The Flower of the Night – Integrating our Solar with our Lunar Consciousness – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis
The Flower of the Night
Integrating our Solar with our Lunar Consciousness
In the Eye of the Storm
An individual response to the Global Crisis
May 4, 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.
From the darkness of the unconscious comes the light of illumination, the albedo.(Jung, 1970, p. 179)
The Night-blooming cereus blossom with its majestic qualities opens just before nightfall, stays open all night, and dies the following morning. It beautifies the darkness and provides nectar to a variety of moths. It is in season for only one night. The delicate nature is fully revealed while most of the world sleeps. It is much like a dream that opens at night and stops its performance in daylight.
There is nothing wrong with it because it does not blossom in the daytime like most other flowers. Its time is in the darkness. I have always admired its springtime announcement, as well as its courage to fully show itself in one night. It reflects the idea of now more dramatically. There are no second chances, no second nights to show itself. Its full life is in unusual circumstances.
During this unusual time of the pandemic, I […]