Our survival self is our survival instinct and provides energy in line with how we structure our beliefs and make our choices. It contains our family patterns, social norms, the archetype or pattern of our destiny, our inner child, the seat of our body intelligence, and the will to survive.
Its sacred work is to maintain the status quo. In other words, our survival self has assimilated the beliefs, developed through our life, and believes that we will die if we change them. Our survival self resists change. It will, however, respond to our authority and yield to any transformation that will actualize our destiny. Many people have more than one survival self such as male, female, young, old, which gives different perspectives.