Liminality… and Hope – Patricia Damery


Liminality is a word that people ask me to repeat twice when I say it, as if they didn’t hear it quite right the first time. As a Jungian analyst, I recognize the liminal state as that of many entering treatment. The old way no longer works, but the new hasn’t materialized. Our Western-European culture has trouble with the liminal, not wanting to suffer the disorientation or discomfort. We often want to return to the old way by denying anything has occurred. Sometimes we often think we just need to “adjust” and everything will be okay.  Too often we are supported in medicating ourselves with pharmaceutical drugs— or with the more recreational varieties to this end—and miss the real soul opportunity.

via Liminality… and Hope – Patricia Damery.

Sketch for Jesus the Son of Man by Kahlil Gibran (1923)
Sketch for Jesus the Son of Man by Kahlil Gibran (1923)

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