Shame is one of the forces of manipulation that we are currently unraveling from at this stage in our cultural/spiritual evolution. Specifically – the shame we have been conditioned to feel by the patriarchal/hierarchical power structures who for the past 5000 years have ruled our world. These power structures, which are rooted in fear, power and control, have fashioned “rules” from which they benefit while the rest of us suffer. Shame is the tool they use to get us to comply with their rules. Let me offer a few examples:
- If you anger, disappoint or turn away from “god” you will go to hell and here are the ways you will anger and disappoint “god.”
- If you don’t dress a certain way, carry a certain purse, if your body isn’t a certain size, people won’t love you.
- If you don’t succeed in school, you are a failure.
- If you didn’t learn the lesson, or if you did learn it but can’t communicate it in the way we expect you to, you will get a bad grade.
- If you don’t pay your bills on time, you will be punished.
- If you don’t make a certain amount of money, you are a failure.
- If you are sick and need medical care, but don’t have money to pay for it, you are lazy.
- If you are a working mother and can’t get to work on time because you have to take your child to work, you will be fired.
- If you got pregnant out of wedlock, you are a whore.
- If you are having sex outside of marriage you are also a whore.
- If you are raped, it’s your fault.
The list goes on and on and on.
These are the threats that have been doled out to us by the existing power structures to imprison us with fear and manipulate us with shame.
It is time for us to unravel from this shame by:
- Refusing its power over us.
- Taking back our own power.
- Healing the wounds that have been implanted within us by this shame so that we are less likely to be vulnerable to shame’s manipulations.
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