Walking the Mythic Fire Path of the Warrior
Based on your profile results you are walking the Mythic Path of the Warrior. This path focuses on learning lessons around right action and right use of will. Being driven, productive, and getting results are at the core of this path, but the key to creating true success is to learn how to take action that serves the greater good and to make decisions that bring you inner nourishment, outer ease and flow, and a deep sense of fulfillment. Skill attainment and competency are essential for walking the fire path as well as learning how to control your creative energy or life force. Slowing down your reactions to stressful situations, controlling impulsiveness, and managing anger and aggressiveness, are important abilities to develop so you can access your intuition and remain focused on achieving your desired goals.
Your sense of self may potentially be tied up in what you do and what you accomplish, which may detach you from the present and instead have you making plans for, and living in, the future. Experiencing true wellness is achieved by living an inspired life—including removing your armor, opening up your heart, communicating your needs and feelings, and creating from a place of deep passion. Building interrelational discernment and balancing head and heart in the decision-making process are also essential skills for creating a life that allows you to honor your gifts.
Principle of Mythic Transformation
Recognizing the soul function at the center of your life journey shines light upon the qualities of your
Authentic Self and empowers you as you navigate the challenging moments of life.
Reclaiming Your Authentic Self
As a byproduct of instinctually (rather than consciously) emphasizing your will forces to “fit into” your family and your environment while growing up, your Authentic Self was suppressed. A powerful step in discovering and reclaiming the parts of you that were denied in this “fitting in” and adaptive process, is to identify and temper the limiting patterns in how you utilize your will. Review how you have taken or not taken action especially in response to stressful life situations. Focus on the moments where your actions or lack of action produced an unpreferred or a limiting outcome. Use the list below as inspiration for identifying the will-related patterns and imbalances that need your attention.
Identifying Potential Imbalances in Your Will
- Being challenged around keeping your agreements and being your word
- Struggling to be self-reliant and independent
- Lacking the ability to control impulsiveness making it hard to respond to life situations with calm and poise
- Demonstrating an obsessive need for change
- Tending to teach, stand behind, or follow other people’s work instead of creating your own
- Finding it difficult to experience balance in the various arenas of your life (home, relationships, self-care, etc.) while working on a project or goal
- Being the rebel (in a way that is counter to or is in conflict with your core values) instead of applying your creative energy in positive ways
- Struggling with slowing down and being meticulous and focused when it matters most
- Allowing perfectionism to hold you back from sharing your gifts and talents
- Letting self-doubt and insecurity impact your ability to initiate your goals and plans
Principle of Mythic Transformation
Transforming the imbalances and limiting patterns in your will establishes a powerful foundation
for creating a more authentic and nourishing relationship to life.
A Practice of Remembrance
An additional step in reclaiming your Authentic Self is to create a practice of remembering past events, no matter how small, when you experienced a positive result in the physical world and a deep sense of inner satisfaction as a direct result of taking action and using your will forces. Utilize all your senses when you revisit those moments in your life. Imagine the events as if they are happening in present time. Focus on anchoring in the feeling of right use of will in your body. Write down, in as much detail as possible, how those moments feel somatically and kinesthetically rather than what you are experiencing mentally or emotionally. Create a regular practice of remembering how right use of will feels in your body, especially before making important life decisions.
Another helpful tool to temper the imbalances in your will and to reclaim your Authentic Self is to use your travel compass to direct you to the realm of feelings and your inner experience. This realm, or orientation to life, places an emphasis on your emotional life rather than on external exploits and goals. Focusing your attention on your inner life naturally connects you to the water element! You will know if you are headed in the right direction based on the level of contentment, satisfaction, and emotional wellbeing you are experiencing in your life. Embracing feeling capacities—such as self-nourishment, emotional awareness, ease, flow, and authentic enthusiasm—will bring balance and harmony to your path. Take a moment to identify the activities you can embrace in your life to more fully connect to the feeling realm of water.
Getting Acquainted With Your Inner Warrior
What do you picture when you think about the Warrior archetype? If you could look at the Warrior part of yourself in the mirror, what would he or she look like? Before receiving this overview, did you see yourself as a Warrior in some aspect of your life? If so, in what capacity? If not, why not? How does the Warrior part of you want to be utilized in your life right now?
© 2015 Gary Jobe Ferguson, Ph.D.