“The formation of the ego is dependent on the environment in which we grow up. We are all part of tribes—groups of people with shared beliefs and values. Some of these are recognized by our Souls as helpful.
However, some of these beliefs and values feel absolutely wrong. But we have to fit in to survive. And if we don’t fit in, we risk being shamed, abandoned, or betrayed. These three wounds are, according to the research of neuropsychologist Mario Martinez, the three primal wounds that all tribes all over the world use to punish their members who stray outside the tribal belief systems.
If a tribal belief runs counter to what your Soul knows to be true, then living this lie in order to fit into your tribe further overstimulates your nervous system, adding power to your ego’s beliefs about the world.”
Excerpt From: Christiane Northrup, M.D. “Making Life Easy.” Hay House,