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Spiritual intimacy varies in a similar way.
For example, a young First Nations person
may feel an ever-deepening spiritual
connection to their land and culture as
they grow in their indigenous identity.
During this process, the land and culture
do not become any more objectively
spiritual, but they have become
subjectively more spiritual.
A final advantage of considering spirituality
through a relational lens is the recognition
that not all relationships are healthy and
life-giving. Spirituality is sometimes
thought of as innately ‘good’, yet the lived
experience of counsellors who work in this
area testify that unhealthy spirituality can
be a major factor in the failure of some
clients to thrive and flourish.