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"I want to begin by saying that I am on this path of healing as well. I do not have all of the answers, but what I do have is the passion to be the best version of me that I can be. Everyday I strive to be better than the day before. Yet at the same time, I hold space for myself to not be “perfect” and to mess up. In life you need balance because life isn’t just black and white. It’s multidimensional and full of color. Life ebbs and flows, so you have to learn to ride those waves.
I was born into a religious cult called Jehovah's Witnesses. Both my mother and fathers side of the family contain long lines of Jehovah's Witnesses. It was all I knew until my mother left my father when I was a preteen. My mother left the religion, but my father stayed and is still heavily involved in the religion.
I do not identify as being a “cult survivor” because I don’t want to put a label on myself. However, I do recognize how being in this religion during my most impressionable ages as a child affected me growing up as a teen and into early adulthood. I have also seen how it has affected my mother since exiting the religion, and I have lived through the emotional roller-coaster of having a relationship with a father who is only focused on preaching to you and trying to “bring you back to the truth”.
I want the focus of this blog to be about the bigger picture…the bigger picture of life. I want to get you out of that identifying box. I want to strip off of you any labels that you may have. When we learn to let go and stop identifying with the thing that holds us captive and learn to lead life through love, that’s when you will be set free. That’s when you will begin to heal and walls will be knocked down. Life is too short and time is too precious to be held a prisoner to the past or even present moment wherever you may be at in your journey right now. Lets learn together, help each other to grow, and lead with love.
You are not in this alone!" - Alley Cat
"all mental tension comes from not letting go" - Yung Pueblo
A SIMPLE LIFE is the best life . . .
"We all can struggle with anxiety from time to time, and some more than others. To whatever degree you may have it, it is manageable. Anxiety is just our bodies way of trying to send us a deeper message. It just takes us anaylzing what that message is, in order to help cope with our anxiety. Ryan Nicodemus in this particular episode of 'The Minimalists" shares a bit on dealing with his anxiety. Ryan grew up as a Jehovah's Witness when he was a child and left when he was older. He is now known for being one of 'The Minimalists'."(10 minute video)
- Alley Cat
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