My notes were not fully clear, but the following is what I think I meant. The singer Paul Robeson Jr. made an effort to learn about black heritage. It seems you have to know your identity before you lose it. My ex-wife attended services at a universal church where “oneness” was taught. Oneness refers to what is universal and underlies all religions and beliefs. Later, raised half Protestant and half Catholic, she converted to Judaism. She felt this was her true identity and heritage. Again, she became rooted to her spiritual heritage. In a sense we have to delve into our heritage (adopted or not) before we lose it.
Some of us find a universal truth before we have our past identity. Still, it seems afterward we still have to connect with our roots and know where we are from.
In either order seeking the truth and realizing where we are from have to both be dealt with.