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Descending and re-emerging


One of the lessons from nature at this time of year: seeds lie buried in darkness under ground only to re-emerge in Spring. 

Through a descent process the person gains an inner awakening, a transformation of body and mind, and then reemerges with his or her whole self in tow. The use of myth does not mean looking only to the old stories for direction. It also is about turning our daily experiences into living myths. ‘We dull our lives by the way we conceive them,’ James Hillman says. ‘We have stopped imagining them with any sort of romance, any fictional flair.’ If we tell the whole story of what came before, during, and after, on the inside and the outside, we’ll create personal myths that can help us make difficult decisions and move gracefully through transition,

Elizabeth Lesser

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