Like you and me, an iceberg has a part we can see and a part we can’t.
This from a Catholic priest. How refreshing is that? Here’s the point I want to make: We are much more than we think we are, and reality is much more than we think it is. The thoughts and feelings of which we are aware are the tip of a massive iceberg, and we will never experience spiritual transformation (non-dualistic, high-level consciousness) until we admit the data of the unconscious, i.e. what lies below, into our awareness.
Two opposing hemispheres in intimate relationships make a third sacred entity: a child, your brain, the world, a new work of art.
And how do we do that? As Richard Rohr says, “the relationship is the vehicle” that will take us there.
This is a truly profound statement. Once again, to quote Rohr,
I see the Couple as integrating the other four archetype pairs in a sacred marriage of fully individuated and fully related opposites. This union activates the creative instinct and brings us into the spiritual domain and Epoch III integrated consciousness. ~Raffa, Healing the Sacred Divide, p. 203.
Ancient pagan and modern Christian symbolism: Androgyny.