Let’s talk about shame and guilt for a minute. Too many moms, women, well people for that matter are shaming and guilting themselves for much longer than necessary. It’s a ‘shame’ is what it is. 😉
On Dr. Hawkins vibrating scale of emotion, shame and guilt are about as close to the bottom as one can be! On a scale of 0-1000, they operate right there at 20/30. And, if we’re honest with ourselves, it’s pretty safe to say, we’ve all been stuck down in that lower vibration from time to time. Fortunately, there are quick ways to jump out of that! Thank goodness right?
One of my long time favorite quotes is,
We’ll go over the power of thought in future posts, however, if you put the power of thought to use and “think” about this quote the next time you make a mistake, actualizing the words it says, you quickly ‘elevate your vibe’. By celebrating a mistake rather than shaming and guilting yourself and others, you are showing gratitude for what can be learned.
This is illustrated perfectly in the following story…
From the Chief Happiness Officer Blog, (click here for the full version) we read of a mistake made by a man named John who worked in the IT department for his company. He accidentally put everything on their website at a cost of less than $49.95 for a day. Many of the items cost much more than this. You know what’s coming next right? Someone is going to get fired! Fortunately the CEO thanked John for his discovery of the mistake, knowing that now they would not encounter this again.
Wow! How great is that!! And you know what? This company never did encounter that problem again! So not only is this a way to ‘elevate your vibe’ in the now, but to help prevent needing to in the future! Much more effective, efficient and fun I say. 🙂
Lately my darling five year old has been tattling on her brother when she discovers his mistakes. For example, “Mom, Mavrick spilled his drink again.” She is looking for a reaction from me. Now I haven’t been perfectly consistent, but I am trying to respond with a “thanks for telling me, now we can clean it up!” And when I am able to muster a smile and not react in anger, we quickly clean it up, correcting the mistake and move on with our day!
“When you find a mistake, celebrate the fact that you caught it, learn from it, correct it and move on” -Michelle Hunt
So what do you say? Can you try harder in your life to jump up and out of guilt and shame and elevate your vibe? I believe you can! Feel free to share a time when you were able to jump from guilt and shame into the higher vibrations of gratitude and joy! We would love to hear your story!
Carpe Diem! -Krissy