For the longest time, I kept up an 'out of sight, out of mind' stance. it served me well for a long period. As is the case with most of us and our busy lives, our hearts and minds change over time. I no longer wanted to be the other half of the equation that kept the communication channel shut down.
For many years, my feelings on the matter was, "Fine, I'll play by your rules and ignore you as well. Screw you AND the org." But later on I had an epiphany that rocked me to my core. Love is the most powerful emotion/energy in the universe. If you allow that hate to fester inside for a very long time, it eventually begins to take its toll on your mental and physical health. Everyone has a breaking point. So when this opportunity arose to go see my parents in the most dire of circumstances, I already knew what I had to do. For me, I simply removed my ego from the thinking process and asked, "What's the right thing to do?" By taking away any selfish motive (looking for an excuse that would benefit me), I was left with only one option - show them the love I had been holding back for over a decade even if it meant being rejected by them. At least I would have proper closure and know I did what I could to repair the situation.
No matter what happens from here on out, I'm at peace inside for suppressing my ego and reaching out. Did I make a mistake sending her that Leah Remini clip? Probably. But when she doesn't have much time left, I wanted them to know that I still love them. Even if they can't bring themselves to reciprocate, I understand. I used to be brainwashed too and know how powerful that mind control can be. It's not really their fault - we were all tricked into believing these unnatural things at one point in time. It's not their fault, it's the org's fault. In due time, the beast WILL die and millions will be freed from its indoctrination. We just need to make sure we can do everything within our power to help speed up its destruction. By doing so, we're not just helping our own friends and families, but many other millions as well.