Archetype: Rescuer

Wheee!  it is cold here in Madison. 12 degrees at the moment and I have no idea what the wind chill factor is -- nor do I want to go outside and find out.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! May this be your best year ever.

This week's archetype is the Rescuer. This is a great time of the year to explore the Rescuer archetypal energy.

When you draw the Rescuer Archetype card you are being asked to take a good look at your relationship with yourself, as well as others.

  • Are you surrounded by needy people who call on you to rescue them? 
  • Do you have the strength and ability to rescue? 
  • Can you let go once you rescue?

The Illuminated Rescuer has the strength and commitment to come to the aid of other people. She's available for short term assistance: once the rescue is over, she goes on her way. The inner rescuer speaks to you when you're going the wrong way or have gotten yourself in a pickle and need to get free.

The Shadow Rescuer often creates the problem so she can be rescued or be the rescuer. Perhaps you create chaos in your life or in the lives of others so that you can be rescued. The purpose of constantly rescuing others is to avoid facing your own fears.

Too many of us are in the Shadow Rescuer. We jump at the opportunity to assist others, even when they don't ask.  It is a great way to avoid what is going on in your own life and take action to resolve issues.

Allow others to ask you for help, rather than jumping in to take over. Then do what you can and when the crisis or issue is over, allow yourself to walk away.
  • What areas of your life need rescuing?
  • Who could you turn to for help?
  • Do you take on other people's drama's? 
Have a great, peaceful holiday. Blessings, roi

1 comment:

Barbara said...

I am happy to report that I am not in the Shadow Resucer. I'm always happy when I'm more Illuminated than Shadow.

Here's to surviving Christmas!