Question: Mother Mary encouraged us to share our stories. If I do it with my full name, is it not violating the free will of people who are involved with my story, but they do not want to share their stories publicly?
Answer by Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels, given at a conference in Estonia 2019.
Yes, that can be the case if you use their names, or if you describe the story in such a way that it is obvious who they are. On the other hand you can also recognize that you and a few other people might be able to identify these people based on your story, but the general public would not know – unless you are a public person in some way. So if you have sensitive issues like that, then you can of course withhold your name. I am not saying you have to do it with your full name.
But you also need to recognize here that there are ways to describe your story in a more universal way, where you give not necessarily so much detail about other people. But you describe more your own reactions, your own experience. You also need to be sensitive to the fact that we are not talking about you describing necessarily only your spiritual growth or the spiritual aspects of your lives. You can also describe practical aspects and what you have gone through so that other people who have gone through the same can identify more with you and with your story. And also describe how a spiritual outlook on life has helped you deal with practical situations. For example, having children, raising children, your career, your job, dealing with your psychology, many, many aspects of life where you have felt that it has made a difference that you have a spiritual outlook on life.
Copyright © 2019 Kim Michaels