Episode #1 When The Inside Is Out
“It’s not about being happy. It’s about becoming who we’re meant to be.”
Hal Filiar-Aguilera was heavily involved in a Christian church while secretly struggling with homosexual feelings. After years of an unsuccessful quest to become straight, he finally came out. Tangled in an unhealthy relationship that led to a meth addiction, Hal was on a path of self-destruction, until…he almost overdosed. Aware that his sexuality wasn’t the real issue, he determined to seek wholeness from the inside out.
Listen to this riveting Hero's Journey where Hal uncovers his hidden death wish and courageously chooses life instead.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Hal now loves living in Portland, Oregon with his husband Don and their canine Tucker, and has been working as a technical designer for a local commercial AV integrator for the last 10 years.
He is an ordained minister and musician. Hal’s previous career iterations include courier, server, bartender, house cleaner, sound engineer, designer/draftsman, worship leader, music pastor, and professional guitarist and singer/songwriter.
Hal’s musical projects include Imago Dei (Stand Up For The Children: duo with Naomi Collins-Beltz, produced by Jeff Lams), Hal Gerard (When I’m Around You on iTunes, Spotify), Reina Collins (Austin To Boston on iTunes, Spotify), Alison Rice and The Wheel (Love To Go on iTunes, Spotify), and Sunday Last (ReverbNation).
Headshot photo: Greg Parkinson
Recording engineer: aaronaltemose
THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY THESE GENEROUS PATRONS:
GENE & SUSAN MILLER • JOHN & KAREN FERRARO • ROBIN SEVERN-FISCHETTE • PETER & SUSAN SVENSK