#7 - Additional Ways To Release Our Fears - Part 1 of 3 Parts
Updated: Mar 20
We have at our disposal at all times the perfect tools for discovering and easing our micro-voice fears. We created those fears and with the help of our aware self we can begin the steps for releasing the emotional energies associated with those fears. Most often we doubt our own ability to start this process ourselves and seek enlightened healers elsewhere. Just know that we can be our own perfect healers. We can dialogue with ourselves to begin unlocking answers behind our behaviors and needs.
Voice dialogue was created in the early 1970s by Hal and Sidra Stone for training sessions in guided imagery. In those sessions, they discovered the presence of numerous sub-personalities (also called energy patterns or selves) within the human psyche. The Stones theorized that each sub-personality behaves like a real person and has its own beliefs, characteristics, rules, and behaviors. By speaking with individual selves, they were able to discover some of the various roles each self could play in protecting the individual.
Some of us may need more of a push from outside sources, teachers, healers, and therapists to start the process, but we still have the ability to start within ourselves at any time we feel the need to make substantial changes within us. Working within a more formal training session can be very beneficial and is definitely not discouraged to do. This blog is for those of us who are not ready or able to enter into a more structured environment.
Discussed earlier were two easy ways to begin self-dialogue. We need to provide a means for our Inner Child to describe its fears, concerns, wants, and needs. By doing self-talking and journal writing a voice can feel safe enough to begin sharing stories. Our human beingness seems to be made up of a deep core that is our pure Inner Child tasked with developing skills to function in the world. Our micro-voices are the emotional tools we use to interact with our world experiences on behalf of our Inner Child. It is our premise that our Inner Child wants to use its pure skills to be happy and feel safe. But the emotional micro-voices our Child employs to provide protection from traumas interfere with telling the real story. By writing and talking to ourselves, we can get beyond the micro-voice layers of protections and hear our Child’s voice leading to living our authentic lives.
The anguish we feel is locked up in the emotional energies of our complex micro-voice personality. This is a maze of intertwined, competing, minor and major energies that are extremely protective of an aspect of our Inner Child each protecting its own special ‘turf’. Each voice can be extremely fragile when any perceived threat appears. Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone believe these micro-voices are people within us leading their own lives yet functioning in some degree of common purpose we see being our Inner Child. Our challenge is to see the distinctiveness between our micro-voices and our Child, to appreciate their chosen purpose to protect us, and to respect their need to not have their deep secrets callously violated. We need to gently uncover the secrets.
Part 2 will discuss some of the easier, initial steps we can take to begin the discovery process. Part 3 will go into the more involved approaches we can take to heal. - kc