Victim consciousness

We’re often told to get rid of victim consciousness as soon as possible and there can be good reasons and intentions behind that. But what if the part of us that is like a ‘victim’ contains important gifts and powers when we bring tenderness and embodied awareness to it? Maybe by getting rid of or trying to get above the ‘victim’ prematurely, we may be casting out some essential treasure. When the body states, movement patterns, mythbeings, postures, emotions, belief patterns and sense feelings associated with the ‘victim’ are held with tenderness and body awareness and fully processed they may reveal the way to ferocity, power and the ability to make boundaries, or they may show us our tenderness, our vulnerability and our ability to be compassionate to others.