Shangrila Wrote:In my exprience and what I've learned is that your inner dragon is you, not something entirely so I don't think you would be following your friend around all the time.
I completely agree here, which is why it confused me so when she looked at the figure of my dragon form i had made and said "not you again" It made me think what i saw was a totem dragon and not my form but i am now certain what i saw is my form and it just looks like the totem that follows her around.
Marrik Wrote:I would say this -- maybe you're so busy looking where you think it is that you're missing the telltale signs that's already being given to you.
A good analogy is one of those images that are very blurry -- you won't see the "picture" until you unfocus your eyes. You can look in all the corners, diagram all of the lines, but you won't see it until you stop looking for it. Chances are you will find out when it becomes worth knowing and you will just frustrate yourself by searching needlessly in the meantime.
This is definitely a good point and while i haven't really actively looked its possible that my desire to find it clouds some of it i already have right in front of me.
Shangrila Wrote:My kin side has no name and never will because my kin side is me.
I have a tendency to name the different aspects of my personality as a kind of categorization. However, this mostly stems from my writing where i would take an aspect of my personality and turn it into a character. For instance, I have a character who started as a representation of my bravado and his personality started as how i tend to express my false courage and then he grows into something unique. ...hmmm, I wonder if this could be used in therapy...take an aspect of yourself you think needs work turn it into a fictional character and then use writing to have them grow and change and then incorporate how they grew back into yourself...anyway...I digress.