Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Self judgement shows we have not come to know ourselves truly. The mind sees the incomplete caracature, the imperfect reflection, and reviles it.

"I am not worthy," it proclaims, yet by this very act places itself above God, assuming the right to judge a soul's worth (if only its own) in the eyes of the Creator.

The egoic mind is conceited and arrogant by nature. This is not a condemnation, but an observable fact.

Yet the heart, opening to its fathomless pain, faced with the excruciating awareness of its own conflicted inner currents, encounters the realm of humility.  By stages it is transformed into a spiritually porous and malleable substance, as the scriptures say:

"I will take away the stony heart, and give them a heart of flesh" (Ez. 36:26).

This is an alchemical process in which Death and Life become indistinguishable. The deepest layers of the psyche are summoned into that transitional realm in which the conscious and the unconscious blend, where the individual and the universal comingle, and the inner and outer person unite as a single whole. 

This, no doubt, is integration.


  1. "Who is this 'I' that is not worthy?"

    I like to let my ego chew on questions like that. That usually causes it to simmer down.

  2. ... the individual and the universal comingle..."
    Oh God yes, and for me the awkward feeling of giving up
    the 'realistate' of my 'individua'l so to expand and see/feel the truer picture.

    Integration...a sensible description of this 'new world' coming through.

    Bis smile in appreciation for your good sense, Count!

  3. Bis smile?

    Hhhhhh... Big Smile

    During periond of true integration awareness, itsnot
    required to use proper spelling...