The story of the Truthful Teacher archetype is one of wanting to circulate, cultivate and communicate information. People with the teacher archetype are incredibly curious, preferring to communicate ideas and revel information in detail. They are often extremely clever and versatile with precise thinking. The teacher archetype also governs communication and loves to have intellectual conversations. This archetype can process an experience mentally and give it meaning within. The Teacher’s seeking nature makes it the archetypal image of the informer on a search for the truth in the written word. Teacher archetypes usually talk a lot and often need to relax and take a deep breath and let another share some insights. One of the three Emotional archetypes in the Living Attributes Typology – the teacher is the devotee and master of expressing truth. They also love to express their gift of communication through their writing skills. When your teacher energy is misdirected, you can become cold and robotic, so full of meaningless jargon and can very soon lose yourself in a forest of details.
Lost in trivia, the shadow of Teacher emerges making you feel insecure, angry, and impatient. The words start coming out just to fill the space with noise and inside you feel unsettled, distracted, and detached. For the Teacher there is a difference between knowing a skill and having valuable facts that can benefit others, but when your mind is cluttered with trivia and knowledge without feeling, something has gone wrong. For the Teacher the pen is always mightier than the sword. For the Teacher archetype the dimension of the mind and its thoughts and words is an exciting reality, and they can often get stuck there. However, the valued spiritual principle of the Teacher is being spontaneous through conversation, which literally means the action of tuning in with another.
For Teachers daring conversations are what drives them through life, and sometimes it’s not even with a person, it may be a spiritual being. Through the power of communication, the Teacher adds its vibration to the advancement of culture and civilization. The apple is one of the symbols along with the usual symbol of the book that is connected to the Teacher archetype. The tradition of giving of an apple to a Teacher started in the 1700s before governments around the world paid for the education of its people. Poor families gave teachersbaskets of apples as payment for teaching their children. With the Teacher archetype you know how to deliver a calm and assured message when you want to. Admiration for others is important to you and your ability to be expressive is your most valued asset. Being valued inspires you and accelerates your confidence. Being patient isn’t always easy, but it is an absolute necessity for your personal growth. Your driving force is compassion, and your innate gift is communication.
Animal Wisdom – The beloved and trusted Wolf who will teach you to develop patience and confidence in your decisions. She helps you to learn how to trust your insights once you learn how to value your inner voice. Whenever Wolf appears in your life examine where you need to develop more confidence or if you need more balance between friends, family, and yourself.
Angel Ray – Michael with brilliance so Blue. Be confident, be patient and grow dear one. Know that what you say has power and that your words hold true. Your face is expressive and yet calm, this is where your admiration brings degree. Bring forth your compassion and Michael will show you God speed – For a life of goodwill is a sacred deed.