Adopted Archetypes


Authentic Archetypes & Adopted Archetypes

The Living Attributes© system is a body of work that has many components. But its fundamental foundations are its configuration of a persons four main archetypes, which are referred to as Cornerstones. Each Cornerstone along with its traditional archetypes also has a set of affiliated support, such as light and shadow attributes, animal wisdom, ancestors and angels. This affiliated support is there to strengthen and give substance to your archetypical patterning. Once identified and established this light-filled system gives you an effective tool that aids you on your path of personal and spiritual development.

Before you are able to fully embrace your four cornerstone archetypes, you may have to let go of some adopted archetypes. You adopted these specific archetypes for reasons that are attached to your past. These adopted archetypes have devotedly been protecting a particular part of you that you haven’t been ready to consciously reveal. These adopted archetypes play out particular behaviors in your life and eventually become what appear to be destructive, negative or helpless scenarios. What is really occurring is that your adopted archetype are insistently letting you know it is time for completion and integration; making way for your authentic archetypes.

The insightful process of releasing your past through the acknowledgement of adopted archetypes, aids in your personal evolution and gracefully helps you wake up to a new and deeper reality. This valuable discovery invokes the feelings and thoughts such as; “there must be something more to my life than this”? This type of reflective inquiry is when you begin the powerful journey into your authentic self, and it is your adopted archetypes that actually led you to this inquiry. Their function is to invoke and awaken in you your four authentic archetypes, which ultimately make up the perfect configuration of your highest and most sacred archetype, which is your worldly archetype; your Avatar.

The key factor in the discovery of your adopted archetypes is not to make them wrong. After all they have been doing their best to keep you somewhat safe, until you can confidently go deeper into your self-development and claim your authentic archetypes, which are appropriate to this life-time.

So I encourage you to view your life as a story line, one that has different chapters and characters, which all add to creating an interesting and exciting story; your larger story. It is very important to see the significance of each chapter and character… and why they were a crucial part in the narrative development of your own personal story. It is only then that you begin to live your life from a conscious viewpoint, eager to live your life fully and never wanting to miss a moment of this incredible story you are co-creating and sharing with the world.

Heart to Heart Elizabeth 

Correct and Transform

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Understanding the purpose of your Light & Shadow Attributes.

Your Light Attributes are always available and present in your life – unfortunately we often focus on the more Shadowy aspects of our life. The constant conflict and confusion about others, ones self, past and present situations seems to be a reoccurring event for many individuals.

What if your feelings or situations aren’t totally an issue of conflict or despair but rather an opportunity for purification? What if these scenarios’ are your opportunity to re-connect with the Absolute?

When you are challenged with a particular issue or uncomfortable feeling take time to identify with what is really going on for you.

What follows is a simple five-step process of ‘correct and transform’ – the key factor here is that your Shadow Attributes are gently or furiously bringing you closer to the Light. We often want to deny or ignore our Shadow Side but the truth is that it is an integral part of the human experience.

A divine example of Gods Left and Right hand patiently guiding you back home again. A Miracle is a shift in perception. We just need to be awake to the fact.


You must maintain your connection to your Source frequently through any of these acts – meditation, prayer, contemplation and quiet time walking or sitting in nature.


When an issue arises ask the question – “What or how do I really feel about this current issue or situation? Then set the intention to be healed and move beyond this limiting reality.

STEP THREE How to recognize your Shadow Attributes – What’s the issue? Example –

• Issue -“I don’t have any money coming in.” • Shadow – “It makes me feel overwhelmed and apathetic.”


Now read your list of Light and Shadow Attributes and find the Shadow Attribute that’s most strongly presenting its self – then commit to a process of ‘correct and transform’. In the above example the Light Attributes to neutralize the Shadow Attributes would be “Competent and Enthusiastic”


Do your Body Prayer of ‘Correct & Transform’- Now it is up to you to maintain your focus, acknowledge your light attributes daily and experience the benefits. Key factor – include these new Light Attributes in all that you do, in particular when in you are doing your meditations, prayers etc.

Surround Yourself with Goodness/Godness

Nature and evolution are always leading us toward a perfect state.

