Stop Lyin’ [Episode 2]
In this episode, I’ll share how living a lie, and eventually learning the truth, became the foundation of my life and work. The journey to the truth is where all the good stuff is.
The beginning of the lies — well, the embodiment and normalization of the lies — began in 3rd grade when I learned that I had a different biological dad. The big hovering secret my parents held onto was in fact, related to me feeling slightly disconnected from my family structure.
I share how I held on to this lie for 12 years until the day my stepdad left my mom. The eruption of emotion from my parents and myself, allowed space for the lie about my biological dad to unveil itself. I can’t deny that it came from a place of punishment and an inability to process my feelings at the time, but I was on a trajectory of the truth. I illustrate how connecting with my paternal family was a visceral homecoming of love — the truth set me free into the warmth of a family waiting to meet me. I have gratitude for every emotion that moves through me in the process, and I learned that love is available at all times.
Because of these feelings, I am now committed to a life of truth. I can’t fool myself like I used to — I am way more invested in the feeling of satisfaction and alignment that truth offers me. Regardless of who you are in this world, you can always change course. Curiosity and discovery of the truth are wonderful places to start.
Thank you for listening and thank you to my podcast producer Media Midwife Ahri Golden for helping me bring my story to life.
- The memory of asking my mom if I was adopted
- Going through childhood and teen years holding on to a lie
- Unveiling the lie in the face of my stepdad leaving
- Seeing photos of my biological father for the first time
- The visceral feeling of connecting with my paternal grandmother
- Gratitude for the beautiful, strange, and remarkable story of mine
- How we each have the ability to choose truth at any time
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