As a child when some of our needs were never met, we create subpersonalities – someone different than our real self. We may have become the clown, invisible lost child, hero or the caretaker in our family to adapt and survive.
These false selves, masks, or subpersonalities carry over into our adult lives. As a child they helped us, so we can honor them for that service. They, however, now create emotional pain in our relationships and decrease our measure of happiness.
You may better know subpersonalities as moods or eccentricities of yourself or your family or friends. There he goes acting like a clown again or He thinks he knows it all.
This false self or subpersonality becomes second nature and emerges as stress triggers emotional childhood pain within us. Healing begins when we choose to become aware of our own subpersonalities.
At first, it may be easier to notice the subpersonalities we have seen in others. Later on you may begin to become more aware of your own.
Subpersonalities and Chakras
You may ask, What is a chakra? A chakra exists as a wheel-like force of energy. The main chakras, seven in number, connect to our physical body and organs. The more life force spinning through a chakra determines the greater the state of our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
Since our subpersonalities decrease our power, they also interfere with the healthy functioning of our chakras.
The following table shows the main qualities of chakras, positive and imbalanced.
Chakra Quality Positive Imbalance
|1st Base of Spine||Relationship to physical world, physical structure, survival, physical grounding, safety, stability, fight or flight, sensuality||Practical, skills in business & in everyday living, presence in the physical world||Obsessions, fears, greed, desire for physical possessions, insecurity, lack of safety, self-pity, doubt self, depression, poor body image|
|SecondBelow the Navel||Emotions & feelings, relationships, connection, sexuality, basic emotional needs,||Enthusiasm, motivation, healthy expression of emotions, communication in relationships, creativity||Escapism, loner, excesses (addictions), dogma, anger, Pleasure seeking, abuse, dependency, low esteem, withdrawal, destructive feelings, martyr, depression, denial pleasure,|
|3rdStomach area||Personal will & power, control, power, thinking & beliefs, emotional expansion, personal growth,||Mental strength, assertiveness, flexibility in beliefs||Anger, fear, anxiety, worry, introversion, desire to overpower, low esteem, tendency to violence, overwhelm,|
|4thHeart||Love, harmony, beauty, unconditional love, compassion, emotional balance & well-being||Compassion, love, emotional balance, emotional strength||Stress, rejection, desire to help to your detriment, mistrust, lack of acceptance, bitterness, indifference, emotional hurt,|
|5thThroat||Communication, physical maturation, growth through expansion, fluent thought, independence, security,||Creative thinking, Effective communication,||Insecurity, lack of expression, codependence, chaotic thought, lack of will power, unheard, unable to express, dishonesty|
|6th Middle of Forehead||Trust, intuition, clarity of perception, vision, introspection, objective observer||Inner vision, direct knowing, seeing the whole picture,||Drive for attention, willfulness, awareness without compassion|
|7th Top of Head||Divine connection, meditation, unity, Beingness, divine will||Inspiration, creativity, divine expression||Loss of purpose, lack of reality, identity crisis, superiority|
Chakra Imbalance Subpersonalities
|1st||Reaction to established order, Obsessions, fears, greed, desire for physical possessions, insecurity, lack of safety, self-pity, doubt self, depression, poor body image||Rebel, Reactionary, Hippie, Mr. Fearless, Scared Inner Child, Survivalist, Poor Me, etc.|
|Second||Escapism, loner, excesses (addictions), dogma, anger, Pleasure seeking, abuse, dependency, low esteem, withdrawal, destructive feelings, martyr, depression, denial pleasure,||Addict, Abuser, Lost Child, Loner, Day Dreamer, Exhibitionist, Hermit, etc.|
|3rd||Anger, fear, anxiety, worry, introversion, desire to overpower, low esteem, tendency to violence, overwhelm,||Victim, Tyrant, Abuser, Spiritual Warrior, Controller, Bully, Perfectionist, etc.|
|4th||Stress, rejection, desire to help to your detriment, mistrust, lack of acceptance, bitterness, indifference, emotional hurt,||Caretaker, People Pleaser, Clown, Protector, Romantic, Rescuer, Seducer, Seductress, etc.|
|5th||Insecurity, lack of expression, codependence, chaotic thought, lack of will power, unheard, unable to express, dishonesty||Inner Critic, the Judge, the Brain, the Confused One, Con Man, Scam Artist, Hypochondriac, Needy Inner Child, etc.|
|6th||Drive for attention, willfulness, awareness without compassion||On Looker, Observer, Outsider, Zealot, Cult Leader, etc.|
|7th||Loss of purpose, lack of reality, identity crisis, superiority||Saint, Savior, Know-It-All, Mr. Encyclopedia, Narcissist, etc.|
Note: Some subpersonalities can relate to more than one chakra. The above chart shows a few main subpersonalities, they number in infinite variations. The chart may assist you in recognizing your own subpersonalities.
In conclusion, subpersonalities decrease our life force which flows through our chakras. Also, as seen in the description of the chakras subpersonalities affect all areas of our lives such as work, communication, personal power, love, trust and connection to others, and our connection to our spiritual selves.
Tips: 1. Recognize Subpersonalities. If you want to become more aware of your subpersonalities, see which ones you identity from the above chart. Then write down names for your different moods and behaviors. As some remain unconscious to us, get a friend or non-judgmental family member to help you.
2. Observe Subpersonalities in Action. Notice what triggers your subpersonalities. Notice if they related to your childhood. Notice how they create emotional pain in your relationships and work. Write your observations in a daily journal.
3. Begin Healing your Subpersonalities.
How Do We Heal Subpersonalities?
In part 1 How to Discover the Subpersonalities Running Your Life?
In part 2 I described a meditation for beginning discovering your subpersonalities.
In part 3 I showed how an Energy Healer, familiar with subpersonalities can assist you in healing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael David Lawrience is the author of Emotional Health: The Secret from Drama, Trauma, and Pain. His book provides ways for improving emotional health, easing pain and stress, healing physical and emotional abuse, and spiritual awakening. See book on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Health-Secret-Freedom-Trauma/dp/0615479170
Michael as a previous Residential and Self-Esteem Coach and Mentor has over 15 years’ experience teaching teen’s self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-reliance. See eBook Self Esteem- A Teen’s Guide for Girls This book is valuable for women also. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009L4JLMO
Michael offers Bowen Therapy in person in Sedona, Arizona for easing physical and emotional pain. https://www.emotionalhealthtips.com/bowen-therapy-sedona/
Michael also conducts personalized hiking tours in Sedona for emotional and spiritual breakthroughs.