I have been working with the Sedona Method for releasing past hurts & living more in the NOW...I feel this method can also be used for Religious Abuse.
Many of us describe ourselves as " more spiritual than religious " and it seems people are leaving Traditional Organized Religions seeking a more individual & spiritual path.
For me spiritual means finding common ground that unites us...and is an individual path to our Source so if very personal & intimate.
Religion on the other hand is a HUMAN institution which seeks to find community in dogma & ritual ....it underlines the differences and sets us apart as a special group or denomination. Religion seeks conformity and rejects you if you do NOT fit into the mold & perform to their standards. It needs to raise money to exist & tends to be fairly conservation on social issues.
What I seek is true, authentic spirituality and that is why I mentor others as my PASSION in life....one can be spiritual and NOT part of any Religion. 18 years ago after pastoring churches full time I when to theology school for a masters in spiritual direction and spiritual theology. 14 years ago when finding Reiki, I left organized Religion !