The Haunted House of Narcissism
A journey through a truly haunted house.
Posted Oct 25, 2010
Maybe the costume will have a zombie feel, numbed out and lifeless, awaiting orders. Will the vampires attack anyway? Is the disguise good enough to be left alone? Denial does create a feeling of death inside. Or do I allow my authenticity? No mask, no costume, no fear…just allowing the self to carry on no matter the environment, time or space…knowing that my recovery will bring me the boundaries to carefully protect even while choosing to go through that familiar haunted house once again.
What’s your mask this year? Do you need one? Do you even want one? Let’s see…I think I will dress for the party as Sleeping Beauty! Oh yeah…darn…there is some poisonous apple in that story too. And, an evil mother figure. What am I thinking?
The beauty of being alive, out of denial, in touch with self, and allowing authenticity is the goal for our new sisterhood and brotherhood out there. Come as you are! Bring YOU to the party!
Q: If you are an adult child of narcissistic parents, are you unmasking this year?
Dr. Karyl McBride