Your “Warrior” Energy Can Move Mountains!
Your personality is made up of several parts that have different functions: leadership, action, thinking, and feeling, for example. None of these parts is more or less important than the others. They all need to work effectively, with balanced energy, for you to achieve success in the world.
Because everyone has these parts of their personalities, they are known as archetypes; in other words, parts which everyone has in common.
The important point is that we can work with your archetypes in all kinds of ways during your coaching sessions. This is a way of working which produces powerful, lasting change. And does it fast.
Your Warrior Archetype
Here, I’d like to explain more about the part of your personality which makes things happen. You could call this the “Action Taker” or the “Guardian of Action”. In archetypal terms it is the part known as the Warrior or Warrioress.
Warriors Have Energy!
Your Warrior is the part of you responsible for going out into the world and getting things done. Preferably, that is, getting things done under the orders of your King or Queen archetype. After all, the leadership of Sovereign energy is – or should be – the guiding force in our individual Kingdoms and Queendoms.
Your warrior also defends the boundaries of your Kingdom or Queendom. That might be your business, your family, your home, or your world.
Here’s a video which explains more about the Warrior archetype and how this energetic part of your personality serves you in your life.
A Video To Explain The Warrior Archetype
The Warrior In Your World
The Warrior in his mature form channels his aggression so it empowers an outwardly directed, on-the-offensive approach to life. This is the energy which takes us out of an inwardly directed, defensive, depressed, or submissive position in response to life’s challenges and problems.
To put it simply, your Warrior is an agent of change in the world, and will act in service to your leader or Sovereign (if he’s given clear instructions, that is!) His or her role is all about constructive achievement, about going out into the world and getting things done, and changing things for the better.
Women can show outwardly directed Warrior energy just as much as men when they choose to do so, in business, for example. Yet the energy of the Warrioress often manifests as a defensive energy, a protective energy.
The Warrior Serves You As Sovereign
Think of the Samurai Warriors as an example of clean Warrior energy. They made their own choices and decisions. They would only serve a cause or a leader for as long as they felt the cause was right, and the leader was just.
In other words, all good Warriors are discerning.
They are discerning about how they employ their energy. They may use a full-on assault, or a more cunning strategic approach. Both of these approaches may require all the energy the Warrior can muster, but the strategic approach is more subtle and indirect. In other words, the Warrior is clever and wise, and when his battles require subtlety, he can be subtle.
There is also a difference between the mature Warrior energy of a man in mid-life and the immature Warrior energy of a young man.
Perhaps young men have a duty to be heroic. After all, they have a job to do. They must go out into the world and discover who they are, discover what their place in the world may be, discover that in fact they cannot defeat the world. This is the young man’s Hero’s journey.
Heroes are romantic, and so they often think they can change the world for the better all by themselves. Before a hero can mature into a truly masculine mature Warrior, he may have to take some harsh lessons in how the world works. Perhaps these lessons are inevitable in the face of a young man’s arrogance. Young men are often not great Warriors in service because their loyalty is so often simply to themselves. A mature Warrior is more concerned with something beyond and above himself.
What Makes A Warrior Successful?
Clarity of thinking is definitely important. A clever Warrior can look for weak points in his opponents’ position. He can exploit his own strengths and his opponents’ weaknesses. He can think clearly, knowing that he is battling for a cause that’s worthwhile – be that business, family, self, or some greater cause which he supports in the world.
There are three particular qualities needed by all Warriors who want to be effective in bringing about change:
- energetic action (an expression I much prefer to the word “aggressiveness”)
- clarity of thinking and discernment – knowing which battles to fight
- and the awareness that the difference between success and failure (or, if you prefer, life and death) is but a small one.
So to express your full Warrior energy in the world, you must bring skill, power, accuracy and focus to your actions. You need control over your inner and outer actions and feelings, both psychological and physical.
