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Feeling, and releasing, shame



In my own journey and in working with clients I continue to find that shame is at the heart of suffering. Sometimes it shows up as shame about feeling shame. It’s at the root of identified conditioning and trauma. It’s what fuels harsh self judgment, and what keeps things in a state of separation. It’s what gets in the way of love.

Sometimes it’s what least wants to get felt and acknowledged- it can feel like an actual wall. It can be quite visceral. It’s the ultimate thing to feel- it’s the key to freedom, and also the most backed away from. It’s like jumping into death, and in that there is rebirth.

Shame is just like any other thing that arises. It’s just another aspect of being human. It’s normal, and natural, and always evolving. And the thing is, like anything, once it’s seen and felt it doesn’t stay. In the recognition of it and willingness to dive into it, it is free to come, and go.

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