Art Journal Therapy Activity #71 - Understanding Transpersonal Therapy

Collage by Shelley Klammer
Collage by Shelley Klammer

This exploratory journal exercise will help you understand where you are in your growth journey so that you will know how to focus your inner work. This prompt includes three journal explorations of your Mask, Lower and Higher Self.

 

Materials:

 

- Journal and a pen

 

Method:

 

Understanding the Three Layers of Yourself

 

1. The Mask: We create an idealized defensive mask to protect ourselves from hurt and rejection. We hide our emotional pain - even from ourselves. This mask or false self dampens down the vibrancy of love of our core truth.

 

2. The Wounded Child/Ego/Lower Self: The next layer of our being is the wounded child/ego/shadow or lower self of our human nature. Our ego self is comprised of separated off, rejected parts of self that keep love and connection out. This self-protection causes great pain and isolation. Our lower self does not trust in love...