What is individuation actually? Once in Zürich, a teacher asked me if I could explain him in simple words what individuation is. I was looking over the lake, and I saw several sailboats sailing on the lake. I replied: "Do you see these sailboats? They are sailing on the wind. They don't see the wind, they cannot touch it, but they know that it's there. Because it puts something in motion. Such a wind we also have inside us, we call it spirit, the holy spirit that moves in us. We can fight it, we can capsize, or we can tune in to that wind. Trying to get in harmony with it, we learn how to get in touch with that spirit that moves and guides us. We know from inside where our path is. We learn to see how we can put that process in motion."
Source: June Singer in 'The hidden dimension in the work of Jung en Pauli' Kok-Kampen 1991, pg. 115