Shame and Guilt  – Who Needs It?

As promised, below is a picture from my Secret Garden (double click to see the picture better).

Princess Plant

Below is an Excerpt:

From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
Gail Manishor, Author
www.gmanishor.com

Exercise to Rid Yourself of
Depression, Anger and Jealousy

Following is a reexamination of this author’s thoughts on depression and an exercise that came to me. I have realized that life’s lessons continue.

I thought I had come to a place in my life where I had overcome the need to do more forgiveness work, that I was above the petty feelings of jealousy. I wondered why I was depressed, why I was angry. Depression is anger turned inward on oneself.

Once again I began to examine my feelings. Then one day as I was laying on the floor in a Yoga position the realization came to me that I was harboring feelings of jealousy, anger and un-forgiveness. I felt those feelings were in my stomach and it came to me that I could mentally place a spigot in my stomach and turn it on and release all that stuff that I had been storing up. As I visualized turning the spigot to open, all the old garbage of anger, jealousy and un-forgiveness came spewing up. It seemed to shoot out of me and finally dribbled to a stop. I was overcome with the wonder of feeling cleansed. Finally after many months, I was at peace. I knew that Spirit had led me to this point of freedom. Since that time when I become aware of these emotions, I turn that faucet to open and blast them out of me so they do not have time to accumulate into depression. I found this to be a powerful exercise that you too can try.

Affirmation

I now forgive and release myself to my highest and best good. I am free.

 

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SPIRITUAL WISDOM

Soar Out of the Darkness 
and into the Light

        

Affirmation
“Today I see that God is perfect and that perfection is what I am. I love myself and others and move through this day in love and light.”
Gail Manishor, author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life

Buy Gail’s Book: http://www.gmanishor.com       

The Light

 

 I thought I had overcome the need to do more forgiveness work. I believed that I was above feeling jealous. Although I was depressed and angry I didn’t know why. I though my life was wonderful, so what was wrong?       

Then one day in the middle of a yoga pose it came to me that I was harboring feelings of jealousy, anger and unforgiveness in the pit of my stomach. To release the feelings I mentally placed a spigot in my stomach and turned it on to allow all the emotions I had been storing up to flow out of me. when it was over I was overcome with the wonder of felling cleansed.       

Finally, after many months of depression I was at peace. I knew that Spirit had led me to this point of freedom. since that time when I become aware of these feelings I open my mental spigot and release the feelings before they accumulate. This visualization exercise helped me to walk out of the darkness into the light. Perhaps it will help you.       

Photo by DeLynn Hood  

Gail Manishor, RScP
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living:
seasidecenter.com