The whole basis of my post and the point I was making regarding being transgender was that it is a valid existence. As valid as any other experience. Our society allows us to align brain body without switching bodies, or without ending our life. To me that’s a revelation. The more I live this life, the more I can see that I chose this experience on a soul level. As I am transitioning later in life compared to other folks let me add another perspective. The life I’ve lived hasn’t been smooth sailing. Yet I don’t regret my earlier life. I have experienced many things not possible if I had transitioned earlier. That has all been valid for me, both to experience years of not living true to myself and also to experience other aspects. The point I’m at in my life has switched on the irresistible urge to be the man inside me and experience life in a male shell. Medical advancement means that I can achieve that. Now the seed has been sown it’s impossible to ignore. Ignoring and repressing and denial lead to self hate and do not allow me freedom of expression. In short — Educate yourselves. Being transgender is not a sin, not bad karma, it just is. It’s not a choice to feel you need to align brain and body. That feeling is innate, even if you choose to ignore it or repress or deny. You take whatever steps you need to achieve peace and live a valid existence. For some of us that means aligning the whole body to look and feel our mind gender.