Innocence Spiritual Principle
|Outer Focus||Archetypal Realms|
|Rainbow Color||Indigo – Idealism and Devotion|
|Evolving Color||Tanzanite – Trust and Ignition|
Innocence and teachability are synonyms in this system. When Innocence activates in you, your find yourself learning something new, even in situations that are immeasurably familiar. Something new shows itself to you in every moment. The primary advantage of this influence in your life is that you expect the unexpected.
Innocence puts you in touch with the organizing patterns, the orienting schemata, of the human experience. If you allow yourself a deep dive into Innocence, you’ll find within yourself every possible human tendency – from unconditional love to the fear that motivates terrorism. This ability to “own” the full human potential becomes your greatest ally. You realize the value and importance of self-honesty and wise choice by knowing the full spectrum of the human experience.
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The principle of Innocence in my garment means I am NEVER bored. Innocence leads me to constantly uncover, discover, encounter, maybe even master new things, new ideas, new hobbies, new places, new you-name-its. At times it has led me to move cross-country or change careers. A reader recently told me I am a person who often needs “new energy flows.” That’s really how it feels. The word I use most frequently to describe whatever is currently attracting me is “interesting.” I have to stop myself from using it so much. EVERYTHING is interesting! An elementary school teacher once told me I used too many exclamation marks in my writing. After initial puzzlement, I concluded that perhaps she just didn’t realize how many exciting (and interesting) things there were in this world. You know how adults can be …
This interest in everything is also a long and winding road to the unexpected development of compassion, because Innocence sees and experiences life through the fresh and open lens of the heart. The effort to understand what is seen and encountered ultimately becomes the desire to embrace like a lover what is at the heart of everything, even what looks to be dark and despairing. It is at this time that Innocence calls me to simply be still, observe, and be present with what is, whatever it may be. This is a quieter yet often quite intense and alive manifestation of the energy of the principle.
Innocence can also venture into the archetypal realms, exploring all the many varied ways the life force manifests throughout time, each one an equally valid expression of soul. Sometimes my dreams take me into an experience of various archetypes in cultures that I’ve never explored in my waking life. I’ve dreamed into being a bird, a tree, a male curate helping a young girl, an ancient seer, an elemental spirit, and a shaman choosing her death mask. Those dreams are always quite surprising, and as you can imagine, interesting!
I’ve learned to trust the principle of Innocence and go wherever it takes me, as it flows without restriction wherever it is needed, wanted or attracted, finding its own level of expression. I’m happy to be an innocent surfing the ever-evolving waves of change!
Innocence is my Sun principle. As the daughter of a Marine Corps officer, I attended upwards of seven schools in as many states during my childhood. I always felt a bit resentful; suspecting I’d received a subpar education as a result of the discontinuity. I now realize that this belief has perhaps better helped me to deliver the gift of Innocence. I suspect the circumstances of my childhood were not a mere coincidence but most likely purposefully chosen. Innocence requires a Beginner’s Mind. A mind that approaches each new situation with openness and the belief that something may be learned; that the answer is not already known. Learning about my personal trinity has been instrumental in learning to appreciate my own personal history as well as the hidden value of my past experience. Thank you, Connie!