I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these things at once, and cannot add up the sum. I am incapable of determining ultimate worth or worthlessness; I have no judgment about myself and my life. There is nothing I am quite sure about. I have no definite convictions—not about anything, really. I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along.
—  Carl Jung

Blue Jay 2016 12 – Zen Glen, Indian Land, South Carolina, September 17, 2016

What’s your focus–

the focus of your life–

what you mean with your life,

what you intend by the way you live?

Or, are you just bumping along,

looking for a break,

hoping nothing bad happens?

What comprises your core,

your center,

your ground,

your foundation?

What is the essential nature

of your identity–

the things about you–

the things you do–

that are indisputably, unmistakably, YOU?

In what ways are you serving

the central things–

the things that are integral to who you are–

with your life?

Introverted and Extroverted Types

Jung’s typology suggests two forms of archetypal expression. One is the introverted traits of the sign in question, the other being the extroverted qualities. The introvert tends to experience the rhythm of the sign on an intimate inner level and express the qualities internally. The extrovert will be energized by their surroundings and project the characteristics of the sign to the world.

Extroverted Aries: The personal experience of the unknown is a conquest the individual must uncover. The world is a place they can play, discover, and learn. The spirit is independent, free, and enthusiastic. Is easily bored
Introverted Aries: Seeks to wander through the inner landscape and spends a lot of time contemplating the self, actions, and complexes. Can self amuse alone easily

Extroverted Taurus: Sociable and relationship oriented. Is comfortable and finds bliss in the midst of sensory stimulation. Is harmonized by spending time in nature. Looks to create a place of comfort for somebody. Appreciates material
Introverted Taurus: Enjoys spending time alone in the blissful comfort. Wanders through a rich inner experience. The internal kingdom is wealthy. Wants to create a sanctuary to hideaway. Easily sensory overloaded. Is more concerned with developing inner riches then material

Extroverted Gemini: The mental agility and wit is obvious to anybody who comes to know them. Relishes in conversation. Easily relates to other people.
Introverted Gemini: Is constantly having conversations with the self rather than other people. Prefers to study and learn alone. Is talkative only with those they come to know very well

Extroverted Cancer: Maternal and protective, seeks to create a palace they can nurture others in. Is harmonized by the rich spiritual inner world. Devotes their lives to nourishing other people and providing a home. Expresses emotions
Introverted Cancer: Finds a home within and energizes through the profound inner world. Seeks to create a sanctuary they can hideaway in. Internalizes emotions. Very sensitive and fearful of abandonment

Extroverted Leo: Radiant and self expressive, creative and playful. The world is a place of miracles and a stage where they can shine. Is validated by an audience. The ego is easily bruised
Introverted Leo: Flowing inner glow. The individual can be quite self conscious and fear showing creations to others. Seeks validation only from people who come to know them well

Extroverted Virgo: Communicative and clever, service oriented and disciplined. The individual devotes energy to assisting others and applying intellect to practical problems. Is critical of the environment and self
Introverted Virgo: Is mostly critical of the self and lets silence do the talking for them. Can be very locked away and internalized. Does not vocalise easily

Extroverted Libra: Relationship oriented and collaborative, everything is about teamwork and coaxing others. Friendships provide weights of success
Introverted Libra: Prefers one or two close friends and can experience self consciousness and reticence socialising. Wants somebody they can be ‘alone’ with

Extroverted Scorpio: Openly passionate and commanding, self assured and talented. Seeks to explore the hidden world and symbolism. Longs for the soul satisfaction of two astral bodies merging sexually
Introverted Scorpio: Spends most time alone, unable to relate to others. The peak experience can come in solitude. The inner world is a place of exploration with rich divinity. They are energized by internal dwellings

Extroverted Sagittarius: The world is an atlas they want to explore every feature of. Participates in the joy and movement of the universe. Finds what we call ‘God’ in nature, experiences, and surroundings. Learns through nature/instiution
Introverted Sagittarius: Seeks to explore the far reaching inner landscape. Comes to spiritual revelation alone. Can be retiring and intensely reflects on personal experiences. Prefers to take internal travels. Adventures are coming to profound self revelation, enjoys learning in solitude

