The Guilt Game

What is guilt? We’ve all felt it. We all know how it makes us feel. It is one of the worst feelings and can leave you sleepless and sad. Maybe you did something and are too embarrassed to admit it. Maybe you finally realized something and feel like you need to right a wrong. Maybe you feel undeserving and when you finally achieve a goal or receive that item, you no longer feel good, but rather guilty.

Guilt is a funny thing. In a cognitive perspective, guilt is the thought that you have done harm unto someone else. Some people feel this emotion many times throughout the day; some people feel this emotion only once in a while. Researchers and psychologists believe that guilt and the amount of guilt you feel is determined on how you were raised and how you played as a child.

Guilt can be irrational and cause extra anxiety. It can make a situation seem more severe than it really was or it can make you question what actually happened. Sometimes people will experience guilt when they come into a large amount of money. Maybe they got a new job and they are paid very well or someone passed away and they inherited money. They may feel like they are undeserving of this money and they are afraid to have it or use it. This can cause extra distress on that person’s life and it can lead to a domino effect of many other problems.

Some people may also feel this way when it comes to love. That person may have been in a poor relationship in the past and believes that they only deserve a partner who will treat them worse than they treat their partner because they feel too much guilt. They feel like they are a burden so they need to be treated like one.

Guilt can form from a lack of confidence or from a lack of deservingness. These emotions could have been formed from situations in the past, it could have been how someone was raised or it could be from depression or anxiety.

So how do we fix it? Someone who experiences an exponential amount of guilt should practice positive affirmations. For example:

“I am deserving of my wealth/life/job/health.”

“Love is attracted to me because I express love.”

“I am happy and deserving.”

“I approve of myself and my surroundings.”

These are just a few examples of what you can tell yourself to boost your confidence and change the way you think. Through sound healing and positive affirmations, someone who experiences a lot of guilt will see improvements and may even notice their outlook change on situations. Nobody has to suffer through guilt. If you or someone you know is experiencing debilitating guilt or an abnormal amount of guilt, suggest sound healing and positive affirmations.

Guilt

If you are experiencing guilt in your life chances are you went through something traumatic or life changing. Even if you didn’t go through something traumatic you are holding onto a deep rooted emotion that you are not able to rid yourself of. This could be from disobeying your mother as a teenager and building resent, or cheating on a significant other. Guilt doesn’t even have to be present in such dramatic ways. You could feel guilty for cheating yourself of things you deserve. If you look inwardly, guilt can sometimes be present as a symptom of depression. You are lacking the confidence you need to feel worthy enough of certain situations and encounters and you may feel guilty about that. If someone spends money on you or you feel you are undeserving of being treated a certain way, you may be experiencing a lack of self worth which can lead to depressing thoughts.

But fear no more; you no longer have to be neither guilty nor depressed. Through Holistic Sound Healing we are able to distinguish what memories and thoughts are linked to your deep-rooted guilt and give you a more positive outlook on situations and even life! Therapy can suppress your guilt and make it easier to deal with, but Holistic Sound Healing will give you an opportunity to break free from those emotions. But in the mean time it is important to tell yourself different things to assist you in your process of not feeling guilty. In order to do this you can tell yourself these affirmations.

“I am the master of my own feelings and I will learn from my mistakes. Nobody is perfect and I will learn and grow.”

“I am worthy of amazing experiences and opportunities. I will accept what comes into my life with gratitude and open arms.”

“I am perfect just the way I am. I believe in myself and the people around me.”

“Today is the best day to let go of the past. I am worthy of a brighter day. I will not hurt the people in my life by past mistakes. I will show them I am a better person with each and every day.”

These are some affirmations that can assist your brain into not feeling guilt any longer. Your thoughts are what ultimately control what you feel. Do you have the power to control your guilt?