Archetypes, Hands & Your Career

jung on archetypes

Your hands are the road map for your perfect career. Over the years I’ve read and reviewed more than 1000 pairs of hands, both in depth and in quick sessions. Within a few minutes your hands tell me what it will take for you to feel satisfied and valued at work and at home. A few minutes later and your hands reveal exactly where you’re stuck fighting against your inner nature.

When you deny your innate processes and tendencies in order to fit in or to mimic someone else’s style or process you are shooting yourself in the foot and denying your full capacity to excel in the world.

How you choose to define your excellence is up to you. You get to write the definition of success according to your vision, but you must have a vision of success.Focusing on success allows you to accept responsibility for your outcomes and your happiness.

Everyone wants a shortcut to achieve their dreams and you deserve a shortcut of your very own. That’s what your hands have in store for you. Of course you have to choose whether or not to continue the way you’ve been going or to turn around and take the path waiting for you. Either path is fine, one just moves you more quickly to your outcome.

It might be easiest for you to understand the shortcuts when I tell you that your hands unveil the archetypes that are predominant in your life.

Carl Gustav Jung developed an understanding of archetypes as universal, archaic patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct …They are inherited potentials which are actualized when they enter consciousness as images or manifest in behavior on interaction with the outside world.” [ from Jungian Archetypes, Wikipedia]

Jung defined 12 primary archetypes that represent basic human motivation and instincts. Caroline Myss expanded these in her work “Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential” and she says that each of us share four constant archetypes that are combined with a unique combination of 8 other archetypes that clearly define our soul contract here on Earth.

Your hands help you identify and connect with the meaning of your 12 archetypes.

The more you know about yourself and your soul contracts here on Earth, the easier it will be to make your way through difficult transitions in your career and your personal life because you’ll be consciously aware of how your experiences and relationships (both good and bad) are helping to support your spiritual growth. When you grow spiritually, you expand your capacity to live your life purpose.

Your hands are the way you tangibly interact with your world, allowing you the full human experience of tactile sensations. You are in the moment when you are touching someone you love, weeding your garden or petting your dog. Having the contract you made before you were born on your fingertips is no coincidence. It’s meant to be a map for you to live a fully vibrant life.

These days the average American works about 1,704 hours (Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/tus/charts/) a year and only 19% of them are satisfied with their jobs.{Right Management snapshot survey, 2011. includes Canada}.

If you’re one of the 81% of North Americans who are unhappy at work, chances are you experience stress, pain and illness at a higher rate than your happily employed peers.

Even though you’re not alone in your frustration on the job, the reasons for being disengaged and frustrated are likely unique and offer the clues you need to find work that not only satisfies your bank account, but your sense of purpose as well.

Whether you’ve been job-hopping for years or you’ve stayed put in a miserable work environment out of fear of the unknown, isn’t it time you found an easier way to align your career with your purpose in a way that serves you, serves your employer and serves the community at large?

If you’re ready to unveil your archetypes, identify your purpose and follow a handmade, personalized step-by-step plan to the career that reflects your deeper purpose, let me know. We’ll set a time to talk about where you are and where you want to go and I’ll share information about various solutions that can help you right now.