Hurt: The Orphan/Wounded Child Archetype

Everyone I know goes away in the end.  – “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails/Johnny Cash

Compared to people who have had severely traumatic childhoods such as having been orphaned, or having experienced physical/sexual abuse, my childhood was a walk in the park. Although my parents stayed together and I was never truly physically harmed (except for some school bullying), the psychological challenges I faced were filled with enough loneliness, alienation, and abandonment that forced me to understand early in life that this was a mean, cruel world. Continue reading

Caroline Myss’ Archetypes

Caroline Myss’ Archetype Cards

According to renowned medical intuitive and lecturer Caroline Myss (pronounced like “mace”), we all work with a support system of a unique combination of twelve archetypes (out of several more) that form the foundation of our personalities, drives, feelings, beliefs, motivations, and actions. They’re there to assist you in fulfilling your life’s true purpose, or as she puts it, your “Sacred Contract,” which is the agreement you made with the heavens before you took form into this existence. Each of the archetypes’ characteristics have both “light” attributes and “shadow” attributes. The light attributes are the more positive aspects of the archetype, while the shadow attributes are the aspects of you from which you should be aware of and learn. Continue reading

Me and My Shadow [Self]

Like the wallpaper sticks to the wall
Like the seashore clings to the sea
Like you’ll never get rid of your shadow
Frank, you’ll never get rid of me
~ Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sinatra in the song “Me and My Shadow”

That song is actually one of my all time favorite songs, and there’s something to learn from it. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday to 1979

I was strange from the start.


Bored at a restaurant…

…so I doodled on a placemat.

Rest Easy, Grandma.

I just learned that my paternal grandmother passed away the other day. She was my last surviving grandparent on either side. I never really knew her. The only time I spent any quality time with her was back when I was five years old. All I remember was that she and my grandfather stayed with us for a short time back then. She cooked, cleaned, and took pleasure in shouting at my mother. Oh, and she’d give herself one of those “towel baths” in her room with the door open, which was kind of gross. I’ve long forgiven her for that. But still the nightmares come.

LOL… sorry.
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“I wanted more than life could ever grant me.” ~ Today, by The Smashing Pumpkins

Today is the greatest day for me. I’m going to heal. Continue reading