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    Emergence – From Chaos to New Order- In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis 

Emergence – From Chaos to New Order- In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis 

 
January 8, 2021
 

The alchemists understood the return to chaos as an essential part of the opus. (Jung, 1970, p.197 para 253)

It is hard to believe a finished piece comes out of wood carver’s workshop when the front of the shop is clean and highly organized. The view from the street is much different than the experience of the workroom.
There were two significant events this week. The first was the election in Georgia that brought about a different kind of balance in the senate. The second event was the invasion of the nation’s Capital building. When I saw the result of the Georgia run off, it was much like the store front of the wood carver. All the time and effort it took to make it happen is hidden behind the scenes.
The scenes at the Capital riot were in opposition to what the building represents and the work it does. It is hard for me to see the embodied opposition to democratic values, just as it is difficult to look at the mess in the wood carver’s workshop. Jung’s reflection of the alchemist is helpful to me. The work of democracy is no different than the personal work I must do. There are messy parts of me that I hide from view. My inner workroom is chaotic, and I need to remember it is an essential and valuable part of who I am. Creativity can be born out of chaos and the feelings that emerge as I encounter it.
Groups of human beings, left free to each regulate themselves, tend to produce spontaneous order, rather than the meaningless chaos often feared. This has been observed in society at least since Chuang Tzu in ancient China. Human […]

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    The Power of Now – Your Earth Soul and your Star Soul – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis 

The Power of Now – Your Earth Soul and your Star Soul – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis 

January 1, 2021

It has always seemed to me that I had to answer questions which fate had posed to my forefathers and which had not yet been answered, or as if I had to complete, or perhaps continue things which previous ages had left unfinished, (Carl G. Jung, 1961, p. 233)

What fate is posed as the sun rises in the desert? What life will emerge from the darkness of night to harvest the nutrients of the day?

The image of a barren landscape leaves room to cultivate imagination and curiosity of what the day will bring. Then I must ask myself what I bring to it. Just as the rocks are landmarks of history, I have DNA of my forefathers. Just as the sun above the horizon is a marker of the present moment in time, I have this moment to be here and now. Just as the potential of the day is open, I engage the possibilities within me. What I will contribute? What will I harvest from it?

The horizon of a new year Is upon us. It is time to reflect, be present, and imaginative of how I hold the future.

We hear often about staying in the Present – the power of Now. What does that mean. What is Now? Is it I in this physical space? Is it “I” in this space? Is it I in this space at this time? What are the dimensions of this I, this place, this space at this time? If we ponder this image, the answers seem simple initially, but if we stay in the Now, it becomes complicated? Let us try to explore.

Do I exist in the Now only in the physical space I can […]

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