Individuation, Enmeshment, and Oneness

“Individuation is a process of psychological differentiation, having for its goal the development of the individual personality. In general, it is the process by which individual beings are formed and differentiated; in particular, it is the development of the psychological individual as a being distinct from the general, collective psychology.”

~Annemieke Cloosterman

“Anything that is “special” because of a comparison between two similar things is only possible from a belief in separation, far from intimate, it is quite the opposite — a disconnected lie. Special is only such when it is unique, as uniqueness is unity, oneness, and intimacy; thus a unique special is connected and incomparable, while a comparative special is a contradiction and nonsensical.”

~Nathan Martin & Aline Van Meer

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