I believe so. Part of the process of trauma & finding our way back is having a lot of our assumptions of the world shattered. This forces us to see it in new ways while the journey itself opens up much of our inner world & redirects our values & focus.

There seems to be evidence of this throughout history. For instance shamans often had to undergo an ordeal or initiation or were seen to be "called," after surviving one naturally.

Carl Jung also noted that "neurosis," were creative ways to deal with the wounds of the psyche. The fact that they formed showed a vitality of the psyche & were often linked to powerful spiritual experiences, dreams or artistic expression.

Jung's work argues that the energy of the libido, our psychological energy, is often dispersed due to cultural conventions into societal norms. We consider these people "healthy," because they're not acting up but when the dispersement becomes too much or a psychological wound is experienced, the libido then gets caught in a "neurosis." What we would see now as symptoms of PTSD or other mental health challenges.

Working through that causes us to become consciously mindful of our libido, where it's going, what it does & why.



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Joshua Burkhart

Transformation coach specializing in mental health, spirituality & relationships — the way we connect to self, society & cosmos. link.snipfeed.co/joshuaburkhart