knowledge;
  • reticence.

The Magician has the gift of explaining complicated spiritual, mental, and material theories in ways others can easily understand. You can easily recognize this archetype in action when someone starts explaining complex theory by using simple examples or metaphors.

When a man is not in touch with his inner Magician, he falls under influence of the active (CHA) or passive (SO) poles of his shadow, the Detached Manipulator or the Innocent One.

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Detached Manipulator

The active pole (CHA) of the Magician is the Detached Manipulator. The Detached Manipulator doesn’t guide others but manipulates and guides them in ways they cannot see. He teases others with the promise of learning his secrets, but he does not give them all his knowledge. This allows him to feed both his pride and his wallet. He charges a ton of money for that little information he provides, which is usually just enough to demonstrate his superiority and feed his ego. Unfortunately, many spiritual teachers today have fallen victim to this archetype. As students, it’s essential to understand this concept to avoid such teachers, or you might just wake up one day realizing you are a member of a cult.

Here are some examples of how the Detached Manipulator can be manifested:

  • The teacher attacks his students, trying to kill their enthusiasm.
  • The lawyer charges tons of money and doesn’t inform his client that their case is actually hopeless.
  • The medical specialist withdraws important information from his patients.
  • An advertiser manipulates the public psyche and lies to feed his greed and succeed in his job.
  • The politician whose promises are worth nothing and only designed to manipulate people to get what he wants.
  • A spiritual teacher that promises you enlightenment if you take his $10,000 course.

Do any of these examples look familiar to you?

Here are the qualities that the Detached Manipulator possesses:

  • self-serving;
  • cruel;
  • detached;
  • cynical;
  • unrelated;
  • fraudulent;
  • dishonest;
  • manipulative;
  • egoistic;
  • mercantile.

The Innocent One

The passive shadow (SO) of the Magician is the Innocent One. The Innocent One wants the power and status that belongs to the Magician, but he doesn’t want to take the responsibilities that this status requires. He has no desire to share, teach, or help others.

The Innovent One can get very excited about a new project, a hobby, or a job, but when the easy part has passed, he realizes how much hard work and effort is required to get really good, he gives up. He doesn’t want to make any efforts to become a skillful professional.

Men with the shadow of the Innocent One want to be millionaires but aren’t willing to put in real effort and work years to achieve it. They are fascinated by the idea but are unwilling to take the necessary steps to achieve it if it takes more time than expected.

You can see many examples of the Innocent Ones in the spiritual community. When men want to be spiritual, but without all that prayer, meditation, disciplined behavior, or study. Such a man would parry any attempts to confront him. He would keep you out of balance by involving you into an endless process of questioning your own intuitive feelings about his actions and behavior.

The Innocent One possesses the following qualities:

  • irresponsible;
  • envious;
  • lazy;
  • jealous;
  • irresponsible;
  • illusive;
  • inner desolation;
  • lack of effort;
  • inner desolation.

How to Channel Your Inner Magician?

If you want to come in touch with the balanced side (LAN) of the Magician, here are some ideas to start with:

  • meditate;
  • perform walking meditation in the woods or in the park;
  • commit to lifelong learning;
  • work with your hands;
  • study spiritual scriptures;
  • invest time in introspection;
  • develop conscious discipline;
  • increase your willpower;
  • learn to concentrate;
  • spend more time connecting with nature.

#4: The Lover Archetype

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This is the archetype of emotion, creativity, deep sensuality, feeling, unity and idealism. The Lover experiences life in a sensual way. He seeks to experience as many dimensions of life as possible, using all of his senses: seeing, touching, smelling, tasting, and hearing.

This archetype relates to the Water element.

The Lover lives in a world of sensory pleasure. He feels deeply connected to his inner depths and those of others.

The Lover is passionate about his goals, women, and life in general. When you channel your Inner Lover, you feel alive with energy and inner power.

The Lover is the archetype that possesses the following qualities:

  • passion;
  • compassion;
  • deep sensuality;
  • inspiration;
  • creativity;
  • empathy;
  • aestheticism;
  • enthusiasm;
  • in touch with his emotions;
  • romantic;
  • lives life fully.

