What does Archetypal Sobriety mean? In this post, we will talk about:
- What is an archetype
- What does sobriety mean
- What is it important
- What to do next
WHAT IS AN ARCHETYPE?
An archetype, in the context of psychology, is a universally recognized symbol, theme, or pattern that appears repeatedly across different cultures and historical periods. These archetypes are thought to be part of the collective unconscious, a concept introduced by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. According to Jung, the collective unconscious is a reservoir of shared human experiences, emotions, and memories that influence our behavior and perceptions.
Archetypes represent fundamental human experiences, such as the Hero, the Shadow, the Wise Old Man/Woman, the Trickster, the Mother, and many others. These archetypes often manifest in myths, stories, dreams, and artwork, and they provide insight into the underlying psychological processes that shape human behavior and thought. It's not a stereotype in that it's an oversimplified image of someone or something. In fact, an archetype is universally understood to mean the same thing across languages.
WHAT IS SOBRIETY?
Sobriety means being free from the influence of alcohol, mind-altering substances, and something that has control of you. Sobriety refers to a clear and rational state of mind, where a person is not under the effects of intoxicating substances of choice (and that goes for social media or any other thing that has control over you) and is able to think and behave in a controlled and coherent manner.
So, ARCHETYPAL SOBRIETY, is where you are aware of your patterns and how they influence your decisions and actions that ultimately affect your sobriety and recovery.
Why IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Being aware of your archetypes are important for numerous reasons: