Symbols are energy with form

“Bringing an image to life has an important psychological meaning; it is the awakening of a living symbol using powerful conscious energy and creativity.  In other words, it is only if one approaches one’s unconscious inner world with all one’s attention and love and listens to the manifestations of the objective psyche that healing can become possible.  A symbol, a powerful image, coming to life is like the discovery of meaning, allowing energy to flow again.  The symbol gives us access to deeper, more obscure forces in the unconscious psyche and their dynamic power.  Symbols are energy with form, as Jung put it.” (Eva Wertenschlag-Birkhauser, Windows on Eternity, p. 39-40)


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