THE GUIDE

1. IDENTITY

On my life’s journey so far, I’ve come to believe that as human beings, we are a process, not fixed entities, and that our sense of identity changes based on our experiences, viewpoints, and perceived (or inherited) wants and needs.

But what if we achieve a socially validated place in life that meets our  set goals and desires and yet we feel more empty than ever… where approval from others seems hollow and we ourselves feel devoid of meaning? That is, if we stop distracting ourselves enough to actually feel ~

 

If we take the path of denial of our inner reality, our outer one may become increasingly filled with conflict, pain, and mishaps until we can no longer ignore the Call from within ~ the call for self-connection.

It's my view that we all need love, connection and belonging. And most of us (in order to survive in a maladapted world) have disowned, lost, or been forced to let go of parts of ourselves in order to gain conditional approval from the social sphere (family, peers, public), unconsciously betraying ourselves.

 

As children, being caught in the inherited cycle of such seeking wasn't our fault. But over time, being out of self-alignment can cause our sense of the world to get smaller, tighter, drier, where we’re more likely to perpetuate the very thing we need to release.

Competing for power and control as we frantically try to alter our outer circumstances (or giving up our power completely to allow others to lead our lives for us) can cause us to relive our pain through different settings, players and costumes.

I propose that in order to change our lives and recover our lost parts, we try turning in and healing the connection with ourselves as the first step toward the love and belonging we seek.

VIDEO (YouTube):

Curt Cobain on Identity (Blank on Blank)

Superman's True Identity (Nerdwriter1)

Against Personal Identity (Crash Course)

 

If You’re an Introvert (Jay Shetty)

Introverts and Extroverts (Teal Swan)

The Power of Introverts – S. Cain (TED)

Psychology of Your Future Self (TED)

DOCUMENTARY (YouTube) – Trailer

Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle)

Far From The Tree (Dretzin & Ephron)

The Illusionists (Elena Rossini)

Race - The Power of an Illusion

1. IDENTITY & PERSONALITY

Essay by Katarzyna Vedah. March 3, 2018

 

RIPPLE EFFECT

CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS TO ENGAGE THE CAPACITY TO FEEL
Face Sculpture

WELCOME TO YOUR IDENTITY CRISIS

FILM (YouTube): Trailer

Austenland (Hess & Hess)

Yentl (Barbra Streisand)

Maïna (Michel Poulette)

Locke (Steven Knight)

Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross)
 

TV SERIES: Unorthodox

TV SERIES: Living with Yourself

TV SERIES: United States of Tara

 

HUMOUR / VIDEO: Frank James

16 Personalities Describing Themselves

Struggles Only Introverts Understand

Enneagram Types as New Dads

VIDEO (Vimeo): KIN FABLES Trilogy
I - Kin
II - Salvage
III - Requiem

MUSIC:

Kin Fables Album - CLANN​ (Bandcamp)

Halfway to Nowhere - Chelou

Wide Awake – Katy Perry

VIDEO (YouTube):
Frida Gets Personal (Nerdwriter1)

Identity Crisis (Like Stories of Old)

Hello Destroyer (Breakfast Television)

Tegan & Sara, Coming Out (q on CBC)

 

HEALTHY M.O.

HEALTHY MENTAL OUTLOOK & PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT
Round Shades

HOW SOCIALIZATION AFFECTS

PERSONALITY 

VIDEO (YouTube):

Measuring Personality (Crash Course)

Myers-Briggs Explained (Frank James)

Don’t Let Your Children… (Frank James)

Personality Hacker (Personality Hacker)

WEBSITE: 16 Personalities

WEBSITE: Personality Hacker

VIDEO (YouTube):

How to Know Yourself (School of Life)

True & False Self (School of Life)

Social Development (Crash Course)

Socialization (Crash Course)

 

THE PROCESS

PRACTICAL REINFORCEMENT FOR SELF-CARE & DAY-TO-DAY LIVING
Staircase

IDENTITY-BASED HABITS TO CREATE A NEW LIFE

WEB / ARTICLE: Soul Salt

Defining Your List of Values and Beliefs

WEB / ARTICLE: The Atlantic

Clocklike Regularity of Major Life Changes

VIDEO (YouTube):

Psychological Rebirth (Academy of Ideas)

Call your Life into Question (Teal Swan)

The Inner Work Journey (Jordan Thornton)

PODCAST (YouTube): Sounds True

Wanting to Find Expression Through You

VIDEO (YouTube): Ancestral Medicine
Embracing Change & Transformation

 

SHIFT GEARS

EXPANDING PERSPECTIVES, AWARENESS & CONSCIOUSNESS
Circle of Colored Pencils Slanted

WHAT IS YOUR ENNEAGRAM TYPE?

WEBSITE: The Enneagram Institute

WEBSITE: The Narrative Enneagram

WEBSITE: The Living Enneagram

VIDEO (YouTube): Carolyn Zaikowski

Instinctual Subtypes

Nine Types of Neurosis

VIDEO (YouTube):

Not the Real You (Conscious Life)

Nature & Nurture (Nahid Coaching)

BOOK: Personality Types. Riso & Hudson

BOOK: The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram. By Sandra Maitri