My search for truth

I grew up in a Jewish home, but never really connected with the religion. I suffered from depression from a young age and, as a result, became involved in drugs as a teen. I was searching for anything that would make me feel comfortable and complete. Nothing filled this void, and I always felt lost. 

During my teens, I began having irregular menstrual periods that caused me great pain. I tried medicines and acupuncture. I felt acupuncture provided a somewhat more “spiritual” approach to healing than traditional medicine, so it appeared to be more what I was looking for. I felt inspired, and after some time, I ended up earning a master’s degree in acupuncture. 

Still, I was on a journey to find truth, and I was determined to find the root cause of disease. I felt I had to understand life in a deeper way. That became my primary focus and mission. So I spent many years doing research, studying yoga, meditation, and Sufism. I became a holistic lifestyle coach, read books on Kabbalah, and converted to Islam for a while. But I still wasn’t satisfied. I had almost given up hope when a dear friend asked me what I thought about Christ Jesus. Well, people had tried to talk to me about Jesus my entire life, and I had always slammed that door shut. But by the time of my friend’s question, I had tried on what felt like every other “outfit” in terms of religion and spirituality, so I decided to give Christianity a try. 

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