“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” 

John Lennon

August Week 4: Welcoming Home Your Loyal Soldier

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Overview And Objectives

We all develop a part of us, a protective part,  that helps us survive our early years. This part of us is not just our inner child. It is created by the inner child to keep parts of ourselves hidden that will cause others to hurt us if the characteristic is shown.

Part of being authentic it to welcome, honor and celebrate this loyal soldier.

The Loyal Soldier

We all have a loyal soldier who needs to be treated with respect and care, healed from past injustices.

“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” 

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Loyal Soldier

Exercises For Advancing Self Discovery
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Discharging Your Loyal Soldier: Ending The War With The Inner Critic

Your loyal soldier is attached to the past. Learn more about welcoming and releasing this important part of the self.

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The Loyal Soldier Subpersonality

How to understand the loyal soldier part of the self.

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The Loyal Soldier From Bill Plotkin

An interview with Bill Plotkin that discusses the four facets of the self and the loyal soldier.

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Connecting The Dots

Questions, ideas, and insights to stimulate your thinking and to help integrate this week's information into your life.

Insight 1

The loyal soldier is created by our inner child but is not the same thing.

Insight 2

When you release your loyal soldier it becomes part of the "team" of your True Self.

Insight 3

The loyal soldier can serve as a guardian but from a more mature perspective.

This Month's Courses

Monthly Explorations

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Week 3

Week 4