Saboteur Archetype

“What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body.” 

 Caroline MyssAnatomy of the Spirit

It was an easy seven hour drive to Sisters, Oregon and when I arrived, I was so happy to spend time with my dear friends Doug and Katie Cavanaugh. Matthew Kocel, one of the speakers at The Healer’s Gathering was there too and I was able to listen to them jam! Dancing was fun too!

Katie Cavanaugh

Katie Cavanaugh

Where I really messed up on the drive though, was getting my second sugar-free soy latte on the road. Somehow my wisdom went out the door and almost half of my food intake was from lattes. Feel free to share why soy, coffee, and sugar free products are not healthy. I get it!

Doug Cavanaugh and Matthew Kocel

Doug Cavanaugh and Matthew Kocel

Rather than beating myself up though, I am going to journal and explore the Saboteur within. This clearly was a self-sabotaging behavior. According to the teachings of Caroline Myss there are 4 main archetypes we all share. They are the Child, Victim, Saboteur and Prostitute.

From Caroline’s Sacred Contracts class, her book and my own experiences, I have created a list of characteristics of the Saboteur archetype. The Saboteur Archetype is the Guardian of Choice.

 The core issue of the Saboteur is fear of inviting changes into your life; changes that shape and deepen your spirit.

  • The other side of destruction is rebuilding and rebirth.

  • Use the saboteur to consciously dismantle areas of your life you need to fix or heal.

  • Makes itself known through disruption and resistance.

  • You can silence the saboteur with acts of courage and following your intuition. Listen to the small voice and make choices – small ones to begin with.

  • The shadow saboteur will play on your fears that you are not good enough to accomplish anything on your own.

  • We are afraid that if we are enlightened we will be alone, wont’ be vulnerable, capable of sensual love, so we feed the shadow saboteur, the part of use that is fragmented.

  • We fear empowerment because we think it will remove us from the warmth and comfort of loved ones.

  • We fear empowerment because we don’t want to be responsible for our actions and therefore consciously or unconsciously encourage our weakness and hold onto our fears; we do want to be around others that are empowered or enlightened though.

  • Work with your saboteur to see where you may be doing yourself in (what are you doing you know you should not be doing and what you are not doing that you know you should be doing?

  • When you make the saboteur your ally it can call your attention to ways you might be sabotaged or sabotage yourself and then you can make other choices The intellect of the scarecrow can work with your saboteur to alert you to when you are doing yourself in.

Join with me and delve into your own Saboteur and become clearer on your own Choices!

http://candesscampbell.com

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7 Comments on “Saboteur Archetype”

  1. Impower You says:

    Yes! Thank you.
    I’m learning (and practicing) to stop my inner saboteur with my intuition and courage. There’s no way I could commit to traveling across the country on my budget without lots of courage. Everytime I follow my intuition instead of caving into negative thoughts or easy fixes I feel so much better. Since I’ve become consious of my thoughts those moments really stand out for me and stick with me.

  2. Great article, Candess! I’m brewing a cup of espresso as I type Wishing you a splendid event in Oregon with your friends…Hugs, Lee

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  3. Bethany says:

    What a wonderful trip, and a very restful time for you! There is something just particularly wonderful about people getting together, and playing a bit of music. And I know, also, how easy it is to sabotage ourselves, and become our own worst enemy. Great post!

  4. amybovai says:

    Enjoyed this post, Candess!
    My friend told me about these different roles within us once and this reinforced what she told me. Very interesting and helpful to know so that we can become more aware, and find success more easily.
    Thank you!
    Amy

  5. I love the concept of the four archetypes, you mention, Candess: Child, Victim, Saboteur and Prostitute. Indeed, it is amazing to “step outside of ourselves” and watch how they interact within us and the different messages they exchange. It’s their coming together in harmony that gives us both the strength and the courage to overcome the fears the Saboteur is constantly whispering in our heart. I can hear the Victim cheering him on, the Prostitute protesting and the Child watching in total bewilderment.

    Definitely a thought provoking post! HUGS ❤

  6. […] I’m learning (and practicing) to stop my inner saboteur with my intuition and courage. There’s no way I could commit to traveling across the country on my budget without lots of courage. Every time I follow my intuition instead of caving into negative thoughts or easy fixes I feel so much better. Whether it’s choosing healthier food, doing work that improves my skills, or taking a wild leap to follow my dreams. Since I’ve become conscious of my thoughts those moments really stand out for me and stick with me. Read her post at Candesscampbell.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/saboteur-archetype […]


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