The interesting thing, as Jung indicated is that the more we probe our individual spiritual depths, the wider and deeper becomes our circle of connection and identification. We find our common humanity and our relationship to each other. Thus, as more of us experience a shift in our consciousness from self to whole, we recognize that we are not isolated units, identifying only with our family, group or our nation. We recognize we are each a living cell within the greater planetary and cosmic whole. We are aware of what the anthropologist, Jean Houston, calls our "leaky margins"--that is, the continual exchange, the regular in-breathing and out-breathing between our internal and external environments.
"Somewhere there was once a Flower, a Stone, a Crystal, a Queen, a King,
a Lover and his Beloved, and this was long ago, on an Island somewhere
in the Ocean 5000 years ago. Such is Love, the Mystic Flower of the Soul.
This is the Center, the Self." --C.G. Jung “The subconscious has a symbolic language that is truly a universal language, for it speaks with the vocabulary of the great vital constants, sexual instinct, feeling of death, physical notion of the enigma of space—these vital constants are universally echoed in every human. ...the only pre-requisite is a receptive and intuitive human being.” -- Salvador Dali
The theory of heredity, proving that the child has the ancestral heritage biologically in himself, and to a large extent actually “is” this heritage, also has a psychological justification. Jung therefore defines the transpersonal - or the archetypes and instincts of the collective unconscious - as “the deposit of ancestral experience.” Hence the child, whose life as a prepersonal entity is largely determined by the collective unconscious, actually is the living carrier of this ancestral experience."
--Erich Neuman, Origins & History of Consciousness)