Guilt literally means debt. If you are guilty, you are indebted. Most of the time it is easier to pay the debt than to carry the burden of the debt unpaid.
First you must accept that everything you did till this very moment was 100% appropriate.
If you were at a different level of consciousness you would have acted or thought differently.
Till this very moment you were who you were, and you could not be anyone else. If at this moment your consciousness is telling you to think or act differently, this is 100% appropriate to this moment.
You can choose now how you want to think or act, and how you want to address the past thoughts and/or actions.
If you are certain that in the past you wronged someone, follow 4 steps outlined by Philo of Alexandria over two millennia ago:
1. Confession of the heart.Think thoroughly of what had happened admitting the degree of your responsibility.
2. Confession of the lips.Tell one person you trust about what happened.
3. Pay the accounts payable.Make a correction; if the error is of a financial nature- pay all that you owe, if you hurt someone emotionally- call or write a letter, admit your error, and apologize.
4. Make a commitment not to do it again.
Remember, as you pay the account you must make sure that the paying itself would not be harmful to the recipient. If the person to whom you are indebted is not alive or youcannot locate the person, apologize in your heard and make a donation he/she would appreciate.
After having paid the debt do the mental exercise below.
Breath out gently three times. Think of, or imagine a red ribbon. Take a pen and write on the ribbon all the things you felt guilty about.Go to a desert, dig a hole in the send, and throw the ribbon into the hole. Set the ribbon on fire. See it burn, disintegrate, and when only ashes are left cover them with the send. Walk away and see the wind of the desert erase any traces of where the ashes are buried. Any time in the future if the thought about anything written on the ribbon comes to your mind, as soon you realize what you are thinking about STOP, do not go into the content of the Guilt, simply close your eyes for a moment see the wind blowing over the send. Breath out one time and when ready, open your eyes.
If you doubt whether or not you wronged someone (it is possible that you have a tendency to assume False Guilt), discuss the issue with two or three individuals who you believe are impartial. If all of them tell you that you have no debt- trust their word. You have taken upon yourself False Guilt.
If you discover that you assumed False Guilt:
1. Write down on a standard sheet of paper the content of the False Guilt. Than, write “I acknowledge this ______ as a False Debt and release myself from it.”
2. Take the paper and fold it four times. Unfold it, cut the paper in 16 pieces, put it on a plate, take it to the bathroom, and burn it. Flash the ashes down the toilet, and as you walk out of the bathroom for a moment close your eyes and imagine yourself being a bird.
Any time in the future if the thought about this False Guilt comes to your mind, as soon you realize what you are thinking about STOP going into the content of the False Guilt, simply close your eyes for a moment and see the ashes going down the drain.
Do the following mental exercise one time.
Breath out gently three times. See and sense yourself awakening from a long deep sleep. You are on the bank of the river flowing to your left. Take the false debt (in any way you can imagine it) and through it into the river. Find before you a bridge that you are now ready to cross. Bring along with you only what you need on the other side. Cross the bridge and set it on fire. See it burn, disintegrate, and collapse into the river. Walk into your new life no longer looking back. Breath out one time and when ready, open your eyes.