A fellow blogger recently drew her “monster” as a part of her therapy homework (I believe) and it inspired me to do a bit of my own drawing (as I’ve felt like something has been off all day, just unsettled).
I grew up in a ridiculously religious household and was always told demons were the cause of my depression and anxiety and shame and guilt and whatever other emotional experience I was having. I eventually came to see this as a cop out. Because I prayed and prayed and the so called demons never went away. Now I see them as more the split off parts of myself.
However, growing up with the religious discourse has caused me to see my inner critic as somewhat of a demon at times. So, that’s how I drew her.
She is blinded by all the past hurts that have left her shattered but not broken. She is misguided, subject to the whispers of all the other “demons”/parts but I don’t think she is inherently bad. I think she means well. She certainly serves a purpose, even if she can be a bit of a bitch sometimes.
What would your monster or inner critic or inner demon look like? Would it/he/she be a version of you? Only a part of you?