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 […]