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- For the Love of an English Garden
- Inferiority – How to heal this feeling?
- Food for the soul – How does it nourish me?
- Inspiring example of volunteers
- How to be more spiritual?
- Spiritual but not religious – Good or bad?
- Discovering Trust and Inner Peace
- Gender – Are there deep differences?
- What’s it like after we die?
- Beliefs – Why do people differ so much?
- Rob on What is our destiny?
- Christine on What is our destiny?
- Ed on Misfortune – Why does everything go wrong?
- sarge on Misfortune – Why does everything go wrong?
- Ed on What is our destiny?
- Rob on What is our destiny?
- lyss on Welcome
- Sigh on Welcome
- DOMENIC on Spiritual but not religious – Good or bad?
- Ed on Spiritual programme director job vacancy
Tag Archives: guilty feelings
I must wash my hands repeatedly. Such an idea or mental picture may pop into your head unasked. Such ideas are unwanted if they are repetitive, unpleasant or difficult to resist. In addition to compulsive acts, they can exacerbate jealousy, temptation, or unreasonable guilt. Swedenborg’s account of unconscious inflow from a spirit realm can give the sufferer some confidence that unwanted thoughts can be ignored and got rid of. Continue reading
Spiritual healing can be needed for guilty feelings. Not all that is going on in our mind is the working of a true conscience. Some of us find ourselves at times on a guilt trip. Even if we have a sound mind, we may sometimes feel guilty over the smallest thing – without rhyme or reason painstakingly worried about something we have done that really is unimportant.
One example is children who, having been trained by their parents to follow certain rules, like never putting one’s elbows on the table at meal times – feel guilty when they have grown into adulthood feeling guilty if they ever break this rule. Other examples of illogical guilt are saying `sorry’ a lot of the time and unfairly criticising ourselves. Trying too hard to get friends to like us, feeling easily embarrassed when asking for favours or doing anything that might displease them.
Many hopelessly sick people feel constantly guilty. This may result from the suspicion that their sickness and fate are self-inflicted and their own fault. Alternatively, they may assume, more or less, the role of the utterly dependent child. Some consciously apologize for the trouble and fuss they are causing. (Our Western culture fosters a sense of guilt in most of us when illness places us in the dependent role). If we are dying, we may even feel as if we are forcing the living to face the necessity of their own deaths for which we suppose they will not be thankful. Continue reading