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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Deborah Phelan: Climate Change, The Golden Scarab & The Malia-Sasha Horizon

by boatsie, Daily Kos, January 23, 2013

The term synchronicity is coined by Jung to express a concept that belongs to him. It is about a causal connection of two or more psycho-physic phenomena. This concept was inspired to him by a patient's case that was in situation of impasse in treatment. Her exaggerate rationalism (animus inflation) was holding her back from assimilating unconscious materials. One night, the patient dreamt a golden scarab -- Cetonia aurata. The next day, during the psychotherapy session, a real insect this time, hit against the Jung's cabinet window. Jung caught it and discovered surprisingly that it was a golden scarab; a very rare presence for that climate. (Source: Carl Jung: What is Synchronicity?)
In Monday's extraordinary second inaugural speech, President Obama challenged us to think big. To move beyond the divisions of you/me or them/us or rich/poor and unite as "We The People." To reconnect with the ideals of the birth of this country and the hard, never ending work towards achieving the perfection inherent in its formation.
And yet, in including the need to tackle global climate change into his second term agenda, our President encouraged us to strive even further, to make what might be considered by some as a 'leap of faith' and surpass not only an evolved concept of self as an equal citizen of a country, and even the concept of equivalency in terms of global citizenship.  No, to address climate change and survive as a species, what Obama is implying is that we must begin to recognize our place as citizens of the cosmos.  A cosmos in which each one of us, in fact, each living thing, is born with equal right to the freedom to grow, develop and thrive.

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