Here is the text of a dream a patient of Carl Jung had. Taken from "Psychology and Religion."
I am entering a solemn house. It is called "the house of inner composure or self collection." In the background are many burning candles arranged so as to form four pyramid like points. An old man stands at the door of the house. People enter, they do not talk and often stand still in order to concentrate. The old man at the door tells me about the visitors to the house and says: "When they leave they are pure." I enter the house now, and I am able to concentrate completely. A voice says:
"What thou art doing is dangerous. Religion is not a tax which thou payest in order to get rid of the woman's image, for this image is indispensable. Woe to those who use religion as a substitute for the other side of the soul's life. They are in error and they shall be cursed. Religion is no substitute, but it is the ultimate accomplishment added to every other activity of the soul. Out of the fullness of life thou shalt give birth to thy religion and only then shalt thou be blessed."
Together with the last sentence a faint music becomes audible, simple tunes played by an organ...As I leave the house I have the vision of a flaming mountain and I feel that a fire which can not be quenched must be a sacred fire.
"The heavens descend, and the hells arise,
bubbling like oil and water,
in the cauldron of the mind."
Alexander Ward interviews Zain in 2012
It has been seven years now walking through life from the perspective of a dyad. In 2008, we both stopped resisting the powerful magnetism to each other and decided we are much more than childhood friends. Since then our whole life has been about following our hearts, with a deep sense of trust in God, the Universe, Life. In taking most of our "leaps of faith" in life we often look to ourselves and are reminded: If such a love can exist between us, then the universe from which we spring must inherently be a safe place.
This mode of being is transforming the way we see the world, and thus our reality is changing. In our relationship we choose to devote ourselves to each other: To find every human being in one, to find every aspect of existence in each other, to have faith in taking a lifetime to discover for ourselves how an individual contains the infinite. By doing this we find we are in a practice of discipline, of devotion and of love. Through our relationship we are learning what life is about.
Each of us has the choice to check out of the hotel called Life anytime they want, but day after day billions are awoken by the force of love to experience the light of consciousness here on this planet. Life at first, is the greatest commitment, but can soon transform into the greatest expression of devotion.
The devotion to the art of Living and to do it well.
“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
-Alan W. Watts
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
"You can't direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails"