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Remembrance

Sticks and swords and light sabers.  I’m overrun.  You’d think now that two of my boys are on their own and my youngest is 16 that it wouldn’t be an issue anymore.  Of course it was when three boys were in house.  Every time I picked up a new laundry basket, I’d get a tall one too, for weapons.  They have been sitting a few years, but moving out of the family home means finding a home for them.  I asked my son if he wanted to leave some for the family with kids that would be renting our house. He...

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Part II: Reality

I did not know how I felt. I was the definition of unaware. For some reason when I was very young I learned to suppress my emotions so deeply I was unaware of them. This is the nature of the unconscious. A disconnection for whatever reason between thinking and feeling. I will remind you here that I am not a counselor and have no academic standing to share. Feel free to consider me a case study and nothing more. Remember, life is hard because no two people experience it the same way. There is no one right path to wholeness...

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Part I: Who are you?

Carl Jung says it this way, “Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Jill says it this way, “You can’t be responsible for yourself and how you walk in the world if you don’t know what makes you tick.” My guess is that we know this to be true but are so easily swayed to project an image, at least in America, that we don’t really realize when we are fooling ourselves. I’m no shrink so I don’t know all the facets of making the unconscious conscious. I do believe...