What we are and what we think are to some extent created by the projections of others.
This is why stereotypes and prejudices should be addressed.
They tend to create the kind of behavior projected.
"'The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.'" John 3:8a (NRSV)
Projections from others in the collective unconscious will create thoughts that are in line with those projections.
So we should always be aware of what others think of us.
Albeit without manipulation.
We can counteract negative projections with positive thoughts.
But we must be constantly vigilant.
This is particularly true of gays and lesbians who are despised and demonized by the religious right.
Gays and lesbians should be constantly reminded of their innate goodness and their acceptance in heaven.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]