Do you rely on Santa Claus? Jolly Old St. Nicholas is an important part of western society and most of us matured with this magical icon. Recently I came upon the concept that Santa represents an exclusive archetype. In Jungian psychology, archetype is identified as an inherited memory represented inside the mind with a universal symbol and observed in dreams and myths.
In searching for these symbolic images on this dear old man I realized that which Santa Claus stands for may also be used to motivate us in creating for the new year. I see him like a fun-loving guy that brings us joy, love, excitement and happiness. It’s said he makes all our dreams and wishes become a reality. In this season we are packed with expectations, the brilliance of light-filled homes, the enjoyment of being with friends and neighbors to celebrate life, as well as the joy and gratitude of giving and receiving.
I discover that santa visits our house reflects several archetypes. He can be seen in the Innocent archetype, helping us to trust, to hope as well as believe that an improved day lies ahead. He or she is clearly driven by faith and trust, bring that hope and giving us that faith along with the trust that every is going to be well.
The Caregiver archetype, however, is not really within the exercise of power this is the motive, but the drive to bestow care on those that need it: the care, concern and nurturing they lack but deserve. He or she is about giving to others fulfilling their demands. And that he does not demand anything in return except a cookie, glass of milk or some eggnog. He seems to be an excellent guy, settling on who receives a new Nintendo and who gets t-shirts or shoes. Whenever we are perfect and if we know, Santa will guarantee we receive everything we wish.
A significant element of Santa’s story will be the magical transformation from his rising up a chimney by the touch of his nose together with his yearly trek around the world. And besides that, his flying reindeer without GPS onboard is nothing short of miraculous, indeed. He magically brings gratitude, compassion and enjoy to all, one child’s heart at one time. Santa is definitely the quintessential Magician archetype helping us transform and transcend current reality to get new methods of dealing, being and succeeding.
When we are coming up with our dreams, our visions, and our selections for 2010, let’s all be sure you use our Santa Claus model in conjunction with the Law of Attraction, Creation and Allowing. When you have chosen and after that more clearly defined the options in creating your 2010 Journey, use this technique to shift your beliefs and allowing of this which you desire.
Sometimes just the subtle shift from viewing our images from an adult facet of looking to force, worrying over and wondering how things will change, to the wide-eyed expectations and faith of kids. An important part of the Art of Allowing is usually to let go and let God. Releasing our attachment to old beliefs, ideas and teachings allows us to available to the Infinite Possibilities of the Universe.
Then too, we can easily liken Santa’s management skills to some universal manager. Are you able to envision him bringing toys to everyone, world-wide, within just one night? And all of punctually and within budget? That’s what we’re taught the Universe can perform for us, once we turn it up to God/Source. In the book “Ask & It Can Be Given” one of several Proven Processes is catchusanta it over to the manager. While we set our goals, it’s like delegating into a Universal Manager. So that as we take a step back, and permit the Universe set things in position, we CREATE! Remember, we’re not letting go of choices, we’re merely turning over all the information and creating our choices.
I urge you to target giving to your Universal Manager all the things you sense you have to do throughout this holiday week. You’ll believe it is amazing that while we shift our focus of reality, our reality changes. I’ve carried this out personally when I’ve felt overwhelmed by all of the chores I feel I have to do. Amazingly, some get done, some don’t, while others just don’t seem very important. I’ve had occasions when my daughters and daughters-in-law would offer to perform several of the baking. I’ve learned to accept help and reply using a grateful “Yes!” This procedure is priceless in every facets of life, not just the holidays. Legal Requirements of Attraction is unfolding and orchestrating all that needs to happen to bring me my desires, Now.