THE PIONEER

 

Having a Vision is one of the key virtues of the Space element. Many people either do not feel worthy of having a vision or feel they have too many obstacles or responsibilities that get in the way of following any vision that they dare to even entertain. Either way, not having or following a vision can effect their health; but the saddest part is that they do not value their vision -or maybe even their worthiness to have one. And yet we all are a part of the puzzle of life. When we do not contribute our part then, to the degree of how many do not contribute, that is how incomplete the puzzle will remain. For there is only one person who can give the gifts that they have either been given or culltivated. And if they do not give these unique gifts that their own, unique, life has produced ~ who will?

Usually The Pioneer archetype is waiting to be activated when one has too much of the Space Element. They have a lot of time on their hands and don't know what to do with themselves. Ironically, this is often the result of having let-go or retired from an over-abundance of responsibilities; things that had preeviously taken up so much space (and time) that they never even had time to consider what the big picture of life might hold for them. And then, once all that time and space opens up for them (i.e from retirement) they either do not know how to have a vison or feel that it is too late.  

 

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."

~ Horace Mann

However, there are certainly more scenarios than this for one to activate their pioneer energies. It could also be necessary because of a lack of Space.  

 

Though we never want to advocate escaping any true responsibilities to get more Space, we totally advocate getting at least enough space to see at least some aspects of the bigger picture for your life, and life in general. In other words, at a minimum you must set aside enough time for some heartfelt consideration about what your heart truly wants from life. However, in order to get the required amount of space needed to do this, you might first need to tap into your Warrior energies (see Warrior description). In other words, you might need to do some degree of battle with those obstacles that won't let you even see what you are here for, what your life is about. 

The unexamind life, is not worth living.

~Socrates