That's because Spiritual Abuse is not exclusive to organized religion, although growing up in organized religion can leave you susceptible to spiritual abuse & other forms of mental & emotional manipulation as an adult.
The programming we receive as children is potent. It creates a kind of template for life, and- even after you find yourself denouncing what you perceive to be a spiritually abusive church in favor of a more free new age experience, you may find yourself inadvertently drawn toward cult-like self help groups or toxic personal relationships that echo that codependent control-over model you are so familiar with.
The good news is that, once you recognize that pattern, you then have the choice to set yourself free, one intuitive choice as a time...
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