In my work and personal life, I’ve discovered an archetype that isn’t found in Carl Jung’s work, and I call it the bridge archetype.
The world is divided into polarities. The game of life is duality:
Spiritual/heart/right brain/feminine/yin, and secular/mind/left brain/masculine/yang.
The former emphasizes on being and visioning, while the latter focuses on doing and building.
We live in a universe of polarities – everything about anything, is made of polarities, or contrast:
- Light and dark
- Left and right
- Night and day
- Intellect and intuition
Most people identify with either. They’re more comfortable operating from one end of the spectrum, or one polarity, as the idea of holding opposites within is not comfortable for them.
Bridges are masters of both polarities. They have exalted both, yet identify with neither.
Although, most of them blend in perfectly with the left-brained high performing/high achieving group, which is usually their preferred choice.
They may start off with some common spiritual teachings but usually tire of them very quickly – as most spiritual teachings contain distortions and religious trauma. And, bridges have no time for bullshit.
The bridges navigate easily and seamlessly between both polarities, with one foot in each reality solidly.
In fact, it’s inaccurate to say they navigate.
The mature bridges occupy a third template – a synergetic union between the spiritual and secular, yin and yang, that is greater than the sum of both parts.
It is a new expression, or template that they occupy, which is a ripe playground and creative realm for them, to birth new projects that this planet has never seen before.
The reality they live in is the bridge between the two polarities, energy and matter. They’re masters at quantum leaping as well as seeing through the limitations in both realms.
Bridge Archetype Traits:
They are intelligent, analytical, high performing and high achieving, intuitive, emphatic, inspiring, and polarizing, all at the same time. They can easily blend in with either end of the spectrum.
There is no “switching gears,” it’s simply a natural way of being.
Mature bridges are devoted to truth and operating from their highest potential to fulfill their mission, and aren’t worried about offending others or thinking outside the box. Due to their very bridge nature, for the most part, they operate from outside the box, since they are natural code breakers, system busters, and energy transmutters.
They may carry similar traits as empaths and starseeds, but do not identify fully with them.
Since they embody a unique archetype that is undefined by humanity, they prefer no labels.
They’re in the world, but not of it.
Bridge Archetype Purpose:
The purpose of the Bridge is to bridge paradigms, institutions, and polarities, in a seemingly impossible way.
Part of their work, is to not be swung by either polarity, but to bring humanity to its next level evolution that is a synergetic co-creation of feminine and masculine, heart and mind, body and consciousness, and human will and divine will – which will then manifest as heaven on earth.
In other words, they’re here for true unity, by exalting each polarity, rather than bypassing.
They have a deep level of self-awareness as well as clarity of their purpose, and are on a mission to execute it. Their choices and actions are relentlessly driven by this mission.
Along the way, they operate from many other archetypes as one:
Leader, healer, sage, shaman, priestess/priest, magician, visionary, alchemist, etc.
Again, they do not identify with any one label, because their very existence is about uniqueness, unification and synergy.
Bridge Archetype Soul Contract:
Bridges are born alchemists, and being in their presence is deeply activating and alchemizing. It is done without trying or doing.
The more the bridges have done their inner work and have matured in their own Being, the more activating and captivating their transmission becomes.
Because of their chosen purpose and the level of awareness they operate from, they deeply care about humanity and earth, as their mission most often has to do with transmutation – to break the current paradigm, and anchor in new codes on earth.
At a certain point, they realize the way to transform our planet and bridge paradigms is to learn the rules of each polarity and realm, so they can transform the system from the inside out.
They’re driven by their desire to learn as much as they can, but do not follow any one-size-fits-all formula, as they are natural rule and code breakers.
Because of their alchemizing nature, they usually end up creating their own unique methodologies, rather than following a one-size-fits-all formula.
Because of this, once they mature and unleash, they can easily create the success and impact they want (they also won’t rest until they do so anyway), in their chosen fields.
Bridge Archetype Shadows:
Complete inability to fit in – a desire they surrender easily as they mature.
They usually know there’s more than meets the eye from a very young age, but are unable to fully comprehend it.
They feel rejected by most groups they try to blend into. There can be much self-judgment and self-doubt for years, until they mature.
They can have poor boundaries as they’re highly empathic. Since people love being in their activating energy, many bridges find themselves giving away their time, gifts and energy freely, until they burn out.
Once they learn boundaries, they can seem ruthless or arrogant to others, which they aren’t.
But they will choose their mission above everything else, and appear highly polarizing without giving two cents about getting approval from anyone. Again, the mission is their number one priority.
They can also suffer from overachiever syndrome and burnouts – chasing after achievement, success, and mission.
The mature bridges usually find much in common with high performing intellectuals and leaders who share their vision and ambition, who often become their friends, collaborators, partners, and clients.
All their lives, until they integrate the polarities within, they have difficulty playing out “either or,” as being “just spiritual” or “just high achieving” feels limiting and like a huge turn off.
They tend to go through the extremes of either overly feminine, or overly masculine, until they learn to alchemize within.
And, the long years in which they learn to master rules of both polarities so they can eventually break and transform them, can be excruciatingly challenging.
