Here comes Sword 5 and it’s a deep one… Shame. The heaviness of Shame lies in the fact that it is truly insidious & creates fear in us at a cellular level. The fear that there is something inherently wrong with us, that we are bad, and that it’s only a matter of time before everyone finds out. Shame can also be spurned from things that happen to us which feel too terrible and unacceptable that we can never let anyone know. We keep them buried deep inside with the resulting shame of these experiences eating us up. It’s unpleasant and devastating & it’s also all completely unnecessary as we are always completely unconditionally loved and safe just as we are. 

On this Identify & Heal solo episode I offer some insight into how shame can first be created within us and then take over our ability to feel free & safe in who we are. I distinguish between embarrassment & shame, offer resources on identifying and releasing shame, & provide encouragement that just because the pain and belief is deep it doesn’t mean we can’t reclaim our unconditional, perfect selves and thrive. 

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