This quote was hand-carved over the archway to C. G. Jung’s study: “Called or uncalled: God is present.”
Which as Ken James, Ph.D. described during his session of the Jungian summit is to consider that whatever calls us to our supposed ‘purpose in life’ is always around us, ever-present; we just may not notice it being there for a very long time, until when we actually awaken to our true sense of life purpose.
Or in another sense that God Consciousness, or Grand Consciousness as I refer to it, is continually around us, embracing us, engulfing us, even if we fail to recognize it as such, because: “Called or uncalled: God is present.”
Overall for his part in the summit Ken James was elaborating on “Synchronicity and the Personal Journey” and how we tended to immediately interpret and declare in our minds all events, situations, experiences in our lives as meaningful to us or not before we even allowed them to completely unfold and to show us how significant they might actually be to us.
In a broader sense we make life-defining judgments primarily from the ego perspective about how we want our lives to progress or to advance, rather than allowing our intuition (our higher connection) to guide us in the most beneficial and natural direction for our true soul growth.
But no matter which direction we do choose in life, our lives will play out in that one chosen direction for only so long before we may start to feel a dissonance with that path direction. Then if our ego continues to ignore the discomfort, ‘hints’ may arise around us that might suggest we try a different direction in our lives; and if we still ignore those ‘hints’ then our Higher Self can become more insistent to capture our straying life focus and can create more obvious ‘turmoil’ in our lives until we finally stop and DO pay attention to what is happening to us at a deeper level—to how we are resonating (or not) with our current life situation.
Meaning: Do we feel harmonious with the direction we are heading or do we feel dissonant with it—out of sync, off the beat, uncomfortable enough to want to ‘change the tune’ in some way?
James says that we should try to stay more non-judgmentally aware of everything around us, and to stay more in harmony with what life is freely presenting to us rather than disregarding the sudden synchronicities that may pop up before us daily.
Those ‘synchronicities’ are far from being coincidences—they are instead our soul’s intentional ‘stagings’ for enhancing/shifting our stagnant or our stressful life experience in some way to help us more beneficially learn from our situations/relationships and to ultimately advance our consciousness.
In truth while we may think that we must search high and low to discover our true calling in LIFE, all we actually need to do is to simply be quiet enough to hear it as it calls to us.