Love this.. SG x
Love this.. SG x
Roadblocks To Our Destiny
I’m trying to create a new life and it often feels like there are a million blocks that are purposely placed in my path. It’s so frustrating! I’m continually having to adjust in order to keep moving forward.
Somedays it makes me down, some days it makes me tired, some days I feel defeated by the endless roadblocks, obstacles, walls, pit-stops, delays and detours. Wherever I’m trying to get to, it’s certainly not one straight line to getting there.
There really are roadblocks to our destiny.
I’m trying hard not to give up. I can make adjustments, climb over the walls, take detours even if they take longer and prolong my stress a little. I can figure out new ways to keep going..
I can’t afford to let challenges stop me or make me sink. I need to accept there will always be challenges and roadblocks.
Today I have felt a little defeated as my ex. is making my life difficult through the children, just when life was getting easier.
I pity him as he still has the need to control even though he has remarried and has another child..
I pity him but I refuse to pity myself!
This movie is a good example of roadblocks on your path and never giving up!
(Everyone has this Archetype).
Prevents you from
letting yourself be victimized, or victimizing others.
Playing the Victim for positive feedback in the form of pity.
Inability to maintain personal boundaries.
The negative traits of the Victim are self-evident. But when properly recognized, it can be a tremendous aid in letting us know when we are in danger of letting ourselves be victimized, often through passivity but also through rash or inappropriate actions.
We need to develop this clarity of insight, however, and that means learning the nature and intensity of the Victim within.
It can also help us to see our own tendency to victimize others for personal gain.
In its shadow manifestation, the Victim tells you that you are always taken advantage of and it’s never your fault.
We may like to play the Victim at times because of the positive feedback we get in the form of sympathy or pity. Our goal is always to learn how to recognize these inappropriate attitudes in ourselves or others, and to act accordingly.
We are not meant to be victimized in life, but to learn how to handle challenges and outrun our fears.
In establishing contact with your own inner Victim, ask yourself:
Movies Portraying the ‘Victim’
Watching movies related to one of your core archetype especially when going through the process of healing is a powerful tool to help you understand yourself (your motivations, your passions, your fears – why you behave the way you do).
Learning the transcendent nature of service to oneself or a cause.
Addiction to self pity.
The Martyr archetype is well known in two arenas: as a classic political or religious figure, and in the self-help world of contemporary psychology.
In the social and political world, the martyr is often highly respected for having the courage of conviction to represent a cause, even if it requires dying for that cause for the sake of others.
Suffering so that others might be redeemed, whether that redemption take a spiritual or political form, is among the most sacred of human acts.
The Shadow Aspect
Within the self-help field, the shadow Martyr is viewed as a person who has learned to utilize a combination of service and suffering for others as the primary means of controlling and manipulating her environment and an addiction to self pity.
While people recognize this archetype in others, particularly when they are directly influenced by the individual sporting this pattern, they often cannot see it in themselves.
Look for a pattern of giving yourself to causes for the betterment of others, regardless of the consequences.
Movies with Martyrs
Watching movies related to one of your core archetypes, especially when going through the process of healing your shadow aspect is a powerful tool to help you understand yourself (your motivations, your passions, your fears – why you behave the way you do).
Healing the Negative Aspect or Shadow Side of the Martyr
Shadow Martyrs tend to be run down, sick, bitter and miserable before they wake up and realize that their life isn’t working for them.
It is probably working for everyone else around them though!
On a spiritual level the answer lies in choosing life and happiness, rather than choosing suffering and unhappiness.
Lessons in self love – taking care of your own needs first, in order to give and to be of benefit to someone else.
Selflessness vs. Selfishness
Assertiveness – learning to say no to others in order to say yes to yourself
Consider counselling or talk therapy to overcome issues:
Forgoing your own needs leads to ill health, victimization, blaming others, bitterness and resentment.
People do not respect those who do not take care of themselves first no matter how kind and loving they are.
Issues to Address
Your fears regarding creating a happy life for yourself – devoid of endless suffering
Learning to take care of yourself: emotionally, physically and spiritually
Being responsible for your own well being
Learning healthy narcissism
Addressing childhood and/or past life issues regarding martyrdom.
Learning how to set firm boundaries with people.
Removing the takers and selfish people from your life.
Developing the courage to take the action required to create your own happy life, free of pain, suffering and resentment.
Ask yourself this question when you choose to ‘help others’ or give to others especially when you yourself are stressed, run down or overtired.
Is this good for me?
“What do I need?”
and also remember…
those that love you, want you to be happy and free of stress
…not miserable because you give endlessly until you are burnt out and exhausted.
That is not called love – that is called martyrdom.