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Finding the Meaning of Suffering: An OnlineVideo from the Asheville Jung Center
Did you ever notice that when people experience difficult times in their lives that they turn to Spirit for comfort, for acceptance and even for understanding of the experience? The Jung Society of Asheville is sponsoring a webinar/video by Lionell Corbett, M.D., based on his book "The Sacred Cauldron", about the necessity of "approaching the numinous" as therapy in the experience of suffering so that meaning might be found and a positive response to the suffering might be found. In discovering meaning in the experience, a more joyous approach to life may result. In this talk Dr. Corbett will discuss two of Jung’s major approaches to suffering and healing. Jung stressed the importance of numinous experience and the value of discovering meaning when one is suffering. In an important letter of August, 1945, Jung wrote that the main interest of his work was not the treatment of neurosis but rather with the approach to the numinous, which he considered to be the real therapy. We will then go over descriptions of several types of numinous experience and the ways in which they are relevant to the subject’s psychological state. We will then move to discuss Jung’s belief that the discovery of meaning makes suffering bearable that would otherwise be intolerable. He believed that the soul suffers when it stagnates spiritually, and the psychotherapist has to find “the meaning that quickens.” For Jung, suffering has something to tell us; symptoms have purpose, and without the suffering produced by an emotional or existential difficulty, we would not discover something important about ourselves. - Cost: $17.95 per person for Recorded Webinar viewing $38.95 per person for Webinar and 1.5 hours of Professional Continuing Education Credit [includes seminar viewing & re-viewing, 10 question exam & 1.5.0 CE Credits] Learning Objectives: 1. The student will be able to recognize the specific quality of numinous experience as it appears during the course of psychotherapy. 2. The student will be able to discern the relationship between the content of a numinous experience and the psychological and existential situation of the subject. 3. The student will appreciate the importance of the discovery of meaning when working with suffering individuals, and will learn ways in which this discovery may be made. Target Audience: MFTs, LCSWs, LPC’s, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists and others wishing to gain a deeper understanding of Jungian Psychology Continuing Education Course Schedule: 1. View video seminar 2. Review supplemental material (if present) 3. Take post-seminar exam 4. Fill out evaluation survey Instructional level for Counselors, Social Workers and Psychologists: Intermediate Practitioner Course Delivery Format: All Asheville Jung Center lectures are primarily online seminars and are essentially Non-Interactive except for email communication with us. Course Completion Requirements: In order to receive CE credit for this course, participants must: pay the appropriate CE fee, view the entire seminar, review any supplementary materials if appropriate, complete a course evaluation (on line), and pass a brief online examination on the material. Certificates can be downloaded immediately after passing the exam. All CE recipients must attest that the name and license number on the certificate matches the person completing the materials. Commercial Support for CE Seminar: None Approval Information by Jurisdiction: Asheville Jung Center seminars often have participants from across the United States as well as 50 other countries. Seminars are approved for continuing education by the American Psychological Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors as well as the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Please consult your state’s licensing board to verify that you may use these credits professionally. Deadline for Cancellations or Refunds: Please request any cancellations for refunds at least 24 hours prior to a seminar being presented for the first time. Refunds for seminars that have already occurred and access has been already granted cannot be accepted unless there is a technical or other superseding problem with it. Contact us at [masked] - See more at: Register at: ADA Accommodations: This seminar was originally recorded in January, but the video can be accessed on the Asheville Jung Center web site and the video viewed there on any computer. Asheville Jung Center seminars may be viewed from any home computer with appropriate internet access. If you have a disability that would interfere with your viewing a seminar on your computer, please contact us and we can look at all available formats. [masked]

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The Tao of the Spiritual Warrior is a Meetup group set up to encourage those who have an inner calling or deep desire to Awaken to their Inner Truth through meditation, ceremony, energy healing and inner work. This group is primarily for those who believe that they themselves are One with Spirit and that the essence of the spiritual path is inner work with one's Self to raise one's consciousness and vibration. And for those who want to feel connected with a group of like-minded fellows.

The ultimate goal is to "Know Thyself"....or to "Know Who You Are." This is about answering the question "Who Am I?" and knowing in our deepest heart space that We ARE Creator, Universe, Truth. That said, I offer you this salutation: "I know Who You Are, in Truth. I know What You Are, in Truth. I know how You serve, in Truth. You are here. You are here. You are here." This is from Paul Selig's, "The Book of Truth." This statement brings you into alignment with your Divine Self, the Truth of Who You Are.

We each are the Self--but we feel that we are 'separated' from God because of our 'sins' or 'errors' or our limited perception-- and we see our path as our struggle to reach God, to touch the Divine Source in some way. But we have forgotten who and what we are, and I am here to tell you that you are not alone. You are not forgotten. You are far more than you know. The real journey is the struggle to overcome your history, your conditioning, your identities, and your fear into the acceptance of Who and What You Are.

All of us are Divine Beings. And all are worthy of Love and forgiveness no matter what we have said or done. Forgive yourself your transgressions, ask for forgiveness from those you have judged and harmed thoughtlessly, and ask the Divine for forgiveness. Learn the lessons from your mistakes and your ignorance, and move on. Do your own work and you shall find purpose, mission, and your own paths into the Light.

The Christ consciousness has manifested in us all. It is your own birthright as a Divine Being of God's Love. What Jesus began in the West continues. Aquarius is the Age of the Materialization of God and Heaven on Earth. That materialization will happen within and through each of us as we permit. Say "Yes" to your own divinity. Say "Yes" that your own Divine Self may manifest through and "as you". And it shall happen.

You are here.

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You are here.

This experience is not about spiritual authorities, psychics, astrologists, or anyone outside one's self. It is about you realizing Who You Are; and by "realizing" I mean "knowing". The journey is in fact more about stripping off the incorrect understandings, beliefs, fears, assumptions and conditioning that have put us at the effect of our culture, our social behaviors, our opinions, and our own neurotic fixations.

And what holds us back from doing this -- so that the path IS a struggle to overcome your own resistance -- is our deep fear of God which various teachings have put into us. Anyone who has done this work will recognize this and delve inwardly instead of seeking outwardly or following anyone else.

One has to learn by doing, and no outer authority and no belief system can make it happen for you. You must take this journey on your own.

There is a pearl of wisdom in most religious teachings, and the pearl is the understanding that "God is Love." There is truly no "becoming someone acceptable to God," because we are already unconditionally loved and accepted, and we always have been. And that Love is expressed in the freedom we have been given to be creators ourselves. But instead, we punish ourselves by choosing lives of pain, constriction and fear, We must learn Who and What we already are. The Mystery we seek is within Us, and our fear of that mystery guides our every decision on the Path until we surrender to our own Highest Truth and begin to express ourselves here on Earth as God's Will.

The Path of the Luminous Warrior winds into one's own Unknown Self. It requires determination, an open heart, the intent of harmlessness and peace, Love for self and others, Compassion for suffering--one's own and that of others--and Service to our fellows. There are many along that path who are waiting to pull the Warrior down, but his greatest enemy is within...the enemy aspect of self -- the ego -- who fears life, God, and what he might discover within himself, the one who quits and gives up, who despairs and turns aside. It is a path in which one travels alone or, if fortunate, with the companionship of a beloved friend.

All are welcomed here, however you found us.

May you be blessed in finding your way home, back to your Self.

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