Inner Critic Series

Changing Your Relationship with the Inner Critic—Part I

At the core of our day to day experience and how we engage with our spiritual journey is this very basic phenomena which often lives underneath our consciousness—our relationship to ourselves. This relationship includes what we think about ourselves and the stories we carry in our mental, emotional, somatic and energetic bodies. The relationship we have with ourselves is reflected in the moment-to-moment decisions we make.

There’s no question. How each of us experiences ourselves is related intimately to the amount of internal life space the Inner Critic/Superego takes! It is one of the most pivotal, dominant, and, when uninterrupted, most potentially damaging aspects of the personality structure. While it can show up under any and all circumstances in life, the Inner Critic becomes particularly activated and accelerated when an individual is on the path of deepened understanding, and real change and growth.

When the relationship to the Inner Critic is changed, there is more room for your authentic nature to reveal itself. With rest and freedom from repetitious mental, emotional and somatic stories that present as obstacles, you have more room for what your soul and heart are dying to express and experience. You’ll discover that working with the Inner Critic offers a potent and dynamic portal for healing, for living with more joy, experiencing less stress and enjoying more poignancy in your relationships.

Transforming Your Relationship to the Inner Critic—Part II 

What is it that makes the Inner Critic feel so powerful? When left uninterrupted, it is one of the most dominant, and damaging aspects of the personality structure. Unearthing the unconscious ways we feed it and keep it alive, we discover that the inner critic also can become a vehicle for awakening, leading us to a change in our hearts and consciousness.   

In this experiential retreat, we acknowledge and work with 7 inner dynamics that  become woven into the fabric of our identity, all which reinforce the staying power of Inner Critic. We practice developing the capacity for presence, engaging the deep intelligence of the three Centers of Intelligence, all which serve our ability to access truer sources of guidance.   Deeper truths arise as our hearts heal and we embrace our inner knowing. 

With insights from Enneagram and EnneaCross™, we engage in deep living practices that support you in allowing and integrating a fuller range of your authentic nature.  You become more of your real self.

Ultimately, this work supports the primacy of Love and Compassion in your life and in the world.