Loss and Redemption | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Is there redemption in suffering? Can we move through loss and trauma to make it a meaningful experience?

 

Jung speaks of the numinous experience. This is the experience that puts us in touch with the transpersonal aspect of ourselves, the divine within, the Self Archetype. One can say that this is what happened to my mom. For a moment, she connected with her Self Archetype and knew that she needed to live. Perhaps she is not done here yet.

 

Now, three weeks later, has this numinous experience changed her? Has she realized that she has had a profoundly potentially transformative experience? I am sure she will never be the same again, but has she been able to extract meaning and will she be able to move forward with a new intention? Or will she slip into a depression and then from there move back into her normal way of being?

 

We all have these numinous experiences during our lives. Moments of resolve that we feel connected to something deep within us, but.... (click title for more)