Body: I accept you. Your reactions are suitable for what happened in the past. I can see why you feel this way.
Also true: You are safe now. And only getting safer. I am learning to take care of you. Where to go with you, what to put in you. I am figuring out how to honor your needs and desire for safety. Can you give me some trust?
Mind: Hello to my oldest friend. I see you are trying to keep up with Body. Trying to understand Body to make it feel better. That is a reasonable desire and I respect you for making such a daring attempt.
Here’s the good news and bad news: You can not think Body into Ease, Joy, Contentment, Bliss, or anything else. As powerful as you are, somehow Body is more powerful. This is good news because you get to take a break. Maybe, eventually, you can fully quit. I know that will take time so I just ask that you take breaks for now. You will find your purpose the more time you get away from taking care of Body. Listen to what Body needs. You might become friends. It must be exhausting to be a constant caretaker.
Self: You are welcome here. I know Body and Mind take up a lot of space, but you have the ability to hold both of them. They need your love and guidance. They need something to trust.
I love you. They love you. We have been trying to get on in the world without you and it’s very hard, and very scary sometimes. Your wisdom is beyond measure. Show us that we are safe and loved, respected and seen. Body and Mind have room for you. Please don’t give up on them. They are doing the best they can with the tools they have. Remind them they can put down the tools and relax. Remind them that they don’t have to do anything to be worthy, significant, and loved.