Alex Chenarides rose through the ranks of Jehovah’s witnesses at an early age and was able to wake up and break free from the group in his mid 20’s. Since then his story has been one of complete self-exploration followed by a well thought out and introspective journey into healing based on proven science and great personal effort. He has been able to heal not only from the anxiety and depression brought about from his childhood but also from his membership in the high-control group. In his chapter he shares his success story as well as the specific steps he took to gain access to his true, authentic self. Spoiler alert: it’s a happy ending!
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by Alex Chenarides
“History is just one damn thing after another.” ~ Mark Twain
At the tender age of 24 years old, I was given a death sentence. To my highly indoctrinated conscious mind, it was terrifying. However, to my subconscious, wise mind, it was a welcome relief. No one living outside the bubble of religious fanaticism would think my crime was any more serious than jogging. Yet, in the grand design of my controlled universe, I was no longer worthy of living. Surprisingly, my response to this sentence was to sabotage any hope I had for appeals. As Socrates probably once said, “What the hell’s going on here!?” If you’re wondering the same, I’ll explain...