However, such a generated life script does not supplant an existing life script. They simply exist side-by-side. The mind can accommodate many different and contradictory beliefs simultaneously. The old life script will still be there although you may be less aware of it. And any self-defeating that the new script was designed to replace may persist.
Activation of the (seemingly) present-day child-ego occurs when we revert to a childlike state. This does not mean that adults abandon all logic or hide in a corner, sucking their thumb. Activation of the (seemingly) present-day child-ego results in adults making decisions based on emotions, whims, primitive fears, deference to parental figures despite their own opinions or a refusal to think about the consequences.
A legitimate bout with illness such as a heart attack or stroke rightfully requires care by family members or medical professionals. Yet there is a risk that caregivers then continue their view of the patient as “not OK” despite their recovery. A mother who survived a broken hip may find her children refusing to let her do anything in the house, where assistants and maids now intrude in her space.
Making decisions based on fear commonly results in the wrong decision being made. This is why demagogues create a climate of fear before presenting a solution to the crowd. In a calm, logical debate, the idea would be shot down due to the risk, the cost or the morality. In a worried frenzy, the offered solution is accepted with little thought at all because it will make the problem and, hopefully, the fear go away.
The Natural Child ego is the initial ego state of any human being. In this state the person is loving, spontaneous, creative, curious, intuitive, honest and uninhibited. The Natural Child enjoys life and expresses emotion freely, whether those are feelings of love, sadness, anger, fear or joy.