What a fun class last night! This is a great group!
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It’s the dark rain cloud that loves to press down on our shoulders.
Shame follows us to every room, until we turn around and face it.
Shame makes us feel unworthy of our desires and needs.
It tells us, “No one wants to hang out with you. No one will actually love you and stay with you.”
Shame rears its ugly head the moment we start to feel good.
But when we stand up to it- when we refuse to crawl around, shrinking ourselves- it softens. It weakens.
When shame has nowhere to hide, it..stops hiding..
There’s a little child version of you still existing and she doesn’t know the name for shame. She just knows that she feels embarrassed and shy and afraid to speak up and be joyous. She doesn’t know that she can see her shame, acknowledge it, but not act on it anymore.
You’re the only one who can help her. You’re the one who can pick her up and say, “Let’s get out of here. It’s not a safe place for you.”
You can do it in this very moment.
Take a breath in and name it- what are you “ashamed” about?
Then take a breath out and speak what’s actually true. The facts.