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The Teacher Archetype by Dr Candess M Campbell, #1 Best-selling Author, Intuitive Mentor, Speaker, and International Psychic Medium Healer.
The creativity of your subconscious mind not only shows up in dreams, but also shows up as archetypes in your life. Archetypes are overlying patterns that show up in all cultures that are seeded in the psyche. Some examples of archetypes are mother, judge, teacher and healer. When you begin to look at these patterns in your life, you can unleash your creative energy.
It is time to disclose one of my own and probably my strongest archetype, the Teacher Archetype. Whether I am counseling, coaching or psychically reading a client, I am teaching in some way.
When working with my clients in Japan, they often want to know about their life purpose. As I explore this with them I teach that their life purpose is not only related to their work, but it’s also how they access the world and the imprint they leave. So it is with the Teacher Archetype. Most people who have this archetype don’t work as teachers. They are parents, grandparents, bank executives, bus drivers, artists and marine biologists. The point is, that having the teacher archetype touches every part of your life and all your relationships.
In the 80’s, I took classes to convert to Catholicism to marry Peter Campbell, a Native American spiritual leader in the Spokane community. Afterwards, I decided to teach CCD – Confraternity of Christian Doctrine – which has been the educational teaching of the Catholic Church since the mid 1500s. Since most of my experience had been working as a counselor, I put the kids in a circle and began to teach as a group. With my teacher archetype, I continued throughout my career to teach what I learned. Whether it is in a classroom, group circle, a client in my office or a Skype session, the Spiritual Teacher archetype surfaces.
You may be thinking about who it is in your life that has the Teacher archetype. It may be your neighbor who teaches the children how to grow tomatoes, an aunt who teaches how to cook the best tuna casserole or grandmothers you know who teach their grandchildren to crochet. Others with the Teacher archetype may be school coaches, helping children to dribble a ball, or church volunteers who teach kids to weave a basket. Many of my author friends have this archetype, as do others who impart valuable information such as documentary filmmakers, and YouTube bloggers.
One of the qualities of a Teacher is that they are also a Student. That is the exciting part of having this archetype. The charge of learning something in order to pass it on to someone else can be electrifying! Teachers often have a group of followers who become devotees or apprentices, which spurs them on even more.
The Shadow side of the Teacher archetype is when the teacher doesn’t teach with integrity. They may keep the student from mastering a topic, therefore keeping them dependent. Another shadow side of the Teacher archetype is when the teacher manipulates the student for their own glory, such as incidences in religious cults. The shadow side of my Teacher archetype comes out around my 8-year-old granddaughter Grace. I tend to make every moment a teaching moment. She loves it, but it is annoying to my daughter.
As a Spiritual Teacher one of my greatest joys is teaching others to use their intuition so they make positive choices in their life on a daily basis. I also love to facilitate writing groups and workshops where others can deepen their awareness of themselves and increase their energetic vibration.
In my new book Live Intuitively: Journal the Wisdom of your Soul; I have been able to bring all three of these together. In this book I teach you to intuitively read your own chakras, to journal using Soul Stems (writing prompts) to connect deeply with yourSelf and to release old pattern and to increase your vibrational energy bringing in joy and happiness.
Autumn is back to school time and is also the time that many of us pull in and reflect. It prepares us for the winter when we will grow our roots. As you move inward think about the qualities you have as a teacher and of those teacher’s that have shaped your life.
Here I will leave you with a few Soul Stems! Enjoy the writing process I outline!
I am most open to learning when . . .
The imprint I will leave on the world is . . .
In the next five years I will take the time to . . .
Candess M. Campbell, PhD a #1 Best-selling Author, Intuitive Mentor and Coach, Speaker, and International Psychic Medium Healer. http://energymedicinedna.com
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