On the David R. Hawkin’s scale of consciousness vibration in his book, Power versus Force, guilt is at 30, just above shame. Guilt has purpose in our lives, as it serves to help us modify our behavior towards good or what is best for us. In this circumstance, guilt helps us to be better people. For instance, as children, we quickly learn there are consequences when we are caught stealing a cookie from the cookie jar.
Dictionary.com says guilt is the fact or state of having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law; culpability. When we keep our guilt and don’t release it, it keeps us at a low vibration. I remember a true story told to me, where a woman pilot who co-owned a small airplane with two other men. She accidentally crashed the plane because she forgot to pull up the flaps as she tried to fly over telephone wires. All on board the flight received only minor bruises. The pilot felt immense guilt as the plane’s insurance was cancelled the week before the crash. One passenger told the pilot to go to the nearest phone booth (this was before cell phones), and call the co-owners, so her guilt could be lessened as soon as possible.
Apologizing for offenses lessens our guilt to some degree. For new mothers who leave the home to go to work, feeling guilty for not being able to care for their children, is a typical state of being. It could be because the new mother has not heard that people have grown up to be wonderful adults when both of their parents worked outside the home.
In my first marriage, I was a step mom to three little girls. I worked the night shift in the hospital and had to stay awake until noon to pick up the youngest from kindergarten. Invariably, I would fall asleep while sitting on the sofa, with the phone ringing. The school principal would remark sarcastically if I had any intention of taking my stepdaughter home. I felt tremendous guilt. The guilt went away when I divorced and the children returned to their birth mother. Nobody is perfect in regards to the lessons we are learning here. If we can look at the reason why we are feeling guilt, it could be we are learning something and how we perceive ourselves in the world.
If we hold onto our guilt and don’t release it through apologies or amends, we can develop resentment and anger towards the self, and become depressed. One of the most healing actions we can do for another is to forgive the person who committed the wrong-doing. Forgiveness not only releases guilt, it heals both the wrong-doer and the one who was wronged. It’s up to all of us to forgive ourselves.
If we can step back for a moment and take a look at the big picture, we will see that we all came here to the planet to learn our lessons and complete missions. We made agreements with other souls to behave in certain ways, to do certain actions, and to help us learn about forgiveness and love. Loving ourselves and one another is the most authentic human existence. And this is just the tip of the iceberg regarding our existence and experiences.
Guilt is a form of judgment towards ourselves. I’ve helped wives at the bedside of their spouse who died alone. My role was to help the one left behind not to feel bad or guilty for not being there at the time of death. I told the wife that their husband can still hear and it’s okay to say anything they want at this time. I would then give the wife quiet time with her deceased husband. They were always grateful for this support and understanding.
Life happens and there will be moments where we do something and we feel guilt. It is a process, and it takes different times for different people. If you are racked with guilt over some past transgression, then seek help with a counselor or energy worker. The quicker we can get out of the vibration of guilt and return to the higher vibration states of being, the quicker we heal and raise the vibration of the whole planet.
Blessings and love!
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