It made my blood boil. The grotesque spectacle of Trump in London in June 2019. I wondered how England could sell its soul like that. And then I thought about the prostitute archetype.
Like it or not, we all have one.
When I started trading, I was completely under the control of this archetype – I was acting out my belief that the only was to survive is to compromise myself and sell-out. Now I see things differently although not completely. Like all archetypes, the prostitute archetype is not entirely bad or entirely good; it can take you over and be dangerous to your peace of mind and therefore your sanity but it also has many gifts to offer.
Archetypes were used therapeutically by Jung, as a means of understanding out conflicting desires and Caroline Myss developed the idea much further and used in to her writings on human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition
None of us thinks kindly of the term ‘prostitute,’ and yet from this
archetypewe learn the great gift of never again having to compromise ourbody, mind, or spirit. You may have already reached the point in which the Prostitute has become a mature part of yourself that circles you with a strong vibrational field that says, “Not for sale.”
The Prostitute archetype engages lessons in the sale or negotiation of one’s integrity or spirit due to fears of physical survival or for financial gain. It activates the aspects of the unconscious that are related to seduction and control, whereby you are as capable of buying a controlling interest in another person as you are of selling your own power. Prostitution should be understood as the selling or selling out of your talents, ideas, and any other expression of the self. The core learning of the Prostitute relates to the need to birth and refine self-esteem and self-respect.https://www.myss.com/free-resources/sacred-contracts-and-your-archetypes/appendix-the-four-archetypes-of-survival/
In identifying this archetype, ask yourself:
– Have I ever sold out to people or organizations that I did not truly believe in?
– Have I ever remained in a situation that offered me financial protection because of a desire for financial security?
– Have I ever put another person in the position of compromising him- or herself in order to gain power over that individual?
– Have I ever ‘bought’ another person’s loyalty, support, or even silence, in order to have my way?
From another perspective:
– Have I ever offered to help another who was weakened by his or her Prostitute archetype?
– Do I judge others because they find themselves continually compromising themselves?
– Do I think of them as weak and myself as a better person?
And from yet another perspective:
– Have I ever felt myself being pulled into a circumstance that would require me to sell out my ethics, but then found myself strong enough to say “no”? “
It is this archetype that is active in me when I compromise myself and join courses and programs with people I neither like nor trust. It is the
This archetype is very closely connected with faith – both in our ability to look after ourselves and in the world to provide for us.
It is this archetype that keeps me trading even though I am sure my talents would be much better used elsewhere. I mostly do not want people to know about my trading ambitions and I feel ashamed of the amount of time and money spent on this goal. I won’t succeed at it until I resolve this conflict. In order to work with this archetype, I need to be open to every possibility – including stopping trading – and I need to aware of the .
The first step is to accept that Ken is lying, take the action I need to take against him and recover from this experience. Most of all though, I can welcome, with a completely open heart – all my dependencies and lack of faith that have brought me into this situation.