When a man is not in touch with his inner Lover, he falls under the influence of the active (CHA) or passive (SO) poles of his shadow, the Addicted Lover or the Impotent Lover.

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The Addicted Lover

The active shadow (CHA) of the Lover is the Addicted Lover. The Addicted Lover is forever searching for that one thing, person, or experience that will make him feel truly alive. We see two problems here:

  • the Addicted Lover is always looking for something but doesn’t really know what he’s searching for;
  • he has overinflated expectations.

Because of this, the Addicted Lover never feels satisfied. His energy becomes destructive and even self-destructive when he becomes a prisoner of his own passion and sensitivity. His constant search for pleasure locks him in a prison of immobility he cannot escape.

The Addicted Lover is a collector of possessions, experiences, or women. However, he has no structure The Addicted Lover is a collector of possessions, experiences, or women. However, he has no structure or life philosophy to connect the things he collects. Therefore, his life feels fragmentary instead of whole. Due to a lack of focus, his energy dissipates in a million directions.

The Addict Lover is what we call the Don Juan syndrome. He is moving from one woman to another and getting lost in the world of sensual experiences. He lacks centeredness and rootedness – qualities that are inherent in monogamy and mature masculinity.

The Addicted Lover possesses the following qualities:

  • restlessness;
  • never satisfied;
  • addicted to pleasures;
  • chaotic;
  • obsessive;
  • lacks focus;
  • destructive and even self-destructive.

The Impotent Lover

The passive shadow (SO) of the Lover is the Impotent Lover. The Impotent Lover tends to be bored, listless, and chronically depressed. Such a man feels dead inside. It seems like nothing brings him happiness or joy anymore. He has lost his passion for life. He lacks libido and sex life. Underneath all of this apathy, there often lies suppressed anger towards his wife, stress at work, or worries about money.

The Impotent Lover can arise in a man who is too demanding of himself, too strict with himself, and disciplines himself too much. This is often the case with men in a spiritual community, who laden themselves with overly strict rules and feel shame when indulging in life’s pleasures. 

Here are the distinctive traits of the Impotent Lover:

  • lack of zest for life;
  • monotone voice;
  • a lack of connection with others;
  • isolation from family, co-workers, and friends;
  • feels cut off from himself;
  • may speak about himself in the 2nd or 3rd person;
  • bored;
  • chronically depressed;
  • listless;
  • disconnected from his true feelings and emotions;
  • doesn’t enjoy life;
  • lack of sex life;
  • overly strict with himself.

How to Channel the Lover?

If you want to come in touch with the balanced side (LAN) of your Inner Lover, here are some ideas to start with:

  • take more time to really enjoy the things that bring you pleasures in life (but, at the same time, make sure to cultivate the virtue of moderation);
  • instead of reaching for more, enjoy the things you already have and do in a deeper way, using all of your senses;
  • invest your time in a hobby that you feel passionate about;
  • read more;
  • spend more time outdoors close to nature;
  • practice tantra;
  • make time for romance.

The Bottom Line

For a man to achieve mature or what we might also call divine masculinity, he must be in touch with all four of the masculine archetypes in a harmonious way. When a man is not in a balanced relationship with an archetype, he falls under the influence of its bipolar shadow, often switching back and forth between the passive (SO) and active (CHA) poles.

The poles are magnetic and electric or masculine and feminine in nature. If we do not consciously make the effort to maintain an equilibrial or balanced state between the poles we end up using the destructive energy of the archetype instead of its constructive creative power.

The practices and principles of SOLANCHA are to recognize and harness the rhythm of these energetic states and qualities such that we can harness them in a constructive manner and actualize our own divine potential and purpose. Therefore, it is so important to know which archetype dominates too strongly in your psyche or is animated in the active or passive shadow poles. This provides an opportunity for healing and integration, resulting in more power, achieving mature masculinity, and aligning oneself with their true potential, power, and purpose.

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7 Female Archetypes: Awaken Your Inner Goddess

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Female archetypes are the roles we play throughout life. They are described in ancient myths, legends, and even fairy tales. When we are reading those old tales, we are learning and connecting with different archetypes through the mental participation of the dramatic events in the life of their characters. These tales were created for transmitting the wisdom, knowledge, and feelings of generations of women who lived many centuries before us.

