To what extent are we obligated to others’ well-being, happiness, and security and do we have a choice in our obligations? Sometimes the obligation we assume can be the excuses we need to not move forward with our own lives.
How do you respond to someone who says that you are not ‘spiritual’ because you don’t do what they want, they disagree with your opinions, or they are critical of where you are on your spiritual path? The short answer is that your spiritual path is none of their business (it’s true).
Blessed being, you are a unique and magnificent form of Divinity on Earth. You are rejoiced and cherished in ways that you can not always sense. Yet there is Love continuously being transmitted to you. It is a natural functionality of all that Life is.
Yesterday I had a shame attack. I woke up after a long night's sleep, recovering from leading a five-day retreat, and found a post on Facebook from an angry participant who called me rude and suggested that I was a fraud.
I have long suspected that I had some strong past life issues around being a prisoner, being shackled, persecuted, tormented, judged and suffering as a result of injustice, power, persecution, and control.
I like your writing and podcast very much and have enjoyed reading your books. I want to share with you something I have been living with for a long time, and I’d like some enlightenment on it, even though it isn’t something that others would consider to be a ‘problem’.
In the past two years, I have lost everything, my job, my home, my friends and I barely speak to my family. Although I have been looking for a job, I can’t find one and I’m living with a friend now that I barely get along with.
It has taken me a long time but I’m learning to put my needs first. I am a single mother, with one daughter and I currently live with my mother, who is having many mental and health problems and is on lots of medications. My mother wants me to stay here with her, my daughter is the center of her world and her only motivation for living and although I want to leave, I am afraid that my mother won’t forgive me if I do, or she will ‘check out’.
Celestina is related to the Throat chakra and lung area. She appears to me in a beautiful Blue Ray which is also the color of the chakra. The gift she brings is healing and freedom from guilt and shame.
I am ending a long-term relationship and am trying to do it in the best way possible. Even though I am trying to be nice, my partner calls me unreasonable, says that it is all my fault and that I am being mean. I would like to still be friends when it’s over but he has become so demanding that I have had to hire an attorney and it is all getting out of control How can I end this in a nice way, without being mean?
I’m judgmental and jealous of people I see on the internet. Oprah endorses them, their books get published, they have lots of money and everything is going well for them. They have many fans, they all claim to be spiritual and yet I don’t see them as spiritual at all. I have chosen this spiritual path (or it has chosen me), I work hard too and yet I’m struggling.
We come to a few weeks of release to prepare for great expansion. The contraction, the going within, the choice that gives direction and momentum to life formed anew. It is the bold choice. Look around you at the human angels that reflect your Divinity to you. Do you notice that you move faster? Do you notice that you move easier? Do you notice that you love
In several of the classes I've taught recently, including the Guilt and Shame Healing & Transformation class, I shared my shame story to highlight how one incident can create a lifetime of struggle with shame and it can come from well meaning people who never intended for their actions to create lasting shame or thought that they would. Our guilt and shame legacy has a profound impact on us, whether it happened in childhood or later in life.
How often have we done something that we have later felt guilty about? A client called because the man she was dating had said something that she felt indicated he didn't trust her. When I reminded her that she had done something that she was out of integrity with, she realized that her reaction was based on her guilt and fear that he would find out about what she had done.