I was interested in this until I read: "Bentinho Massaro's teachings ... contain the essence of all major spiritual paths ..."
We, as ex-cult members, definitely need to learn to recognize the false and dysfunctional beliefs we have acquired about ourselves and the world, particularly the ones that can cause us great emotional distress: depression, anxiety and even mental disorders. It is a fact that many of these beliefs came to us as a result of being in the Jehovah's Witness religion.
Core beliefs typically center around themes of:
- Lovability - worthiness and desirability
- Adequacy - feeling not good enough
- Helplessness - feeling trapped
In unlearning these beliefs, we need to find positive, healthy beliefs to replace them. But these need to be OUR beliefs, not anyone else's beliefs, and particularly not those of some self-appointed guru. Be your own guru.
Cult survivors are particularly vulnerable to leaving one codependent relationship and ending up in another. It's a lot of work and can be emotionally painful, but it's worth it. There are no short cuts. No quick fixes. No easy answers.
A healthy skepticism is your best friend!