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Episode Info:

Mark Anthony Lord is a spiritual teacher and helps the LGBTQ community get in touch with their spiritual side. As a gay man, Mark Anthony was told all his life that he was unloveable and that God hated him. However, Mark Anthony decided he wasn’t going to let that narrative control him anymore. He wanted to be connected to a higher power, he wanted to be spiritual, which is why he decided to redefine his relationship with God.

 

TAKEAWAYS:

[2:00] A little bit about Mark Anthony and the work that he does.

[3:25] Mark Anthony is a gay man with a spiritual and religious background and understands the struggles the gay community has with God and religion.

[5:05] Mark Anthony was 25 when he ended up in a private treatment center in Canada.

[6:30] Mark Anthony spent years re-defining his relationship with God.

[9:25] If you want a spiritual life, it’s absolutely available to you. It can be very personal to you.

[11:40] If you’re not connected with your own spirit or yourself, how can you be connected with others?

[13:35] What happens if you believe you’re damaged goods?

[17:50] Mark Anthony offers some self-care tips to help you break out of this ‘damaged goods’ thinking.

[20:05] Forgiveness is very misunderstood.

[23:50] Just like you don’t just go to the gym once and forget about it once, the same applies to forgiveness.

 

RESOURCES:

Markanthonylord.me

Mark Anthony on Instagram

 

QUOTES:

  • “We can’t turn to God for love and support because the one I was told about didn’t want me and didn’t like me.”
  • “My spirituality made me face [my damaged goods narrative] and go, is that true? Hell no!”
  • "There is so much pain around forgiveness and one of the things is we think we’re the ones that do it.”
  • “Your higher power’s job is to make forgiveness happen and your job is to activate it and keep practicing it.”

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