C. G. Jung considers that we need to go through three arrivals in our life. The first is our physical arrival, then the arrival of our Self, and religious arrival of Consciousness. In accordance with that fact, we additionally get three stages of growth in our life. In the first third of our lives, emphasis is on our physical growing, in the middle stage of our lives our Self grows, and the last third of our lives is the span of our internal progression. While at the first two arrivals the most significant matter is the maximum exploitation of the opportunities offered by the outside world. In the third period, however, the emphasis shifts on our internal development potentials. Sadly, most individuals WOn’t ever experience the religious arrival for various motives. Let’s analyze the potential reasons for that, to learn what variables prevents religious birth in us.
These conditioned mental routines are recognized as various systems of beliefs and patterns of ideas in our lives. These routines of ideas and beliefs aren’t created by ourselves. They’ve been handed down to us by our parents, our community and the society in which we grow up, and we’ve also borrowed some from the media. We quite frequently accept these readymade mental routines and beliefs uncritically, with no believing; what’s more, we identify with these routines that will, in this manner, be integrated into our characters.
That’s how our distinct certainties are created through the years, that’s how we’ve created a system of principles and beliefs for ourselves, and we now arrange our whole life based upon those systems. Those conditioned mental routines function as a foundation to the events that are occurring to us day by day. Nearly all our worries, desires, happiness and motivations are derived from those mental routines and all these, consequently, further strengthen those routines.
All what’s been said above will lead us to the decision our programmed Head is a social product. Strengthening the Ego and the never reached religious arrival, actually, serve the interests of society. The most significant system of social coexistence on Earth now is the consumer society. This means the foundation of societal development is economic growth, and economic growth is dependent upon how much we consume.
The most significant consumer is Egotism, since all products got (house, car, expensive clothing), enhance the imagined greatness of the Ego. The more commodities or more power we possess, the more significant members of consumer society we’re.
If we can redirect our focus from Self, and concentrate on our internal development and our religious arrival, our qualities as consumers will significantly fall, since we’re no longer brought to the things that so far fattened our Egotism.
As in the recent decades an increasing number of individuals have felt a demand for religious birth, societal strategy shifted so. Religious growth has also been made a consumer product, which mostly supported by the survival instinct of the Ego. The Egotism, which has been interested in cash and power, now turns towards religious growth, and disguises itself in the dress of a religious Ego. We try and decorate those religious clothing by adding increasingly more religious knowledge and expertise so as to allow it to be more vibrant and individual. With all that, we expect our religious advancement will serve the additional increase and everlasting well-being of our religious Ego.
Consumer society is all too pleased to serve us in those demands. A glimpse at the graphic marketplace of religious publications, systems and masters will suffice to convince us about that. Nothing has actually changed; the routine of the consumer society is the same, just its contents have been partly replaced.
From the facet of our spiritual birth and internal growth, nevertheless, the quantity of religious knowledge collected, the religious development strategies obtained, and the complex religious occasions we’ve had in our life are all unimportant.
Religious arrival can simply be caused by consciousness. Our internal growth thus doesn’t only depend on our life experience; it depends much more on our ability to redirect our focus from the external world to our internal world. Are we capable to turn away from the routines of Head, programmed by our Egos, and is there a profound desire to know the accurate answer to the question ”Who am I?”
The routines of the consumer society are established to prevent us from making the required alterations in our orientation by pasting our focus to various consumer products or a religious development scheme that includes the Egotism. A important component of this religious growth routine is that we’re attempting to comprehend the contents of our Heads, to examine our ideas and emotions. Our focus is so engaged by the various systems that we’re using to analyze our ideas and emotions. That’s what we regard as our actual internal universe, and we create the delusion of toiling on our spiritual birth.
From the facet of our religious arrival the–regularly disorderly–world of our Thoughts and emotions isn’t our actual internal universe. Our focus shouldn’t be directed to the evaluation and comprehension of these; instead, we have to concentrate on becoming aware of our existence, to find the centre of our Self behind our outside life and private history. That’s our actual internal world.
In the course of our spiritual world we become aware of, and aware to that internal facility, to that internal world. Once that’s been carried through, our life is put on completely new bases. The Head ceases working the way it used to and, jointly with that, our awareness of identifying with the Head vanishes. The religious Self, our individual little self vanishes, and we’re permeated by a long-lasting, light existence. The character is gone, and what stays is silence and presence, as the actual essence of our existence. From that time on, that’ll function as the actual basis for our internal development.