“I pray … so that they may all be one, as you Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us … “

Jn 17: 20, 21

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In Jung’s Third Step the self is spiritually elevated, brought to the fore, rises above the ego and gains union with others – all coming before, in the present, and to come.  That is, one sees the unity of all things.  One experiences that unity.

In this stage opposites are no longer divided but united – division falls to oneness.

In this third step, Jung identified the connection between the self/the psyche and the cosmos.

We might understand this to be man’s unity with The Divine – a unity that comes from critical understanding of self in an interior journey which puts one in touch with the reality of being, like all other people, … in touch with being a human being  – and in touch with all created things, as being a sacred created thing.

Carl Jung, in his life’s work, moved us from fragmentation to wholeness, and then to union with others, all, the cosmos and The Divine.  All this from Dr. Jung’s desire to know and discover for us what human wholeness is, what it looks like and how it is experienced. All this in pursuit of The Ultimate Reality.

This is your invitation: to move to wholeness – no matter what is going on around you.

Do not be trapped by what is not whole.  Do not stay tethered to the past and those who in their incompleteness and smallness have injured you for they can do nothing to whom God made in you.  They can do nothing to God.

Yes, the world is full of injurious and misguided people.  They are violent in a number of ways – some more harmful than others.  Yet, there are good people too, spiritually enlightened ones, and therein and above it all, is God.

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”

Jn 10:10