This month we are exploring and celebrating the ARTIST in all of us: focusing on your ARTIST Archetype Ally as a significant cast member of your Total Self System, in terms of archetypal psychology.
The Artist persona archetype is often suppressed because of conditioning or socialization from childhood. “Don’t be such a Dreamer,” a parent might admonish their child who shows early artistic interests. “Practical” career interests are often encouraged over one’s artistic ambitions. And so, the Inner Artist may be drawn inward, maybe even pairing with a Descender archetype comrade.
These suppressed personae are still a big part of who you are in the fullness of your Self and personality.
Aim to encourage your Inner Artist to express herself or himself this month, this week, today! I proclaim this blog to be a SAFE SPACE for you as the ARTIST you are and can be.
What are some of your favorite colors? Why these, by the way? Here is some space below for you to journal your responses to these questions:
For me, I love purples and blues, maroon, gold, and white. I have associations with each of these colors; I love also how they combine to form MAGENTA, which was the main color that appeared in an aura photograph taken of me a few years ago.
I associate purples with my astrological sign of Cancer. It feels deep and mysterious and is the color of the Etheric plane or the collective unconscious in one aspect of my belief system. Blues suggest mental phenomena to me: high thoughts, broad beliefs, and positive consciousness or Mindfulness itself suggest this color to me. Maroon is a special color. I associate it with Teaching (with a capital T); I often imagine spiritual Masters wearing maroon robes when I practice spiritual contemplation. And white, well, that is the GOAL altogether, is it not? White Light, blending yet transcending all other hues and shades. White Light brings me to a peaceful state unencumbered by earthly matters or concerns. I can live in the White Light, and maybe part of me always does!
Many Native American cultures identify specific colors to represent their sacred cardinal directions. The Hopis, for example, use the following color associations:
NW: yellow (Kwini’wi, summer sunset)
SW: green (Te’vyuna, winter sunset)
SE: red (Ta’tyuka, winter sunrise)
NE: white (Ho’poko, summer sunrise)
Above: black (O’mi)
Below: Below (At’kyami)
Hopis see these cardinal color elements all around in their sacred environment and they place them into their ceremonial paraphernalia. They truly do color their world with these primary color forms.
Similarly, I invite you to color your world with your own primary favorite colors. As you go to work today or take a walk at Sunset, pay attention to seeing colors deeply, especially your favorite hues and tones. Breathe these colors in; project them out and about you.
The very process of focusing on color and form can bring forth your artistic sensibilities. This can help you to harmonize with your environment and to heighten your every day life experience.
So, take note! Allow your Artist archetype Ally to accompany you, helping direct your attention to the Beauty beneath the otherwise drab-appearing normalcy of the world all around you.
There is a New World for you to enter, daily!
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I welcome your insights, comments, and stories! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, and Better endings to you!