I am taking this opportunity to share with you a part of my journey. Texas is my sixth state of residence and each move brings new challenges and new blessings. As I was looking for ways to connect in 2002, I found a community course at SMU Plano campus on “Transcendent Function.” The class was taught by long-time member and board member of the C.G Jung Society of North Texas, Mary Kronke. The course was wonderful and Mary and I made a personal connection. I attended another of her classes on Kant and Jung. That one was a bit over my head! Mary introduced me to the Society and I have been a member, starting with regular membership, Friend of Jung, member of the Board, and most recently President.
Along the way, I completed my training to be a Certified Sandplay Therapist (based on the teachings of Carl Jung), and after having been encouraged to do my own analysis since 1985, I finally felt I was ready for this. Being part of the C.G. Jung Society of North Texas has had much influence on my journey. So I want to say thank you to the analysts who offer the opportunity for those who want to enter the depth psychology of Carl Jung, thank you to the many persons who have supported and maintained the Society for our community, thank you to those who are members at any level, and thank you to those who may attend when they see a great topic or a great speaker. All of you make community and enable the Society to bring quality programs for individual and collective growth, and for holding the mystery.
I have had a good three years as president; I have not accomplished all I might have hoped for, but I do believe that our programs have provided support and guidance for the process of individuation.
For all of the above, I am grateful!
With warm wishes,
Jacquelyn Kelley, LCSW, CST-T, CT
C.G. Jung Society of North Texas