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Guilt is paralysis for personal spiritual growth.
Guilt is an energetic emotion that laces through generations and cortorises our expressive functions that are required for full life and creativity. As such, guilt can be weaponised and can prove devastating on the effects of our soul. Usually we think of behavioural conditioning and triggers as episodal, only re-occurring when primary circumstances have resurfaced, but the fate of guilt can compromise our sense of safety on a permanent basis. We may wake each morning feeling that today we need to stay away from activities that may warrant judgement, lest that judgement be negative evaluation.
The reason why our sense of safety is so important can come from understanding cell-biology. There are two external behaviours observed overall in a single biological cell, it can attract towards or repel against, but not both at the same time. As such, we can be in retracted survival mode, or we can express ourselves outwardly with confidence. The perception that we carry of our environment, our belief of what’s out there, will determine the level that we can live healthy.
See Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping by Robert M Sapolsky. Along with his fascinating biographical history A Primate’s Memoir: A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among the Baboon.
For reasons undisclosed, we live in a culture that inoculates human potential with a sense of wrong-doing. The weaponisation of guilt. We put so much energy of the present into worrying about what we’ve done in the past that we aim greatly to avoid conflict, speak in falsehoods to everyone in our lives for fear of upsetting someone and feeling further guilt, and over-excusing ourselves with a life built around justifications and excuses. We can also fall into a deep helper-syndrome where our life mission is to seek positive approval of others—dominating our primary motivation and tainting our every neurotic thought from morning to evening.
Guilt is not merely a concern with the past; it is a present-moment immobilization about a past event. And the degree of immobilization can run from mild upset to severe depression. If you are simply learning from your past, and vowing to avoid the repetition of some specific behavior, this is not guilt. You experience guilt only when you are prevented from taking action now as a result of having behaved in a certain way previously. – Wayne W. Dyer
As part of Inner Council therapy we side-step our behavioural system to observe from an objective viewpoint what is happening and where the programming originated. With this knowledge we can neutralise the conditioning and recognise the impact that guilt played within our lives. Unlike other forms of therapy, the Inner Child reveals parts to us, clues that we can put together to form the picture of integration, only when we are enthused and ready for such revelation. This work is both prompted and progressed by the subconscious when the level of responsibility and trust allows us to accept the next chapter of the narrative.
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