Can I ask a quick, off topic, yes or no question?
Can a diagnosed DID actually be misdiagnosed and just have a truck load AHSs instead?
Yes, yes, yes!!!!!!!!!!
More common is a minor case of DID: two or three parts that are not dominant, and a handful of AHS. Therapist can’t tell the difference. When you dump the illegal aliens, then dealing with the few parts is much less challenging.
And the worst case scenario is people who mistakenly try to integrate AHS into the Original Self.
Oh my, oh my, oh my… So I guess really the only sure-fire way to tell the difference would be if you evicted the AHS???
Or in dialogue would it tell you?
I’m listening to AHS Part 2 for about the 5th time…maybe you’ve answered this one already. I’ll keep listening.
Generally a dialog will tell you.
I have never had an AHS claim to be a part – that I know of. Ideally we ask the spirit or the Original Self whether the entity who hates Aunt Agatha is a part from the soul, or an AHS. If you are not at a place yet where your spirit or soul can dialog on that level, then just engage the entity, assuming it is an AHS.
Whether the AHS is defiant or compliant, there is little motivation for it to masquerade as a part, nor for the parts to fake being an AHS. Parts are much less communicative. It might take a week or six months for a wounded part to be willing to dialog with a trusted “other,” but AHS can usually be conversant on the first or second try.
And now to totally screw everything up, is the drive to be faithful coming from your spirit, or is it coming from an AHS who is trying to redeem the past unfaithfulness so it can purchase legitimacy for itself in the eyes of the Father? Or is it coming from your Original Self who feels if it had been more faithful in this or that, it would not have allowed in the AHS, or whatever?
Pursuing faithfulness is absolutely a noble project, but if it is an AHS trying to buy God’s forgiveness, you are destined to have some gut wrenching frustration after a mega-investment.
And after all that emotionless, clinical, diagnostic framework, may I say my friend, I care?
I am so sorry you are even having to ask these questions. Life gets pretty ugly sometimes, and it is especially wrenching to have your past jump up and be in your face just as you are taking off on a grand new adventure into some serious plus numbers.
I bless you with a solid spot to stand on while the world whirls and swirls around you as so many of your frames for life are suddenly being violently challenged.
Whoa, my socks are sufficiently fried . . . whirls and swirls.
Thank you big time – I think I’ll wait until Shabbat to start the project so I have time to . . . oh I don’t know . . .
Good thing I like a challenge
Copyright January 2014 by Arthur Burk
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