Some Jungian analysts believe that the first 45 minutes after awakening are uniquely generative and creatively potent. The mind is still, savouring its experience of liminal space, and ego’s defence systems are down. The question “What’s next?” does not occur.
We are in liminal space when we’re here and now, when we’re not where we were and not where we’re going to be. In a time-bound post-ritual age, liminality scares people, sending herds of the fearful running off to the gun store. But fear is irremediably false. “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.”