It is through a deep inner understanding of ourselves that we become our True, Authentic Selves. Being open, allowing and fluid while 'walking the dark path of our soul' we recognize where our automatic programming dictates our lives. Consciously witnessing every thought, action and feeling shows us our true way of interacting with ourselves and others. This can be frightening to admit and accept, and often times we stop out of fear of 'being a bad person'. Trusting that we are loved beyond unconditional love and acceptance by the very "Power of the Universe" which created us holds us in a protective, comforting embrace as we courageously walk this chosen path.
Finding supportive and trusted friends, mentors, guides and teachers is very important. Knowing that every thing could change in your life as you 'de-program' can help as these changes unfold. Treat yourself as the precious miracle and gift that you are. Meditative moments, massage, yoga, music, dance, walking in nature, group meditation/discussion, counseling, retreating, and immense gratitude for all that has been, is and will be, are powerful aids for your use.