All Inner Child Archetypes represent different aspects of ourselves. We all embody each part at different times.
The Dependent Child Archetype is the part of ourselves that felt unable to trust themselves to do certain things because they have always been done for them, or they've been told repeatedly that they were unable to do them when they were growing up.
The other Inner Child Archetypes are the Magical Child, the Curious Child, the Divine Child, the Nature Child, the Wounded Child, the Orphan Child and the Responsible Child.
If you feel drawn to the Dependent Child Archetype, that probably means that you are still dealing with issues of trusting yourself to be independent and capable of mastering any challenge or situation.
It also means that you are called to resolve these issues now and to find out what it is you need for that so that you can start trusting yourself and your abilities.
You really can tackle any problem by yourself and live without feeling dependent on other people.
Though this might seem at a distance right now, you can get there with training and bravery. If you don't feel very brave yet, you can train that too.
And to become independent, does not mean not asking for help or getting the support we need, it simply means to get it from people who are supporting our development and independence, rather than fearing our independence because they want to feel needed.
So if you would like to train your independence and are not quite sure about how to start, please reach out, to me or anyone else who might be able to help you get there.
If you feel like you can resolve this yourself, now is the time because holding on to these patterns, means that you will continue to be caught in repeating the relationships of your past.
Our world is here to be explored, experienced and lived in, and fear or doubt are blocking us from that.
If you feel drawn to the Dependent Child Archetype, it's time to take a step forward, maybe close your eyes and just jump into the river of life and see where it takes you.
Or take little steps and do something small you haven't done before every day. Whatever feels doable to build your trust in yourself.
You are loved and you are protected and you can do so much more than you may think right now.
I've created four categories of Relational Archetypes.
The first one of the Relational Archetypes is the Inner Child, which comes right after the Source Archetypes.
The Source Archetypes represent the fundamental choice between good and evil, empowerment and disempowerment, right and wrong, giving life, supporting the flow of life and the destruction of life and stopping of the flow. With that, they represent the existence or absence of everything that is alive.
The Inner Child, which the Dependent Child Archetype belongs to, represents our internal parts and is therefore part of the very first relation we form, and which we keep all our lives, the relationship to ourselves.
Each of these Inner Child parts can be found in each of us. Depending on how we were raised and the experiences we had growing up, some of these might be stronger or weaker than others as a default.
But nothing is set in stone, when it comes to our lives.
The more aware we become of our internal parts, the more we can balance them and choose the parts we need in each moment. The more we raise our consciousness, the more we will be able to see that we can decide which part of ourselves takes over in any given moment and with that empower ourselves, instead of letting old (unhelpful) patterns unfold and instead align ourselves with our intentions.
The other Relational Archetypes are Family, Friendships and Romance, which represent the different personal roles we might inhabit in relation to one or more people.
About this Product: Dependent Child Archetype Poster
If you purchase this product, you will receive a PDF file to print for private use. Printing it for commercial purposes is not allowed, if you would like to do that, you can email me to buy a licence.
To print a poster on good quality paper in A4 or A3 costs 1-2 Euros near me, I’m sure it’s around the same price near you. After purchase, you will receive a PDF file in A3 so you can print it in any size up to A3.
I believe that we need to be really conscious of our environment and our resources.
I chose this print-yourself option, not only to keep prices and the workload manageable, but also because it saves resources, as I don't have to stock posters, and create surplus, that won't be used. You have the benefits of
- Saving money for packaging and postage
- Supporting me, a female & queer entrepreneur, and a local business near you
- Saving the environment by not using extra materials and transport
- Printing and hanging your new poster right away in the size and on the paper you desire
- and you may even print an extra copy for a friend or family member!
This is a poster of the Dependent Child Archetype to print at your favourite copy shop.
About the Archetype Oracle Posters & Cards
Working with archetypes is a wonderful way to get to know ourselves better and to create the changes we seek to make in our lives.
Archetypes can be helpful to analyse our lives and to make the unconscious conscious.
They can also help us to embody new ways of being and seeing the world through a different lens.
If you'd like to know more about how working with archetype might be beneficial for your life, I recommend reading: How Archetypes Can Help to Bring Clarity & to Empower You - an Introduction to working with the Archetype Oracle Cards Set.
You can see all Archetype Posters in the SHOP.
To read more about the Archetype Oracle Deck and how these posters came into existence, read this interview.
The Archetypes work together as a system that can help to let your life unfold in the best possible way.
I post, blog and make videos about the archetypes and how to use them for clarity and empowerment mostly on my BLOG here on this website, on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. Sometimes also on Twitter and LinkedIn.