The Creative Instinct – A New center of soul in midst of the Chaos and Crisis – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis
The Creative Instinct
A New center of soul in midst of the Chaos and Crisis
In the Eye of the Storm
An individual response to the Global Crisis
April 25, 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.
Instincts are not creative in themselves: they have become stably organized and are therefore largely automatic. The reflective instinct is no exception to this rule, for the production of consciousness is not of itself a creative act but may under certain conditions be a merely automatic process.(Jung, 1960b, p. 118)
I love to watch animals being themselves. When I first saw this squirrel, I thought it was eating grass. However, it was only holding it in its mouth and not using its paws or chewing. With a little further observation, I discover it was gathering nesting materials to take back to its nest near the top of a huge tree. It is following its instinct to build a home in a safe environment.
During this time of the pandemic, I have time to make my home more comfortable and safer. I can follow my instincts to have a place to live and add the creative act to make […]