Wholeness is a combination of I and You, and these show themselves to be parts of a transcendent unity whose nature can only be grasped symbolically.
-- C. G. Jung
She is dreaming.
A doorbell rings, and she walks through the house to answer it. Friends have arrived for a visit. She greets them enthusiastically and leads them to the guest rooms in the basement, which until then she had not realized existed. The basement is a discovery. It is much larger than the house itself--six times as big!--and beautifully laid out with wide corridors and elegant guest suites. (In actuality, her house has no such basement.) As she escorts her friends into this space, she warns them of the water at the entrance. Boots are required to pass over the threshold.
"Where shall we stay?" her friend inquires.
"I would recommend the suite on the far end, to the left. It has such beautiful views of the ocean and the terraced gardens. On the other side, of course, you can see the mountains, but I think this view is nicer." Odd, it seems to her, the "basement" is above ground. As they enter, they find many friends and colleagues of her husband's wandering through the halls, seeming
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Publication information: Book title: Transformation:Emergence of the Self. Contributors: Murray Stein - Author. Publisher: Texas A&M University Press. Place of publication: College Station, TX. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 69.
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