Identifying with an Archetype can be a useful and highly effective way of re-framing your self image. For your consideration here is an archetype I call the ‘Spiritual Ronin’.
Spiritual:As a representation of those elements that refer to the higher self, intuition and a feeling of connection to the ineffable experience of being alive.
Ronin: In feudal Japan “Ronin” was used to signify a masterless wandering Samurai: One who was not under the employ or control of a feudal overlord or master.
The archetype of the Spiritual Ronin represents the Adventurer, the Free Thinker, the one who follows the path of their true nature above all else.
In other words by deciding to be a Spiritual Ronin in your life’s journey you make it a priority to follow your own path. This means you dedicate yourself to the task of mastering fear and unbalance in yourself. For without unmasking and ultimately transcending your deepest fears, especially the fear of death you cannot live life to the fullest as unresolved fear colours everything in a person’s life. To fully face your own fears requires you to become a Spiritual Ronin in the truest sense of the term.
To follow the Way of the Spiritual Ronin is to detach yourself from the victim mentality, group think, and abdication of personal responsibility so prevalent in today’s world. In doing so, you reclaim ownership of your words, thoughts and actions and accept the full responsibility for any consequences that may arise.
Over time, as you practice quieting your spirit you will begin to develop a silent, consolidated power within yourself. This consolidated power is the calling card of the Spiritual Ronin. This power cannot be faked.
© Janos Neder 2020