Shame is pain inside the heart; a deep hurt that feels like you aren't good enough, aren't worthy in some way, that something is deeply wrong, that you are deeply flawed or somehow missed the memo on humanning well. It's this emptiness that feels bottomless and disconnected.
It IS the soul wound.
Shame has taken up residence in the center of your original heartbreak, at the core of who you are. There are a million reasons we all experience soul wounding and soul loss. It's been said that this is such an endemic at this time.
It's this undefinable yet very alive experience that is constantly running in the background of our subconscious. It is the emptiness that our consumer culture thrives on. We live in a shame culture. A trauma culture. A money culture. These things are so intimately wound up together culturally, our nervous systems cannot quite tell it all apart. As long as it feels like there is never enough or that you aren't enough, you will continue to seek outside of yourself for an experience of wholeness that money cannot buy.
This is the place where wanting more and more becomes the addiction wearing the costume of perfection and abundance and attacking ones core self like a construction project in the hopes that personal enlightenment will bring all the things we've been promised. It just doesn't work this way. It's all perpetuating itself and making most of us feel crazy and desperate. So much so, we are then distracted by what is happening in the world and people are hurting other people. Aren't we perhaps the only species that turns on itself (each other and ourselves)?
This is one of the most important things to me that needs to change. I often wonder what the world would be like if no one ever felt like there was something wrong with them. If we want to change our culture or heal our planet, we simply must start to talk about this soul wound, this sense that somehow being human is bad, that we are flawed, that we need to try to attain some state of divine perfection to transcend it.
Yes, being human is fragile and painful at times, scary even. But, shame is NOT a natural part of our programming. No thing in nature experiences shame or thinks that there is something wrong with it. It is NOT normal to feel this way about ourselves. It is not the natural frequency of our soul.
There is nothing wrong with you. There is nothing wrong with being human. The SOUL WOUND is painful, it is part of the human experience. It is the way we forget and become disconnected and it is the WAY BACK HOME. It is the path of liberation to reclaiming love and living in complete faith and deep, authentic gratitude for your own light. We have to lose things sometimes, including ourselves, in order to truly appreciate returning back. We see ourselves with fresh eyes and new portals of love open in our hearts.
Love is not loyalty to pain or suffering. It is not staying bonded or connected out of loyalty or carrying the legacy of suffering. We made a mistake and wrapped up love with pain. We identified with the pain and thought it was love, and that we were the pain rather than seeing that we are in pain. We can now sip from cups of true freedom because we realize the only thing we have been afraid of all this time is letting go of all that pain we were holding on to.
Healing the soul wound liberates the sacred within to feel comfortable in your own skin. Freeing yourself from the bondage of shame is the revolution that will take us forward. This is where we can tap into true love and learn how to truly love each other and not fear each others' wounding. There is no longer any reason to fear yourself.
There is nothing wrong with you.
Your feelings and emotions are wholy.
You are a warrior of your own soul.
You have survived life evolving you.
The pain is not you.
Your soul wound contains the codes to liberate you.
Shame is NOT natural, it is not who you are.
The pain has a story to tell you.
We can listen. You can listen.
This is where the greatest works of art arise from.
Where beauty arises to be appreciated.
It is the womb of wisdom, insight and intuition.
It is where Sacred Alchemy happens.
it is the throne of your divine humanity.