A true Warrior would never waste his energy on misguided, random, chaotic action in the world. After all, this will never lead to success.
A Positive Attitude Is Essential For Success
Perhaps a good way of describing Warrior energy is to speak of the quality that so many of us will have heard about on trainings of one kind or another – PMA or positive mental attitude.
If you translate that into warrior-speak, a positive mental attitude means bravery, fearlessness, the ability to take complete responsibility for the consequences of your actions, and a strong level of self-discipline and self-motivation.
Warriors throughout history have believed wholeheartedly in the expression “no pain, no gain.” Sometimes, to get what you want – whether you’re a business executive in a hostile meeting, a husband working out difficulties with your wife, an elite athlete, or a hunter tracking your prey – you have to show discipline of both mind and body.
These are vital qualities of the Warrior psyche. Another quality which comes to mind as I write this is a quality which all of us recognise, but is harder to describe.
This quality goes beyond the Warrior’s certainty that he is pursuing a worthwhile cause. He also knows he’s pursuing it with integrity. And commitment.
Integrity and commitment are qualities displayed by men and women who know they are doing the right thing, who are truly “on a mission”.
Such integrity and commitment remove much of the sting of the pettiness and small-minded attacks which can be directed at a Warrior as he or she sets out in service of the King or Queen.
A Warrior sure of his or her integrity will not be knocked off course or swayed. A Warrior sure of his or her integrity has the greatest chance of staying “on mission”, and thereby bringing their Sovereign’s deepest desires and most soulful visions to the world.
Warrior Work And You
For you, Warrior work might centre on your business, your family, your mission to change something, or your desire to bring about your vision. It might be based on a cause for which you are fighting, or even an idealistic notion.
Warrior energy is based on determination, clarity about what’s needed, and the dedicated pursuit of an objective guided by focus and intention.
The Warrior and Destruction
One of the negative outcomes of the aggressive energy of the Warrior can be destruction: the destruction of what is already built, the destruction of what has gone before, the destruction of what is good, and the destruction of happiness, love and success.
Yet sometimes the Warrior has to destroy.
You see, positive, focused Warrior energy is sometimes needed simply to destroy what already is, so that something new can take its place.
This would be the kind of energy, for example, that a man or woman might bring to their decision to change direction in life, in business matters or family affairs. What kind of thing are we thinking of? To leave a business, perhaps, or sell it, or to divorce a wife or husband, maybe.
Thus Warrior energy may be linked to mature decision-making in which the King or Queen understands that certain hard choices have to be made, and that in the making of those choices there may be some destruction of the established order.
The Warrior Is Linked To All The Archetypes
When the Warrior connects with the other human archetypes in their mature form, something truly amazing can happen.
Consider the Warrior’s connection with the Sovereign. The Sovereign’s authentic decisions, clarity of intention, and sense of purpose can be truly impressive. When backed by the power, discipline and energy of the Warrior, the force generated can change the world.
When the Warrior combines with the Magician, he can learn supreme discipline and self-control, and display exemplary strategy and tactics so refined that he will be propelled along the road to achieving his goals.
And finally, of course, when the Warrior is tinged with Lover energy, he feels compassion, he knows his actions can impact all the other living creatures on the planet. His actions are tempered, softened, perhaps forged into another energy altogether….
While a Warrior may have to do his duty, he needs the compassion to understand fully the consequences of what he’s doing. Without the restraining influence of the other three archetypes, the Warrior can bring about chaos. Disciplined, controlled, his level of energy and loyalty to something beyond himself can be a powerfully impressive combination!
The Warrior Makes Things Happen
If you need to take action in the world, you need to change things, you need to get things done, this is the part of you which must take action!
Sadly many of us have either a weak, suppressed, or out of control Warrior archetype within us.
The great news is that Archetypal Life Coaching can bring the energy of the Warrior archetype back into balance. Then, this powerful archetype can truly serve you in a productive way without doing harm to you or to the world around you.