The carrier of this consciousness is the individual, who does not produce the psyche on his own volition but is, on the contrary, pre-formed by it and nourished by the gradual awakening of consciousness during childhood. ~Carl Jung
Individuation is the process by which a person becomes a psychological individual, a separate indivisible unity or whole, recognizing his innermost uniqueness. The self is our life’s goal, the most complete expression of individuality. It is our journey towards understanding ourselves. It involves becoming the most integrated, whole version of our unique self as possible. At its highest level, individuation is the art of personal transformation.
Individuation could therefore be understood as the drive of the Self to consciousness.