Is a dark cloud of guilt weighing you down? You know what I’m talking about… that sinking, icky feeling whenever you think about something unpleasant and your role in it.
Many of my clients suffer from guilt, and today I wanted to explore “useful guilt” versus “toxic guilt.”
Certain types of guilt can be useful.
If you are doing something you believe is wrong, that uncomfortable feeling of guilt can often put you back on track and get you to stop doing it. In this case the guilt can be a catalyst for making better choices.
If you have done something to hurt someone else, guilt can lead you to taking responsibility for your actions and making amends.
In both examples, there is something you can do to BETTER the situation, and guilt can be a useful arrow on your moral compass to put you back on track.
But most of the guilt I work with is toxic guilt. People feel guilty about things that happened in the past that didn’t turn out well. Maybe they made a choice that didn’t go the way they had planned, like a bad investment or marrying the wrong person. Maybe they did something that backfired, such as initiating a conversation that ended in a horrible argument. Maybe they weren’t able to do what they had set out to do such as stay with a man for life even when he was abusive. Or maybe they feel guilty about things that couldn’t possibly be their fault, such as surviving a car crash when the other passengers did not.
In these examples, what’s done is done. Your feeling guilty about it doesn’t change the past and doesn’t lead to anything useful or productive in the future. It is simply dark toxic energy clogging up your system that at best keeps you from fully moving forward and enjoying your life and at worst gets trapped in your body and causes physical ailments or disease.
Luckily, there is a simple and incredibly effective mind-body technique to help overcome guilt. Clients are always amazed at how much lighter they feel after addressing their guilt head-on with this technique. Sometimes YEARS or DECADES of guilt can be lifted in minutes!
If you are struggling with guilt, ask yourself two questions:
- Am I doing something that I should stop doing?
- Is there anyone I need to make amends with?
If the answer is yes to one or both questions, then you can take appropriate action. If you need help taking this action, this Mind-Body Technique can help with that too!
If, however, you answered no to both questions, you are dealing with toxic guilt, and, in order to fully move forward in your life, you need to find a way to lift it.
I would like to help you do that.
I want to share with you how my process works so you can put down that heavy burden of guilt once and for all.
Simply click the link below, let me know a couple things about yourself, and select a time for your FREE heart restoration call.
On this call I’m going to lay out a clear path to heal your heart, so you can release guilt and other heavy emotions and MOVE ON with your life.
If you would like my help and guidance along this path, I will spend a couple minutes telling you about my program. If the program seems to be a good fit for your needs I may invite you to join a select group of other amazing women to walk this healing path together. Simply click the link below to get started!