The power and potential of guilt

Guilt is a destructive emotion that holds a lot of energy. With guilt we do not move forward, we just keep judging ourselves; “I am such a bad… mother, sibling, partner, employee, world citizen, etc etc. How could I have done/not done that?”

The ‘trouble’ with guilt is that it keeps us trapped where we are, particularly emotionally. However, this ‘trouble’ is also the key to accessing the energy and releasing yourself from the grip of guilt.

The 3 steps to release yourself from the guilt trap

Here are my three keys to release yourself from the trap and reach for freedom:

  1. Ask yourself what are you guilty about? eg I feel really bad about the way I treated ‘Mary’.
  2. What can you do about it now? Are you prepared to make amends, speak to, or apologise to Mary? Do you need to? Do you want to?  If you don’t want to, then release the need to keep rehashing the situation, let the energy of that interaction go.
  3. What are you going to do differently so that it doesn’t happen again? Take responsibility for your actions and your own well-being and make the changes you need to make. You will then need to uphold those decisions.
    For the ‘Mary’ situation, it might be setting boundaries, saying no when you need to, pausing before speaking or acting, or making contact when you are whole and balanced.

Many blessings as we embrace the pain of guilt within, and with love release the energy trapped and fly a little freer.

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