To understand DID fully, it is important to understand how different parts function. Dissociators often refer to these parts as alters. There are many similarities regarding the roles of alters, although each internal system will function according to a person's unique experience and personality. Therapists are more likely to operate from a framework that defines alters as ego states, or parts of the self, so as to reinforce that they are actually various aspects of one self. An ego state may form based on a group of emotions or experiences. Although separate, and able to act more or less independently in the world, they are still a part of a whole person who is fragmented and compartmentalized. Carla's system is one example of how alters might function. She has a four-year-old child part who experienced the initial trauma. This child's main function is to carry the memory of the trauma, a bizarre ritual in which she was sexually abused. She also carries the fear that was experienced during the ritual, a fear so intense that Carla has managed to keep it out of her own consciousness. It will become old, unattended, angry, and will begin to impact your life in a negative way. But that doesn't have to be your reality. Louise nodded. You have the power within you to create a new, more positive reality. When you change your thoughts about grief and loss, it doesn't mean you won't feel the pain or you won't go through the grief. It just means that you won't get stuck in any one feeling. When people look back on loss, they often say that they're glad they felt their emotions fully. They're glad they gave themselves time to fully mourn the end of the relationship. Or if a loved one died, they're glad they honored their grief afterward. However, I've frequently heard people say after an extended grieving period that `I didn't need to give the pain as much time as I did.

Garnet: (-> Immune System, Metabolism). Classic Electromagnetic Pollution Crystals Certain crystals are frequently associated with treating electronic pollution. Generally speaking, they are used for any type of disturbance, and often no distinction is made between radiation from the Earth (geopathic stress) and physical radiation from electromagnetic radiation. There is a great deal of false information in circulation (not to mention many persistent myths), along with plenty of misunderstandings about their application. Clear Quartz At one time clear quartz was believed to be effective against electromagnetic radiation. It was thought to work by attracting the radiation and drawing it away and was used to protect against radiation from monitor screens. The crystals would be attached to the monitors, with their tips pointing away from the user. Clear quartz can indeed draw energy from its base toward its tip and this property of gathering or bundling energy and conducting it away through the tip is used in energetic treatments in particular. Harris, my name is Jim. We've never met, but I'm calling to let you know your friend has died. There's a will here stating you as the executor of his estate, as well as a letter talking about how much you meant to him, basically saying that you were the son he never had. I did not know how to respond to this phone call. Emotions flooded to the surface. Emotions I hadn't felt in years. Before I had a chance to process this news, my tour manager came around the corner. Harris, it's almost time for Q & A. Where's Courtney? Courtney was the host of the event each weekend.

I used to hate that I had to pay for my own jockey equipment as a kid, or that I had a paper route before I was legally allowed to work or have one, or that I had to work full-time every summer, again, before I was legally allowed to work, even working as a mechanic's assistant at a family friend's garage. But holy hell is learning the value of a dollar, and the gift that is work - any work - more valuable than playing with your friends day in and day out every summer. Now, I was still boxing, getting up early to run and showing up to the gym at 5pm daily, and decided to treat my new business like I treated boxing rather than treating it like a hobby or a passion project like I was initially. In training for boxing there are things you just do, and things you don't do. It's simple. You run, lift, and spar. You eat healthy. You hydrate. And you repeat these habits daily. In my work, I created habits that I just did without thought. When you stay in reaction mode with beliefs that you are right and the other is wrong, you are creating feeling bonds that form a foundation of unhappiness within you. Who Are You, and Who Do You Want to Be? Connecting with yourself is the most powerful skill you can nurture and grow. Knowing who you are, understanding the beliefs that drive your choices and the types of reactions you tend to have to events, and recognizing what you want for your life are the foundations for choosing which feelings to grow within you and which feelings to let go of. Being powerful always starts with knowing yourself. While you are part of a connected world of energy made up of the same elements as everyone and everything else in the world, you are unique. The elements and energy at work in your body are slightly and uniquely different from the ones at work inside other people. For example, the DNA in your body is different from my DNA. DNA is composed of strands of protein molecules made up of elements, and those strands of DNA are different from person to person. There is not another person exactly like you on the earth.

