Unlike the materialist Freud, the more transcendental Carl Jung perceived that there was a consciousness that existed beyond the human brain. I have written on previous weekly bulletin/blogs that consciousness comes before matter – that the material world is made manifest by the unseen realm of consciousness. The individual’s sense of self and awareness is a result if the Vital Life Force and Spiritual Energy combining inside the physical human – and is a tiny drop of consciousness within the higher Cosmic Consciousness.
One analogy is that of the image in the mirror. Look at yourself in a mirror, then contemplate what it would be like if that image of yourself came to form a conscious awareness of its own; then eventually it came to think that it was the real you. That is similar to what happened when you incarnated into this body, in this lifetime – your brain arrived at the conclusion it was the real self and drew a veil between itself and your Overself. Finding your true authentic self again is, as described by the poet Rumi, a greater experience than falling in love with another person in this world. Remember the ancient Greek maxim: “Man, Know Yourself.” (For that, also read “Woman.”)
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