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    From Mundane to the Sacred Dimension – The Power of Stillness -In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis. 

From Mundane to the Sacred Dimension – The Power of Stillness -In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis. 

April 10, 2021 I therefore think of ego-consciousness as a synthesis of various “sense-consciousness, ” in which the independence of each separate consciousness is submerged in the unit of the overruling ego. (Jung, 1960b, p. 324 para 614) The image captures a moment of movement and stillness. The water cascades over the rocks and falls into the small pool of bubbles beneath. Some leaves are carried downstream while others rest. There are rocks with algae life on them while others are dry. Moss and small plant life grow in place along the side of the stream. The context of the photo is absent. There are no sounds, smells, weather conditions, or geography to inform the viewer of the bigger picture. It is just a moment. There are times when my ego is so sure of itself. I forget that my sense of who I am is limited much like the photograph. I can capture a moment and miss not only the context but also the influences and distractions of unknow parts. In our current circumstances, there are so many external influences that pull me as well as the internal dynamics of how I see myself. I am more than the “snapshot” I see of myself. I live in a context and under the influence of so many forces. We are never alone. We live in a community. Even when we seek solitude in the forest at the anchorite stage of life – the Sanyasi, we are in the presence of the sacred – the Brahman. In the sacred scriptures of the East,(Patañjali & Hartranft, 2003) seeking such solitude to establish a union – a state of Samadhi with the Spirit is the ultimate goal of […]

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    Dissolve and Coagulate – The Alchemy of Change -In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis. 

Dissolve and Coagulate – The Alchemy of Change -In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis. 

April 4, 2021

The stairway represents the passage of the soul.(Jung, 1970a, p. 404 para 578)

This image reminds me of freedom, support, and potential. The stairway is an invitation to movement and stillness. This one provides a handrail to ensure safety as I move up and down the path. It is a visual and physical guide to the different levels. At the top, there is a threshold structure that provides shelter as well as a physical reminder of the fact that I am stepping into or out of a space different than what has been experience before.

The scene constantly changes at the different elevations. I have choice as to the rate at which I walk the stairway. It is my freedom and responsibility to myself that guides the pace of my journey.

In the Christian tradition, today is Easter, a day of transformation or resurrection. How do I treat what it represents psychologically or spiritually? What steps have happened or what steps have been taken since Friday when death occurred, and a new kind of life began when an empty tomb was discovered?

Death and birth, crucifixion and resurrection, destruction and creation – that is the cycle of every event, relationship, life, culture and the universe and time. The intervening baptismal process lends its hand at the new birth. So, each one of us must bear their cross and struggle with the central question – what in my life, relationships, enterprise and worldview calls for destruction to make room for the new creation. What intervening baptismal process is in place to guide this transition. What baptismal vessel has emerged to incubate the alchemy of such a transformation.

We need to attend to this question as an individual and […]

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