Jungian analyst, post-graduate of the C.G. Jung institute, Zurich, Switzerland, in analytical psychology for children and adolescents and adults, lives and practices in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“I have a dream…” in our times of confusion and lack of outer orientation. I have a dream to help people to live their lives fully and creatively by aligning mind and soul in a oneness that brings peace, hope and progressive living.
I am a traveller to the inner and outer realms. As an explorer I have always been passionate about what people believe in and this has brought me to the backwaters of the world where I have met with many indigenous peoples and participated in a variety of rituals, ceremonies and beliefs systems.
I believe in the message of the indigenous peoples who still maintain the relationship to the cosmic dimension and that longed for reverence which accompanies their beliefs, that we as a collective have lost.
As a Jungian I recognise that the psyche has a dimension beyond time and space and that we are all interconnected as one global human tribe, with one fundamental search for unity and wholeness.
Collectively we have lost the link to the inner life in ourselves, the source and origin of all cure, progression, creativity and true sense of self.
Our times are times of transition; the collective unconscious provides support in this era for change and reconnection to the essential. Individualism is misunderstood as egotism; individualism is only meant to bring one to the path of individuation, the path of the hero, where a higher consciousness is attained and then offered in service of the collective.
I invite all who are interested in raising their awareness and who are seeking to live a fuller life to join in this group and explore the inner spheres in themselves with the support and love of a willing tribe.
Write for Wellness has as its aim to bring people closer to the source within where they find their true orientation and sense of destiny.
The unconscious is the realm of the unexpected, it has its own intention about the life of the individual. Wellness means aligning the ego’s direction with this inner intention so that one can live a full and fulfilling human life.
I quote Carl Jung: Thereafter I walk on like a man who is tense – and who expects something new that he has never suspected before. I listen to the depths – warned, instructed and undaunted – outwardly striving to lead a full human life.” P. 220, Black Books, Vol 4.
Write for Wellness is about contacting the unconscious, the source of healing and creativity in everyone. How does one do this?
Through dreams, through spontaneous active imagination and through writing or drawing, or any activity that brings one nearer to the source within.
Joining this group, one is invited to spend some time devoted to spontaneous writing.
For most people morning time is best as one is still close to the unconscious on awaking from sleep.
We ask everyone to spend a few minutes per day writing at least three sentences.
Writing should be spontaneous, just writing what comes up in the moment, without critical input or any corrections. Jung prescribes; “to put it all down in a beautifully bound book,” as he did in his daily recording in his own famous Black Books.
Spontaneous writing opens the gates of the mind, the soul and the source towards the unknown realms within, thus tapping into the healing levels in the depths of one’s own psyche.
The word spontaneous comes from its Latin root, “sponte” meaning “of one’s own accord, freely, willingly; acting voluntarily and from natural prompting; coming freely and without premeditation or effort.” Oxford Dictionary of Etymology Jung prescribes:
“I should advise you to put it all down as beautifully as you can.. Then when these things are in some precious book you can go to the book and turn over the pages and for you it will be your church, your cathedral – the silent places of your spirit where you will find renewal.”
The Red Book: Liber Novus, ed. Sonu Shamdasani, tr. John Peck, Mark Kyburz, and Sonu shamdasani (New York: W.W. Norotn & Co, 2009,) p.216