Life Archetype: Hermit

The Hermit Archetype is the Wisdom Keeper.

The Hermit Archetype is the Wisdom Keeper.


LIFE ARCHETYPE: HERMIT

THE WISDOM KEEPERS

OVERVIEW:
The Hermit is the humanitarian and wisdom keeper. They find their answers within and then carry them out into the world. They can go on and save the world...but should start with their own world first.
Attention: No self-sacrifice required.

MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTION ABOUT HERMITS:
Hermit is an introvert. You can have Hermit as your Life Archetype and still be an extrovert and social person.

COMPASS QUESTION:
This is the one question Hermit must ask when making a decision in order to remain balanced.
Does this contribute to my mission?

ASPECTS:
Also known as sub-archetypes.
Humanitarian & Philanthropist; Sage; Philosopher;  Elder;  Recluse; Empath; Healer, Counselour; Guide; Martyr

NATURAL LANGUAGE:
Contribution & Evolution

CORE DESIRE:
To make the world a better place for all.

MOTTO:
There has to be a better way.

MANTRA:
In a gentle way you can shake the world.”  - Gandhi

POWER SYMBOLS:
# 9, lantern, staff of wisdom, cloak with a hood, moon glyph, mountain, night, hazel nut

COLOURS:
Dark colours of the night and silvery colours of the moon

CHAKRA:
Third Eye, 6th chakra

GODS/GODDESSES:
Athena, Brigid, Cerridwen, Hekate, Isis, Jesus, Merlin, Odin, Sophia

VALUES:
Freedom, independence, sanctuary, solitude, empathy, compassion, time to think, completion, wholeness, integration, culmination, peace, selflessness, sacrifice, integrity, strong ethics, travel, privacy, daydreaming, frugality, nimbleness, evolution

STRENGTHS:
Listening, integrity, takes no prisoners, plays no games, holistic thinking, the ability to complete things and see them through, feeling everything, a deep inner knowing without reason, strong moral sense, understands Universal love, respects privacy of others

MOTIVATORS:
The desire to curate a better world.
Injustice witnessed.
The pain of others.
Mastering Universal love.

CHALLENGE:
Letting go of the past.
Feeling constantly misunderstood.
Articulating ones needs to others.
Talking about their own feelings and emotions before they have it all sorted out .
Coming back out into the world and sharing after a period of retreat and synthesising the knowledge gained.
Stress management on all levels.

SHADOW
Self-sacrifice. Gaining energy from being the martyr by believing that everything requires a personal sacrifice.
Stuck in dreamland, not making use of the lessons learned and experiences had.
Not recognising ones own brilliance due to lack of reflection through others.
A deep distrust in humanity.
Stuck in regrets of the past.
Secrecy and manipulation.

PRIMARY LIFE LESSON:
Mastering the art of being with life vs. having to retreat from life.
It always comes back to the self.

PRIMARY FEAR:
Believing he needs to sacrifice his earth if he does his heaven.

PRIMARY WOUND:
The Hermit is born with this primary wound. It’s often unconscious and hard to spot.
Self-sacrifice so that others can prosper.

KRYPTONITE:
This is the achilles heel the Hermit must watch out for.
Too many incomplete projects. 

NON-NEGOTIABLES:
These are the things Hermits must have in both life & home in order to have balance.
Cave-time to process and recharge, time to think something through, privacy, secludedness, movement to process the energy, completion of projects, stress management tools and practices, independence, bigger cause or mission

TABOOS:
These are the things the Hermit must absolutely avoid in order to have balance in both life & home.
Loud and erratic environment 
On the spot solutions delivery
Distractions
Multitasking

CHALLENGE ARCHETYPE:
Moon Archetype: mastering the illusions and confusion of self imposed limitations.

DOING STYLE:
Do with great devotion and wisdom. Trust your knowing and leave your martyr at home. No need to sacrifice. Read more about the bigger context of Doing Styles.

SELF-LOVE STYLE:
Stop trying to save the world and start being a hero for yourself. There is no nobler cause than loving yourself. Read more about the bigger context of Self-love Styles.

SELF-LOVE PROMPT:
Pour the love you have for a bigger cause into yourself first.

HARVEST STYLE:
Harvest those humanitarian aspects important to you and funnel them into your everyday life. Read more about the bigger context of Harvest Styles.

FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH THIS LIFE ARCHETYPE:

Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Adele, Carl Jung, Julia Child, Diana von Fürstenberg, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Zora Neale Hurston, Serena Williams, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith


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