Self forgiveness is crucial to your overall wellness. Feeling shame often blocks our ability to self forgive. Brene Brown defines shame as, “Our mistakes, misjudgments, I define shame as the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection.” Shame has the lowest energetic vibration of all the emotions and leads to guilt, depression and even suicide. Shame can only survive in darkness … your secrecy, your silence, your fear. Once exposed, shame completely loses its power. Shame cannot survive in the light … your honesty, your voice, your love.
Journal your answers these subconscious shift questions to help bring light to shame and self forgiveness …
What will it take to ask for and accept complete forgiveness for what I have done in the past?
What do I feel I need to be punished for?
What will it take to forgive myself?
Set that shame free!
~ Amy Liz, CECP, CBCP