So very much like Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, the author of this month’s Science of Mind Daily Guides, Dr Temple Hayes, describes her family’s lifelong belief that a great-grandmother was Native American. Eventually, an inexpensive DNA test revealed the truth that they were not.
Such advances in what was once expensive medical technology are freeing people from false stories that they have been told all their lives. This allows the newly liberated person to create a new, bright and dynamic existence.
When we believe a false story we feel disconnected from our family. On an energetic level, we may simply feel that something does not add up, the shoe doesn’t fit. My mom believed she had been deceptively “stolen” from her original parents. While the story she concocted wasn’t accurate, the general circumstances of exploitation to take away a baby were the truth. The story I had made up about my dad’s origins – that a Mexican woman named Maria had left him on the doorstep of the Salvation Army – also turned out to be false.
I never expected to know what I know now. My parents had to be taken away from the families they were born into, in order to come together from the families they were adopted into, so they could marry, so my self and my sisters could be born. I cannot regret my very life.
I am happy to have had my false stories proven to be the mistaken ideas that they were. I am now more interested in everything to do with Denmark or Scotland than I was just a very few years ago. I prefer reality. Most people honestly do. Adoptees deserve to know their reality. All efforts at reform are seeking that outcome.