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Process of Individuation

Becoming Who You Are Meant To Be

Audio Podcast

Laura and Bernhard discuss the process of Individuation which many people are called to engage in. They talk about the misconceptions, how most people work on the “false self”, what the process entails, and the value of struggle and suffering to become who you truly are and uncover your gifts and purpose. Furthermore, they talk about facing the collective shadow, how the individuation process connects you with Divine Will, how the Left and Right are caught in a shadow dance, and much more.

Show Notes Part 1:

    • How does the call for Individuation show up?
    • What is the process of Individuation and what is it not?
    • Most people use self-work to work on the false self
    • The meaning of Carl Jung’s quote: “If we do the wrong thing with all of our hearts we will end up in the right place”
    • Laura’s Story of Individuation
    • Facing your problems, fears, and suffering while fully engaging in life
    • Your life is your spiritual path
    • Continuing transformation and questioning
    • The obstacle and shadow hold the seed of your purpose
    • The value of struggle for the process of Individuation
    • The conflicting contradictions within us and holding the tension of opposites
    • The four steps for activating the transcendent function in light of the process of Individuation



In Part 2 (only for members), we go deeper into:

  • Shadow Work is the most important aspect of the Individuation process
  • Major signs that you haven’t faced your Shadow yet
  • Shadow Integration is the apprentice piece, Anima/Animus integration is the masterpiece
  • The self-righteousness and projections of the Progressive Left and the Conservative Right
  • The process of Individuation is about connecting to BEING and related to the feminine principle/archetype
  • Carl Jung’s rainmaker parable/story symbolizes how humans are caught in “false doing” and removed from Being
  • The conflict in the world is a mirror of our internal conflict
  • Coming home to yourself
  • Alignment with Divine Will and the true secret to reality creation
  • How people avoid the necessary step to face loneliness in the awakening process
  • How the Individuation process shows up in Astrology
  • The necessity for crisis and suffering as God’s way to wake you up
  • The times right now are an evolutionary ferment and opportunity for Individuation

Bernhard Guenther & Laura Matsue

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Individuation, Transpersonal Self-Work, And The Great Work
are NOT Self-Help, Self-Improvement, or Self-Actualization Programs

Everyone is wounded/traumatized to varying degrees. It comes with growing up
in a world of ignorance where we are disconnected from Spirit and Nature, and
pathology has become normalized. In this world, the false personality is
worshipped at the expense of losing our Essence.

Anytime we look outside of ourselves for happiness and fulfillment, it points
to a wound/hole within us where we have lost an aspect of our Essence and
connection to the Divine.

Most people try to fill these holes unconsciously by looking externally for
what they feel is missing and even dissociate from their suffering and
emotional body via avoidance, distraction, addictions, mindless media
consumption, and live cut off from the wisdom of their bodies in a
head-centric existence.

In fact, most people suffer without even knowing that they are suffering
because their mind/body connection has split, resulting in dissociation. This
boy/mind split and disconnection from essence will increase in the age of A.I.
/Transhumanism and create more entry points for occult forces to come in.

One of the most challenging things for people is to face the suffering held
within the body, which is armored under many unconscious defense mechanisms.
Real shadow work is confronting your fears and wounds (most of them are
unconscious) and addressing stored trauma in the body — which is far from a
walk in the park.

You can read books and quotes about it and may understand it intellectually,
but the work itself is painful, scary, messy, and requires immense courage,
but not the courage of being outwardly „tough.“ As Joseph Campbell said: „The
cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.“

It’s the courage not to resist discomfort, not to escape into the head or back
into your comfort zone, but to be vulnerable and feel it all in the body – for
the healing only happens through the body, beyond any intellectual analysis or
„story-telling,“ beyond any blame or victim mentality, even beyond any
premature intellective „forgiveness.“

That’s where the rubber hits the road when it comes to transpersonal
self-work, and the internal alchemical fire for transmutation gets ignited
through the friction of discomfort and „conscious suffering,“ as Gurdjieff and
many other teachers talked about, without resisting it, escaping it, nor
projecting it outwardly by blaming others or your situation.

This process of Individuation is not a generic self-improvement or self-help
program that aims to strengthen the false personality and build a better
„mask“ to help you reach external goals and fulfill desires which mainly stem
from the socially conditioned wounded ego-personality but will never result in
lasting happiness, fulfillment or love. It’s not about making your „happiness“
depend on external factors.

