"Narcissists install a mental filter in our heads a little bit at a time. Before we know it, everything we do, say or think, goes through this filter. Will s(h)e get upset if I do/say/think this? Will s(h)e approve/disapprove? Will s(h)e feel hurt by this? The N will suffocate all that is good in you, will twist your psyche until you don't know who you are yourself, eventually your own face will not seem your own in the mirror. It does get that bad"
When traumatic events happen, a bright and beautiful part of our soul can become separated/lost. This can happen in both physical trauma/emotional trauma. Sometimes we even (unconsciously) "give away" a part of our soul, or unwittingly participate in someone else taking it. Soul loss leave feeling empty inside, depressed, anxious/just not the same anymore. Shamans locate lost fragments willing to come back and help/return them to restore a sense of being whole -- Laurie Kaplowitz, Musetouch