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    Living at the Source – Beyond what the eyes can see -In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis. 

Living at the Source – Beyond what the eyes can see -In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis. 

May 14, 2021

Theoretically, no limits can be set to the field of consciousness since it is capable of indefinite extension. Empirically, however, it always finds its limit when it comes up against the unknown. This consists of everything we do not know, which, therefore, is not related to the ego as the center of the field of consciousness. The unknown falls into two groups of objects: those which are outside and can be experienced by the senses, and those which are inside and are experienced immediately. The first group comprises the unknown in the out world; the second the unknown in the inner world. We call this latter territory the unconscious. (Jung & Hull, 1959/1968, p. 3 para 2)

The image gives the option of revealing something conscious or unconscious. I can use the waking world as a source of the familiar for recognition or I can use the unfamiliar to trigger my imagination as to what the image is in the outside world. Another option is to have it be something of my inner world, something in my unconscious.

When I reach into the outer world for familiarity, I might soothe my need to know, but I cut off my imagination. So sometimes having an answer brings the process to an end, much like finding the meaning in a dream which is then set down.

Another option is to take the image inside into the unconscious via sensation. By doing so, I acknowledge a deeper response, a physiological reaction to it. Essentially, my brain would be in its most primary response before activating higher levels of acknowledgement. It would inform me with heart and breathing rate, touch, smell, taste, and visual experience of the image. Then […]

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    To Mothers – Guidance of the Realm of the Mothers – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis. 

To Mothers – Guidance of the Realm of the Mothers – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis. 

May 9, 2021

The positive aspect of the first type of complex, namely the overdevelopment of the maternal instinct, is identical with that well-known image of the mother which has been glorified in all ages and all tongues. This is the mother-love which is one of the most moving and unforgettable memories of our lives, the mysterious root of all growth and change; the love that meant homecoming, shelter, and the long silence from which everything begins and in which everything ends. (Jung, 1934/1954/1968, p. 92 para 172)

Mother’s Day is the celebration our mothers and the women in our lives that contributed to our becoming who we are. It is a recognition of the blend of what was given or held and what was received.

Our personal experience in life is also limited or expanded by the concept of mother told in fairy tales, legends, and myths, etc. We often compare our personal mother with the images of the perfect mother we imagine. For some, Mother’s Day is about admiring what was received, and for others it is longing for what did not occur.

Look at the image as a representation of mother. One post is the positive qualities of your mother and the other is her shortcomings. Where are you more attached? How do you anchor yourself to the land she governed? When and how do you remove the attachment for freedom of choice?

It is the task of a lifetime to differentiate between the experience of the personal mother from the mother complex. The mother complex is a blend of our real mother; light or dark with the fantasy of a mother experience we would have liked to have. This gap between the real mother and […]

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    Order and Chaos-Your place in the flow of the Universe -In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis. 

Order and Chaos-Your place in the flow of the Universe -In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis. 

May 1, 2021

The meeting between the narrowly delimited, but intensely clear, individual consciousness and the vast expanse of the collective unconscious is dangerous, because the unconscious has a decidedly disintegrating effect on consciousness. (Jung, 1967, p. 9 para 46)

The plant in the image is Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Brunfelsia). When it first blooms the blossom is purple, then it changes to pale lavender, and finally to white. Each flower not only transitions from bud to blossom, but also reveals its age in color.

The parent plant encourages and supports the individual flower growth. Each blossom is not the plant and yet they contribute to it, much like we are part of the collective but are not it. When I step ten feet away from the bush, I see a variety of color but cannot appreciate each story of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,

Each of us might have three views of a time defined collective like the plant’s common name. However, there is a timeless dimension to the collective that is beyond the limits of time and space. My ego struggles to stay conscious when I consider the vastness of where I came from. So, I find it challenging to imagine beyond time and space, yet I am limited to only stay aware of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. At times in meditation, my imagination is drawn to what lies beyond beyond.

Our unconscious is an Alchemic vessel that dissolved our consciousness, adds the relevant bits from the unconscious, seals the vessel in form of an individual life and slow cooks it over time. The gods preside over this process disguised as archetypes that further directs this alchemic process to our individual destiny in the collective space, in the […]

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