Last week I was feeling bogged down with different types of guilt - guilt over not being kinder to my body and myself, guilt over not spending enough of my energy on my relationships, and lots and lots of the dreaded Mother Guilt. As always, I was struggling with letting go and moving on. And then one night, as I lay in bed unable to sleep for all the torturous guilty thoughts flowing through my head, I envisaged this:
Focus on the thing you are feeling guilt over.
See it form in to a ball within your hands and hold it. It may be glowing, it may be coloured.
Wrap it up in paper until it is covered and you are left with a crinkly paper ball.
Bless it with a farewell kiss. Your guilt is an emotion, it is real and deserves recognition.
Then tell it goodbye, and set it free.
Feel your shoulders, and your heart, become a little lighter as you watch it float away.
The guilt hasn't come back yet.