It wqs quite weird. I kind of think this happend because I've been watching Scientology: The Aftermath religiously (no pun intended) and then caught part of an episode of My 600 lb Life: Supersized. In both shows and especially on the second one (which I caught last night), they talked about going to therapy and healing oneself of pain from the past.
I know that with the latter show, most of the time, at least 600 pounds happens because of something really bad that happend in childhood or very low self-esteem that they learned from their parents or other relatives due to some form of abuse or otherwise and the coping mechanism became food and just stuffing the issues in. Once they work on finally losing weight because their life depended on it, their physical appearance changes but the mental and emotional issues remain and start to surface up. The stories are actually pretty sad. The story I saw last night was about 2 twins who became overweight and one of their causes from doing so was their mother whom they needed the healing from and who basically traumatized them severely. Unfortunately, I didn't see the last part because I was also switching over to Catfish: The TV Show (another great show) that was on at the same time. Even so, it was a pretty emotional episode and sad since the once sister had surgery and developed severe health issues soon after and had to be in the hospital for a while.
Since I just mentioned Catfish: The TV Show, I'll talk about that because the episode was a rerun, but a good one. This was the story about a guy talking to a girl who lives within the same city and needed Catfish as a platform to meet him because of her big secret. It was because she's transgendered. Granted, that is a lot of stress as a whole because there you are coming out to someone you fell in love with and you're hot sure how to take it. On the side, it would hurt to know that someone has kept such a secret for such a long time and was not honest up front. Its kind of what this TV show sets out to reveal and teach people when it comes to online relationships. It just AMAZES me how some people fall for a picture and base how they feel about that only to discover that in most cases, the picture is not the person they are really talking to. This is why when I first met my boyfriend online, we took it slow and started in a chat room, then PM, then during my shows so he could see me and then I was able to see him and chat with him on Skype and it just kind of went from there. We are still taking things slow and not rushing into it because there's other issues to work on between us and within us.
As for the Scientology: The Aftermath, this show's lesson is two-fold: 1. not to follow something blindly and being allowed to ask questions and 2. how corrupt something can get when people are given free reign to rule (especially in the name of religion. I must say that Leah Remini has BALLS. I think she's found a new career doing this since she has gotten out. With Mike (who I've actually gotten a nice thank you email from), a former scientologist himself, they team up to help share the stories of hurt and families torn apart because one person wanted to make a difference in the world, but he couldn't do it with a family that was not also signed up to join him. I mean, these stories are just so SAD. I mean, I wish there was a way some of us could go to our local Scientology church and protest (despite all the security they have) and post a video on Youtube. I mean, if they don't like the public humiliation, thats a good way to go for it. Still, its like the intention of Scientology is good, but how its being run and the people who are learning the tricks of the trade that makes it feel like they are in Nazi Germany or (even moreso) North Korea. And now they are being followed and cornered by Scientologist followers who work on security detail as North Korean soliders would to to arrest a prisoner to a hard labor camp (which Scientology also has by the way if you disavow or speak up against their regine and ethic). As I've written to Leah and Mike, I really hope and wish that a big celebrity that is currently in Scientology either gets wind of this and quits and makes big news or somehow is englightened and just like the people featured on the show, that he or she wakes up to how they destroyed their lives as well as others because of a personal dream they were chasing that just led up to a dead end and a loss of a lot of money. I kind of wis that was Tom Cruise and somehow I can almost feel that Kristi Alley might be another one in the future. They both are outspoken and have very strong personalities like Leah. So only a hope, wish, prayer, and time will tell.
Isn't it interesting that from a dream, I can write about self-discovery and related it to several reality shows/documentaries? Sometimes that's just how creative minds and writers work some times.
So what is the moral of the story? It kind of relates to going back to our personal foundations and finding out who we REALLY ARE as people and human beings. It's hard and you can't bury them because eventually they will surface and at a deep personal cost.