The bridges I know often do this alone, since there are very few coaches and mentors who are of this archetype, and are mature enough to guide a bridges in all areas (it would require the mentor to have walked through all these stages first, and have restored an original template of co-creation within).
Because of that, bridges can be late bloomers. Most bridges I’ve worked with tend to take longer in creating the success they desire in their businesses.
They usually invest a lot of money and time working with different experts so their need to advance in all areas can be fulfilled.
They can have trouble shutting down the mind as well as their channeling/creative process. This again leads to overworking. Most bridges are deep thinkers.
Niching, audience clarity, and marketing can be very challenging until they integrate the polarities within themselves, and stop operating from the place of separation and “either or.”
They can choose a narrowed down niche and do extremely well in it, until they begin to feel limited and bored which shows up as symptoms of wanting to destroy their own creations and projects half way, which usually ends with them creating their own niche and fully coming out of the closet.
Their ability to broadcast their unique genius, and be seen in it, heavily depends on their level of consciousness, as well as how much mastery they’ve had in both polarities so much so that they’re comfortable with operating from the third realm/template – the synergetic expression between two polarities.
The synergy must happen in the body, and not just in theory. Which is why it often takes the bridges more years to comfortable master their genius. The inner alchemy becomes the blueprint they use to create anything external, whether it’s a project or offer.
If they do not fully own their uniqueness and be bold enough to broadcast it, they most likely will look and sound like everyone else in their chosen niche, while feeling deeply something is missing, and they have not tapped into their full potential.
It doesn’t matter if they create the income and success they want at this stage, the internal fire of “I am more” will burn through them to the point of self-destructive, if they do not learn to give themselves permission to be who they need to be.
Birthing new creations fuels them, as they get bored doing the same old same old very quickly.
Often times, they’ll destroy a creation almost as soon as they create it, because they’ve already evolved way past it.
They evolve rapidly, because they are masters in quantum leaping and “reality hopping” – it can be a challenge for their physical manifestations (businesses, relationships, etc.) to keep up with the rapid internal change. This can easily be integrated with the right methodology and mentor.
Because of what’s demanded of them, the mature bridges usually become very good at marketing and story telling – knowing exactly what to say to get their clients’ attention, and how to energetically back it up. The frequency piece encompasses up to 95% of their marketing.
Having a repertoire of skill sets to go deep with their clients is important for their businesses.
But even more importantly, their frequency matters a whole lot in client attraction and money. Their work must be in alignment with their bigger purpose and their genius – which is not learned, but activated.
It’s hard for them to find mentors who can truly see and hold their bigness and uniqueness. For the most part, they learn from experts in different niches and piece them together.
There is a deep desire to be seen.
Many of them spend a good portion of their lives looking for others like them. And when they meet, there is a deep soul-level resonance and recognition.
What It’s Like to Be Mentored By a Bridge
Bridges are excellent mentors because of their deep understanding of what it takes to operate from wholeness and human potential.
9 out of 10 of them choose to work with high performers and leaders with emotional and spiritual maturity, those who share the same drive as they have.
For those secretly looking for an “all in one” high level mentor, that’s usually a bridge, as they’re masters of multiple domains and can help others weave different realities into one seamless co-creation.
Even if they niche (as in, business coaching, marketing, or peak performance coaching), working with them is a deep dive that will lead to life-changing transformation in all areas. They will inevitably push you to harness the power of your potential.
The maturation process can’t be rushed for the bridge, as there are different evolutionary stages they must go through.
However, working with an aligned mentor can greatly accelerate this process.
The best way for bridges to create magnetic content and market to their soulmate clients, is to…
Stand in their unique genius and be original (with aligned strategies and skill sets), instead of regurgitating the same old information everyone and their grandmother has read in a self-help book, or what their coaches have passed onto them.
Story telling is also a great way for them to transmit their codes.
Again, this requires a tremendous amount of inner evolution and self-awareness, to trust their ingenuity in a world where conformity is the golden standard.
The advantage they have is, bridges are natural channels – because part of their work is activating and anchoring codes on this planet, and restoring divine union within, so they are connected to God, and have no shortage of insights.
They usually experience a ton of struggle in conveying their value and the profoundness of their work, until they are more mature in their evolution, or have worked with the right mentors that can help them transmit their genius from their bodies, rather than following the traditional marketing model of speaking to the brains and fears of their customers.
Mature Bridges thrive on originality – bringing forth their ingenuity is an essential ingredient of their mission on earth.
They are thought leaders and pioneers of consciousness – they know they aren’t here to be like everyone else, but to pave the way. But they must develop the confidence and mastery to own it. A large part of this has to do restoring the original holy trinity (God, masculine and feminine) template and co-creative codes in their bodies, so they have the anchor and can operate from true inner union.
They often look at the human race as children with much to learn.
I haven’t met many mature bridges in my life.
The ones I know are all mostly high performers: consultants, money shamans, peak performance coaches, body-mind mastery mentors, business strategists, visionary coaches, and zen masters.
Everything channeled here is from limited data of research, and my personal case studies.