Once core polarities, archetypes and patterns within the you are uncovered, acting out their various beliefs, stories and scenarios can release deeply held emotions and reveal deeper layers of insight and understanding. Externalizing these different parts and engaging them in inquiry and dialouge allows us to understand them more deeply, on their own terms, for their own sake. Exploring and expressing repetitive patterns of consciousness by acting them out with embodied awareness releases the trapped energy and unconscious patterns by bringing them into the light of awareness. Playing with the drama of our experience also liberates us from taking our identity too seriously, as it reveals the fluid nature of identity by accessing shadow aspects that remain veiled in our ordinary, habitual consciousness.