"Handing him over to the authorities with a kiss, Judas initiates Jesus' individuation journey. Each individuation journey begins with what seems like a betrayal. A religion you once believed wholeheartedly crumbles beneath your feet. A heart attack, or cancer, or major illness falls upon you. A marriage you thought was forever suddenly dissolves. Your children leave the house, begin their own lives, and you are faced with your own isolation and existential aloneness. This can often lead to what Saint John of the Cross described as the Dark Night of the Soul, a descent to the depths of the subconscious whereby we find new life. This “betrayal” is a cry from our subconscious that we have somehow been abandoning our deeper selves and must now look into the dark."

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