How Do They Have that Green Thumb?
Why is it that some people appear to have a green thumb and others do not? Why is it that some people have almost a complete control of animals and others do not?
Why is it that some doctors and nurses seem to create a healing when they enter the hospital room even before they have dispensed any medicine? Why do some patients relate much better to one doctor or nurse over another?
One possible explanation is that these individuals are in resonance with the archetype related to their interest or profession.
The ancients built idols and images created in the likeness of some deity. Despite what some people believe today, the ancients did not believe that the idol was actually doing the healing but the deity that was behind that stone, marble or metal figure was whom they were aligning with.
Our more modern interpretation, if you consider 300 BC more modern, would refer to the deities being archetypes or Principle. “If an image was constructed with the proper skill, it became sufficient similar to the Principle for which it stood and a sympathy could now exist. The sympathy resulted in a motion of energy from the original to the symbol and from the symbol to the receiver.” Therefore a deity was not distant but now closer to the receiver or requestor.
The Archetype would be the ultimate pattern or form of any person, object or thing. The ancient concept stated, “Things alike cannot be kept separate, things not alike cannot be reconciled.” Therefore when a form comes into harmony with an archetype, there is a release of energy, from the Archetype to the form that is consistent with it. The moment the form varies from Archetype, the sympathetic bond is broken and the energy is no longer present to the same degree.
The uniqueness of our construction as human beings is that “within us is the sympathetic potential polarity of all things.” We (YOU) are capable of knowing all things, being all things and attuning to all things because the roots of all seeds of all things are within YOU.
Some of the great philosophical thinkers form the past felt that in order to align to the highest of Archetypes, “An individual must come from innocence to virtue, childishness to child and then to an individual who voluntarily surrenders his opinions and realigns himself with an Archetype, or a pattern of the highest value.”
In the case of the doctor that seems to have something special about him or her, “A physician who is only a scientist is not responsive to archetype, only science. The individual must be more than just physical, he or she must be a philosopher. As a philosopher the individual brings in archetypal remedial ancient philosophy or Reason as part of health. This individual now aligned with the great archetype relates now to the three natures of the self; spiritual, intellectual and physical.”
Now I am sharing with you the thoughts of individual healer/philosophers from around 2,000 years ago, but I feel that we can still gain some greater understanding from their viewpoints.
As the ancients conceived of various archetypes they established a specialized group of requirements that included;
These types of personality traits released the power of the archetype. In regards to the doctors and nurses, the doctor or nurse is the greatest medicine, not pills or shots. The doctor is the healing balm and releases it archetypically into the body of the patient. The ancients believed that the archetypical doctor heals by:
The doctor instinctively and naturally discovers the remedy by becoming open, becoming completely dedicated to truth. The doctor is no longer blocked by traditional knowledge or academic reputation.
What I am sharing above is the same for those who work with pets, grow plants or a person who becomes a lawyer, clergyman or any other profession. Conceive of a perfectly dedicated person whose ultimate genius lies in their adjustment, harmony and sympathetic alignment to the archetype of their subject or interest.
“If any human character or temperament identifies its conduct with archetype, it them becomes a container or reservoir of energy from the archetype.” “We exist in a material universe supported upon a magnificent framework of universal principles manifesting as radiant blossoms or archetypes.”
Can you image what the perfect archetype would be in your field of interest, line of work or someone you would admire as a teacher or leader?
I have taken some free license from the old writings by substituting the word individual or His/Her where they have written Man or Him in some of the old quotes. But rest assured that these beacon lights from the past recognized both women and men in their writings. So I take responsibility for alterations like these in some of the quotes.
With love, in love and through love to you.