Becoming conscious of our outer and our inner reality, and by that of our innate spirit, is at the center of individuation. The maturation of the individual needs a life of full self-experience through courageously engaging with one’s outer and inner reality . A life to be lived with a passion for nature’s beauty and a need for truth and ethical order in the world and a love for the good aspects of human nature, for full humanness.
It is truthfulness to life and loyalty to soul and the heart ( our natural innate conscience) that activates and brings the archetypes (spiritual elements) into our field of awareness and experience and by that become object to our reason. So that we can understand their meaning and can become conscious of these contents that rise up from the deeper layers of the psyche. This archetypal content is present and active in our lives without us being conscious it. These endo-psychic structural elements affect our life to great extend, they determine our behaviors, expressions, perception, reason and our judgment.
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We don’t realize that much of our ego-conscious life is subject to the play of archetypes and that the collective unconscious part of our nature is expressed by us in projections-images and feelings and ‘live’ outside us in a myriad of objects and feeling-connections. We need to take these ‘blind’ factors back into ourselves in order to become conscious of their affects on our life. Honesty to self and courage in accepting new insights are the main required attitudes needed for ongoing individuation or self-knowledge.
Western or modern man can do this best by way of the Jungian psychology – by recognizing in dreams, mythology, folklore – metaphor – symbols, imagery, patterns and themes that have archetypal aspects or underpinnings. Forms with meaning that we find back in human activity and expressions around us in everyday life.