Guilt = Gilt (gold).
The only difference is ‘u’!!!
Guilt likes to resides within our golden area.
The area where, from within ourselves, we can recognize our true worth, our innate wisdom and our sovereignty. It likes to disturb and question our self value.
It likes to elevate our levels of fear so that ego can keep control.
It likes to boil the pot of anger, resentment and blame.
Does it serve us to hold onto our guilty feelings for our perceived wrong doings?
Short answer...it doesn’t... so let it go!
Long answer... Guilt is a feeling.
Guilt resides with fear...fear of judgment, of being seen as ‘bad’ or as a lesser person.
(“Guilt is anything you did and fear others to know about” Author: Mohammad)
Feelings are communications and guidance from our higher self to our earthly self showing us areas within us for potential growth.
Feelings are the opportunity for the process of alchemy to turn lead into gold.
In the case of feelings of guilt we are being asked to firstly be aware where we have made an error of judgment and have chosen an action or deed that has not been in the higher interests of all (is one!).
We then have choices on how we will deal with things. We may brush it off with statements like “I don’t care” “ He/She/They deserved it” etc etc... but this will surely just bury the feeling deeper for it to surface again at a later date or perhaps to manifest physically as illness and disease.
We can accept what has caused our guilty feelings. Truly and honestly accept the part we have played in creating these feelings.
We can own it and admit to it (most importantly to ourselves) and make amends for it if need be.
(“It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution” Oscar Wilde )
and then move on....
Once we have done this we have taken 'u' out of guilt and turned it to gold!
From The Miriam Webster Online Dictionary:
Middle English, from past participle of gilden to gild
: covered with gold or gilt : of the color of gold
Middle English, delinquency, guilt, from Old English gylt delinquency
before 12th century
1: the fact of having committed a breach of conduct especially violating law and involving a penalty; broadly : guilty conduct
2 a: the state of one who has committed an offense especially consciously ,
b: feelings of culpability especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy : self-reproach
3: a feeling of culpability for offenses
Friday, May 30, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
There has been a marked movement towards green...
yes we already know that don't we...
...it's all about the environment, saving our forests, searching for fuel alternatives, pollution etc etc.
Well NO, it is not just about the environment.
The Green movement is happening in many different ways.
Let's just put the idea of green being about the environment aside and take a wider look at the meaning of green.
The vibration of green relates to out heart centre, our heart chakra. Green is all about decisions, feelings, balance and love.
Green opens us to expansiveness and feelings of spaciousness and to an ability to make decisions from our feeling side rather than our intellect.
I made the conscious choice to work with the colour green about a month ago. I 'put out the call' so to speak that I was ready to work through another layer of my own green issues . This meant being open to my feelings and allowing my guidance to come from my heart. It even meant looking at issues that might bring out the green eyed monster of jealousy and envy (which certainly put in an appearance!)
Well the call has certainly been answered. I have had an amazing wave of green come to me in many different ways.
What I have witnessed and can now see very clearly is the 'Greening of Humanity' No ..I don't think that we are being invaded by little green men but there is a green under swell occurring that is showing people of the need to choose their actions and make their decisions from heart based values.
Many businesses are are now looking at the 'heart line' instead of the bottom line.
One of many examples that have come my way has been the website called Heart of Business.
I urge you to have a look at what Mark Silver, the founder of this site, has to offer. His work is about getting in touch with your heart to find direction and answers that can not only be applied to your business but also to any aspect of your life.
Another instance of 'green' came to me as I was watching an interview with Andre Rieu, the violinist, the other night and something he said during that interview really resonated for me. He was asked what made him such a success and he replied
" I play music from my heart and that is what makes it successful"
Now that statement really felt right to me!
You heart can express your passion and in your passion is your truth, connection and purpose!
One of the most obvious and biggest calls for humanity to go green has been with the natural disaster in Burma. Not only was this a green event in relation to the environment but it is also a huge call for the governing authorities of that country to open their hearts to receive the outpouring of caring and love from the rest of the international community. Will the Burmese government open their hearts? Who knows? To truly allow your heart to open requires trust and to let ourselves be open to receive is for some of us one of the hardest lessons to learn.
Actions and decisions made from the feeling side of our being resonate with truth, our own personal truth and therefore can see us leading a more authentic life filled with love, honesty and compassion. When we connect in this way everything we do seems to shine that little more brightly.
Our hearts are where we can connect to our inner guidance...a place where we hold all the answers we seek.