Along with our guest podcaster Brazilian Jungian analyst Leticia Capriotti, we explore the psychological underpinnings of regret. We consider that sometimes regret can arise as a result of self-betrayal. We link it to the unlived life that can haunt us and demand our attention. At times, this unlived life may reach into the ancestral past, as we struggle with inter-generational patterns. We discuss how sometimes this can lead to new creative endeavors, but at other times, there may need to be a painful sacrifice of fantasy before regret can be transformed. To avoid bitterness, we must come to love our fate, which involves sanctifying the ordinary.
We discussed the work of genogram expert Monica McGoldrick.
Here’s the dream we discuss:
“It is the middle of the night & I am in the shadowy living area of what appears to be an English mansion house. The room is large and high ceilinged but is dark & shadowy. My attention is focused on a dimly lit table, where I am standing and packing to depart. I am packing my final suitcase with books – a companion is bringing the books to me but who that person