“An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around.” Debbie Ford
When my oldest daughter, Winnie, was in high school she had a good friend who was continually guilty…feeling guilty if she was with friends and not family, guilty if with family and not friends and so on. When she was at our house I’d hear her talking about her guilt and I would come by with my imaginary Guilt Spray (my Deep Woods Off style guilt repellent) and spray her from head to toe. We’d all laugh of course but I was serious in my desire to help her know that she need not carry around so much guilt.
For those of us who are Christians, Easter week is a special time for us to accept the reconciliation and the redemption of Christ. A time to turn over our guilt and be free. Christian or not, guilt isn’t doing serving a purpose for any of us. Shed the “if I’d only been there at the end”, ” I could have done more”, “I was angry the last time we spoke,” etc. thoughts that circle in your head. Write them down, burn them up, talk to someone about your feelings, do what you can to move away from your guilt.
Affirmation: I am free of guilt.
Coaching questions: What guilt are you carrying around? What is it costing you? What’s one step you’ll take today to relieve yourself of this burden?