In any conflict between mind and body, follow the body’s wisdom. This is something I have come to trust after almost three decades of practicing as both a Jungian and…
In astrology the Sun and the Moon are considered the most personal planets. How do I shine in the world? How do I dare to feel and show my power? These are the themes of the Sun in astrology. How can I feel safe in the world? How can I nourish myself and connect to other people? Life themes like these are reflected in the Moon.
Carl Jung said that it is up to us to live our life in line with our true essence, our unique core that continues to unfold as we age. This essence is often experienced as if it is guiding us through life and is aiming at full expression. At times, it can even feel as if we are being used by something larger that wants to engage with the world through our own body and movements. Jung called this process of personal development and unfolding the individuation process.
The Enneagram is a dynamic human development system, perhaps the oldest in history, believed to date back to the late 4th century. As the Enneagram suggests, our personality-driven patterns and habits prevent us from contacting a deeper experience of ourselves and others. In developing greater awareness of these patterns, and through the conscious and consistent practice of relaxing our inner resistance, we learn to cultivate a deeper quality of presence.
Humans are storying beings. We think in story, communicate in story, and dream in story. It is one of the primary ways humans communicate, as well as a way to help understand and situate ourselves in the world. It gives us a grasp on the symbols and archetypes in our dreams, and fuels our mythologies. How do we find the hidden stories that lie just under the surface of our consciousness, in the shadows?