Spiritual Abuse is Real
It's a hot mess when people know you have a good heart and take advantage of it. But Its even worse coming from someone in a position of authority within a church or a spiritual community. Its an even hotter mess when the person is not even in a position of authority but using the church to funnel people into their business who are desperately looking for a spiritual community to belong to. This is covert narcissism.
More and more people are seeing the money signs around the Spiritual Movement in America right now and taking online courses assuming the position of authority and manipulating people to attend their classes with marketing tactics. Often times, these people are felons with a criminal history that would keep people far away from them. But how would someone know, if the supposed spiritual leader doesn't even give people their real name? This happened to the Spiritual Community of Saint Petersburg, Florida and I went through a significant amount of Spiritual Abuse with one particular person... To learn more about my experience with her read my blog When Lightwork Becomes Darkwork.
I learned so much about Spiritual Abuse, narcissism, sociopathy, psychopathy and the lords of the Dark Realm right here in Saint Petersburg that I wanted to share some suggestions when you suspect spiritual abuse:
👉Choose your Spiritual Leaders or Teachers Wisely 👈
True Leaders NEVER hide their true identity
Ask your teacher what their real name is. Do they have history of evolution from the past or did they take an online 3 day weekend warrior course and label themselves a master? It doesn't matter how many years you've been doing something, what matters is how many hours you've put into it professionally.
👉Never let anyone make you feel less than. 👈
Please do not follow people blindly.
If something doesn't feel right, it isn't right. Trust your intuition and inner guidance.The ill intended only care about money. You can't buy these people's love. They will milk you dry before they ever love you. People, please, wake up. It is a rare occasion that someone heal from all Karma and trauma in a 3 day intense workshop for only $444. Don't believe the hype.
👉Do not allow someone to take advantage of your loving heart👈
Spiritual strength is evident in a person's actions or lack there of.
Anyone claiming to be spiritually advanced has no room for using fear tactics to keep clients, display covert narcissism and justify their actions with an "I know my truth". This is called black magic, DARK WORK and it needs to be addressed asap. Using spiritual principles to justify your actions is gaslighting. Period. Preying on the weak willed is abuse. Period.
👉Do not allow yourself to be fooled by clever branding, sparkly tools nor magical conversation! 👈
These people hook you in and if you try to attempt to be their friend, they will keep you at a distance because they don't want you to see their real and true selves. Which is often times in stark contrast to the image they display.
👉Speak up and Speak Out👈
Step into your greatness. This city, this world needs you, right now.
Do not be afraid of their retaliation. There are many people in the spiritual community aware of the abusers that are diplomatically assessing the situation before they take action, believe this. Never approach them alone once you suspect what they are up to. If anyone responds to questioning with egotistical behavior, it is clear they are still stuck in fear based living and a poverty mindset. If you try to hold someone accountable and they use spiritual principles to gas light, spiritually bypass, or push it back on you with that extremely toxic~ it's a reflection of you statement~ see it for what it is. This is most certainly NOT a reflection of you. This is a warped view of mirroring that allows abusers to use their victims as scapegoats. True leaders allow their team to call them on their shit and love it. They know it makes them better and stronger. Be a leader, not a follower.
WE are all on different paths and different paces and yet ego based living has no place in the spiritual community other than being acknowledged as a portion of our path that must be healed.
In conlcusion, spiritual abuse is real and you are not crazy! When a leader displays money obsession, putting other teachers down to lift themselves or their classes up; this falls into the realm of an unhealed shadow. We all have shadow selves but it is hypocritical to teach someone how to heal if you have not spent time healing yourself. Or worse, proclaiming you have mastered your shadow and healed from all past trauma, but no one knows your real name nor your true past.
There are many people spiritually awake who shouldn't be in positions of power because they are abusing it. it is possible they haven't faced their shadow nor come out of the Dark Night of the Soul. And the worse part? They are co-signing on each others BS making them seem more legit than they really are. This is dangerous, especially when the rest of us are still finding our voice and learning how to expose ourselves to the world as a safer option. This is our time to rise up and band together and expose the harm being caused in the spiritual community by these abusers. Its easy to spot them. Trust your intuition. If something doesn't feel right, it isn't. Don't worry about hurting someone's feelings. Instead worry about the people being harmed by their practices.
Shitty behavior, is a shitty behavior by choice.
In all spiritual communities we have adopted Love as our religion. Anyone handing our love as a reward or punishment system for attendance in paid classes or not is not to be respected as a Spiritual Leader. This is a scam artist. And they must be held accountable. Keeping quiet enables people to remain shitty.