We all come to earth as pure crystal beings but growing up means programming and hurts which creates cracks in the surface, and wounds within. We paint the surface with a kind of shiny varnish and show the world. A shiny varnish of a strong ego filled with defence mechanisms, roles and strategies. By time we probably start to think that this surface is our real self. If we are lucky, life will bring us a gift of awakening, often in shape of a trauma or sickness, breaking through the hard shell, to get a glimpes of the beautiful shining light deep within. The light that is our true self.