When you do something wrong, you are guilty. Guilt is not an emotion. You are guilty no matter how you feel about it, or rationalize it. When you do something wrong, you are guilty of wrong doing. But we have gotten so muddied up about wrongdoing, we obscure it by saying we feel guilty, when in fact we feel shame. Guilt and shame go hand in hand as course corrections, but we tend to want to run away from these useful signs of the need for course correction, because of the misuse and overuse
Recently I had a time of reckoning in the form of a severe illness that put me in the hospital for 6 days. I could not breathe and it took 4 days to get things calmed down.
During my time between cat-naps in the middle of the night, I had a Moment – an epiphany. I started counting up all the people that I saw in the course of the day there in the hospital.
Everything about these days is disturbingly familiar, unbelievable, infuriating and heart breaking, as well as horrifying. It is also a time of tremendous break-through. Since all of this is a collective wound as well as a deeply personal one, I am offering a free Group Healing this Sunday.at Sacred Circle in Old Town Alexandria, at 5 pm. If I can figure out the technology, I will also record it live.
This is a free event, and I encourage you to bring your friends, and come & join
The events in Charlottesville and the aftermath have shaken so many of us to the core, and this is a great opportunity to take advantage of the intensity of the energy to clear and heal deeper. There is so much tension and things hidden that will not be denied anymore. If you want to take advantage of the intensity of the times, and break through to the other side of what’s bothering you, come in this week for a session. Part of what comes up for us around this is shame/blame, dehumanizing