We all know our internal organs like liver, kidneys, stomach or lungs. We also know more or less that our habits can influence or damage these organs (such as smoking the lungs, alcohol abuse the liver). Entire branches of industry make a good living by “repairing” possible health deficits or promising a healthier life.
We are also quite familiar with our external body extremities. This means, for example, our shoulders, arms, hands, legs or feet.
We cannot imagine a life without them at all and do not recognise and appreciate their perfect functioning until they fail or need rest (e.g. after a broken bone).
But what about our (inner) soul parts? Do we really know what does us and our soul good and what harms it? What role do joie de vivre, vitality, compassion, love and self-love, warmth of heart, basic trust, happiness or devotion play in our everyday life? We can be successful on the outside and still feel bad and bad on the inside. Because only when our inner parts of being are in harmony with our outer work do we feel comfortable, we are in our midst. We can see, comprehend and also (evaluate) the exterior, but we cannot see the interior. But we feel it, in every moment of our life.
Because it is always there, even if we repress it, do not want to admit it or put it in the shade.
Speaking of shadows
Inner parts of beings that we do not live lead a shadowy existence, because we do not see them, yes, often enough we ignore them. Their only chance of making a lasting impression is through disgruntlement, blockage or, in the worst case, illness. How can we imagine these inner (spiritual) parts of being? The Swiss psychologist and philosopher C.G. Jung (1875-1961) describes these universally valid and superpersonal factors as timeless archetypes. This layer acts as the “collective unconscious”, like human instincts, so to speak, which can be proven in all cultural circles. We can better understand ourselves and our lives if we resonate with these unconscious parts.