This Easter weekend break I have been busy constructing for the next Cheese Shop window display, the theme being Swiss Cheese & its paraphernalia. While threading my Swiss flag buntings together I had a flashback to the first time that I flew to Germany from Down Under and I recalled looking out of the areoplane window and gasping in disbelief to myself "The clouds are ridiculously pointy in this hemisphere!" As I anxiously looked around to see if anybody else was be taken aback by this phenomenon, nobody blinked twice. Oddly I seemed to be alone on this one. I'm so glad I held myself from blurting out something to the weary strangers sitting next to me because five minutes later in the glowing morning light it dawned on me that it was the Swiss Alps peeking through the mist. It was a profound realisation.. & a bit of a small blonde marsupial moment.
"New content which have never been yet conscious can arise from the unconscious. One may have inkling, for instance that something is on the point of breaking into consciousness - that something is 'in the air', or that one 'smells a rat'.
The discovery that the unconscious is no mere depository of the past, but is also full of germs of future psychic situations and ideas, which led Jung to his new approach to psychology. A great deal of controversial discussion has arisen round this point. But it is a fact that in addition to memories from a long-distant conscious past, completely new thoughts and creative ideas can also present themselves from the unconscious - thoughts and ideas that have never been conscious before.
They grow up from the dark depths of the mind like a lotus and form a most important part of the psyche.
We find this in everyday life where dilemmas are sometimes solved by the most surprising new propositions; many artists, philosophers, and even scientists owe some of their best ideas to inspirations that appear suddenly from the unconscious.
The ability to reach into a vein of such material and translate it effectively into philosophy, literature, music, or scientific discovery is one of the hallmarks of what is commonly called genius."
A wonderful artist & lovely friend of mine has mentioned our apartment over in her beautiful + creative blog, Tiny Trappings. How honoured I feel, I didn't know we lived in such a noteworthy space, thanks Michele for your flattering observations. xx