o Emotional honesty
o Acknowledging and working with emotional pain
o Obtaining true inner peace.
Patterns of Imbalance:
o Anxiety hidden by a mask of cheerfulness
o Denial and avoidance of emotional pain
o Addictive behaviour to anaesthetize feelings
o Always looking outside for excitement
The Agrimony personality appears happy, enthusiastic, popular, and seemingly at peace with the world. However, if one is able to know such a person on a deeper level, it becomes clear that something is deeply troubling the soul; they are hiding pain behind a cheerful mask. It therefore can be difficult to detect an Agrimony type. At the heart of such suffering is a secret torment that is hidden, either from others, or them self. There is a strong attraction to drugs, particularly "uppers", in order to maintain the mask of cheerfulness. Action is nearly always sought because unhappiness will ‘well up’ when quiet or reflective. Minor hidden vices are common. They have often been raised with strict social conventions of politeness or repression, and find it difficult to show or admit vulnerability or pain. This conditioning is particularly strong in men who have been taught that it is unmanly to show feelings. Another variation of this attitude appears among those on a spiritual path who try to emulate a state of bliss by denying or repressing troubling emotions. Agrimony is receptive, easily distracted and has no great staying power.
The Agrimony person needs to find peace as an inner soul reality, rather then an outer state of behaviour which others validate. Their lesson is that true inner peace comes from honestly acknowledging pain and transforming it, rather then masking it with a superficial veneer of good cheer.
AFFIRMATIONS FOR AGRIMONY
I am at peace with myself.
I show others who I really am.
I am honest with myself and others.
I enjoy my own company.
It is safe to show my real self.