59 minutes | Nov 16, 2020

72. Finding Freedom from Narcissistic Abuse with Madison Morrigan

For this vast, wide, deep, multi-layered topic of Belonging I've got a powerful conversation to share that I had with Madison Morrigan. Madison is a life coach and speaker whose work is centered on self-responsibility and full expression. She coaches ambitious and creative womxn to shed layers of old programming that are keeping them small so they can finally come home to their true selves. Madison is also someone who has left the evangelical church, grew up in a household of narcissistic abuse, and has recently come out as queer, so she's been doing a lot of personal work in the realm of belonging, unbelonging, and false belonging. Together we talk about belonging as sovereignty, Madison shares her story of leaving the evangelical church, growing up with an alcoholic father who went to prison and became born again, how she joined a radical church and spent 5 years questioning the abuse in that space before leaving and processing that trauma, and then how she found her own wholeness after leaving the church. Madison sweetly shares that in the last two years she's discovered that she's queer and fell in love with a woman. We talk about the behavior of defaulting to rigid belief systems when you aren't willing to heal and the either/or response to uncertainty stemming from traumatic events over generations. Finally, we discuss whether or not there can be beneficial uses of shame and breaking down narcissistic abuse in our culture. Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/madison-morrigan/ My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available for pre-order! This book is a beautifully illustrated guide for connecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. In the book, I offer a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Pre-order yours at: http://rootandritualbook.com/ Follow Madison on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madisonmorrigan Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
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