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What Exactly is a Sacred Contract?
Carolyn Myss has stated, “Sacred Contracts are “soul documents,” life assignments that are encoded within your psyche and soul in the symbolic language of archetypes. Archetypes are universal patterns of power that you have been using all of your life to organize your thoughts and emotions, as well as the means through which you assess every person you meet. The moment you meet anyone, you instantly lock him or her into at least one archetype, and in this way, you immediately get a “fix” on the type of power that person carries within their psyche. For example, you might meet someone and say, “That guy is a classic computer geek,” or “That woman is such a princess,” or “That person strikes me as a con artist.” All of those descriptions are archetypes that communicate characteristics of power and behavioral patterns that everyone immediately recognizes as having basically the same profile.
How would your life change by knowing your Sacred Contract?
- Identifying your archetypal patterns helps you to understand the source and nature of your feelings and passions.
- Your life choices change when you begin to recognize the difference between an option and a Sacred Contract.
- The greatest gift you can give yourself is to “Know Thyself,” as Socrates famously said. Seeking out the profile of who you are according to twelve archetypal patterns and the myths of power that they represent is like coming upon a diary that you had no idea you had written.
- The greatest power that the human being can strive to attain is authentic, healthy self-esteem. When you have a sense of your Sacred Contracts, you learn that your destiny is part of a much bigger plan.