The Divine Masculine represents the highest level of expression and manifestation of masculine energy in the world. As spiritual-physical beings we have complex psychological and emotional energies that combine to produce our inner health and outer reality.
Each of us, male and female, carries within our psyche both Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine archetype energies. It is therefore an integral part of a feeling of well-being, wholeness and connection.
Men can assimilate Divine Masculine energy and raise our species to higher levels of evolution and states of being. Women are equally served by contemplating Divine Masculine qualities, seeking to integrate them into their inner male expression.
God, King, Priest, Warrior, Lover, Sage
The Divine Masculine comprises a group of archetypal energies that drive our consciousness and felt sense of being. There are many archetypes present in our psyche/soul, six have been chosen to represent those with the strongest influence and most importance to our psycho-spiritual evolution. With conscious feeding of these primary archetypes other weaker energies are collaterally nurtured to fullness as well.
Those seeking to discover and “grow into” their expression of the Divine Masculine will want to contemplate the full-expression of these archetypes and perceive how these show up in their life. One way to do this is to study and ponder at length each archetype description seeking its current expression in one's life and discovering new aspects to incorporate into one's mind set. New aspects can be integrated by imagining what it would feel like to think or behave in this new way and see what circumstances or opportunities already exist that could be positively affected by adopting these higher concepts, principles and motivations. The overarching focus is of transpersonal service and beneficence.
The God archetype is the transcendent, connected-to-all-that-is, aspect of self. It is the part of us that resonates with transpersonal, harmonious love for everyone and all beings. Our God archetype is the domain of spirituality, mystical experience and intuition.
A man expressing this archetype in its fullness feels like this: You are with a man who feels connected to all that is, who has a spiritual balance and orientation, who emanates love to all in his sphere of life without passing over someone because they don’t fit his picture of who/what is deserving of his love. He embodies Love, expressed to whomever is before him.
He is a man that, when in his presence, you find yourself inspired to make new connections and source new experiences. He stands for equality and the divine-right of happiness for all races, genders, sexual preferences.
He is a leader by example and not words alone. He is spiritually motivated supporting transcendency in all its forms. He seeds thought forms and ideas while not “holding on” to them as proprietary —releasing ownership for the greater good.
The man in the state of being “Divine Masculine” shows up as non-judgmental, open, welcoming, heart-centered, spiritually focused, supportive, inspirational, loving.
Present in each man’s being is the archetype of the King who actively plays the central role of order and blessing, benevolence and fertility, strength and balance. While the God archetype seeds thought forms and ideas, the King births them and actively looks to their growth and manifestation into existence —being the steward of these.
The King archetype is the domain of material-manifestation, family, “kingdom” (your sphere of life influence including your relationship to individuals and physical locations: home, neighborhood, community, city, state, country, world), material wealth and abundance.
Being with a man who is in the fullness of the King archetype feels like this: He is supportive and nurturing of the well-being and easeful participation and happiness of those he engages with. He is a stabilizing and calming influence in all circumstances. By his balance and “potency” (strength, effectiveness) others are comforted and influenced to imitate his example. His demeanor is “seasoned” and carries wisdom with it, not adolescent impulsiveness.
The man in the fullness of his King archetype is complex with multiple aspects that comprise his unique expression of the divine. His wisdom carries a transpersonal selflessness, like a kind father, he is an agent of the divine having reverence for all life. He is benevolent, evenhanded, calm, strong, caring, present, passionate. He is settled in the knowing that everything is as it should be, everything changes, and there is no lack or anything to genuinely fear.
The Priest archetype is possibly the least known and understood and it is the least supported in our culture. The Priest archetype is the domain of awareness and insight, connecting with and revealing “occult” (that which is hidden) knowledge of the unknown realm.
The Priest is the trans-connector, the facilitator, between the material and spiritual world. He is a mediator of the powerful energies that make up the being that we are. The Priest calls forth, transmutes and directs energies between unconscious and conscious awareness, affecting our material and spiritual felt sense of being.
Experiencing a man in the fullness of the Priest archetype feels like this: You are with a man who is the master of his spiritual and material realities and knows how to call forth from spiritual storehouses what he needs to transmute energies that would overtake or topple other men not in this fullness. He is thoughtful and reflective, having depth to his presence and intellect. He knows how to detach from (become neutral to) inner and outer storms and how to connect deep inner truths and resources with his experience of life. He is not easily pushed or pulled by faddish influences but brings power and confidence to difficult situations requiring change/shifting with grace and insight.
