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ENGAGE YOUR BODY

emBODYment

created by Timothy Brainard, The Body Keys

There is a physical distinction between the repressive, reactive and natural expression of the Manager.

We can look to the body to help us emBODY the archetype.

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Lion male having a rest lying on the mountain top

REACTIVE: Controlling

Description: You could be described as a control freak. Your anger is so tightly coiled that they cannot allow any part of your environment to escape their control. You can’t handle change unless you have instigated it. If others transgress the confines of  your deeply controlled life, all your pent up tension and anger is likely to be detonated. You may strive to maintain control over others through hierarchical dominance or by taking the moral high ground. Probably, you can only be humbled by a deep physical or emotional crisis, and because of your inability to let go, you often meet crises in life.

(From the Gene Keys)

EXPLORING DOMINANCE/CONTROL IN YOUR BODY:

Consider the SHAPE that the body takes when it is being controlling. How does it feel to be controlling? When you feel controlling what does it look like in your body?

Fists clenched, shoulders thrown back, chest puffed, forceful feeling, etc

Your Turn: Explore how the reactive nature of controlling feels and is expressed by your body.

REPRESSIVE: Submissive

Description: You let others remain in control without asserting your own authority. You tend to defer control to life itself therefore not assuming responsibility for the direction in which it takes you. You may unconsciously blame life for whatever happens to you, closing down your willpower. This Shadow is afraid of being in control since it means you alone are accountable for your actions and potential success or failure.

(From the Gene Keys)

EXPLORING SUBMISSION IN YOUR BODY:

Consider the SHAPE that the body takes when it is submissive. How does it feel to be submissive? When you feel submissive what does it look like in your body?

Shoulders slumped, back arched, make yourself small, limpness, etc

Your Turn: Explore how the repressive nature of submission feels and is expressed by your body.

NATURAL EXPRESSION: ?

What exists outside of limp and repressed & tense and reactive?

What does the natural or relaxed expression look and feel like in the body?

What does it feel like to be balanced?

What shape does it take?

What is its posture?

What does it feel like to be alert and relaxed at the same time?

Your Turn: Explore how the Natural Manager nature get expressed by your body? BE THE NATURAL MANAGER.

Try on the Costume

created by Timothy Brainard, The Body Keys

We have offered 5 archetype descriptions behind this door: The Manager, The Lion, The Dentist, The Champion and Flow.

  1. Choose one of these 21st archetype descriptions to "try on" like a costume.
  2. If you are feeling more excited to play with these archetype descriptions, you can imitate each of the 5 options.
  3. Close your eyes and imagine what it would be like to be each of these archetype descriptions. How do they compare to each other? How do you feel them in your body?
Click on the images to review the descriptions of each.

Questions to consider when trying out these characters:

How does your body respond to the idea of being a lion, dentist, manager, champion, flow?

How would this character dress?

How would this character walk?

Do you notice any tension in your face?

How is your spine aligning to your pelvis?

Is your belly soft or contracted?

What do you notice about your chest and shoulders?

How does your body want to move to express this character?

How does it affect your breathing patterns?

What do you notice about the temperature in your body? Do you notice a temperature increase, decrease or does your temperature stay the same?

What feelings come up inside for each character?

What sensory data can you collect when you try on the costume of each character?

Which character brings out the best in you?

When would you want to call on each of these archetypes in your own life? How would they assist you when you become them?

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

This is not medical advice, so consult a professional before you begin taking supplements.

Always listen and honor your body and feel in what is correct for you.

Flower Essences

chicory

Chicory

“Those who are very mindful of the needs of others they tend to be over-full of care for children, relatives, friends, always finding something that should be put right. They are continually correcting what they consider wrong, and enjoy doing so. They desire that those for whom they care should be near them” – Dr. Edward Bach

Keywords: Possessive, over-protective, self-centered, critical, nagging, self-pity, easily offended, manipulating, demanding

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Cherry Plum Flower Essence

This flower essence remedy is great to use when you have fears of losing control.

“Fear of mind being over-strained, of reason giving away, of doing fearful and dreaded things, not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the thought and impulse to do them.” – Dr. Edward Bach

Keywords: Fear of losing control, temper tantrum, breakdown, abusive, rage, explode

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Wild Rose Flower Essence

When we submit our own values and self and find ourselves in the submissive expression.

"Excellent for those of us who stifle our genuine self or conform to values that are not really in alignment with what we believe."

“Those who without apparently sufficient reason become resigned to all that happens, and just glide through life, take its as it is, without any effort to improve things and find some joy. They have surrendered to the struggle of life without complaint.” – Dr. Edward Bach

Crystals

pietersite

Pietersite

A stone for willpower.

"This stone boosts willpower and helps you move from a place of understanding, faith, and deep conviction." - Sage Goddess

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Pink Amethyst

A stone for heart healing.

"Pink amethyst brings balance and healing to the emotional body, gently cleansing the aura and subtle bodies of any stagnant energies that impede and block your growth in, receptivity to, and reciprocity of love. Work with your piece to help clear your heart and bring you back into balance with your divine self. " - Sage Goddess

lapis lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

The "Queen's Stone"

"Helps to increase confidence and self-esteem. It sharpens your intuition and wisdom and brings a sense of royalty, power, and knowledge." - Sage Goddess

RETURN TO THE 21st DOOR
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Mezzasalma Carine

I really like the way you’ve done all this. I’m a player girl, so it’s fun….