“a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior”

For your consideration….

Everyone has done or said things they are ashamed of. We are ashamed because these words or actions do not represent who we are or want to be. They are beneath us. These are things we want to forget. We tend to bury them to keep them hidden certainly from others but also from ourselves. We don’t like to recall them.

Shame is a heavy burden to carry. It prohibits unconditionally loving ourselves which is necessary for us to fully realize our life purpose and potential. Shame is a tool an unhealthy ego uses to minimize us and keep us in check and limit our growth.

Today’s message is this. We do not have to carry shame with us. We are asked to and expected to let it go. We are reminded that God is really good at his job. He hears us the first time we sincerely ask for forgiveness. He is happy…joyous….to take the burden from us and give it to the Universe for healing.

Ask with a sincere and loving heart and let it go. It is done.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…..

-Meditate/pray….Focus on any guilt or shame you are carrying. Hold it. Look at it. Offer it up for healing and let it go.

_Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Phone a friend you have been wanting to talk to.

What made me smile yesterday….

-A great day with the kids.

-Relaxing and chatting by the pool.

-Shopping at a favorite roadside stand. I love this time of year.

-A new recipe that was great and a hubby favorite.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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