There are the core emotions of fear, anger, joy, shame and sadness and there is a whole world of different feelings which stem from these energies. We can have a hard time being comfortable with our emotions, how they change and their intensity and yet we are emotional beings.
Much of what we think of as our personality is in fact a collection of strategies we developed as a child for managing everyday life. Many of these become traits we identify with and aren’t really who we are, but a role we took on. Our inner child is a strategist (a strategy being a method to achieve an outcome). As children we learn to behave in certain ways to get our needs met by the caregiver. We learn to comply with their messages about right and wrong, along with cultural and social messages about how we need to be,…Read More