My main mission lately has been that of self-discovery. I've been asking my inner child to bring anything and everything that may be affecting me unconsciously to the surface.
She's done a beautiful job of showing me all kinds of memories I've suppressed and forgotten.
One particular memory has stood out...
Before I tell this story, I think it's important to start with a bit of a reminder.
When we are children, we are discovering the world.
We learn "right" from "wrong", we are taught what is "normal" and "acceptable" based off of our family's religion and culture, and our belief systems are shaped.
As we grow older, we may start to break free and create other beliefs too, but until we are in our late teens, or early twenties, our realities and belief systems are still very malleable.
As young teenagers, we are trusting, believe what we are told, and can be highly influenced by our peers.
During this same period,...