The creation of consciousness, also known as individuation, is a condition for integrity. Integrating more and more hidden, buried, or undiscovered fragments of our psyches metamorphosizes our personalities by making conscious the unconscious.
I know these tools: journaling, depth psychology, and communing with The Other, for they help me deal with life on life’s terms, but they are just a few of the templates that can be laid over any life’s navigation. They have sometimes helped me meet and greet Jung’s archetypes with whose personalities I can elarge my own consciousness.
You might as well know, once you have set foot upon the road of individuation, you have begun a journey. We will be wayfarers together, and though people may call us fools, we’ll be whistling as we trudge the road to happy destiny, which is definitely not the straight and narrow!
If you’re younger than midlife, do not try this at home.