I believe that who we are is directly related to how intense our parts become, and how we are nurtured in our first few years of life and in our subsequent relationships; with others and ourselves.
Unfortunately a lot of what I heard growing up was “you can’t do that because you have artificial legs”.
Here’s an example of someone I think was supported and given positive feedback.
What I am trying to pass on through “BeSelfAware” is that we can change the negative thoughts that our young parts believe to be true. Ex: “I used to have young parts that truly believed that having artificial legs was shameful, I now know that was just in my own mind.” Changing how those young parts thought, allows me to now live life without shame.