Self-realization is critical aspect of an individual’s psychological growth. Individuation is a human transformational process that interconnects the general unconscious potentials to the conscious (Friedman and Hartelius 10). My current approach of individuation started through efforts to connect aspirations and dreams as a young person and hence, to meet my current expectations as an adult. It is through integrating my desires of what I wanted to become from childhood and achieve them through my efforts. The process progresses as I understand my life purpose, not as a static incident lived on a day-to-day basis, but more as a procedure set to achieve an objective. Although several complex expectations are reserved involuntarily, individuation leads to interconnection between the unconscious and the conscious, leading to self-actualization.
The self evolves as it progresses to understand divine realities. The growth of fundamental cognitive parts is abstract and becomes more complicated during the process of self-realization. When individuals develop behavioral traits, they exercise power when managing their lives. Therefore, awareness grows to assertiveness when the unconscious feeling and expression, such as love and behavioral characteristics, gain control of the self. Changes in cognitive growth, development of perceptions, and other psychological influences of human activities enable the development of expressive power (Friedman and Hartelius 156). For example, an individual understanding of the self may influence aspects of love and thus, overcome unconscious traits turned into conscious to develop expressive power. Others may include situations of grief, fear, and loss, which support the conscious to develop expressive power (Friedman and Hartelius 163). Therefore, the understanding of self and the growth of cognitive foundations control divine principles of love.
Friedman, Harris L., and Glenn Hartelius. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, 2015.