The Red Book
How hard is fate! If you take a step toward your soul, you will at first miss the meaning.
You will believe that you have sunk into meaninglessness, into eternal disorder. You will be right!
Nothing will deliver you from disorder and meaninglessness, since this is the other half of the world.
Your God is a child, so long as you are not childlike. Is the child order, meaning or disorder, caprice?
Disorder and meaninglessness are the mother of order and meaning. Order and meaning are things that have become and are no longer becoming.
You open the gates of the soul to let the dark flood of chaos flow into your order and meaning.
If you marry the ordered to the chaos you produce the divine child, the supreme meaning beyond meaning and meaninglessness.
You are afraid to open the door. I too was afraid, since we had forgotten that God is terrible.
Christ taught: God is love. But you should know that love is also terrible.
I spoke to a loving soul and as I drew nearer to her, I was overcome by horror, and I heaped up a wall of doubt, and did not anticipate that I thus wanted to protect myself from my faithful soul.
You dread the depths; it should horrify you, since the way of what is to come leads through it.
You must endure the temptation of fear and doubt, and at the same time acknowledge to the bone that your fear is justified and your doubt is reasonable. How otherwise could it be a true temptation and a true overcoming.
Christ totally overcomes the temptation of the devil, but not the temptation of God to good and reason. Christ thus succumbs to cursing.
You still have to learn this, to succumb to no temptation, but to do everything of your own will; then you will be free and beyond Christianity.
I have had to recognize that I must submit to what I fear; yes, even more, that I must even love what horrifies me.
We must learn such from that saint who was disgusted by the plague infections; she drank the pus of plague boils and became aware that it smelled like roses.
The acts of the saint were not in vain.
In everything regarding your salvation and the attainment of mercy, you are dependent on your soul.
Thus no sacrifice can be too( great for you. If your virtues hinder you from salvation, discard them, since they have become evil to you.
The slave to virtue finds the way as little as the slave to vices.
If you believe that you are the master of your soul, then become her servant.
If you were her servant, make master, since she needs to be ruled. These should be your first steps. ~Carl Jung; Red Book, Page 235