The man in the fullness of the Priest archetype is transpersonally engaged with others, serving their need for love and acceptance. He provides spiritual grounding and consciousness expansion through his presence and expression of higher principles. He serves the greater good with humility and grace, and not from Egoic desire for prominence or position.
The Warrior archetype is the most represented and exploited archetype in our culture—being elevated and revered by the dominant patriarchal society as: disciplined leader / protector. While these are two of the Warrior’s sterling qualities, it is what comprises his fullness that makes this archetype a divine expression.
Other Warrior qualities are: decisiveness and clarity of thought, selfless service, genuine humility, strength of experiential “knowing,” courage to do what serves the highest good even when it is a personal challenge to do so. He serves to maintain and supporting established systems and forms without rigidity, being exemplary in loyalty to a greater good beyond personal gain.
He is detached (neutral to outcome) while under challenge but warm and compassionate, appreciative and generous. He fights “the good fight” in favor of benefiting the greater good and making life more fulfilling for everyone.
Being in the presence of a man in the fullness of the Warrior archetype feels like this: His strength of stature is evident and unheralded. He contributes without fanfare or needing to direct others, nor does he require attention for his service. He promptly responds to requests of service showing respect to all, especially to those “elder” to him, as well as other men, women, and children, animals and the earth.
He “knows himself” and finds his place in collaborative projects, finding fulfillment and contentment in collaboration without ambition or competition. The man in the fullness of the Warrior makes you feel safe while not being oppressed by his stature or protection. He is decisive and quick to respond while also being in right-relationship with his Ego.
The Lover archetype is perhaps the most misunderstood -and yet familiar. The Lover archetype has been contorted into a selfish and dense expression that lacks breadth or spirit. Yet the Lover is the meeting and combining of sex and spirit, Eros, the universal urge to bond and unite. He comprises the alchemy that infuses spirit into flesh with desire -prompting engagement and erotic expression. While most commonly expressed in romantic and sexual form, the Lover archetype contains a much fuller, divine, expression:
The Lover archetype in its fullness is the primal energy of passion, exquisite engagement with life and ecstatic being -an alive and vivid world view. The domain of the Lover archetype is the primal urges of being: sex, food, well-being, procreation and is manifested in creative adaptation and initiatory experience.
The Lover is the epitome of Sensual. He is intimately interested in all forms of sensory engagement, seeing the world in all its splendor. He is the archetype of play and healthy embodiment without shame. The Lover archetype has a mystical quality that seeks to experience beauty and unity in daily life.
The man experiencing the fullness of the Lover archetype feels like this: He is sensual. He is open and invites you to touch—his mind, body and soul. He is "connected" (integrated) and relishes physical, psychological and spiritual connection with others that highlights integrated expanded awareness and experience. He is immersed in the experience, present in the moment, focused on the quality of the connection and engagement. He appreciates beauty in all its forms and makes each moment a “work of art.” He appreciates the “sensuous” experience of life and resonates deeply on many levels of being. He is sensitive to others needs and moods and is intuitively responsive. He is “in his body” —animating it with vital energy through dance, yoga, or movement. He brings a “joy of life” to any engagement or conversation. He has stopped “performing” and has relaxed into “being” -feeling without pressure to “accomplish” or “gain.“
The Sage archetype is a very important aspect of the Divine Masculine expression for our species. The Sage is closely aligned with the Priest archetype, however the Sage emanates an additional aspect of advocating “right action,” dharma. The Sage is the Ego in service to, and “right-relationship” with, the higher Self’s power.
The Sage observes, tracks, scans, monitors data from all sources (within and without) and channels wisdom leading to “right action.” The Sage is detached from ordinary life flow, watching and engaging energies with wisdom and toned action as needed for synchronistic harmony of life.
Being with a man in the fullness of the Sage archetype feels like this: Unheralded, he quietly and deftly shares with others wise counsel and channeled direction that shifts the receiver into new possibilities and pathways that reflect “right action” for their life path. He quietly supports the wisdom of others, not seeking acclaim or notice for his contribution. He is thoughtful and reflective and rests in his felt connection with spirit and grounded connection with the earth, Gaia, the source of his wisdom and insight.
The Sage’s importance comes to the fore during crisis and intense need. Through the uniquely formed conduit that the Sage embodies, wisdom and “right action” become clear. With the Sage’s contribution we feel confident and assured that our path is the right one for us, we respond to life with a calm easefulness that transitions crisis and change with grace and wisdom.
Where the Priest archetype has a primary focus on the "inward" realm, the Sage archetype has an "outward" focus of service —to manifest channeled wisdom into being.
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