Finding and communicating with parts
The first questions many people have about healing are “How do parts communicate? How do you reach them? Is this going to be scary?” The truth is parts have already been communicating throughout their lives, and people understand their parts much more than they realize. Our ability to compartmentalize is a God-given coping mechanism. It is a natural function of the mind, and there is nothing scary about it. Healing is a process of understanding how parts have already been communicating and then using that in the ministry process.
Parts communicate three basic ways:
1) You feel their emotions, 2) You may hear an inner voice tellling you to do something, or 3) They can be triggered and temporarily take control, communicating on their own. All three forms of communication are coming from parts of you and have been happening all your life. Because of this, no trance-like state or hypnosis is needed to reach and heal parts.
In a ministry session, parts communicate under control and with stability and clarity, unlike when they may be triggered in daily circumstances. Everything is normal, natural communication, facilitated by prayer and discussion. Your minister is trained to know when a part is the source of a communication.We find parts by using the natural methods through they communicate and through prayer:
1) By examining emotions: Your minister can help you explore your emotions and determine if they are coming from a part.
2) Through prayer: God can find and activate parts who are not currently triggered in response to prayer. He can cause a part that we can’t see to become active and visible through any of their forms of communication (listed above).
3) Through discussion: The minister can engage you in a discussion about a problem area of your life. The discussion can trigger the emotions and/or communication of a part.
Healing the broken parts of the soulOnce we recognize that a part is communicating, whether verbally or through emotions, we are ready to move forward with healing.
There are four general steps to healing the parts of a broken soul.. The details of how each step is done may vary based on the needs of the part.
Step 1. Develop an understanding of the part: Once you are in touch with a part, your minister will guide a discussion to help understand the things carried in that part of your heart. The discussion should uncover beliefs, wounds, the part’s effect on your life, etc. With this information, the minister will have a good feel for what needs to be addressed in the part’s healing.
Step 2. Validate a connection to Christ: For various reasons, a part may not feel the same connection to Christ as the adult core. They may feel no connection at all. This does not mean that only part of you is saved! Parts that formed before you were saved are still in the world they knew when they formed, but your whole person is saved. The minister will help the part recognize the truth of salvation for themselves. Establishing (or validating) a part’s connection to Christ is vital to ministry success.
Step 3. Heal the part’s emotional wounds: Emotional wounds are the result of identity damage (or negative beliefs about self). Parts are frozen at younger ages because of emotional wounds. The minister will help find the core beliefs (or identity damage) that caused these wounds. The key to healing these wounds is for God to speak to the beliefs of the part. When God speaks, he creates the truth he speaks in the heart. This replaces the part’s lies with truth and removes all of the emotional and spiritual impact of the lies in the process. The effectiveness of the process will be tested and confirmed by the removal of the pain and beliefs connected to the wound.
Parts sometimes break off subparts (secondary breaks) from themselves. These “secondaries” share such a close connection to their primary part that they can usually be blended into their primary part without individual ministry to each secondary part. Your minister will know how to navigate issues with secondary parts to ensure that they are all healed. Secondary parts should never be overlooked. The original broken part will not reach full emotional maturity until their secondaries are healed.
Step 4. Checking the part’s age: As wounds are healed, the part will grow up. (That is another proof that their wounds are healed.) Parts will often age a few years and stop. This is because the part was wounded at the age at which they are now stopped. These wounds are handled like any other, continuing the process until the part reaches full maturity. When the part is fully mature, they are generally ready to blend back in with the core adult self. This may happen automatically or in response to prayer.
The entire process for any given part usually takes less than two hours, but it can take longer depending on the emotional condition of the part.