Releasing Old Roles: From Surviving to Thriving

Lotus System

On YouTube:

Friday, May 19, 2023

Content Warning: This session includes discussion of butterflies.

In the wider plural community, we’ve seen a lot of headmates feel pressured to choose a narrowly defined ‘role’ for themselves, usually based around ways of surviving traumatic circumstances. And in our own lives, we’ve found enormous freedom by setting aside the roles that we’ve been playing out since childhood - defining ourselves less by our survival strategies and more by the things that bring us joy. In this talk, we want to help newer plural systems to reconsider their relationship with ‘roles’ and identity - how to let go of old roles, how to adjust your relationship with roles you choose to keep, and how to start the process of rediscovering yourself.

Bio Lotus System

We're a polyfragmented system of 150+ people, collectively working as life coaches and mental health activists. We recognised our plurality around 2-3 years ago, and since then we've supported several other systems through their plural awakenings. We'd like to pay forward the support we've received from other systems, and share the lessons that have been helpful for us and our plural loved ones.