If you like your left-brained information well-integrated with right-brained images, you are always going to enjoy any gathering presented by the well-organized Greater Cincinnati Friends of Jung – jungcincinnati.org.
Last night’s talk was titled ‘Spirituality Beyond Religion’ by Lionel Corbett, M.D., headed with a quote from Carl Jung: Bidden or not bidden, God will be there. An easy and comfortable speaker, Dr. Corbett led us through actual numinous dreams and visions (direct experiences with The Divine) ordinary people have shared with him over the years.
As a person whose “spirituality cannot be contained within traditional institutions”, as Dr. Corbett says of many people, I resonate to these powerful stories, and often understand the experiences of those who have them. The images go directly into my brain, bypassing the thought process, so that I can see them whole – in a sense sharing the wonder and awe of the original dreamer / visionary.
We are so open and so aware, once we acknowledge that we / a part of ourselves is a drop in the ocean that is god. It was great to spend an evening being that part of myself. Ahhhhhhh…..