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Emancipate Your Mind: 094: What Do I Really Want? (And Why Haven’t I Figured It Out Yet?)


This year on the podcast, we’ll be talking about how to “fill the void” after deconstruction. But in order to do that in a healthy way that helps you operate as your own authority, recognize red flags, set boundaries, and avoid high demand relationships and groups, we have to spend some time building our relationship with ourselves.

In today’s episode, we work with one of the key questions almost all of us have after deconstructing high demand religion: “What do I want?”

It can be a particularly elusive question for many of us because we were taught to trust outside authority instead of our own inner voice or we may have been taught to silence our inner voice altogether.

However, today we explore using emotions that many of us were taught were sinful or dangerous in high demand Christianity (like anger, disgust, and envy) as guideposts to reconnect with what we really desire and need.


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