Excerpt About Good Mother

Activation of the Merging Essence
The deepest layers in both self and object images are composed of undifferentiated self-object representations. So the deepest and most basic layers of the "good" mother image are primarily those of the "good" undifferentiated self-object representations. So when an individual feels the loss, or possibility of loss, of the mother's image, he might be feeling the loss of these deep layers. The deepest experiences of losing mother must be those of the loss of these undifferentiated representations... Our view is that the loss of the "good" undifferentiated representation leads to the activation of the Merging Essence.

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