PHILOSOPHY: “Shadow Work: Owning Your Dark Side (feat. Emerald)” / Einzelgänger ☮

According to Jung, part of self-realization is the integration of the Shadow into our personality. When we make the unconscious conscious and stop rejecting the unwanted parts of ourselves, we break the chains that hold us back from moving towards a state of wholeness. The process of integrating our ‘dark side’ is called Shadow Work.

PHILOSOPHY: “The Need for Approval Makes You Invisible” / Einzelgänger ☮

Why the need for approval and external validation penalizes authenticity. As Jim Carrey once said: “Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”

ABRAHAMIC CHURCHES: “One-fifth of All Dutch Churches Are Now Secular Buildings” ☮

At least one-fifth of the Netherlands’ 6,900 church buildings have been converted for secular use, a national Dutch newspaper reports ― and hundreds more are expected to follow suit in the coming years.

About 25% of Dutch churches built between 1800 and 1970 are now being used for nonreligious purposes, including as apartment complexes, offices and cultural centers, according to an investigation published by the Trouw in June. Around 20% of Dutch churches built before 1800 have also been redesigned, most often finding new life as community centers, museums or theaters.

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