Up until this point we have advanced by compulsion. From this point forward, we can advance only by adding our understanding of how we develop.

Now we can sweeten and speed up our development through our environment. It has been proven that adults and children develop enormously with help from their environment.

Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Animal Rights activists, and weight loss programs are all based on the communities influence. We all need to participate in the same way.

By developing good community we become children of the larger family, and in addition, we then create a similar framework for our children. Ultimately, humanity needs to only be concerned with one thing; creating good environments.

Any parent would be glad to bring a child into a warm, friendly environment, where children are being taught to unite. This unity provides them with a sense of confidence and rids them of fear of poverty, suffering, pride, and other problems inherent in human nature. It’s nothing out of the ordinary; simply provide a good environment, which is a “gentle place” for development.

Such an environment allows a person to open up and to better perceive and take things in because they are not feeling constantly on the defensive in a hostile environment. As adults, we often don’t understand what it means to be in an abundant environment. Whereas a newborn baby in the arms of our mother we felt nothing except her embrace. This sensation gives us the strength to develop.

We lack this sensation and that’s why we’re facing a global crisis. In all areas where we previously were successful, we now find ourselves at a dead-end.

The crisis can, on one hand, can be a catastrophe and on the other hand a rebirth. The word “crisis” comes from the Greek word “krisis”, and means a new beginning. However, we use it incorrectly. Also, the word “crisis” in Hebrew means a place where new life emerges. The word “Christ-ness” has been popping into my consciousness of late, they sort of sound and mean the same……..interesting.

Let’s remember that it is our environment/community that makes us happy or not. A truly abundant environment will simply make all our lives happy.

Let’s give thanks to the environment that creates an abundant community for us all. When we feel confident we have unity with others, our world feels safe and we feel the impulse to be generous with our gifts. We feel taken care of and want to take care of others. We then recognize we live in a world imbued with warmth, confidence, and kindness.

Our world becomes unified by the Light of Love and Light of Glory.

Heart to Heart Elizabeth

Community vs Commodity

The last few months I have been exploring the idea of community vs commodity.

First up I think it is important that one defines what friendship is for oneself – for me it is clearly connected to the attributes of my Visionary archetype, which are Beauty, Purity, Clarity, Dignity, Mindful, Wisdom and Celebration. The word “Quality” quantifies all those attributes for me. Everything that I am in a relationship with, relates to this and needs to be imbued with this reality.

Of course, not everyone views their life through the same lens, some see friendships and community as people hanging out with each other and having fun, while others see it as a way of contributing to humanity and others may see friendships or community as a commodity.

Definition of Commodity – Something useful that can be turned to commercial or other advantages. 

I think this behavior has come from the traditional business culture of the past. Somehow we bought the lie “It’s not personal, it’s just business” How can we evolve humanity if we are convinced that community, networking, and business are all for the same reason, to make money?

What if it’s not about that at all?

Let’s have a bit of play with words:

  • Community, communing in unity or common union.
  • Networking, working with a netted or interconnected system.
  • Business, a sense of appropriate busy-ness.

That sounds to me like the way nature works, which reminds me of a quote by William Blake, ‘A bird builds a nest, a spider, a web and man friendships.’

Human beings need to build sound relationships in order to build a strong foundation, which I believe is actually a true community. A relationship based on a commodity is self-serving, while a relationship based on community is being of service.

The old view of “whats in it for me” needs to shift in an individual before the power of real community can emerge. When we connect to the light of Unity within our community, all other agendas full away. A relationship, friendship and community are important, we cant do life without them, they are what keep the connective life force alive in us and around us, which is actually our true currency.

It is only together that we can create a new story for humanity, being prepared to grow through our differences creates unity and with that comes something much, much greater than a commodity. We were never meant to do it alone, it was never meant to be done for the love of money and when we fully experience how absolutely connected we are, we will remember, that together we are the abundance we are looking for.

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Heart to Heart  Elizabeth

What are your views on a new style of community?

Realms of Consciousness

This month at Temple de Lumiere we celebrated the archetype of the Enchantress, which was presented by Souzi Wilson. I would like to acknowledge Souzi for her wonderful presentation that centered around family, forgiveness and sensuality. Her message really brought home the power of love and forgiveness. At the end of Souzi’s story she graced us all with a joyful song that she wrote called “Forgive Yourself”. Thank you again Souzi for sharing your beautiful voice and story with us.

