On Heroism – Claim the Inner Hero-Heroine – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis
May 31, 2020
Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian Psychoanalyst
Robert BJ Jakala PH.D., Jungian Psychotherapist
In a storm, the safest place is in the eye of the storm. My colleague BJ and I will share our daily reflections on this centering process from an Analytical perspective, sharing from the repertoire of our personal and professional experience. BJ is a psychologist and a photographer and will pick an image of the day that catches him in this collective crisis. I will amplify it from a Jungian Analytical perspective. We hope that this may offer you a baby step on the path to your own unique response to this chaos.
What happens within oneself when one integrates previously unconscious contents with the consciousness is something which can scarcely be described in words. It can only be experienced. (Carl G. Jung, 1961, p. 287)
When I was a child, I learned that London Bridge was falling down in a song. A few years ago, when I visited it, I was shocked at how good it looked. In fact, I still look at it and wonder where the damage is? The tune was still living in my unconscious as a reality of disrepair and the kinds of things needed for it to be whole again. There is a gentle collision of history with the current reality. It seems like the early impression still wants to be current, when in fact, it is obviously not falling down. A message deep in my unconscious lingers, and I am unclear what to do with it as it is called back into consciousness.
Also, as a child, I watched monster movies, read science fiction, etc., where in the end humanity defeated the attackers. For the most part, problems […]