If you want to learn more about body language, you must observe the body language exhibited by the actors. Professional actors do not stand still and narrate the story. A play or a film comes into being due to the body language used to communicate the message of the verbal dialogues. Even actors who practice mime, ie silent plays communicate the message through meaningful gestures. Another good example of application of body language in the professional world is sales persons. They explain the features of the product or service to a greater extent through their body movements and gestures rather than the verbal presentation. It refers to the importance of eye movements in the field of nonverbal communication. The study involves the contribution of pupil dilation and eye gaze. When a person winks at you or moves the eyebrows slightly, the other person is expressing interest in meeting you or talking to you. Eye contact refers to a situation when two persons look into the eyes of each other simultaneously. We blame the victim in the ideology of personal life-style change. We avoid the hard, value-laden questions that underlie public health concern with cigarette smoking, exposure to carcinogens, promiscuous sexual practices, and what is euphemistically called unavoidable stress (what Taussig [1986] calls the nervous system of modern society). Both cancer and heart disease intensify our awareness of the dangers of our times and of the man-made sources of much misery. But the governmental response is meant to obfuscate this vision of sickness as meaning something is wrong with the social order and to replace (medicalize) it with narrowly technical questions. Is there a better mirror of what we are about? Like cancer and heart disease, we can say of genital herpes and AIDS that these disorders bring particular cultural meaning to the person (Brandt 1984). As in the cases of syphilis and gonorrhea before them, herpes and AIDS brand the victim with the painful (and in the case of the latter, deadly) stigmata of venereal sin. At the same time, the response to these diseases suggests that the dominant, commercialized sexual imagery of postindustrial capitalist society hides a double standard of both amoral promiscuity on behalf of individual rights and consumer values and highly moral, if archly hypocritical, condemnation of the venereal results. For each of these disorders meaning arrives with a vengeance together with the diagnosis: She's got breast cancer and may die! I've got coronary artery disease and can't work any longer!

In Buddhist traditions, the state of moving beyond this obscuration is known as the true mind, or experienced as a state of luminosity, emptiness, and freedom. Ramana Maharshi's method of self-enquiry states that the mind is consciousness that has been restricted, and that our inherent difficulty lies in the fact that we understand ourselves to be the beliefs we have created about ourselves rather than pure consciousness, which is our true nature. Spiritual traditions such as Kashmir Shaivism recognize all that exists as part of one divine consciousness, with each of us having the ability to recognize this light or consciousness within ourselves. This tradition (as well as that of Ramana Maharshi) also speaks to the importance of the spiritual consciousness of the heart, which is one of the ways we can access the body deva. In animist and shamanic traditions, everything within and around us has consciousness. Every person, every organ, every part of our body, and every cell within us has a consciousness that can be spoken to. All of these point to the fact that we are able to access and work with a resource that aligns us to our deepest health, our deepest truth. By moving beyond the beliefs we have created that cause us to feel separate and traumatized, we can associate with our inherent health, freedom, vitality, and joy. We can move away from the pain and the stories we tell ourselves, and into a place of recognizing our inherent consciousness, divinity, and strengths as a unique presence in this world. Imagine releasing what holds you back, what tells you that you are not good enough, that you will never be healthy, that you will always be in pain. There are other child alters in Carla's system, as well. One is a ten-year-old-boy named Carl who also carries memories of past abuse as well as the anger that was needed to survive. Carl has also taken on the role of protecting the girls in the system and often emerges if he thinks any of the younger parts are feeling frightened. Carla also plays host to two teenagers. One is Carly, age sixteen, who was raped while in a dissociated state and unable to defend herself. Like Carl, Carly holds the emotion of anger and often comes out in situations where Carla is angry, but feels unable to express herself. The problem is, the anger is usually expressed in the way you might expect any sixteen-year-old to express it. So when thirty-five-year-old Carla switches and begins to express her anger in a defiant and rebellious manner, the people around her are left feeling perplexed by the sudden change in mood and attitude. Internal parts can be thought to be a result of the dissociative process and as containing specific memories, experiences, emotions, or styles of functioning. Initially, parts are so compartmentalized that the dissociator may not be aware of them.