Lightmind Extract 006
Greetings ! (remember those draft letters ?)
It seems like deja vu all over again in the new forums,Thanks ~E.
From the Jung forum:
Jung to Johnson :
“You have been claimed for an inner life,” Dr. Jung declared. “If you will remain loyal to the inner world, it will take care of you. That is what you are good for in this life. I must tell you at the outset that you should never join anything.”
“You must learn to accept that whatever you need will turn up for you,” he continued. “Even if you never produce anything of social value, your relationship with the collective unconscious will justify your reason for being on the face of the earth.”
“Please remember, it is what you are that heals, not what you know. In the beginning of my career I knew nothing, actually less than nothing. But still it worked. And do you know what? It was because of who I was.”
Jung’s advice/explanation of the path that “worked” for him (can’t remember exact source) was to follow your passion as did Paul (Saul,not Paul M.) and to not be surprised by being overcome on the road to Damascus.
Apparently this bit of advice was removed from later editions(maybe not all are cut out for this particular path).
Jung stressed “pistis in the Pauline sense”.
Pistis being translated in this case as loyalty to the inner experience.
Peripherally similar to:
The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom,etc.
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