In this article, we want to introduce you to seven female archetypes. Every archetype has its image, functions, emotions, and specific manifestations in the body and thoughts. If you know how to manage these manifestations and read their messages, you can harmonize your body, emotions, and life.

What Is an Archetype?

Psychologists define the “archetype” as a model of behavior, a “mode” inherent in us by nature. This unconscious component forms our conscious attitude to the world, different situations, and life events.

Carl Jung advanced the concept of archetypes. He suggested that they are formed from the collective unconscious, which has been “stored” in myths, fairy tales, and legends for centuries. That is why the female archetypes have a mythical basis.

According to Jung, we are already born with a full set of archetypes that get activated in certain situations or circumstances. They often pop up in our dreams, suggesting the best way out of a problematic situation. Thus, archetypes can significantly facilitate our lives if we can understand and use them consciously.

Throughout our lives, we can embody the traits of various archetypes, but usually, there are one or two dominant ones that best reflect our personality.

7 Female Archetypes

Now let’s take a deeper look at the seven female archetypes so that you can analyze yourself through the prism of these seven types of energy.

#1: Persephone

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In ancient Greek mythology, Persephone is the goddess of fertility and the underworld queen.

This female archetype usually manifests itself most actively in adolescence but may return throughout life in challenging situations, such as after a divorce. The Persephone archetype helps reconnect with the Soul and its true needs and desires, find a new direction in life or its purpose.

Main characteristics:

  • intuition;
  • sensitivity;
  • introversion;
  • sensuality.

For a woman with the Persephone archetype, it’s very important to have a strong and deep connection with her mother. She is attracted by the mystery of the unknown and drawn to adventure. Such a woman is constantly exploring the external and internal world. Her attention is simultaneously directed inward to the sensations and movements of energy in the body and outward. She “moves between worlds,” recognizes dream messages, and has mediumistic and psychic abilities.

Persephone awakening

To experience Persephone awakening, focus on:

  • yoga techniques that free up space between tissues and help to get rid of muscle cramps;
  • practices that help shift attention from mental activity to tactile sensations, hearing, taste, and smell;
  • reconnecting with your true nature by doing what you enjoy (dancing, singing, expressing yourself through art, etc.)

#2: Athena

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Athena is the goddess of Olympus, who patronized wisdom, war, protection, heroic aspirations, weaving, pottery, and many other crafts.

This female archetype focuses on making decisions, building strategies, and turning ideas and intentions into reality. A woman with Athena archetype is a realist who thinks clearly, knows how to make decisions, and gains authority. Such women are highly valued in the modern world. They often take CEO positions and become strong leaders, scientists, project managers, and politicians.

Main characteristics:

  • strong;
  • competitive;
  • hard-working;
  • career-oriented;
  • purposeful;
  • resourceful;
  • eloquent.

However, a woman with the Athena archetype often does not notice the emotional needs of others and her fatigue. Since the work brings her a tangible external result, she sacrifices her well-being and emotional and spiritual needs for career success.

Athena awakening

To experience Athena awakening, perform:

#3: Artemis

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In ancient Greek mythology, Artemis is the eternally young goddess of hunting, the goddess of chastity, the patroness of all life on Earth, giving happiness in marriage and assistance in childbirth. Also, she is the Moon goddess.

Main characteristics:

  • athletic;
  • competitive;
  • self-caring;
  • strong;
  • bold;
  • hardy;
  • goal-oriented.

Artemis awakening:

To experience Artemis awakening, practice:

#4: Hera

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Hera is the goddess of marriage, childbirth, and family in ancient Greek mythology.

A woman with the Hera archetype values marriage and family. She gives her spouse a halo of respect, strength, and power. Her encouragement and wise counsel restore his faith in himself. She is his “Shakti,” as they say in the East.

Hera awakening

To awaken the Hera archetype, perform the following practice.

Sit in the Vajrasana and visualize your partner in front of you. Interlace your fingers and raise your hands above your head to form a semicircle. Hands symbolize a halo – the glow of energy around the head, activation of the upper centers responsible for clarity, power of projection of thought, and wisdom. Look at your partner’s Heart chakra area and mentally project light and love into his heart. Visualize that your partner is endowed with the best qualities: courage, wisdom, strength, authority, and justice. Perform for 3-11 minutes.

