I was frolicking through a local vineyard on the weekend with Matt and bump as we were purchasing some local wine for our 'triple celebration' party this weekend. We are having a house warming, commitment ceremony and baby blessing all in one.
One thing that I have noticed has shifted immensely for me this year is that I have finally stopped feeling guilty for my blessed life. This in turn allowed the blessings to triple and expand to new heights.
Do you ever feel guilty for having too much fun or being too successful?
Do you ever feel guilty when having a rest and taking time out for yourself?
Does guilt stop you from speaking up for yourself and expressing how you feel?
Is guilt stopping you from diving to the depths of an abundant life?
Guilt is a deep seeded emotion that secretly dictates how much joy and success we allow to enter our lives.
Guilt is the yardstick of how BAD we feel inside and how much success we feel worthy of.
Guilt and success are often directly proportional. The amount of success you experience is related to how much guilt you carry. Drop a few bags of guilt and success rushes in to replace it!
Sooo it's time to get up close and personal with guilt and put it under the microscope so that you can see how much it is affecting your life. Your success depends on it! Let's go on a powerful 'guilt trip' to master this powerful emotion.
Deeply embedded in all of our psyches is the thought/feeling “I AM BAD!” It sits beside “I'm not good enough”, “I'm not lovable or worthy” and “I always get abandoned and rejected!”
Many of us walk around with the feeling in our gut that we are bad, so we feel we don't deserve the good things in life.
For some, the feeling of guilt inside is HUGE and they will continually sabotage their lives with self punishment.
For others it is more subtle and they will allow a certain level of happiness and success in and then cap it so that they don't get too happy or too successful.
Ridiculous isn't it! What mad humans we are!
Most of us were brought up within a system of praise and punishment. We learnt about what was right and wrong by being punished for bad deeds and rewarded for good deeds.
But unfortunately while growing up we were often punished for good deeds based on the values of our society.
This sent our powerful internal gauge of guilt out of whack. Hello guilt button malfunction!
We were punished for being too sensitive, judged for being too vulnerable or emotional, we were criticised for being too successful (hello tall poppy syndrome), we were reprimanded for being too lazy and just chilling out, we are put down for being too expressive, we were told to shut up when we were being too passionate and we were penalised for being too 'selfish'!
Squish, stomp, mould! Guilt button on overload!
It is so easy to forget who we naturally are when our freedom to be wild, authentic and joyfully free was squished under a mountain of guilt for our natural actions.
“I'm bad for this, I'm bad for that, I'm bad for being who I naturally am. I'm bad for thinking what I think. I'm bad for feeling what I feel. I'm bad for saying what I said. I'm bad for looking a certain way.”
BAD BAD BAD!
On our path to success and awakening we are told to completely love and accept ourselves for who we are but how do we do this when we are riddled with guilt for so many of our actions?
It is time for us to recalibrate our overactive guilt meters.
6 tips to mastering guilt
You deserve all the joy and success that this magical universe can offer you so go drop any unnecessary guilt you may carry and shine bright. The world needs you in your most natural and expressive form. Be free to be joyfully YOU!
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