Updated: Feb 6, 2019
I was five years old and I knew then, I wanted to be a nurse when I grew up. That was my healer archetype talking to me as a child. I liked to play hospital with my friends, we would switch being a doctor or a nurse. As I was growing up that little voice in my head was coaching me on all the way through school. You will become a nurse one day, it said.
I didn’t enter nursing school right out of high school. I waited until I got married and had two kids before enrolling. I married my husband at a young age and had my children young. They were 4 and 5 years old by the time I started school. I was among all these single women and men students. Talk about making things hard for myself.
Finally the day came for me to enroll in nursing schools. It was a long road to get there. One subject I didn’t take in high school was Chemistry. I needed Chemistry 300. The highest level of Chemistry to take in grade 12. I had taken biology. In order to continue on with the enrollment, I had to go back to high school. My student archetype was ready for it.
So I enter an evening class at a local high school to take Chemistry 300. The first night of class the teacher gave us a test on Chemistry 100 and 200. He wanted to see what we remember from grade 10 and 11. Remember, I never took Chemistry at all in high school. So here I was writing a test that I didn’t know anything about the subject. The following week during class he gave us back out test results. He said to me, we have to talk after class. When I looked at my test result, there in the upper right hand corner was written 20%. I was shocked to even get 20%. I was expecting 0%.
So I stayed after class to talk to him. He said me, why did I scored so low on the test. I told him, I never took Chemistry before and I need it to get into nursing school. I told him I wanted to be a nurse since like forever. He looked at me and said, are you are willing to work hard? I will teach you Chemistry 100 and 200 if you want.
I came to class early, worked at my breaks and stayed after class to go over my assignments with him. I was learning all three Chemistry grades at once. I passed the class and was able to enter nursing school. Thanks to this wonderful teacher, who helped make my healer archetype come to life. I graduated as a Registered Nurse and worked many years in the health care system.
Today my healer archetype is still working in me to help others but now it’s as life coach, health coach, Archetype consultant and energy healing practitioner. Your archetypes never go away in you. They may change direction but there always there guiding you. By the way, I did let the teacher know that I got into nursing school with his help. There is always going to be a door that opens for you in life to help make your archetypes come alive in you if you are willing to open it. Knowing your Archetypes makes your life much easier to live.