#5: Demeter

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In Greek mythology, Demeter is the goddess of harvest and agriculture. Also, she is the goddess of motherhood.

A woman with the Demeter archetype gets her most enormous pleasure and joy in motherhood. She enjoys taking care of her children – nourishing, protecting, and educating them.

Usually, every woman turns to the Demeter archetype during pregnancy and childbirth.

During pregnancy, the woman’s connection with the Earth, which gives life and shelter to all living beings, is particularly strong. Legs, hips, and pelvis are filled with warm heaviness, knees and hip joints soften and dilate, and the breast is full. She has a strong emotional connection and understanding of the needs of her children.

Demeter awakening

To experience Demeter awakening, perform the following meditation.

Sit in Sukhasana. Place your palms on your chest, the center of your palm barely touching the chest, your forearms parallel to the floor. Keep your eyes half-closed and look at the tip of your nose. Inhale through the nose for 5 seconds, exhale for 5 seconds, and hold your breath for 15 seconds. This practice activates the energy of the chest area, increases the sensitivity of the hands, and boosts healing abilities.

#6: Hestia

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In ancient Greek mythology, Hestia is the goddess of the hearth and sacrificial fire. Also, she is a patron of the family, the home, and the state. Her element is the fire that makes a home warm and brings all the family members together for a meal.

A woman with the Hestia archetype is focused on harmonizing and healing her body (that she considers to be her internal home), as well as the house she lives in. The Hestia archetype helps us understand if we are comfortable in our bodies and homes. When you’re performing usual activities like working, performing asanas, driving a car, etc., and you feel uncomfortable, this is Hestia trying to attract your attention to your body that needs some healing, rest, or cleansing.

Hestia illuminates your body’s inner space with the light of attention, optimizing muscle effort and neutralizing tension. Look through Hestia’s eyes at your workplace and home environment, and think about what you could change to make yourself more comfortable, more at home.

Hestia awakening

  • To awake your inner Hestia, perform smooth side extensions and Surya Namaskar in a slow version, with three breathing cycles in each pose. While performing the asanas, observe the slightest sensations in the body, and release the tension.
  • Learn to be attentive to your body! Make a “Body map.” Draw your body on a piece of paper and mark with a red marker the areas where you feel tension (for example, shoulders are strained, neck movements are difficult, and so on). Note how the sensations change after performing asanas with increased attention to the marked areas.

#7: Aphrodite (Venus)

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In ancient Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty, love, sex, and fertility.

Usually, every woman turns into Aphrodite when she falls in love. A woman with the Aphrodite archetype never criticizes herself. Her Ojas, Tejas, and prana are in perfect balance. Her attention is focused on feelings of pleasure. She experiences and radiates joy. Such a woman is an expression of love. This woman is loved and admired. She inspires feats and creativity.

Aphrodite awakening:

  • As you study your body, find places where you are experiencing pleasant sensations: warmth, movement, and the desire to stretch. Often similar sensations occur in the thighs, calves, and feet. Start moving, enhancing the pleasant experience. You may begin to make spontaneous movements consisting of asanas, dance moves, and gestures. Let your body guide you.
  • Practice Taoist meditation “Inner smile.”
  • Chant Love mantras.

The Bottom Line

Take your time to analyze your female archetype. Make a list of qualities and abilities you have. What is your superpower? Now that you understand the divine feminine nature hidden inside your human personality, you can develop it into the highest manifestation of your essence.

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Spiritual Integration: What Is It & How to Experience It?

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Have you ever encountered an unusual experience that you thought couldn’t be real? Like suddenly quoting spiritual readings in a foreign language that you’ve never spoken before or having dreams that you could swear felt real? Your encounters are very typical, for starters, but it takes spiritual integration to experience them. 

What Is Spiritual Integration? 

Integration embodies wisdom at a deeper level during our spiritual practices. The Universe, the Creator, or God, whichever term you prefer, always guides us. However, you can’t receive any spiritual messages when you close your heart and perceptions. Think of it as when you switch off your cell phone. You shut yourself off from the cellular world. 

