While in graduate school, I studied archetypes, and found them fascinating. In my business I even developed my own Warrior types. I recently went through an experience to re-connect with my own personal archetype. Here is what came out front:
Many assume that I am not a mother. I am a mom. I understand the power of life swelling inside me.
But that is not what makes me a mom. I am a mom because I have supported and helped countless women find their voice, their dream, their life for them. I have stood by and championed them when no one else would.
I have created discipline and structure when they really didn’t want it. I have been a voice for them when no one else was a voice for them. I have taught women how to be the best women they can be. I know I am sometimes the woman she hates! I am the one that often says the things and does the things that most embarrassed her or pushed her towards the greatness that I know she had – even when she wasn’t ready.
I often find myself on the sidelines cheering them on celebrating and clapping and doing it silently because they are embarrassed when I jump in too much.
I have felt the pain and the loss when a she no longer wants that support. When they feel that they can do it themselves even though I know they need more time.
I have felt the ever deepening joy that comes from watching her walk into her life and ready to make choices and to grow and be the best woman she can be, all the while feeling deeply sad that she no longer needs me. I know what it means to be so proud overwhelming with pride and success of someone I have nurtured for time.
I know the power purpose and passion that has been given to me. I know that my calling is mother hood.
Studying your archetype can bring clarity to your purpose and Influence Factor. What is your archetype?
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