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Waking Up With Carl Jung

August 28th, 2011

Carl Jung on individualization. If you’ve ever been to one my workshops, you know I am a big fan of Carl Jung. There are many quotes from Jung that resonate with me.  Here’s one:

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, only dreams; who looks inside, also awakes.”

Carl G. Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist who is known as the founder of analytical psychology. Early in his career, Jung worked closely with Freud, but later went his own way after developing new theories about the deep unconscious.

Freud considered religious expression to arise from neurotic “illusion”. By contrast, Jung considered it to arise from the psyche’s inner drive toward a healthy balance of individual consciousness and the collective unconscious.

The collective unconscious, or objective psyche, is shared by all humankind. This instinctual heritage includes certain definite patterns, or archetypes, which govern the way symbols and psychic images are processed. Studies of dream and myth show these same patterns from all cultures and all eras of human history. Recognizing these archetypal patterns is the key to understanding dreams and the process of individuation.

The process of fulfillment, or “individualization,” is the striving toward a personal unity of consciousness and unconsciousness. And, it takes place over the course of a lifetime.

For more information on Carl Jung,   http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung.

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Transformative Dreams

October 10th, 2010

From dream to reality. I meet regularly with a wonderful dream interpreter and spiritual guide. His name is Joseph Dispenza, and he lives in San Miguel, Mexico (We meet by phone). Joseph helps me make what is unconscious, conscious so that I can make choices in my life.

At the end of 2006, a shift took place in my dreams regarding my relationship to the feminine and to family dynamics. The feminine characters in my dreams changed, and I kept dreaming that my family home had been sold.

“How will this show up in my life?” I asked Joseph, ready for instant results. “We’ll have to see,” Joseph replied. “My teacher taught me that a shift in the unconscious can take up to six months to show up in your conscious life.”

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