Would you rely on Santa Claus? Jolly Old St. Nicholas is a fundamental part of western society and most of us grew up with this magical icon. Recently I came upon the concept that Santa represents an original archetype. In Jungian psychology, archetype is described as an inherited memory represented within the mind by way of a universal symbol and observed in dreams and myths.
In searching for such symbolic images of this dear old man I saw that which Santa Claus is short for could also be used to motivate us in creating for the new year. I see him as being a fun-loving guy that can bring us joy, love, excitement and happiness. It’s said he makes all of our dreams and wishes become a reality. Throughout this season our company is full of expectations, the brilliance of light-filled homes, the fun being with friends and neighbors to celebrate life, along with the joy and gratitude of giving and receiving.
I realize that santa in my house reflects several archetypes. He is visible from the Innocent archetype, helping us to trust, to hope and to feel that a greater 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 will be well.
The Caregiver archetype, however, is just not within the exercise of power which is the motive, however the drive to bestow care on those that want it: the care, concern and nurturing they lack but deserve. He is about giving to others fulfilling their requirements. And he will not request anything in turn except a cookie, glass of milk or some eggnog. He seems to be a powerful guy, settling on who receives a new Nintendo and who gets t-shirts or shoes. When we are good and when we feel, Santa will guarantee we obtain everything we want.
An important aspect of Santa’s story is the magical transformation from his rising up a chimney from the touch of his nose along with his yearly trek world wide. And besides that, his flying reindeer without GPS onboard is literally miraculous, indeed. He magically brings gratitude, compassion and enjoy to all, one child’s heart at a time. Santa is the quintessential Magician archetype helping us transform and transcend current reality to find new methods for dealing, being and succeeding.
When we are coming up with our dreams, our visions, and our selections for 2010, let’s all remember to use our Santa Claus model in conjunction with the Law of Attraction, Creation and Allowing. As you have selected and then more clearly defined your choices in creating your 2010 Journey, take advantage of this method to shift your beliefs and allowing of the you desire.
Sometimes simply the subtle shift from viewing our images from a mature facet of attempting to force, worrying over and wondering how things changes, towards the wide-eyed expectations and faith of kids. A vital component of the ability 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 Probabilities of the Universe.
Then too, we could liken Santa’s management techniques to your universal manager. Is it possible to envision him bringing toys to everyone, world-wide, in only one night? And all of by the due date and within budget? That’s what we’re taught the Universe is capable of doing for people, if we turn it to God/Source. In the book “Ask & It Is Given” one of the Proven Processes is catchusanta it up to the manager. Since we set our goals, it’s like delegating into a Universal Manager. So when we step back, and enable the Universe set things into position, we CREATE! Remember, we’re not stopping choices, we’re merely turning over all the details and creating our choices.
I urge you to concentrate on giving to your Universal Manager all the stuff you sense you have to do in this holiday week. You’ll think it is amazing that when we shift our focus of reality, our reality changes. I’ve carried this out personally when I’ve felt overwhelmed by every one of the chores I feel I have to do. Amazingly, some get done, some don’t, although some just don’t seem essential. I’ve had instances when my daughters and daughters-in-law would offer to complete several of the baking. I’ve learned to just accept help and reply by using a grateful “Yes!” This process is priceless in most aspects of life, not just the holidays. Legal Requirements of Attraction is unfolding and orchestrating all that should happen to bring me my desires, Now.