When we heal ourselves, we heal the world.
We are more than our personality, our habits, and our achievements.
We are complex human beings and we can often be mysterious even to ourselves.
Archetypes are the patterns of behavior that make up our personality.
Learning to identify and understand the archetypes in our lives can make all the difference.
We all have twelve personal archetypes.
Eight of these archetypes are specific to our self,
and there are four survival archetypes which are shared by all people:
Your archetypes are your guides.
Learning to identify them empowers you to lead a complete life in which each part of yourself is fulfilled.
For example, if you call yourself an "artist," you will need to express yourself
as an artist in some manner in this lifetime,
or else you may feel restless, incomplete or unhappy.
We already speak the language of archetypes even if we aren't aware of it.
We know Heroes, and Clowns, we know Tricksters, and Pioneers.
We have all felt the energy of the Saboteur when we're running late, or we put off what needs to be done.
We have all navigated the energy of the Prostitute when it's time to get paid for the work that we do.
We all know the experience of feeling like a Victim. We all have experienced times when we feel like a Child.
There is so much information about archetypes available to you.
I heartily encourage you to investigate on your own and become familiar with the archetypes.
You can learn more about archetypes at Caroline Myss: A Gallery of Archetypes
Identifying your own personal archetypes will help you identify your gifts and challenges,
and will empower you to bring your shadow into conscious awareness,
allowing you to explore and experience the power of your light.
As a Certified Archetypal Consultant, I can work with you to determine your twelve personal archetypes.
Tapping into the energy of these archetypes can help you see their purpose in your work,
your relationships, your life purpose, and your spiritual direction.
"Archetypes are your energy guides to your highest potential."
I'm Alison and I love archetypes.
Learning to identify and understand the archetypes in my life was a game changer.
Now, when life throws me curve balls and serves me lemons,
I trust that I will find my way through the obstacles with my positivity intact.
It wasn't always this way.
In my life, I have faced many struggles that have served to help me grow and change.
I spent years of my life being addicted to drugs, alcohol, blame, and negative emotional states.
I worked my way through these challenges through a combination of efforts.
These efforts include self-care, self-study, service to others, and forgiveness.
Today I am strong, healthy, and hopeful for the future.
Along the way, I cleaned up my life and became both a mother and a teacher.
The mother archetype and the teacher archetype have definitely been
powerful proving grounds for my development.
Learning to care for others taught me to care for my self.
Giving my word to others taught me to keep my word to my self.
Being a mother is one of my life's greatest joys.
My teaching career is an adventure with lots of highlights sprinkled along the way.
I was recognized as Oakland Unified's Teacher of The Year,
and was honored with Alameda County's Golden Gear Award for Best Arts Educator.
These milestones sprang from my years of service and for founding Oakland Spirit Orchestra.
These accomplishments were only possible because
I discovered the power of understanding my archetypes.
The only way I was able to realize the dream of starting this orchestra was
through learning to navigate the shadow and the light aspects of my saboteur archetype.
I faced so much self-doubt, fear, and anxiety on the journey making this dream into a reality.
And now Oakland Spirit Orchestra will be ten years old this year!
Years ago, I fell in love with archetypes when I first discovered Carl Jung.
This love really began to blossom when when I encountered Caroline Myss.
I became her student after reading her book "Anatomy of the Spirit" in 1996,
Over the next 20 years I took in all of her books, courses, and lectures.
In 2017, I enrolled in the Sacred Contracts program at the CMED Instiutute
and dedicated myself to this work.
I officially became an Archetypal Consultant, and opened Quiet Room Studio in 2019.
So welcome! It's nice to meet you.
I'm Alison and I am a person who is aiming to really be awake.
I am a musician, a mother, a teacher, a helper.
I love to laugh. I love tarot reading. I love walking, audiobooks and traveling.
I dabble in Myers Briggs typology for fun.
(Maybe I'll be an MBTI practitioner when I grow up!)
And most of all, I am a lover of all beings.
I send you warm wishes for your happiness.