8th August 2016
By Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D
Guest writer for Wake Up World
C. G. Jung believes that we go through three births in our lifetime. The first is our physical birth, then the birth of our Ego, and then our spiritual birth. In accordance with that fact, we also undergo three phases of development in our life. In the first third of our lives, emphasis is on our bodily growth, in the middle phase of our lives our Ego grows, and the last third of our lives is the period of our internal development.
While at the first two births the most important thing is the maximum exploitation of the opportunities offered by the external world, in the third phase, however, the emphasis shifts on our internal development potentials. Unfortunately, the majority of people will never experience the spiritual birth, for various reasons. Let us examine the possible reasons for that, to find out what factors encourage or prevent spiritual birth in us.