As I continue to read A Course In Miracles, one of the themes that is hitting home for me is that of guilt. The concept that guilt is a construct of the ego is one that makes sense to me when I think about how it has manifested itself in my life in the past.
There have been times in my life where I have let guilt consume me. I have made many decisions on the basis of guilt – not wanting to hurt the feelings of those I care about, putting my own emotional well-being in harms way. When I have said “no”, there have been many times when I let the “guilt” of “letting someone down” consume and madden me.
I am learning to listen to my intuition when making decisions. I have decided not to let my perceptions of what I think others expect of me to allow me to do things that do not inspire or motivate me in a positive manner. It has been quite liberating to realize that guilt is truly an unnatural emotion and not the will of God.
There have been times in my life that I felt that my happiness was stripped away from me because I was being punished for some unknown indiscretion. I have been one of those people that have sat in a room, drowning my tears, wondering “why me”? I am now empowered with the realization that God does not judge or punish and that it is my divine right to live a life full of joy, peace and happiness.
I will continue to share the lessons I am learning through my journey reading A Course In Miracles. If you would like to discuss my thoughts and the lessons I have learned, please don’t hesitate to contact me. ♥
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