Would you believe in 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 exclusive archetype. In Jungian psychology, archetype is described as an inherited memory represented in the mind by a universal symbol and observed in dreams and myths.
While seeking for such symbolic images of this dear old man I found that which Santa Claus is short for could also be used to motivate us in creating for the new year. I see him like a fun-loving guy that literally brings us joy, love, excitement and happiness. It’s said he makes all of our dreams and wishes becoming reality. Throughout this season our company is loaded with expectations, the brilliance of light-filled homes, the enjoyment being with friends and neighbors to celebrate life, and also the joy and gratitude of giving and receiving.
I discover that santa picture in your house reflects several archetypes. He can be seen inside the Innocent archetype, helping us to trust, to hope as well as think that a much better day lies ahead. He is clearly driven by faith and trust, bring that hope and giving us that faith as well as the trust that every is going to be well.
The Caregiver archetype, however, is not from the exercise of power which is the motive, but the drive to bestow care on people who want it: the care, concern and nurturing they lack but deserve. He is about giving to others fulfilling the requirements. And that he is not going to ask for anything in exchange except a cookie, glass of milk or some eggnog. He appear to be a powerful guy, settling on who gets a new Nintendo and who gets t-shirts or shoes. If we are perfect and if we know, Santa will assure we receive everything we wish.
A tremendous part of Santa’s story will be the magical transformation from his rising up a chimney by the touch of his nose in addition to his yearly trek worldwide. And on top of 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 any given time. Santa is the quintessential Magician archetype helping us transform and transcend current reality to locate new means of dealing, being and succeeding.
While we are coming up with our dreams, our visions, and our selections for 2010, let’s all make sure to use our Santa Claus model in conjunction with the Law of Attraction, Creation and Allowing. When you have selected and after that more clearly defined your options in creating your 2010 Journey, make use of this method to shift your beliefs and allowing of this that you simply desire.
Sometimes merely the subtle shift from viewing our images from a grownup part of attempting to force, worrying over and wondering how things can change, to the wide-eyed expectations and faith of kids. An important aspect of the Art of Allowing is to let go and let God. Releasing our attachment to old beliefs, ideas and teachings permits us to ready to accept the Infinite Probabilities of the Universe.
Then too, we could liken Santa’s management techniques to some universal manager. Could you envision him bringing toys to everyone, world-wide, in only one night? And by the due date and within budget? That’s what we’re taught the Universe can do for all of us, if we change it onto God/Source. Within the book “Ask & It Is Given” one of many Proven Processes is catchusanta it onto the manager. Since we set our goals, it’s like delegating to a Universal Manager. So when we take a step back, and allow the Universe set things into position, we CREATE! Remember, we’re not giving up choices, we’re merely turning over every piece of information and creating our choices.
I urge you to concentrate on giving over to your Universal Manager everything you really feel you want to do during this holiday week. You’ll find it amazing that since we shift our focus of reality, our reality changes. I’ve done this personally when I’ve felt overwhelmed by each of the chores I feel I have to do. Amazingly, some get done, some don’t, and some just don’t seem essential. I’ve had instances when my daughters and daughters-in-law would offer to perform a number of the baking. I’ve learned to just accept help and reply using a grateful “Yes!” This method is priceless in all facets of life, not just the holidays. The Law of Attraction is unfolding and orchestrating all that must occur to bring me my desires, Now.