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My Analytical Theory Based On Carl Jung's Analytical Psychology

Updated on June 24, 2016

Understanding Carl Jung's Analytical Psychology

© 2016 Missy Smith

Today, I read quotes by the late Carl Jung, who was the founder of analytical psychology. For those who are confused about exactly what analytical psychology is; join my confusion club, I am too. However, Carl Jung who was a psychotherapist summed it up as this; it is approaching a person’s mental health issues as stemming from both their conscious and unconscious beliefs.

Well, that helps me a little I suppose, but what helps me understand the most is how he came up with his psychological way of teaching how everyone expands into being their own person, and how they stand alone as an individual. He talked about the importance of becoming into one’s self and realizing that we could combine our personal experiences with history and other cultural symbolism. I understood this a bit because, I, myself, often will be able to detect similarities in myself as say someone I viewed back in the 1950s or even beyond.

The Way I Relate Mr. Jung's Psychology To History

For myself, I relate to Marilyn Monroe. And no, not because I feel I am a sex symbol. I relate to the human person she was; the confused and sweet woman, who seemed to be plagued with an unlucky life in the real world. Watching documentaries of her interviews and such, I could relate to the sadness she felt at times. The despair she had for trying so hard to achieve her goals, but never achieving the real status she desired. She would even, to this day, be known mainly for her sex appeal, not her ability as a true talented actress.

Now, of course, I am no actress, and I never wanted to be one, but I do relate to her sadness, and her struggle to achieve the things she wanted in life and in love and never getting the complete satisfaction of those goals. It made her sad, and this is where her life inevitably ended up. As I realized this, I wanted to sway my own darkness into something good.

I want to appreciate my hard times as being what has made me the person I am today. This is my way I could understand Carl Jung’s relation to the present and the past. I do believe we have to become extremely aware to recognize similarities that relate to our own lives that mirrored the past or a different culture. We then need to be more conscious, so we can use these instances as a growing and learning experience into becoming the best person we can be, and in turn respecting ourselves and loving ourselves through our struggles.


Continuing my Explanation of Past and Present Similarities and Realizations

Let’s discuss the Presidential elections. Yes, yes, I’m going to go there again in this hub, because I believe that it also makes a statement of why I am an avid supporter of Bernie Sanders. As I relate to Marilyn, I can in addition relate to Martin Luther King Jr. as Bernie Sanders so did back in the 60s. He believed in his cause, and I believed, or I should say I believe in this cause. We all know we are still fighting racism among equal rights for all people today. It has not only remained a black issue of undue circumstances; it has now become a problem for all Americans whom have currently by the rich and powerful standards been degraded as no good if not on a status of high-power society. It is in this way we are “relating” backwards not forwards and in a worse way.

If life had gotten better for us, we are now back tracking to the days of segregation by listening and believing the likes of a Donald Trump. He is, in fact, the one destroying our values and reputation for being the “melting pot” for being “the land of the free, home of the brave.” He has scared our nation and turned some into cowards sighting all Muslims are terrorists, and all Mexicans are rapists and murderers. We are fighting a war of staying equal, but as it relates to the fight in which Martin Luther fought, it is to the extreme now.

This is where I will again say we need to recognize Mr. Jung’s analytical way of psychology. Recognize and relate our situation today to the ones we have already fought in the past and be smart not to let it happen once again. We are not robots. We are all humans with a voice, with a purpose to find our true meaning here on Earth, and it is not, I repeat not, to be divided. It is to co-habitat with others as human beings. To understand our differences and find a relation to our own way of living. It does not have to be the same, and we do not have to be afraid of one another. We can do what Bernie Sanders suggest and bring a revolution of change for the good; a change that will benefit all Americans and our relationships with the whole world.

Accepting the Darkness of Ourselves and Others

Finding The Inspiration Through Darkness

Getting back to my inspiration for this hub and the poem I wrote. I came across a list of Carl Jung quotes today, and they were much like my own thinking. I have been rejected by my views of my dark-side; the sadness, the part that is not relatable to the people that feel you should bury that part of yourself, or you are tainted. This is not so, and Mr. Jung confirmed that for me today. Darkness is in all of us. It is a part of all of us. We have to start accepting it and relating it to bring out the best we can be in ourselves and our world as I showed earlier. We are indeed in dark times. We need to accept that and turn it to our advantage for good, always using the dark for good.

