“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself.
The challenge is to silence the mind”
According to the teachings of Caroline Myss there are 4 main archetypes we all share. They are the Child, Victim, Saboteur and Prostitute. In this series I will write about each of these four and others.
This blog is about the Victim Archetype. The gift of the Victim Archetype is Self-Esteem.
This information comes from information from Caroline Myss’ work in her Sacred Contracts book and the classes I took from her on Medical Intuition and Sacred Contracts. I have also added information that I have gained from working as a mental health and chemical dependency counselor for over 30 years.
In the process of self-healing, you have to come to terms with your victim self and move beyond this state of being. You can identify your victim, confront the behavior, love and forgive yourself and bring your energy into present time. In fact, unless you can bring at least 80% of your energy into present time, you will not have the power to self-heal. What do I mean by bringing yourself into present time? Watch your thoughts. Do you focus on the future (which can create anxiety) or ruminate on the past (which can cause depression) or are you able to be present in the moment?
Guardian of Self Esteem
The core issue of the Victim Archetype is whether it is worth giving up your own sense of empowerment to avoid taking responsibility for your independence.
When you don’t stand up for yourself after awhile you no longer can tell the difference whether you are being victimized or not. Either you are being victimized and don’t know it or you are not being victimized, but act as if you are.
- The victim archetype helps you decide what you will or will not do. You set personal boundaries.
- Lessons associated with the victim archetype demand that you evaluate your relationship to power, especially with people with whom you have control issues.
- Primary objective is to develop self-esteem and personal power.
- You have contracts with people whose primary purpose is to help you develop your self-esteem through acts of honesty, integrity, courage, endurance and self-respect.
- The victim will entice you to feel sorry for yourself.
- You can act like a victim and give in or call upon your companions and guides for help.
- Like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, you need to have the courage to look at your victim and make it your ally.
- Do you victimize yourself in the way you interpret conversations with other people?
- Does your victim alert you to protect yourself rather than letting people take advantage of you?
- Does your victim motivate you to be shrewd in the dealings of whatever house it is in? (Sacred Contracts)
- Does your empowered victim allow you to take risks in your life?
- The victim urges you to act appropriately when you are in danger of being victimized.
- The victim can alert you to being victimized through passivity and rash or inappropriate actions.
- It can also alert you to see how you victimize others for personal gain.
- The shadow victim may play victim for sympathy or pity.
Join with me in delving into this Victim Archetype in your journal! Here is a helpful journal process.
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