Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Letter to my alter

In previous posts I've written about my alters, last year I started some writing exercises as a way of trying to connect with one of my alters. We wrote each other a series of letters for a while. Today, I wrote some reflections and came across those letters. I'd like to share one of the letters I wrote to my alter last May:

Dear (alter 1)

I'm really sorry that you were neglected as a child. I understand that you want to be loved and you think you will get this if you seek attention. Unfortunately, not everyone is willing to love you and some people don't want what's best for you. I know this may sound harsh but some people give you attention when they really just want to use you or have fun. While you may think this is okay, it isn't, you deserve genuine love and care. You don't deserve to be used and then discarded. I don't want you to stop loving life and the things you do but I just want you to be more aware of what's going on around you.

I love and care for you so that's why I'm saying this. Please let me take control again for a while and hopefully guide you in the right direction. There are some people who do love you and want to help so we need to reach out to those people.

Take gentle care