As for me, this is what I have always tried to explain about myself through my poetry and the things I write; even my personality. I try to utilize the bad ways I feel to bring out the best in me by finding the reasons I may have had to suffer through darkness. Let’s do this as a nation. Let’s realize what is happening today. Admitting that we are, in fact, fighting a dark reality, but coming together to overpower it and use it to make good.

My poem is about how I understand this is what I must do to make my life more positive. It is inspired by my realization of this after reading Carl Jung’s quotes today. Please enjoy my conversation poem.


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Torn To Perfection (conversation poetry)

© 2016 Missy Smith

Who is drawn on the paper


-A human woman forlorn

And scorned.

Can you put the pieces back?

-If I did she would surely lack.

-See, it is not so bad she was

ripped to shreds; it's about the

lessons of darkness that she's


But, why is it conceivable for her

to remain in pieces?

-She needed to remember her

broken dreams; and her loves


This makes no sense I say to

you. Who are you to make the


-I am she who is on the paper.

The one who’s learned that the

unfairness of life is what makes

us treasures.

-It’s the hardships that we overcome

that makes us strong enough to

move along.

-We walk with wisdom as an owl,

and the scars we wear will make

us proud.

-Just as a soldier who fought for

our country's land, I have

become haughty of these tears

I've shed.

-The life that I have come to know

is bringing me closer to our real


-For it is darkness, which brings the

light, and the hands who have torn

us apart, which really make us

who we are.

In The Darkness, Leave A Light On


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    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      I couldn't have said that better myself, Deb. Thank you very much.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Excellent work. May this be a reminder to all, as well as insight into ourselves through a small portal of the human condition. We DO draw strength from weakness, which makes us overcome that which afflicts us.

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, Venkat. There is nothing better to know than I make someone happy with my words. :)

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, Frank. All your lovely comments mean a lot to me, as I see you as an extremely well-rounded talent with great perceptions.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very interesting topic. Your poem also sends a great message. Your thinking process is getting much positive and appealing. I am much happy at this. My blessings.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      a very revealing hub Missy.. you do reflect and in your hub it shows.. also your poetry speaks in volume.. awesome share my friend

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      I am so glad you stopped by whonu. Many blessings to you as well. ~Missy

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Hey John,

      I am also amazed, and very happy that I have found a friend that can get me on such a deep level. I feel very blessed to have met you here.

      I did run across Carl Jung's word and explanation of "synchronicity" all very interesting stuff to listen to and read. I hope I have more time to go over your page and find these hubs you have written. I would so love to read them.

      It is true; I believe all our neighbors in the world are in danger if Trump makes it to the big seat. I keep holding hope out for a miracle. I am so extremely surprised by just how dumb he is, and the lack of people who care to take notice to that. I want to know what is in their minds? I want to know how they can possibly reason with themselves that this man is going to make it better for any of us? The amount of idiocy in the world when it comes to humans' scares me even more than Trump himself.

      Thank you for all your lovely compliments, and I am more than thrilled to not only have found a true friend, but comrade in the world of writing. Friends Forever, ~Missy

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      2 years ago from United States

      Well done my friend. This was interesting. Blessings. whonu

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Another wonderful hub, Missy. I am constantly amazed at how alike we are in our views of the world, even the similar people we admire, and what we think needs to be done. Carl Jung coined a word and theory called "synchronicity" and I wrote a hub called "More Amazing Coincidences or Synchronicity." I also love and admire Marilyn Monroe and drew a stylized sketch of her face in anther hub "Learning to Draw Using the Right Side of Your Brain". Apart from these Martin Luther King was a great human being, and Bernie Sanders seems equally admirable and if I could I would vote for him. I worry on behalf of the world (not just the USA) if Donald Trump becomes president, but the choice is not up to me. Always a pleasure to read your poetry and I loved this particular one.


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