Guilt is the serial killer of the psyche, the axe murderer of the soul.
When we feel guilty we are chopping up our inner joy and power and scattering them to the wind for the world to do with what they will.
And believe me, they will!
Guilt is not natural.
Guilt is learned.
It is programmed into us by our parents our teachers, our elders.
This programming is for them, not us.
This programming sits in the Cerebral Cortex, the thinking brain, in the Limbic System, the feeling brain and in the Brain Stem, where our fight-flight-freeze response resides and in the body!
Most psychotherapy works with the thinking mind – I call it Cerebral Cortex Therapy – and with some of the Limbic System.
It is much more effective to work at deeper levels and with the body.