The Butterfly and the Flower – India January 20, 2015
Journey to the Land of Shiva through the Jungian Lens: January 9-22, 2015
Ashok Bedi, M.D.
B.J. Jakala, PH.D.
From January 9-22 2015, a group of soul seekers will travel in India to experience the land of Shiva through Jungian lens of Analytical Psychology. This experience is sponsored by the New York Jung Foundation. For the next several days, the faculty member of the group, Jungian Analyst Ashok Bedi and a Depth Psychotherapist Dr. Robert J. Jakala will compose a daily blog of their reflections about the experience. Other group participants have been invited to contribute to the blog and may join us from time to time. We are glad to share our experiences and reflections. Today is our last day on this journey as a group – so this will be last blog in this series.
Shiva (portrait) by ChristasVengel on DeviantArt
Each morning the fisherman stands in reflection and casts his net into the lake. The harvest brings him food to sustain his life.Sometimes, when I wake I the morning, I cast my net back into the world of my dreams. There are times when it is empty: The dreams elude my net. Like the fisherman, it is important to know those that got away are still in the source. Perhaps someday they will come into the net of my conscious life. Then there are times when I retrieve nurturing images to give me a more informed life. I must always remember the source is vast and I only catch what I can digest and what truly feeds my soul.It is time to leave the flower of India. I am the butterfly who I does not carry the flower, but only the nectar of life.Thank you India for […]