Soul Distancing and Building Your Inner Sanctum
We have talked about not going DEEP, disengaging, radical acceptance. You know that leaving is not always an option – or that you were able to leave some of the narcissistic relationships behind but for some – that is not an option. But how do you keep your “soul” out of it. It’s a complicated conversation and a sort of “philosophical” place to begin 2024. When it comes to healing – what is your soul? And more importantly, however we define it (and we will be reviewing that in this month’s program and doing some exercises to explore what it is for us) – it gets lost and dinged in the narcissistic relationship.
Our inner worlds are harmed by these relationships – this month won’t be easy, but it will be hopeful. We will review what happens to our soul or our “insides,” – and this is beyond the anxiety and self-blame and self-doubt. We will also think about disengagement at a deeper level – and learn techniques that will help you not only in your narcissistic relationships, but also a toxic world. These days, sometimes just leaving the house, even if you have cleaned up your life from narcissistic stuff by and large, can mean you are in contact with mean folks out in the world, read about the toxicities in the world at large -and people who have been through narcissistic relationships often struggle more with these circumstances. This month will be about starting a new year with a deep dive into healing, and creating spaces within ourselves to foster that process of healing and navigation.