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Emotional Cleansing – Letting Go Of Guilt

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Letting go of guilt can be an emotional catharsis for your soul – here are three ways to help you free yourself from the burden of feeling guilty.

1. Journaling

Getting your feelings down on paper is a tried and true way to let them out.

If you’d like to let someone know how you feel, then you have that option but if you’d rather just write down how something made you feel or what your opinion is on something/someone – you can, and no one has to see it.

Journaling is a fantastic way to self-reflect on your life, your habits, your goals, your emotions, and your entire outlook on life – where you want to go, where you’ve been, and how you’d like to move forward from right now.

2. Be Still And Present

Learn and practice mediation.

Learn and practice being alone with yourself – get to know yourself, and learn to love yourself more.

Understand that you can’t control anyone or anything and that feeling guilty about anything in your past only hinders your momentum in the future.

Take out some self-help books at the library, research self-help sites online, even reach out to a yoga studio in your area for direction.

Do whatever it is you can to cultivate meditation, stillness, and detachment from the emotional negativity you’ve been harboring.

3. Visualize Forgiveness

This visualization technique can happen in tandem with your meditation or you can do it on its own.

Sit quietly (and alone) in a comfortable position (the floor is recommended), and focus your thoughts on to the person and/or events and actions you feel need forgiveness.

Forgive yourself, first and foremost, for feeling guilty over whatever it is or whatever was done – then visualize your guilt being lifted away and disappearing off of your person.

Forgive them, forgive the situation, forgive the feelings, forgive and let go of the burden of guilt.

This exercise may need to be repeated a few times until you feel okay with whatever happened in the past that was problematic for you.

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