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Empath Archetypes Part One: The Creator



The Archetypal Creator Empath is the artist. But not just any artist. They bring us the creative expression of the universe, embodied.



The Creator Empath sees the possibilities and everyday magic around them, and translates it to the rest of us in a way that resonates and brings us along in their dream.



To be clear, the Creator’s medium or genre can come in almost any form. It’s true that lots of Creator Empaths are painters, writers, musicians, and the like.


But many more express their creative vision by taking an artistic approach to vocations and avocations like cooking, design, entrepreneurship, invention, architecture, craftsmanship, teaching, and gardening. But they all have one thing in common:



The Creator Empath is following their own vision to bring something tangible to the world that enriches our experience.


In her book, Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert explains that in ancient Greece and Rome, it was thought that great creative accomplishments did not come solely from the most brilliant, clever, or talented people. Instead, they believed it was granted to the artist by a “divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source.”



This divine attendant spirit has the Creator Empath on speed dial and calls often.



They have a lot in common with The Mystic Empath Archetype, in that they have a direct line to divine and universal guidance. But the Creator uses this connection for self-expression and catharsis, while providing and celebrating beauty, truth, inspiration, and joy.



Because of their high levels of empathy, the Creator Empath speaks to the world in a deeply connected way. They remind us that we are not alone in the universe.



They can see our truth in their vision and we find ourselves in their creation.



As with all Empaths, mindfulness and self-awareness are essential for the Creator. Because their antennas are so numerous and sensitive, overwhelm can be an issue, and they need to be careful not to overuse things like drugs and alcohol to numb themselves.


Grounding meditations, or more direct grounding--like walking barefoot on the Earth—can help with the overwhelm. It can help to just lay on the ground and feel it absorbing excess charged energy. Spending time alone and with plants or animals is always beneficial.



It’s important for the Creator Empath to remember to create for the sake of expression, catharsis, and communication, without being distracted by comparison or competition. This joy of pure expression is why they find themselves visited so often by that “divine attendant spirit” that makes their creations so brilliant.



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