As Bud Harris wrote in ‚Becoming Whole‘:

„It is much more than firming up, losing weight, having more positive
thoughts, or solving problems and getting on with your life. Individuation
is not self-actualization. The mythologist Joseph Campbell noted that
self-actualization is for people with nothing better to do—people who
don’t know their personal myth or deeper purpose in life.

The humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs for
security, prestige[power], self-development, and even personal
relationships, are not the primary values a person inspired by their
deeper Self, or the thread of their individuation, lives for.“

This more profound inner process requires incredible self-ownership and
responsibility for everything you feel. The only way out is through, and there
IS light at the end of the tunnel as you realize on a deep embodied level (not
just intellectually) that any fear you have had was just an illusion and
didn’t reflect your true self (essence), or that you have taken on stuff that
is not yours to carry; that you always did the best you could at any time of
your life based on where you were at. That unconditional acceptance of what
„is“ opens the space for healing on much deeper levels.

For example, you may have intellectually realized what your „issues“ are, but
as long as it’s not embodied and released somatically through your body and
felt deeply within you, all you create is a mask, armor, and buffers to avoid
facing yourself, while believing you have already worked through your „stuff.“
As Gurdjieff said, „You have to pay with yourself.“ No one else can „pay“ or
do the work for you.

This discomfort is medicine and can be used as profound teaching if we don’t
resist it. Not only that but feeling the discomfort in the body is the only
place where true healing happens.

This process also requires faith and trust and, most of all – letting go. It’s
a big lesson in gratitude and humbleness – to be utterly unconditionally
grateful for every moment, to see the beauty in simple things, to see how
nature teaches us every moment how to „be“ if we can tune into the frequencies
and energies which are hidden from us long as we live from the head, or are
armored up.

The moment we resist the presence, which is all there is, and get into our
heads (the tyrant within), we lose the connection to our essence and the
Divine, the source that loves us unconditionally and nurtures, guides, and
assists us in our individual healing process and this earthly experience
during this Time of Transition.

Doing this work is the most important thing/practice in this day and age. We
can complain about the world’s „issues“ on social media until eternity (which
sometimes starts to sound like a „never-ending flushing toilet“), but nothing
changes if we don’t go where actual change happens and where it can get really
uncomfortable: within and into the body, while also surrendering to what is
happening on a bigger picture level in light of the evolution of consciousness
beyond our personal processes and 3D Matrix distractions, political and

It’s easy to get caught up in our own „shit“ (when self/shadow-work becomes a
narcissistic self-indulgent/self-pity process) or the world’s miseries if we
forget what it is all about and what we are here to do as embodied sovereign
individuals and frequency anchors, which is really about „Being.“

That process has profound effects on the outside world (which is not really
„outside“ or separated from „you“) with regards to reality creation based on
your internal healing process as you are clearing your vessel for the Divine
force to anchor itself, reconnecting you to who you truly are and your divine

Know that you are loved and assisted at all times and that no one can take
away who and what you indeed are. However, to know this experience yourself in
your own being requires sincerity and integrity in your own process to
reconnect with your essence; this means not expecting anyone else to do the
work for you, to be „saved,“ nor expecting the world outside of you to change
„for you.“

As long as we are not sincere with ourselves and our own process to honestly
„know thyself“ beyond the personality mask, we are disconnected from essence,
which is the only true source of fulfillment, love, and wisdom that will
result in „right action“. This source is an infinite untapped resource that is
within us, waiting to be uncovered and remembered through our own sincere

If you want to learn more about the process of Individuation, listen to our

Bernhard Guenther


Nachhaltigkeit + die Entdeckung Trojanischer Pferde…

Populäre Projektionen dessen, wie eine Bewusstseinsveränderung aussehen wird, sind in den meisten Fällen nur eine Neugestaltung der „alten Denkschablonen „. Eine größere, bessere Box, in der das Paradigma aufgewertet wird, das die Bedingungen verbessert, unter denen wir unsere Sucht auf eine „grüne“ Art und Weise genießen können.

So wichtig wie das ökologische Bewusstsein ist, es ist nicht genug. Das neue Paradigma kann nicht aus der intellektuellen Abstraktion einer dualistischen Interpretation einer „besseren Welt“ verwirklicht werden, die auf der Infrastruktur der existierenden Varianten-Matrix aufbaut, die dieses Paradigma erzeugt.

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