Shame. The very bottom of Dr. David Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness. If you resonate at Shame, you’re vibrating at an energetic level of about 20. The emotional level where I’m not good enough, I hate myself and I feel nothing reside. A place that is dark and undeserving.
Shame is a challenging place to be, but unfortunately it’s one where most of us have been. Just talking about Shame has a negative connotation to it. Who wants to talk about their sense of shame? After last week’s blog post I knew that the next steps were for me to discuss Dr. Hawkins’ work in depth and the best approach would be to start from the bottom, but I had resistance to discussing it. But, why? It meant me discussing my own past shames. Even though I’ve worked through it, doesn’t necessarily mean I want to post it on the internet. But, it’s the next step on my journey so here goes.
I spent quite a few years not feeling good enough. Shame had a certain comfort to it. I couldn’t say no to other people. That would mean they might catch on to my not being good enough then they really wouldn’t love me. The only thing that I truly wanted was for love to be in my life, but I couldn’t even love myself. I spent a long time in that place of why would anyone love me. How I ended up there is more complicated. It involves topics that I’ve previously discussed and ones that I’ve yet to reveal, but the point is that I was ashamed of myself. There were some bright shiny moments where I would allow myself to feel more, but eventually the feelings would come back and ensnare me again.
I knew that my family had a tendency towards addiction, so I avoided alcohol and drugs, but was trapped by one thing that I couldn’t avoid, food. I would use sugary or salty foods, primarily junk foods to numb my pain. It created a spiral where it would numb my pain, but then added to the feeling of being unlovable since I was overweight.
So how did I move up? I began working through my past. As I did more work and discovered more about myself, I started to allow little bits of love in. There are some people that you can’t help but allow in. For me, they were my nephews and niece. Beginning with the birth of my eldest nephew in 2011, I had the pure light of a child in my life. A new sense of wonder and the ability to look at life through a different set of eyes. I could see for the first time that I didn’t start out there and I didn’t have to stay there. I had hope.
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