Man, Woman and the devil between them in the 4th Dimension of reality!
Humans are complicated as a species, we live within a multi dimensional universe, we present ourselves as multi faceted, with different personas for different occasions. At work we behave a certain way, at home we shape shift into a different persona, sometimes in total contrast to our professional image. We continue to create these social masks to ensure survival in the external world.
During dream time, the sub conscious mind steps forward and begins to unravel the mysteries of the day, the inner world is alive and rich offering the psyche a wealth of opportunities to discover the truth behind the veil of illusion. Where a plethora of new possibilities are waiting to be discovered. The curiosity of the inner child, combined with the two essential energies that is integral in every human being, takes the curious and wildly daring child through a series of experiences, trials and lessons, some impacting the psyche far more powerfully than others in the discovery of the soul.
We learn through trials and errors, heart break and loss, failing and falling until we learn we must find another way, to resolve the hurt and pain. These life experiences are often referred to as ‘the dark night of the soul,’ an experience that pushed the soul’s true voice to purge out, all that no longer serves the psyche best interests! Emerging into a stronger, more resilient, upwardly mobile human being.
The experiences we refer to as evil, or inhumane, are opportunities to really examine what is going wrong and how to evolve from the dualistic nature that is presented from the lesson or experience. Evil, is it really an opportunity to clean up your prejudices. Or is it the veil, the illusion of duality!
Anima is nurture – Feminine attributes. (Eve)
Feminine offers tenderness, wisdom, patience, nurturing, flexibility and fertility. Feminine intuition is one of our most powerful tools for guidance, and we all have it. She leads us in the right direction every time. When something needs attention or is out of balance, she communicates through the body, the emotions and our thoughts. Her nature is to love you, guide you, honor and nurture you. She is creative and playful and loves to be in nature. Your Feminine is also the midwife to all that you are here to birth-ideas, businesses, children, art, books, products, systems. She supports the whole process of seed planting, germination, incubation, nourishment and harvesting. Everyone is here to birth something!
Animus is nature – masculine attributes (Adam)
The Masculine is fearless, courageous and loyal. He is our guardian protector. When in balance, the masculine protector does no harm. His gentle strength brings harmony and peace to where there was conflict and separation. He knows his power but does not abuse or misuse it. He believes in himself and knows he will succeed if his intentions are clear and actions aligned. The unhealthy masculine is stagnant, stifled, afraid to fail or an overpowering bully.
The trickster in the shadows
The snake is the trickster we all have to wrestle with. The temptations the snake brings- distraction, illusions, fantasy, greed, lust and self fulfilling self absorbed wanting. All temptations are created to separate conscience from consciousness.
The trickster in the astral world is the most difficult archetype to overcome. During sleep and dream time, many are powerless to understanding their capacity and identity in the fourth dimension. In the waking world he is identified as the psychopath, narcissist or the devil in disguise. Toxic and dangerous. In dreams, he shape shifts and can disguise himself as anything and everything. His objective is to dupe you, your objective is to develop and understand discernment. The trickster is the part of your development that tests you to enable you to evolve. Thus, it acts in the shadow, the unconscious, where his identity reveals the true nature of the question asked.
The animus in dream world is the the masculine traits of the male gender. These traits cover authority, action orientated, leadership qualities and boldness. In humanity, the masculine has ruled patriarchal institutions for aeons, this has impacted the collective consciousness of man. Over time, he has been the protecter, the law maker, the provider, the personal father.
The anima are the feminine traits which cover sensuality, nurturing and compassion. In humanity, the mother wound has been tarnished and defiled for aeons. She is represented as the wicked stepmother, the evil witch, the old hag, the Jezebel, the aldulteress, the spinster, the scarlet woman and the mother.
These two traits or energies are for the ego to balance and integrate into the soul. A man will need to balance his physical and emotional masculinity against his internal femininity and women will need to contfront their masculinity to balance their femininity also. This is quite challenging for men, because they have been suppressed for aeons, by cultural and societal beliefs that boys don’t cry, or feel emotions.
- The wise woman or wise man. Is the final stage of individuation. A connection to something wider or universal takes shape and inspires and enlightens the person.
- The wise woman or wise man is the final destination or level of enlightenment. Wisdom and understanding flow from this level of development.
Individuation is achieved through the unity of the two masculine and feminine energies, polarising the magnetic with the electric to become a whole.
People who consciously address their soul development are able to develop a stronger resilience to adversity. On the opposite side of the coin are those who choose to ignore their emotional development or believe they are already omnipotent, they will likely display narcissistic traits and speak in critical or derogatory tongues. Their shadow becomes their identity until they do the inner work and discover themselves.
The journey of the soul is for those who are serious about development and growth. Who want to experience more out of life than just work. Who want to discover their imaginations and where their imaginations will take them. Opening the mind to a myriad of perspectives and opportunities.
Excerpt taken from the book, The journey of the soul.