Thursday, January 16, 2014

Shame

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The emotion of shame comes when we feel as though we have done something wrong.  This emotion brings a combination of fear and anxiety.  We have choices in how we deal with shame.  We can turn it into denial and anger or we can turn it into knowledge that the acceptance of what happened was for our spiritual growth.  There are two types of shame.  The first type is when  we feel as though our actions resulted in someone else getting physically or emotionally hurt.  The other type of shame comes when someone hurts us physically or emotionally.  Either path will bring us to humiliation to be humbled by Something Greater.  When we are humbled, this builds the strength which is the foundation to who we are in our body.  When we hurt others, we learn to appreciate what that person has been to us in our life.  This is the beginning of change as we open up to gratitude for what we have or did have with this person. This is an opportunity to take the feeling of regret and turn it into hope.  Hope for the new found knowledge of what this person means to us and why they are in our life.  Do we want to continue with this relationship and if so, new boundaries must be set to change the negative feelings into something positive.  Through this process, Something Greater slowly guides us to find the beauty and all it stands for in our life.  We will be touched by the feeling of this essence inside of our mind and heart.  We will begin to view the world around us as a school yard as we are learning how to travel the path to the awareness that there is Something Greater.
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