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Pathway number five is the Archetype of the Change agent

 

Symbols for number 5

This post is dedicated to an exploration of “PATHWAY 5”:
FREEDOM, activation of the Number “5” Archetype, and its specific gifts, powers, challenges, and opportunities to evolve within each person, within YOU!!

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The five-pointed star

The Five Pointed Star, or pentagram, is a symbol of Pathway “5”, and is one of the most potent, powerful, and persistent symbols in human history. This particular symbolism has persisted for centuries and has greatly influenced theologies of diverse traditions. It has been important to almost every ancient culture, from the Mayans of Latin America to India, China, Greece, and Egypt.

The earliest pentagrams were rough diagrams found scratched into stone age caves. While they are believed to have some spiritual significance, the meaning of the star shape to early humans is a mystery. In the civilizations that followed, it held various meanings, usually astronomical and religious. In many of these traditions, it can also symbolize the unity of mankind with the earth or with the realm of the spirit, the human body. To read more (Click Here.)

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The Butterfly

Throughout time, human cultural myth and lore have described the butterfly as a symbol of transformation and change because of its dramatic process of metamorphosis. From egg to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon), the beautiful butterfly emerges in her unfurling glory. The butterfly transformation is a symbol of the Number “5” driving motivation to constantly change form, to find new wings, and to fly into new possibilities.

The wild horse

According to the Spirit Animals and Animal Totems web page, the horse spirit animal symbolizes personal drive, passion, and appetite for freedom. Among all the spirit animals, the horse is the one that shows a strong motivation that carries one through life. The meaning of the horse varies depending on whether this animal spirit guide is represented as wild, tamed, moving freely or constrained”.

For me, “Wild Horses” are symbolic of the driving force of progress and the desire to move beyond current paradigms and into totally new realms of possibilities.

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SUPERPOWERS - When an individual has developed a balanced and mature 5 archetype expressions can include the following:
  • I am ever curious
  • I enjoy exploring
  • I am willing to go out beyond my comfort zone
  • I am excited by something new
  • I am always drawn to the leading edge
  • I am most aligned when I choose to see every day as an adventure
  • I enjoy movement in all dimensions of being
  • I like to contribute as a catalyst for change
  • I am a Change Agent
  • I love to witness others grow and change
  • I love to transform systems that have become limitations
  • I don’t mind stirring up the pot in service of something better
  • I am vibrantly alive in my body
  • I enjoy experiencing the pleasure of the five senses
  • I breathe fresh air into the room because I am open to innovation
  • I am the spirit of new possibilities
  • I love to travel inside and out
  • I love new experiences and want to try everything
  • I like to break up routines
  • I love the expansive feeling of movement
  • I don’t mind letting go of people, places, and things that are no longer aligned with my highest good
  • I value self-development
  • I have an adventurous spirit
  • I like to go off the beaten path and find new ways to get there
  • I like to find new ways to do things
  • I am happy in relationships that understand and support my freedom
  • My presence is a force of progress for humanity
  • People are attracted to my excitement for life
  • Anything that I believe in is fun and effortless to promote
  • I love the feeling of traveling with the wind in my hair!
When an individual has an undeveloped Number “5” Archetype, attributes can include the following expressions:
  • I limit myself, and my freedom, unnecessarily
  • I am too afraid to let my wings unfurl and take a chance
  • I don’t understand how to use freedom and I lose my freedom of choice
  • I rebel against self-control
  • I can be irresponsible
  • I don’t allow myself to experience the pleasure that I’m capable of
  • I move too quickly and I don’t let things take root
  • My need for freedom prevents me from making lasting commitments
  • I resist anything that I fear my take away freedom
  • I don’t understand that freedom can increase with acceptance of certain limitations
  • I want to stay in the safety of the known
  • I run away when I should stay
  • I don’t understand how to be free and committed at the same time
  • I resist making and maintaining habits and routines that would make my life easier
  • I resent restriction and responsibility
  • I can be self-indulgent in a way that can impact others negatively
  • I can be reckless
  • I can be rigid in my thinking
  • I lack vitality
  • I dislike any type of confinement even if it is just a seat belt

EXEMPLARS OF THIS ARCHETYPE:

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem, editor of “MS” magazine presents Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter a copy of the magazine which features his mother, “Miss Lillian” on the cover. Carter visited his headquarters in Atlanta, August 30, 1976.

Gloria Steinem, editor of “MS” magazine presents Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter a copy of the magazine which features his mother, “Miss Lillian” on the cover. Carter visited his headquarters in Atlanta, August 30, 1976.

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Feminist icon Gloria Steinem presents presidential nominee Jimmy Carter with a copy of Ms. magazine in 1976. The magazine featured Carter’s mother on the cover. Gloria-Steinem-Facts.

As a young woman, I first learned about Gloria Steinem and the Feminist Movement in a Women’s Studies course in college. I was so inspired by her leadership and tireless advocacy work for women’s rights, I went on to minor in Women’s Studies and dedicate many years of my life to the empowerment of women and girls through founding the Life Blessing Institute youth program, MAIDEN SPIRIT: A Girls Wisdom and Rites-of-Passage organization.

“Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s. She was a columnist for New York magazine and a founder of Ms. magazine. In 1969, she published an article, “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation,” which brought her to national fame as a feminist leader. Ms. Steinem has received dozens of awards, and just published her memoirs. She remains an active voice for women’s rights. On November 22, 2013, Gloria Steinem was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama

WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

Malala Yousafzai

Malala, the youngest Nobel Laureate, 17-year old Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, had already fought for several years for the right of girls to education when she was awarded the 2014 Peace Prize.
Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries, and actions for peace and human rights – achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize. Learn more about the impactful work of these Laureates at Nobelprize.org.

This video is from the Nobel Prize Facebook Page;
‘Women who changed the world”.

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Tracey Heartsun

Tracey on her Harley: Let’s get moving!!!!

I recently interviewed my friend Tracey Heartsun, whom I affectionately call “Heartsun”. Her Life Purpose Archetype is a “5”, and she demonstrates so many of the gifts and powers of the Change Agent, someone who loves and must have her freedom.

Tracey Heartsun

Heartsun is motivated in life by a drive for movement, change, the exploration of new possibilities, adventure, and freedom.

Her greatest happiness is when she has the time & freedom to do what she wants & when she wants. She is challenged with an ongoing resistance to anything she feels might curtail her freedom, or that requires a big commitment of time.

Heartsun wants her days to be filled with stimulation, interactions with others, and variety in her routines. She is easily bored and needs to be involved in a diversity of activities each day to feel happy. If Heartsun wakes up feeling “crummy”, she knows the cure is to get out the door and start interacting with life!

Heartsun’s natural drive to overcome limitations in order to experience new freedom finds expression in her constant process of inner transformation. She loves to experience her own growth and evolution as well as to witness the development of others.

Spending time with girlfriends sharing deeply about the liberations experienced on the journey of healing and spiritual awakening is one of her greatest joys.

Many of her Number “5” needs and competencies were expressed during her 25 years of running a Catering business. Heartsun loved the fast pace, the constant movement, different people, and no commitment to any place for more than two minutes. Can you imagine that? She especially loved the freedom that came with owning her own business and working for herself.

As a dear friend over several decades, I can honestly say that I have never known anyone as dedicated to a conscious ongoing process of self-transformation as Tracey Heartsun. It’s her unbridled passion and willingness to consistently move through the fears that often arise in the face of change and take the significant risks that are sometimes required to find new freedom that endears her to me most of all. Our friendship is an adventure.

Activation Practice for Pathway Five Super Power

Shift your focus to a state of deep inner receptivity; close your eyes; bring awareness to the rise and fall of your chest as you breathe in and out. With each exhale, tune in more consciously to the part of you that knows what it feels like to be grounded and stable in your body, mind, emotions, and spiritual connection.

Take several deep breaths. Imagine that you are a horse standing within a comfortable corral placidly enjoying the sensation of the earth beneath your hooves, the scent of wildflowers and fresh herbs and grasses. Notice the colors of your hide and mane and tail… the sensation of the air flowing through your lungs, the sense of strength and power in your limbs.

Continue breathing in the fresh enlivening air until you notice a new fragrance drifting in and drawing your attention. You know it’s time to move on, to discover what’s beyond the corral, to find the source of this enticing aroma. So you begin running, picking up speed until you easily jump the fence and run wild and free, just for the pleasure and the adventure of it.

Breathe deep and awaken your capacity to enjoy the sensation of the ability to move outside known structures to experience new possibilities.

Your entire system is becoming more energized and vital with each breath and you become one with the movement. Notice how you feel when you are moving freely.

Tune in to the free-flowing Change Agent Archetype within you and notice what shifts in your attitude and body when you do. Notice if your sense of adventurousness increases.

Invoke all the superpowers of Number “5”, especially: the spirit of freedom; the love of movement, pleasure, adventure, and innovation, your ability to catalyze change.

Acknowledge the essence of your capacity to let go of anything that no longer serves your highest good, to take risks and try new things, to experiment and explore.

Tune in to all the gifts and powers that the Number “5” represents, including your capacity to enjoy the pleasure of the moment without needing to know the future.

Tap into the energizing power of the Freedom Lover within you.

Complete this activation with this statement: I love to explore and change.

Affirmations

I want to try everything at least once!!!

I enjoy moving on to the next exciting or different thing or life can feel stagnate and depressing.

I am any one of the many early astronauts to don a space suit and strap myself into what was essentially a very large tin can for an exhilarating flight to go where no one had gone before.

I am the TV personality and wild life conservationist making it my life’s mission to educate, entertain, and engage others in the sheer joy of discovery.

I am the voice that speaks out to abolish oppressive systems around the globe, whether I am a household name, a historical figure, or the girl next door. Whether working in the public eye, or behind the scenes, to abolish oppressive societal systems around the globe.

I am the visionary behind YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. I change the way information is communicated.

I am the founder of The Center for Teen Empowerment, supporting youth to tap into the regenerative power they possess to choose peace over violence and encourage their peers to do the same.

I am everyone who makes the effort to recycle as much as possible, use public transportation or ride my bike instead of driving, and contribute to change in our global carbon footprint.

I enjoy being the one to bring in transformation knowledge and awareness or new ways of relating. For example, if I learn something from someone that makes a difference in my life, I have to pass it on.

I am the author of Wild, From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, pushing myself far beyond my comfort zone and through my own limitations.

I love a good piece of cake and sometimes find it hard to stop at just one piece!

Freedom is my middle name. Maybe it’s my first name.

Change is refreshing. Don’t try to tie me down!

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