Another phenomenon we will look at in Healing Your Spiritual Wounds is the possibility of hiding your True Self and assuming a False Self. This dynamic may occur as a result of wanting to belong. The individual may unilaterally decide that certain of their thoughts, feelings, or actions may not be acceptable in their chosen or inherited faith tradition. So, in order to fit in, they decide to hide those truths about themselves and put on a False Self.
Another individual may be told outright that some of their thoughts, feelings, and actions are not acceptable and they then choose to hide those aspects of their True Self, and present a False Self that will fit in and not draw negative attention.
Over time, the False Self may become so dominant that the True Self may be irretrievable, even after leaving the faith tradition. Retrieving the True Self is a key desired outcome in the Healing Your Spiritual Wounds journey. Click here for more information and to register. Time is running out. Don’t delay. The 10-week journey starts Tuesday, Sept 13 at 6pm Pacific.