You’re allowed to release the guilt, blame and shame you’ve been putting on yourself.
You’re allowed to release the anchors that have been weighing so heavily.
To cut the cords that keep you drained.
To put down the baggage from the past that still keeps you stuck and spinning
And release the things that haunt you, that are so ready to be exorcised.
You’re the NOW version of you, and you deserve to feel free, liberated and empowered.
This version of you deserves to be driving in the direction of your dreams without monsters in the rear view mirror.
Without towing tons of torment.
And without the pull and coercion of the things guilt makes you feel you must do, or can’t do, because of it.
The thing is that sometimes part of us is holding onto the baggage, pain, shame, or guilt because we think that will protect us and keep us safe from having the same situation that caused it happen again…
Or that it’ll keep us from making the same mistake.
But that’s like holding onto a burning coal so that you won’t risk touching the fire.
It hurts, limits and restricts you.
You have to understand that you’re not who you were, and you’re allowed to stop beating yourself up for what happened.
And, you have to realise that it’s not because you’re beating yourself up that you keep yourself from doing the same thing again.
It’s because you’ve learned from what you went through.
You only care so deeply about what happened and feel so much guilt because you’ve got a good heart and you care so much.
So you don’t need to make yourself suffer anymore, because part of you thinks that that’s the strategy to keep you from repeating the past.
You’ve learned from what you consider to be your past mistakes (even if you don’t think you have) and you’ve turned them into wisdom.
And that wisdom will show you the way.
Your caring heart will guide you.
And your soul that will lead you down different paths.
It’s your healing and release from the guilt that will allow you to do things differently.
In ways that feel better.
In ways that are much more aligned with your happiness and the truth of who you are.
In ways that benefit you and everyone around you.
Because being shrouded in guilt, blame and shame just dims your light.
And no one benefits when you suppress your shine.
And let’s be honest. Some of us condemn ourselves completely unnecessarily.
And some of us might truly have done something we feel awful about, which others might also deem bad or shameful.
But shrinking and staying buried under the weight of self-blame, shame and guilt ultimately does nothing positive for you, the people you love, or the world as a whole.
And since we can’t turn back time, if you truly want to make amends… Do it through new energy that benefits everyone.
New thoughts. New actions. New behaviours. New ways.
Ones that spread love, joy and kindness, and serve the world through that.
You can trust yourself and allow yourself to release the baggage now.
You can trust and allow yourself to release the shame, blame, guilt and self-resentment that no longer serves you, and is just weighing you down.
You can trust and allow yourself to rise up: free, unashamed, liberated, open, good, kind, and aligned.
You and the world deserve for you to be the highest version of yourself.
And you can’t do that if you’re anchored down so heavily.
It’s time to put the baggage down.
It’s your time to rise. And you’re so ready for it.