The Santa Archetype

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Do you believe in Santa Claus? Jolly Old St. Nicholas is an integral part of western society and many of us grew up with this magical icon. Recently I came upon the idea that Santa represents a unique archetype. In Jungian psychology, archetype is defined as an inherited memory represented in the mind by a universal symbol and observed in dreams and myths.

In searching for these symbolic images of this dear old man I realized that which Santa Claus stands for can also be used to motivate us in creating for the new year. I see him as a fun-loving guy that brings us joy, love, excitement and happiness. It’s said he makes all our dreams and wishes come true. During this season we are full of expectations, the brilliance of light-filled homes, the fun of being with friends and neighbors to celebrate life, and the joy and gratitude of giving and receiving.

I find that Santa reflects several archetypes. He can be seen in the Innocent archetype, helping us to trust, to hope and to believe that a better day lies ahead. He is clearly driven by faith and trust, bring that hope and giving us that faith and the trust that all will be well.

The Caregiver archetype, however, is not in the exercise of power that is the motive, but the drive to bestow care on those who need it: the care, concern and nurturing they lack but deserve. He is about giving to others fulfilling their needs. And he does not ask for anything in return except a cookie, glass of milk or some eggnog. He seems to be a powerful guy, settling on who gets a new Nintendo and who gets t-shirts or shoes. If we are good and if we believe, Santa will make sure we get everything we want.

A significant aspect of Santa’s story is the magical transformation from his rising up a chimney by the touch of his nose along with his yearly trek around the globe. And besides that, his flying reindeer without GPS onboard is nothing short of miraculous, indeed. He magically brings gratitude, compassion and love 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 ways of dealing, being and succeeding.

As we are creating our dreams, our visions, and our choices 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 chosen and then more clearly defined your choices in creating your 2010 Journey, use this technique to shift your beliefs and allowing of that which you desire.

Sometimes just the subtle shift from viewing our images from an adult aspect of trying to force, worrying over and wondering how things will change, to the wide-eyed expectations and faith of kids. A key component of the Art of Allowing is to let go and let God. Releasing our attachment to old beliefs, ideas and teachings allows us to open to the Infinite Possibilities of the Universe.

Then too, we can liken Santa’s management skills to a universal manager. Can you envision him bringing toys to everyone, world-wide, in just one night? And all on time and within budget? That’s what we’re taught the Universe can do for us, when we turn it over to God/Source. In the book “Ask & It Is Given” one of the Proven Processes is turning it over to the manager. As we set our goals, it’s like delegating to a Universal Manager. And as we step back, and let the Universe set things in place, we CREATE! Remember, we’re not giving up choices, we’re merely turning over all the details and creating our choices.

I urge you to focus on giving over to your Universal Manager all the things you feel you must do during this holiday week. You’ll find it amazing that as we shift our focus of reality, our reality changes. I’ve done this personally when I’ve felt overwhelmed by all the chores I feel I must do. Amazingly, some get done, some don’t, while others just don’t seem so important. I’ve had times when my daughters and daughters-in-law would offer to do some of the baking. I’ve learned to accept help and reply with a grateful “Yes!” This process is priceless in all aspects of life, not just the holidays. The Law of Attraction is unfolding and orchestrating all that needs to happen to bring me my desires, Now.

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