Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s. -In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis
Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s
and unto God the things that are God’s.
In the Eye of the Storm
An individual response to the Global Crisis
May 28, 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.
When we must deal with problems, we instinctively resist trying the way that leads through obscurity and darkness. We wish to hear only of unequivocal results, and completely forget that these results can only be brought about when we have ventured into and emerged again from the darkness. (Jung, 1960b, p. 389)
The hummingbird nest is so small. It is hard to imagine two lives need it for home. The nest would fit in the space made by touching my thumb and index finger in the same hand (the “okay” sign). The natural camouflage blend of nest and baby feathers give them predator protection. Look for the beaks and eyes pointed up; you can see two babies standing on the nest.
They are not interested in anything except their parents bringing food. They do not want to hear how far their parents had to fly, or the number of flowers they had to gather nectar from, […]