Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams
March 17, 2020
Inspiration: Faith… We Will Weather the Storm
An article by Dr. Thomas Maples
If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
A man of courage is also full of faith.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The Philosopher’s Corner
At times like this, we need a little faith to brighten our hearts. I find it interesting, in yesterday’s post, I began to speak of synchronicity, and its capacity to pull us towards our calling. In fact, Carl Jung, the man that coined the concept as a psychological principal, spoke of synchronicity as a way to explain that intuitive voice we all have to listen and be called to the reality of the soul’s calling that drives us to realize our Self Potential.
Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have the eyes to see…
Carl Gustav Jung
In recent months, my calling has become more apparent as I have developed this blog further. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for nearly two decades. As I have seen the field I love dearly progress, I have also seen a shadow emerge in its content. This shadow has been present since the original chasm between science and religion established itself in the tenets of both paradigms of thought some 6 centuries prior during the rise of the Renaissance.
The storm that is arising is the systematic destruction of foundational belief patterns that make us human. It is a destruction of our capacity to have faith in the unknown, which is prevalent only to a psyche bent on seeing itself as in control of versus being in harmony with its environment. In today’s rapid spread of physical, informational, and technological virus’s, one can’t help but see that we have a profound need to get back to a natural state of affairs, slow life down, and find solace not in the newest and greatest things that are promoted to us, but instead in those wonderful people and events that surround us daily. I am not talking about a new Galaxy here, but the galaxy of love we create with family members who rely upon us to guide them towards a greater essence of being.
Paulo Coelho once said:
Important encounters are planned by the souls, long before the bodies see each other.
In this citation, we are reminded that the souls we come into encounter with are pre-determined. This concept is mirrored in analytical psychology. Carl Jung would call these random encounters an a-priori pull of the soul to expose us to the very people and encounters that would transform our Ego (Edging God Out) to realize a higher state of consciousness… To realize our Self potential.
We find ourselves in a current storm of affairs that has at its core lessons to be gained. In this time of quarantine where I live, there are lessons present. I see them all around me, especially in the room right next to me where my beautiful boys lay sleeping while I write this.
Why should we be forced to be around the one’s we love?
What lessons do you see in the presence of this question. Maybe the ones you love are a world away. But there can only be so much love one can give to those closest 2.75K friends on social media. Even if you gave one minute of time, that would be nearly two days of work just to keep up with them. Can you see the disparity present?
Maybe those that you love are sitting in the same house as you, waiting for your attention and intention.
Only you can decided… I welcome your thoughts and thank you for reading.
Believe… Achieve… Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams!