Shifting from Role to Soul in Midlife and Beyond

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Shifting from Role to Soul in Midlife and Beyond

As we age we can gain freedom from the constraints of out-worn roles and personas, and get a sense of becoming who we are meant to be.

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Carl Jung wrote, “The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only its meaning and purpose are different. Whoever carries over into the afternoon the law of the morning. . . must pay for it with damage to the soul.”

Let’s begin together to consider Jung’s warning: If we fail to heed the call to the inner work of age, and instead continue to obey the ego’s demand for midlife heroic striving, then we fail to make the shift in identity from role to soul. And the soul will suffer.

This lecture can help you discover how to reorient by turning within, attuning to your soul’s longing, and cultivating a spiritual shift in identity from what we do to who we truly are.

You will learn psychological and spiritual practices that can deepen your self-knowledge and help you reimagine age for yourself, eventually shifting from denial to awareness, from self-rejection to self-acceptance, and from holding on to letting go.

The result is a newfound freedom from the constraints of out-worn roles and personas, an emerging sense of becoming who we were always meant to be, and a profound gratitude for the way that our lives unfolded.

Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired therapist and writer. Known as the Shadow Expert, she is co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality and a novel, A Moth to the Flame: The Life of Sufi Poet Rumi.

Her new bestselling book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul, extends her work on the Shadow into midlife and beyond and explores aging as a spiritual practice. It won both the 2021 American Book Fest Award and the 2021 Best Indie Book Award for best inspirational non-fiction. Connie has been doing contemplative practices for more than fifty years. She is a wife, stepmother, and grandmother. After all these roles, she’s practicing the shift from role to soul.