Dig Deep And Find The Reason For The Guilt

Welcome to week three of our seven-week challenge, where we embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. From our initial exploration of whether guilt is a friend or foe to confronting our fears head-on, today, we delve into uncovering the root causes of your guilt.  Facing fear that holds us back.

Understanding the source of your guilt is paramount for making progress in your personal and professional life. While it may initially feel uncomfortable to confront your deepest emotions, pushing through this discomfort is essential. The relief and clarity that follow are immeasurable, leading to profound personal growth and empowerment.

Set the Tone

To begin this process, take a moment to find a serene and tranquil space for reflection. Whether you choose to pour your thoughts onto paper in a journal or engage in deep contemplation, the objective remains the same: to delve deep into your psyche and uncover the hidden layers of guilt that may be holding you back.

Consider a common scenario that many individuals face: the struggle to pursue their passions while fulfilling familial responsibilities. For instance, you may be contemplating delving into freelance writing while simultaneously raising young children. Initially, the guilt may stem from the fear of taking away precious time from your family. However, upon closer examination, you may realize that there are windows of opportunity for pursuing your passion during nap times or preschool hours.

Clarity is the Goal

As you delve deeper into your emotions, you may uncover additional layers of apprehension. Concerns about societal perceptions and judgments begin to surface. You may fear being labeled as selfish or neglectful by others for prioritizing your personal aspirations. Yet, upon further reflection, you come to understand the irrationality of these fears. You recognize that prioritizing your own fulfillment and happiness is not only beneficial for you but also sets a positive example for your children.

Despite this newfound clarity, you may still experience a lingering discomfort—a gnawing feeling in the pit of your stomach. It’s the fear of failure that emerges as the underlying cause of your guilt. Acknowledging this fear is the first step towards addressing it head-on and reclaiming control over your life.

By embracing this process of self-discovery and introspection, you pave the way for personal growth, empowerment, and ultimately, the fulfillment of your deepest aspirations. Remember, confronting your fears and unraveling the complexities of your guilt is not a one-time endeavor but an ongoing journey towards self-realization and liberation.


Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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