The other part of our morning was spent exploring the four realms of consciousness and how these different levels of reality are not just some lofty experience we have in meditation, but rather they are indeed real levels of experience in our daily life. What follows is a description of how we can work with each of our archetypes in these realms to fulfill our true purpose in life.

Physical Realm (OUR EARTHLY NEEDS)                                                                    What is the nature of your life purpose? This is where you draw on the qualities of your particular archetype in the physical sense. This archetype helps you to stay focused on your true nature in your life/business/vocation. By identifying with the particular attributes of this cornerstone you gain finer distinctions regarding WHAT your foundational aptitude is and then accordingly activate it in your life. This archetype is the driving force behind the way you present your self in the world.

Emotional Realm (FEELINGS & RELATIONSHIPS)                                                    Why are you in this particular vocation/relationship? This archetypes true power stems from its emotional nature and is the one you draw from to get your message across. The way to be attractive in your vocation/life is by appealing to the emotional needs of your particular relationships/market or audience. Authenticity is paramount and this is the realm of feelings, so coming from your heart and rather than your head is the best way to deliver your communication/message. By applying the attributes from this archetype, rather than trying to copy someone else’s mode of conduct, you will feel comfortable and more confident in your style and delivery. When you are emotionally connected to WHY you are sharing your vision or your life, people will respond accordingly.

Spiritual Realm (CREATIVE PROCESS & SKILLS)                                                         How do you like to operate and relate in your vocation? Here is where you connect to HOW you like to be creative; the way you like to express your inner resources and abilities. Ask yourself what creative systems/modalities do you like to work with the most. The attributes of this archetype will signify what sustains your inner world, your spirit. When you are unable to serve this part of yourself, it will show up in your vocation. A lack of spirit is not attractive; where as a vision that is alive with your own personal spark is what keeps people interested. The great thing about this insight is you don’t have to do anything but be yourself and be a creative expression of your vision in your life.

Celestial Realm (ALLIANCE & EXCELLENCE)                                                                  Who are the people you want to serve or team up with? This is the key to finding out what your true niche is. This is how to best serve the people you are in alignment with in the world. These are the people WHO want to benefit from your highest and most refined talents. This is where you really shine; using the attributes of this particular archetype will help you identify and attract the people who want to listen to you, buy your products and use your services. These attributes are the key to revealing your true excellence and perfected nature. This is you matching your intention with the intention of creation and evolution. 

Finding Your Creativity

Attention to the inner workings of our psyche can help us make creativity central to our lives.

Thoughts on Creativity – by Jean Houston

They say that ideas are a dime a dozen. They are not. Ideas are diamonds, and they are stocked and stored in the great structure that we call our mind-body system. Beneath the surface crust of ordinary consciousness, we are all filled with ideas and associations linking with other ideas–the very stuff of evolution moving in us to emerge as innovation.

Our deeper mind is making associations all the time.

It’s just that we generally don’t inhabit enough of ourselves to become aware of them. What is it about people who do inhabit more of themselves? Why is it that they can take things from the outer world, put them together with things from the inner world, and create something new.

Part of the secret of creativity is learning to look at things in different ways. Children are very good at this, as their minds have not yet hardened into set patterns. You may have heard of the little girl who had been trying for days to insert a rope-belt into her pajamas. One hot day she came in from playing and went to the freezer to get an ice-cube. Looking at the ice-cube, it occurred to her that if she wet the rope and froze it into a horseshoe shape, she could slide it through the open band of her pyjamas.

When most of us tramp through the fields and get burrs on our pants, we pull them off, being careful not to let them stick to our fingers. But one man looked in a different way at those prickly burrs adhering to his trousers.

Not too long after, he invented Velcro. Johann Gutenberg watched grapes being pressed and thought, what if you pressed letters that way? That was the beginning of the printing press, which led to this book and everything else you read. Creativity has to do with really noticing the things that are without, letting them bloom in the great within, and being available to the possibility of novelty.

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