But immediately you switch on your signal receiver, the messages start flowing, some of which might even date back to your childhood. 

So How Do We Switch on Our Spiritual Signal Receivers?

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Our creator whispers. And when we don’t hear, he speaks. And when we still won’t listen, he shouts. What do I mean? See, we experience most of these visions and dreams at our lowest points. Like after losing a loved one, being hospitalized after an illness or accident, or failing to achieve a significant milestone that we’ve maybe worked hard to achieve for months or years. That’s when God speaks. 

He tends to stop you in your tracks, especially at that point when everything in your life seems to be going wrong.   

Besides the harsh and dramatic approach, we also receive spiritual integration gradually once we start our journey to spiritual awakening. It begins with a sad feeling. That feeling that our current life is not enough. Like something is missing. Or the part of you that refuses to settle for less because you know you’re worth more deep down. 

Then you get a deep desire to look for this missing piece. 

Have you heard about the dark night of the soul? In a nutshell, it’s that point where you experience so much pain that your heart shatters. We call it the end of the road, or the last straw, right? For those who make it past, this is the point you start to grow, expand and experience immense love. However, not everyone who experiences spiritual integration has to go through this stage. 

The Spiritual Integration Process

After our darkest point, we suddenly start experiencing a positive shift. Maybe an old friend calls you and offers you a better plan. Or you stumble upon a book that inspires you to dream again. Whatever it is, you get that feeling of things finally turning around for the better. Until it stops and you seem to be stuck on a plateau. That’s the point where spiritual integration is starting to happen.

At this point, you need to surrender and have faith that you are where you need to be. You must sacrifice your old life for the new one. You might even need to change your job, partner, location, diet, and so on.  

Can We Choose Not to Integrate?

Yes, we can. See, you are the author of your destiny. And sometimes, life slaps us really hard that we don’t have the capacity to integrate. A lot might be happening at the moment, such that some things will pass you by. Luckily, it’s never too late. You can always bring a particular integration back whenever you’re ready. Just ask yourself specific questions about that experience that trigger your emotional release, like questions about how you felt. You don’t need to keep re-living the experience or remember the entire process. 

4 Things That Can Assist the Process of Spiritual Integration

Spiritual integration is not always a comfortable process. You can choose to embody the new energy shift and integrate it within you (hence the term spiritual integration). Or you can choose to push it away and look the other side and simply ignore any forces driving you at that moment. The following skills will ease the transition for people who decide to go through the process.

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#1: Meditation

During meditation, you observe whatever is going on within you without judgment. That includes your thoughts, emotions, feelings, and whatever else is going on in your life. Over time, you can control and separate your thoughts from the consciousness that absorbs them. 

The most crucial role meditation plays during spiritual integration is quieting your mind down significantly. If your mind is not quiet, your spiritual integration process will be a lot harder than necessary.

#2: Grounding Yourself Through Nature

When you practice grounding techniques, your clarity improves. You can also balance your energy and re-focus it from a single source. Your mind also needs to become balanced to focus on your new energy shift. 

#3: Shadow Work

Shadow work helps to integrate your darker side. We all have grief that we have accumulated over the years. Yet our society mainly teaches us to suppress these feelings because they make us feel lesser. Sadly, you will especially attract the darkness you’ve hidden during spiritual integration. So, if you don’t unpack those negative emotions, you will manifest the things you don’t want.

#4: Journaling and Dream Work

Recording all your visions and thoughts will help you follow through after the integration. The journey can be a little daunting. You might not necessarily remember the events in detail. However, we want to avoid negative thoughts and focus on gratitude journaling

Similarly, record all your dreams immediately you wake up. If you’re indeed integrating, your dreams will follow a particular pattern. You can only realize the pattern if you keep a dream journal.

Above all, be open to new information and investigate. Don’t just accept any news unless you can verify the info yourself.

What Next?

When you start experiencing spiritual integration, it helps to surround yourself with people who have had similar experiences or those with a better understanding of the spiritual realm. But as your deep-rooted beliefs become challenged, it is normal for you to resist these callings. Eventually, if you manage to accept these events, you will transcend to a higher level of awareness.

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