We have been using Arthur’s Roundtable as a metaphor for integrating your own archetypal persona Ensemble Cast. These parts of Self—which I am presenting as prototypically twelve primordial archetype forms based on Dr. Charles and Nin Bebeau of the former Avalon Archetype Institute—each have a vital role to play in connection with your own recurring Life Themes and your life’s Mission.
The ARTIST as an archetypal Ally is a very important persona, regardless of your career. Let’s imagine it is your ARTIST’s DAY at Arthur’s Roundtable. Invite your Inner Artist to step up to be celebrated. Allow your Artist to express herself or himself to the rest of the Twelve.
Does your Artist have a name? What is that name, to you? Ask your Artist to speak about or to otherwise express (draw? create a mandala or a collage? write a poem about?) her/his current interests, goals and concerns about your life overall as a Total Self System. Dialogue in your journal, if you like, with your Artist persona.
As an example of how you along with the rest of your Ensemble Cast might engage your Artist in dialogue, I’ll demonstrate a brief Roundtable conversation with my own Artist Ally:
L: Welcome, Artist! We celebrate you this evening at the Roundtable. Is there a name by which you might like to be called?
Communicator: Oh! Well that’s interesting; why Sedona?
Artist: Remember the Sedona Life Magazine? That was me who put pictures from that magazine on your wall the year before we moved to Arizona. I helped us all to ENVISION the Beauty of Arizona to help us to make that Big Move.
Mystic: So, Sedona, why do you remind us of this now?
Artist: We are ready to envision the next stage of our Journey.
L: Maybe we should call you Chautauqua, then?
Artist: No, I am still your Sedona. What did Sedona mean to you?
L: It was an Ideal, a deep Inspiration, a Goal to arrive at that at the time represented a major undertaking. Thank you for helping us to Ground our Vision in that way.
Idealist: We need that again, don’t we?
Mystic: You mean, more of an inspiration?
Idealist: Yes. Lately Linda, we know you have become a little worried about your overall retirement picture. I feel it in my Shadow nature. You are losing some of your self-confidence about what we will be doing in retirement.
L: Yes, I feel like I have pinned a lot on something that might not manifest as we most wish it would.
Mystic: But whatever comes about, we will forge and continue with our spiritual quest; of that you can be sure.
Artist: It will be a timespace full of Beauty. Hozhoni, as a Navajo might say!
L: I need your help in this, Sedona.
Artist: I will be there with you; I am always.
L: What can I do to reinforce this positive Vision of our future fulfillment in connection with our coming Big Move?
Artist: Take many pictures while enjoying your upcoming, interim road trip Home—Home to where we will be living next. Enlarge and maybe frame some of these: the Lake, the Hills, Boats, smiling People; your Sister, Mother, and special places that catch your attention.
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So, now it’s Your Turn! Enjoy
I welcome your Comments and Stories!