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Explore the Mother Archetype in the personal experience and the collective unconscious. We dive deep into the realms of the Mother Archetype, uncovering its impact on our relationships, our sense of self, and our understanding of the world. In this episode, we discuss:

  • The personal mother experience
  • How to access the unconscious mind
  • The light and dark aspects of the mother archetype
  • Where to begin with the mother archetype work

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Debra Maldonado  00:27 

Hello, everyone. Welcome back to Soul Sessions. I’m Debra Maldonado, here with Dr. Rob Maldonado, we’re the founders of CreativeMind and the Jungian life coach training system. We’re so excited to share with you today the topic of the mother archetype and how the mother archetype impacts your life, a continuation of our series of the great mind of Carl Jung. Before we begin, though, I want to remind you to subscribe to our channel if you’re listening to us on podcast services, like Spotify, iTunes, don’t forget to subscribe, because we have some great new episodes coming that you don’t want to miss. Let’s talk about the mother. If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.

Robert Maldonado  01:11

One of Jung’s contributions to our understanding of the psyche was the understanding of how to work with these deeper archetypal images and structures that he called archetypes. The mother archetype is precisely that, it is the central element of the collective unconscious, the mother. It’s not just our personal mother. We can start with that idea, we’re not talking about our personal mother, although our relationship with our personal mother is definitely in there, we have to work with it. Because if we don’t, we end up projecting our personal impressions of our personal mother onto this archetypal structure.

Debra Maldonado  02:04

Those of you who are new to Jung’s work and wondered what archetype means, because there’s a lot of terms out there, people think of it as a personality, but think of it as a universal pattern. If you look at every part of nature, animals, humans, there’s the mother, even earth is our mother, Mother Nature. It’s a universal idea that basically we’re not even conscious of, but it’s taken over our psyche and runs a lot of how we form our concept of ourselves in the world. It’s a bigger picture than just “My mom was critical, that’s what I have to deal with.” The mother archetype is really a greater idea because in every aspect of nature you see, especially animal life, there’s the mother. The Earth is the mother of the plants and the trees. We have this universal dynamic with the mother idea.

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