Our Mother. Our Earth
James Hillman once wrote that psychology, so dedicated to awakening human consciousness, needs to wake itself up to one of the most ancient human truths:
We cannot be studied or cured apart from the planet.
If we uncouple the process of healing from the idea of a cure, we as individuals can learn that what we do matters to the collective. We can learn to make conscious what type of elder and ancestor we would like to be so the children will have the support they need to heal the planet.
We can decide to believe that what we call the individual soul finds its foundation in the world soul. We can decide to study science if the ancient wisdom of as within; so, without, often attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, doesn't appeal to us. Any creative way of learning how to recognize the unconscious patterns in your life will suffice to begin your healing journey.
Since the Pandemic, we have all suffered in one way or the other. It is in the chaos of this collective and personal suffering where the seeds of healing are hidden. When we learn to trust this deeper wisdom, we will become what we each were meant to be - Anam Cara or Soul Friend to those who follow.