Extroverted Capricorn: Guardian spirit and ambitious, commanding leadership, sacrificial and diligent. The world is their sculpture and dreams are to be followed. They want to conquer the world
Introverted Capricorn: Wants to conquer the battle of themselves. Can be the quiet achiever. Internalized and self conscious. Works on upskilling privately

Extroverted Aquarius: Surrounded by adoring friends and comes alive amongst company. Loves to share ideas. Openly and passionately humanitarian. Unusual and offbeat expression
Introverted Aquarius: The eccentric dances within. Prefers the company of very few, if any friends. Circulates ideas internally. Assists people in very personal ways

Extroverted Pisces: Dynamic and sociable, charming and openly spiritual. The individual searches for God in everyday life and exhibits natural healing properties, experiences sensory delight and tremendous creativity,
Introverted Pisces: Spends most time alone contemplating the inner world, keeps creations personal, searches for God internally, is withdrawn socially, feels abandoned and unable to properly relate to others


10 Things About Love Only Introverts Understand

People assume introverts are not as romantic and affectionate in relationships, but they’d be surprise to find the opposite. Relationships are almost sacred, and our most significant aspect within our heart. We only open up to a select few. We aren’ snobby, but it is important for an introvert to feel safe in their vulnerability. The open up to people they feel they can trust. Everything, especially emotions are magnified exponentially. Some may say we even love more. Since we don’t give ourselves away freely, it’s hard for us to let go of the people we let in our weird little world. The kind of love we get immersed in is different from your usual high school love story, and takes on a more matured and meaningful depth, and here’s the top 10 reason why being in love with an introvert could be the most special thing you’ve experienced :

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Two at the Feeder 2016 01 – Red-bellied Woodpecker and Summer Tanager, Zen Glen, Indian Land, South Carolina, September 26, 2016

There are psychic assumptions, expectations, intentions

embedded in the DNA of all living things.

That is how all living things are guided

to meet their destiny.

Live Oaks and Dogwoods

become Live Oaks and Dogwoods,

with roots that go down into the soil,

and limbs and leaves and blooms and branches

that go up and out into the air.

Their DNA expects it,

and expects soil and air to be there in its behalf.

We are here to serve

our psychic assumptions, expectations, intentions–

and to refuse to do so is to create a backlog

of assumptions, expectations, intentions

that are running out of time to be realized, expressed, brought forth.

The developmental stages are set to flower, mature and disapper

at specific intervals along life’s way,

and if we stop cooperating at any point,

it produces problems for all the other points.

We see it with people who did not have good enough parenting.

They have a hard time getting caught up.

Catching up requires us to enter into conscious communion

with our psyche

in order to better align ourselves with it,

and cooperate with its process of our own development.

This is no more difficult

than paying attention to our dreams each night.

Carl Jung held that each night’s dreams

are a snapshot of how it is with our life at any point.

As if to say, “This is how it is with you and your life.

What are you going to do about it?”

Everything hangs on how we answer the question.

Jung’s Story Archetypes


12 Common Symbols in Dreams and What They Mean

“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego- consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.” ~ Carl Jung

Dreams give us an opportunity to look into our subconscious mind and may allow for a deeper understanding of personal psychological transformation during waking life. Much of the scientific study about the interpretation of the messages that we are given in our dreams has been based on the work of Carl Jung, a well-respected psychologist and psychiatrist, who believed that dreams are filled with symbols that stem from the unconscious.

Interpreting your own dreams can give you an interesting glimpse into the totality of the psyche. If you’re ready for a peek, keep a journal next to your bed and write down what you remember about your dreams as soon as you wake up (because most often you will forget your dream within a few minutes of being awake). To improve your ability to remember your dreams, each night set an intention that you will remember your dreams. Also, it may help to stay free of drugs and alcohol and to limit what you eat 2 or 3 hours before your bedtime.

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