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Welcome to Awaken Arts

The Myths and Poetry of Awakening


Did you know that symbols, metaphorical language, and archetypes play a role in our everyday lives? They shape and express life.  And did you know that people look to their archetypal patterns and language to discover more about themselves?  It's true.  I work with symbols as autonomous and organic energies connected to them on paths to awareness.

The Metaphorical Language of
Symbols and Archetypes

Archetypes are part of a Universe at work

Most of us understand that energy affects our lives. Archetypes, as energy, appear disguised in metaphors, parables and symbolism of every nature. They present with changing motifs, characters, people, places or things, energies with positive and negative attributes. We can see ourselves mirrored in them, as projections. Archetypes aren't consciously produced.

Symbols and Archetypes are powerful tools for spiritual awakening. By understanding the meaning of symbols and archetypes, you can gain insight into your own inner truth, unlock hidden knowledge, and gain a deeper understanding of the world around you. Symbols and Metaphors can help us to recognize and explore our own inner depths, as well as those of others. With a deeper understanding of these symbols and archetypes, we can begin to see the world from a new perspective and gain clarity of our spiritual journey.

When symbols and archetypes speak, it is for the sake of awareness.

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I'm Susan A Shepler,MA

Transformative Language Artist | Digital Artist | Journal Instructor

My journey with archetypes began by writing poetry, followed by years of research into the "mystery of archetypes" and the Process of Individuation (note C. G Jung).  As I shaped the poems into images, they enlivened in ways beyond my intentions, or awareness.  My poems became containers of guidance, with an apparent higher power at work. 

The shapes, as symbols, occurred autonomously, as according to Carl Jung, symbols tell us something we don't know.  

Embark on an enlightening journey and awaken your inner life.

A series consisting of "fantasy images" is a happenstance, like a dream series.  Symbols and archetypes unlock the hidden messages of the universe.  

Archetypes have collective, universal value as they communicate to all.  AwakenArts takes you on a soulful  journey of spiritual exploration. Through symbols and archetypes, expressed through individual, artistic motifs, AwakenArts helps you uncover the wisdom and knowledge the universe imparts.

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Learning from Archetypes

It's challenging to follow a transformational path, or calling.  There's

a universal urge to awaken and become.  

Transformation happens through the organic nature of the process,

developing awareness, and practicing mindfulness and presence. 


Awakening journeys lead to harmony in body, mind, & soul.
We're more than threads woven into life's tapestries.   
We're the energetic hands of the weaver. 

Join me.  Reach out.  

Receive a Personal, for you, Guidance Message. 

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