I just had another exploratory session with a dear friend. A few weeks ago Jill (my friend’s name) offered to exchange facilitating each other, and explore many selves (personas, personalities, voices, thought patterns) that live inside us. I thought it would be a fun adventure and said Yes. I little did I know what I will find out!
After we got here (born), we encounter different opinions, ways to be & do from parents (who often don’t have the same worldview , and this is fine). We get exposed to different believes, and some of them we were taught to adapt, and some we created based on the situations.
We learn to create a multitude of protection for the vulnerable kid…we learn “to be in this world”..we learn life here. And by the time we considered “to be adapted to the environment and fully functioning adults” , we master the personalities inside us and they function automatically according to the situation. For example if we feel our identity threatened, we fight or run or please that person in hopes to be seeing or… any other adaptive strategy. We have our inner flirt-er, competent professional, parent etc…
Although it is fun to have such a big family inside, if we are “not home, it could be quite hectic. And by “no one is home” I mean the aware self (some call it aware ego, some call it centered self…etc)
It is also unifying and wholeing (from the word whole) to learn about each personality and why it is here and what it’s role, and by opening up to them we release the old burdens, believes and transform our life experience and sense of self.
resting and relishing myself after the session
Many thanks to all of me.