He is centered, decisive and lives in integrity. He protects his Realm and he provides order. He creates and inspires creativity in others. He blesses the lives of others and he leaves a legacy.
Mindful, Assertive, Competitive, Decisive, Minimalist, Adaptable, Skillful, Loyal, Disciplined, Emotionally Detached, Destroyer.
Intellectually Curious, Holder of Hidden Knowledge, A Master of Technology, Reticent, Reflective, Alchemist of Life, Spiritual Mediator.
emotion, feeling, idealism, and sensuality. Like the word “lover,” sensuality is often exclusively associated with sex but really has a far broader application. Being sensual means opening up and using all of your senses in all areas of your life–touching, tasting, smelling, hearing, and seeing–or in other words–experiencing as many dimensions of life as possible, as often as possible.
What is your greatest archetypical strength and greatest archetypical opportunity for growth?
Suggestions to Build and Access Your Archetypes Over the Next 30 Days:
The King seeks to integrate all the other archetypes and all good principles in order to reach his full potential–so that he may use this energy for a higher purpose and to bless the lives of others.
Create more, consume less
Leave a legacy
Develop practical wisdom
Become a mentor
Find a mentor
Establish your core values
Develop the virtue of order
Break away from your mother
Develop a life plan
Develop the traits of true leadership
Protect the sanctity of your ideas
Avoid the corruption of money, power,and sex
Live with integrity
Many men today lack Warrior energy. They’ve been told all their lives that aggression is bad and they should just work on being be “nice guys.” But if there’s anything the world needs today, it’s men in touch with the Warrior archetype. It’s the energy that propels men to dare greatly and to fight for a worthy cause. So what can we do to access this positive Warrior energy?
Watch movies about great warriors. Yeah, it’s cliche, but it works. They don’t necessarily have to be war movies. Any film that showcases men with the warrior spirit will do. Here are a few of my favorite warrior movies. I’d love to read yours:
- The Seven Samurai
- Last of the Mohicans
Read biographies about great warriors. Also, dig into writings like those of Marcus Aurelius (the ultimate philosopher-warrior).
Take up boxing or another martial art.
Do something that scares you.
Work on becoming more decisive.
Meditate. Especially on death.
Quit shoulding on yourself. The Warrior is able to detach himself from the opinions of others in order to carry out his mission.
Find your core values.
Have a plan and purpose for your life.
Boost your adaptability by strengthening your resilience.
Study and practice the skills necessary for completing your goals. Whether that’s marksmanship, computer programming, or being charismatic, become a master of your trade.
Find the principles that you’re loyal to.
Establish some non-negotiable, unalterable terms (or N.U.Ts) and live by them.
Compete in a race like the Warrior Dash. It’s got the word warrior right in the name!
Strengthen your discipline by establishing habits and daily routines.
Adopt a minimalist philosophy. Declutter your life. Simplify your diet. Get out of debt.
Commit to lifelong learning
Create more, consume less.
Work with your hands.
Take part in a rite of passage
Find a mentor
Become a mentor
Join a Fraternal organization like the Wide Sky Men’s Council, Freemasons or Knights of Columbus
Carve out a sacred space in your life.
cultivating the virtue of moderation
being fully present in your life
turn life’s little everyday activities into indulgent, pleasure-inducing rituals
Chew your food slowly and really taste the flavors.
Enjoy touching and kissing your partner’s skin instead of just immediately jumping into sex.
take a walk after a rain shower and breathe in that fresh smell.
Remember, the Lover experiences as much of life as possible, with as many senses as possible.
Take up a hobby
Write a love letter or poem
Read a moving book which will inspire your imagination or passion.
Wide Sky Challenge:
What specific actions are you going to commit to perform daily prior to our next Wide Sky Meeting for your most challenged Archetype? Do you need an accountability partner?
*Credits to the book “King, Warrior, Magician and Lover” by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette and theartofmanliness.com. Both resources are highly recommended for further reading and research.