Will you believe in Santa Claus? Jolly Old St. Nicholas is a fundamental element of western society and many of us matured using this type of magical icon. Recently I came upon the concept that Santa represents an exclusive archetype. In Jungian psychology, archetype is defined as an inherited memory represented from the mind by a universal symbol and observed in dreams and myths.
In searching for such symbolic images of the dear old man I found that which Santa Claus represents can also be used to motivate us in creating to 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 of our dreams and wishes become a reality. During this season we have been filled with expectations, the brilliance of light-filled homes, the enjoyment of being with friends and neighbors to celebrate life, and also the joy and gratitude of giving and receiving.
I find that put santa in your picture reflects several archetypes. He can be viewed within the Innocent archetype, helping us to trust, to hope and to feel that a greater day lies ahead. He is clearly driven by faith and trust, bring that hope and giving us that faith as well as the trust that will be well.
The Caregiver archetype, however, is not from the exercise of power this is the motive, but the drive to bestow care on people who need it: the care, concern and nurturing they lack but deserve. He or she is about giving to others fulfilling the requirements. And he fails to require anything in turn except a cookie, glass of milk or some eggnog. He appear to be a strong guy, settling on who gets a new Nintendo and who gets t-shirts or shoes. If we are perfect of course, if we think, Santa will make sure we obtain everything we want.
An important facet of Santa’s story is the magical transformation from his rising up a chimney by the touch of his nose in addition to his yearly trek worldwide. And on top of that, his flying reindeer without GPS onboard is nothing short of miraculous, indeed. He magically brings gratitude, compassion and want to all, one child’s heart at the same time. Santa is definitely the quintessential Magician archetype helping us transform and transcend current reality to discover new methods of dealing, being and succeeding.
When we are coming up with our dreams, our visions, and our options for 2010, let’s all make sure you use our Santa Claus model along with the Law of Attraction, Creation and Allowing. As you have selected then more clearly defined your choices in creating your 2010 Journey, utilize this strategy to shift your beliefs and allowing of that that you desire.
Sometimes simply the subtle shift from viewing our images from a mature element of trying to force, worrying over and wondering how things changes, to the wide-eyed expectations and faith of kids. An integral component of the skill of Allowing is always to let go and let God. Releasing our attachment to old beliefs, ideas and teachings permits us to accessible to the Infinite Possibilities of the Universe.
Then too, we can liken Santa’s management techniques to your universal manager. Are you able to envision him bringing toys to everyone, world-wide, within one night? And all of promptly and within budget? That’s what we’re taught the Universe is capable of doing for us, when we turn it onto God/Source. Inside the book “Ask & It Is Given” one of the Proven Processes is catchusanta it up to the manager. While we set our goals, it’s like delegating to your Universal Manager. So that as we step back, and let the Universe set things set up, we CREATE! Remember, we’re not giving up choices, we’re merely turning over all the details and creating our choices.
I urge you to concentrate on giving over to your Universal Manager everything you sense you should do throughout this holiday week. You’ll find it amazing that when we shift our focus of reality, our reality changes. I’ve done this personally when I’ve felt overwhelmed by each of the chores I feel I have to do. Amazingly, some get done, some don’t, and some just don’t seem extremely important. I’ve had situations when my daughters and daughters-in-law would offer to perform some of the baking. I’ve learned to take help and reply by using a grateful “Yes!” This technique is priceless in most aspects of life, not just the holidays. Legal Requirements of Attraction is unfolding and orchestrating all that needs to afflict bring me my desires, Now.